Invited Talk #1  

The Next Generation of Sensors

Professor  Kuo Yuan Hwa, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Science and Engineering

National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei 10608, Taiwan

The next generation of sensors is poised to revolutionize various fields, from Internet of Things (IoT) applications to autonomous systems.  The future holds exciting prospects for sensor technology.  Trends include miniaturization, enhanced sensitivity, energy efficiency, and integration with AI and machine learning. We will discuss: 1) artificial intelligence-based sensors for IoT, 2) fibre optic sensors and graphene/carbon nanotube (G/CNT)- based sensors and 3) energy-efficient and intelligent sensors. Artificial intelligence-based sensors are crucial components in IoT systems, enabling data collection for smart decision-making. AI-driven sensors characterized by onboard intelligence and collaborative communication, are efficient, context-award, dependable and privacy-aware. Fiber optic and G/CNT sensors play a vital role in biosensing and photo-detection. G/CNT based sensors are promising for detecting glucose, cholesterol, and dopamine. Moreover, implantable sensors monitor physiological, bio-electrical, biochemical, and metabolic changes. Energy-efficient and intelligent sensors are important for autonomous applications. For example, continuous sensing biological metabolites is important for patients with chronic diseases. Through innovation, Next-generation sensors will shape our future, making our world smarter, safer, and more efficient in energy usage. 

Dr. Hwa  is a full Professor at the National Taipei University of Technology. She has published more 100 papers (‪for SCI paper, see https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KWG_XD4AAAAJ) and hosted many international academics and industrial meetings. Currently, she has initiated research projects on advanced materials such as graphene, carbon nanotube and nanoparticles for biomedical and environmental applications. Her recent work has been highlighted by the prestigious industrial report from IDTech(https://www.idtechex.com/en/research-article/national-taipei-university-of-technology-ntut/18544?donotredirect=true). She has been invited as a speaker for many academic research institutes and universities in China, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, and USA. She has been invited as a keynote speaker for many international meetings. Since Professor Hwa is an indigenous Taiwanese, she had expanded her effort to develop an e-learning platform for science education, with culturally inclusive pedagogy. The work is under special funding from the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology, the support from the Harvard Club and other Ivy leagues club in Taiwan. She was also the formal chairman for PRIDOC (Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress) in affiliated with representative organizations from five different countries and regions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, and the Pacific islands)

Dr. Kuo Yuan Hwa graduated and received her Ph. D. from the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/som/ ) under the late Professor Paul T. Englund.‬‬