CEESD Speakers

CEESD 2023 Speakers

Prof. Gordon Huang
(Keynote Speaker)
University of Regina, Canada

Speech Title: Optimization-based equilibrium analysis for direct and indirect socio-economic and environmental benefits of large-scale hydro-engineering projects

Biography: Dr. Gordon Huang is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences, and Editor-in-Chief for J. of Environmental Informatics (SCI impact factor 10.22). He holds BSc from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). He produced over 1000 journal papers (h-index 80 in Science Citation Index under Web of Science). He supervised over 100 Master/PhD students (over 40 of them are teaching at universities in Canada, USA, UK, Singapore, Hongkong and China). His pioneering work in environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling environmental challenges and formulating related policies.

Prof. Yongping Li
(Keynote Speaker)
Beijing Normal University, China

Speech Title: Inexact fractional optimization model for planning water resource system of the Aral Sea basin

Biography: Dr. Yongping Li receives her MSc and PhD Degrees from the University of Regina, Canada. Currently, she is a Changjiang Scholar Professor at Beijing Normal University, China. Her research interests involve in energy and environmental systems analysis, environmental pollution control, water resources management, and decision making under uncertainty. Dr. Li has led or involved in over 60 energy- and environment-related research projects supported by industrial, governmental and international organizations. She has produced more than 400 peer-refereed international journal papers (with a SCI-based H-index of 50 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters’ Web of Science). She has been continuously selected as a highly cited scholar in the field of “Environmental Science” (by Elsevier) since 2013. She was recently included in Stanford University’s 2020 World Ranking for the world’s top 2 per cent of most-cited scientists in the field of Environmental Engineering. She supervised over 70 Master/PhD students. Dr. Li was received a number of awards such as Distinguished Young Scientist Award, New Century Excellent Talents in University, the National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar in 2012, the National Award for Youth in Science and Technology, and the National Award for Youth Female Scientist.

Prof. Shin-Cheng Yeh
(Keynote Speaker)
National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, ROC

Speech Title: Development of a Taiwan CGE model to analyze the socio-economic and environmental impacts of carbon fees

Biography: Dr. Yeh works at the Graduate Institute of Sustainability Management and Environmental Education at the National Taiwan Normal University. He studied for his undergraduate and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering at National Taiwan University. Then, he earned his Ph.D. in water resources and environmental systems at Cornell University in the US. He worked at the National Chi-Nan University and the National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan after he returned to Taiwan in 1996. From 2012 to 2016, he joined the cabinet of Taiwan’s government, serving as the Minister without Portfolio and the Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Administration. His research focuses on environmental management, sustainable development-related comprehensive studies, climate change policies and education, and corporate sustainability.

Prof. Masahiko Isobe
(Keynote Speaker)
Kochi University of Technology, Japan

Speech Title: Two-Level System of Tsunami Disaster Prevention and Mitigation in Japan

Biography: Prof. Isobe is an internationally well-know researcher in costal engineering and costal environment conservation. He was a professor at the Unversity of Tokyo and seved as a vice president of the University of Tokyo. For the past deacde, He was the president for Kochi University of Techonology. He has made tremendous contribution to environmental research and education.

Dr. Anupam Khajuria
(Invited Speaker)
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan





Speech Title: Accelerating Circular Economy Solutions to Support and Achieve UN SDG 6

Biography: Dr. Anupam Khajuria joined United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, Japan in 2014 as a Researcher. Earlier, she was awarded the MEXT Japanese Government scholarship and received her Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from Osaka University, Japan in the year 2010. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India, at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (TIT), Tokyo, Japan and at the Institute for Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan. Dr. Anupam Khajuria has delivered a number of invited and keynote talks in various international conferences and has published several research papers in the field of environmental engineering. She also organizes several international Forums/Conferences, most markedly related to environmental issues and underline with various SDGs. Her research interest is prominently focused on 3R (reduce-reuse-recycle) and circular economy and climate change, where she investigates how resource efficient policies and strategies contribute towards new global agendas, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda and the Paris Agreement among other global agendas. Her recent research interests also include new and frontier technologies, such as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), Industry 4.0, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), to make cities clean, sustainable and resilient. Furthermore, she also conducts research on how to create synergies in achieving SDGs on climate change through circular economy and green energy to achieve sustainable and circular society. Dr. Anupam Khajuria is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the journal ‘Circular Economy’ and is also serving as an invited Editor in various other journals. Dr. Khajuria is also a member of Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM), International Society of Waste Management, Air and Waste (IWMAW) and One Planet- Handle with Care.


CEESD Past Speakers

Prof. Gordon Huang

International Society for Environmental Information Sciences

Prof. Rao Y. Surampalli

President and CEO, Global Institute for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

Prof. Baolin Deng

Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Yongping Li

Beijing Normal University, China

Prof. Irene Man Chi Lo

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong S.A.R, China

Prof. Qingyun Duan

Hohai University, China

Prof. Guangwei Huang

Sophia University, Japan

Dr. Chunming Su

United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA

Prof. J. Paul Chen

National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Prof. M L Kansal

Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, India

Prof. Hsin Chu

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC

Prof. Caterina Valeo

University of Victoria, Canada

Prof. Ed McBean

University of Guelph, Canada

Prof. Yangwen Jia

China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China

Dr. Zhiwei Zhu

University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Solomon W. Leung

Idaho State University, USA

Prof. Yang Liu

University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Chiyuan Miao

Beijing Normal University, China

Prof. Agamuthu Pariatamby

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Prof. Zhang Yanfeng

Shanghai University of Engineering Science, China