Magesh Chandramouli
Dr./ Professor
Professor,Purdue University Northwest,USA

  • Application of computer graphics and Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality (VR/AR) applications
  • Other areas of Interest: STEM Education, 3D Visualization, GIS, and Genetic Algorithms
Magesh Chandramouli is a Professor of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University Northwest and is a Distinguished Visiting Faculty of Computer Graphics at Feng Chia University, Taiwan. Dr. Chandramouli has served as Principal Investigator & collaborator in Federal and Regional grants including NSF, SMART grant (Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology), NASA/INSGC Grant, etc. He served as the Director of Programs of the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education. He was a Frederick Andrews Fellow at Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he completed his Ph.D. He received Master of Science from the University of Calgary, Canada, Master of Engineering from the National University of Singapore, and B.E. from College of Engineering, Guindy, India. He has received National and International awards for his scholarly accomplishments and has delivered invited lectures in reputed universities and research centers around the world.
Bruno Basso
Foundation Professor
Michigan State University

  • Adjunct Professor, Michigan State University, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
  • Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology, 1st. Sustainable Resources Adjunct Professor at Feng Chia University (Taiwan), 2008-2012
Bruno Basso is John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor and MSU Foundation Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Michigan State University.
He is an agroecosystem scientist and a crop systems modeler with interest in long-term sustainability of agricultural systems, digital agriculture, circular bioeconomy.
His research focuses on assessing and modeling spatial and temporal variability of crop yield, soil organic carbon, GHG emission, water, and nutrients fluxes across agricultural landscapes under current and future climates.
He holds global patents on AI, remote sensing, and crop model systems to evaluate cropland productivity and environmental sustainability.
He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); Soil Science Society of America (SSSA); American Society of Agronomy (ASA). He is the recipient of the 2021 Morgan Stanley Sustainability Solution Prize Collaborative; 2019 Outstanding Faculty Award at Michigan State University; 2016 Recipient of the Innovation of the Year Award from Michigan State.
He serves as member of the Board of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). He is a member of the Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC), Department of Energy, Office of Science. He is ranked as top 2% scientist across all disciplines (PLOS one, 2021).
He has published more than 200 peer-review papers, and several high profile journals (Nature Climate Change, Nature Food, Nature Plants, Nature Sustainability, Nature Communication, PNAS, Scientific Reports). His H-index is 62 and his citation in November 2022 are 16349.
He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University.

My research falls broadly in the area of sustainable agriculture. My approach is to integrate diverse disciplines such as Biophysics, Climatology, Hydrology, Genetics, Agronomy, and Soil Science to understand the overall agricultural systems and to improve decision-making across a broad spectrum of stakeholders, from the smallholder farmer in the developing world to the industrial producer and policy maker at all scales.
I am mainly interested in the ecosystem of row-crop production systems. Chemically intensive production requirements have raised serious concerns about the sustainability of these systems. Of particular importance is the ability to provide sustainable ecosystem services (crop production, carbon sequestration, and nitrogen conservation, in particular).
Key aspects of my approach include the following:
1.Developing and applying advanced crop system models to predict the impact of weather, soil and management on short-term and long-term yield, nutrient uptake, water use efficiency and environmental outcomes
2.Exploring the advances and limitations of different air and space-borne platforms to obtain remotely sensed data and link this information with algorithms to understand spatial and temporal nutrient and water uptake by plants and to integrate this information in quantitative models
3.Assessing the impact of climate variability and change on agricultural production systems.
The understanding of the spatial and temporal variability aspects of the soil-plant-atmosphere system is at the core of my research. One of my main research goals is to develop new technologies and transfer knowledge to farmers to better manage this variability and to quantify the risk associated with the decisions they make in order to optimize economic and environmental outcomes.
Chen Yang Lee
Director General
Soil and Water Conservation Bureau

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Civil engineering
  • Rural regeneration
  • Disaster management
Alessandro Pasuto
Dr./ Research Director
CNR-IRPI Italian National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italy

  • Disaster risk reduction and management
  • Emergency management
  • Prevention and preparedness
  • Innovative techniques for landslide monitoring
  • Land and urban planning for risk mitigation
  • Geological and applied geomorphological mapping
Alessandro Pasuto is the Research Director at Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection of the National Research Council of Italy (IRPI-CNR) and responsible of the Padova Unit. His research activity is mainly focused to applied geology and geomorphology as well as landslide hazard and risk assessment and management. He is consultant for the Nation Dept. of Civil Protection in case of emergencies. Since 1990 he is involved in EU funded research projects and conduct research activities in many countries worldwide (e.g., Japan, China, Argentina, Svalbard Islands, Malta).
In 2003 he established GRJL, Geo-Risk Joint Lab, Italy-Japan Joint Laboratory on hydrogeological risks supported by Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Moreover in 2005 he was founder member of TellNet, “International Disaster Transfer Live Lessons Network” (https://tell-net.jp). He was member of the Italian official delegations at the 2nd and 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (Kobe, Japan 2005; Sendai, Japan 2015).
Since 2014 he is coordinating bilateral scientific research activities between CNR-CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) on landslides hazard and in 2017 in cooperation with Institute of Mountain Hazard and Environment he established the Sino-Italian Joint Laboratory on Geological and Hydrological Hazards based in Chengdu (Sichuan, China).
He is member of the European Landslide Expert Group and of the Executive Committee of CERG (European Centre on Geomorphological Hazard). Moreover, he collaborates with several universities and research centres both in Italy and abroad and is author of more than 200 scientific papers also acting as guest editor for prestigious scientific journals.
Trinh Hai Son
Dr./ Director
Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Vietnam

  • Mineral resources management, geohazard.
Frank T.-C. Tsai
Dr./ Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

  • Hydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Water resources management
  • High performance computing
Thomas Glade
Dr. / Professor
ENGAGE – Geomorphic Systems and Risk Research, University of Vienna, Austria

  • Landslides
  • Soil erosion
  • Periglacial processes
  • Arctic and alpine environments
  • Human impact on natural systems
  • Complex system theory
  • Frequency / magnitude and thresholds of geomorphic processes
  • Spatial modelling of geomorphic processes
Kurt Rohner
DI (Degreed Engineer)
Government Agency of Carinthia/Austria (retired 2022)

  • Water Management
  • Flood Protection
  • Communication
Head of Water Management Department of Carinthia/Austria till 2022.
Member of the Austrian-Slovenian Committee for the River Drau till 2022.
President of the International Research Society INTERPRAEVENT till 2023.
Hiroyuki Ohno
President
Japan Sabo Association

  • Prevention (Mitigation) of sediment-related disasters
  • Prevention (Mitigation) of volcanic disasters
  • Erosion control in mountain regions
Masahiro Chigira
Dr./Professor Emeritus
Fukada Geological Institute, Kyoto University

Masahiro Chigira finished his Master course in Geology of the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1980 with a thesis on the structural geology and landslides. In 1987, he obtained a degree of Dr. of Science from the University of Tokyo, with a dissertation on long-term gravitational deformation of rocks by mass rock creep. From 1981 to 1997, he worked for the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, engaging in geological investigation for various electric power facilities like dams, power plants, power transmission towers. He moved to the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University as a professor in 1997, and since then to 2020, had been engaged in the research on natural disaster induced by landslides and related basic studies including rock weathering, long-term gravitational slope deformation and slope development.

keynote speech topic

Catastrophic and continuous debris yielding from large gravitationally deformed slopes. Some deep-seated gravitational slope deformations transform into catastrophic failure, suddenly yielding a large volume of debris, and other deep-seated gravitational slope deformations continue to yield debris for a long time. Those examples would be shown in relation to sediment control.
William Dietrich
Dr./Professor
University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Mechanistic quantitative understanding of the form and evolution of landscapes.
  • Ecohydrology and geomorphic processes.
  • Mars Curiosity rover team member.
Kilian Heil
Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management

  • Torrent and avalanche control
  • Forest fire
  • Risk governance
Kilian Heil is a policy officer for natural hazard management and climate change adaptation. He is an expert for strategic planning matters and technical innovation in the Austrian service for torrent and avalanche control and his work has a special focus on forest fire management. A main objective of his efforts is the implementation of strategic policy priorities for forest fire protection at the national level. After working for a regional office of the Austrian Torrent and Avalanche Control Service, he joined the superior directorate at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management. He holds a Bachelor degree in Technical Physics from the Technical University Vienna, and a Master degree in Alpine Natural Hazards from the University of Applied Life Sciences, Vienna.
Ken-ichi Handa
Director, Earthquake and Volcanic Disaster Management Office, Sabo Planning Division,Sabo Department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

  • Countermeasure for sediment disasters and snow avalanche
  • Disaster management
Hsiao Yuan Yin
Director
International Cooperation Team, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau

  • Soil and water conservation
  • Disaster management
Present Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor, International Master Program on Natural Hazards Mitigation and Management, National Cheng-Kung University.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Program for Infrastructure Planning and Engineering, Feng-Chia University.
Education
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Earth & Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.
Ph.D. and M.S., Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan B.S., Soil and Water Conservation, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan.
Qualifications
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Professional Soil and Water Conservation Engineer
Specialties
Soil and water conservation, Debris flow disaster mitigation, Landslide monitoring, Sabo engineering and erosion control.
International Meeting
1.Delegate of Taiwan, Seminar of Spatial Information in Disaster Management, Managua, Nicaragua, 2018
2.Delegate of Council and Agriculture, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Taiwan–Thailand Agricultural Cooperation Meeting
3.Delegate of Council and Agriculture, the 4th Taiwan–Vietnam Agricultural Cooperation Meeting
4.Delegate of Council and Agriculture, the 2nd Taiwan–Hungary Agricultural Cooperation Meeting
5.Delegate of Council of Agriculture, 2010 and 2011 APEC Food Security Forum—APEC Food Emergency Response Mechanism
6.Delegate of Taiwan, International cooperation conference for the reconstruction with the transformation of Guatemala, Antigua, Guatemala, 2010
Awards
1. 2018 Outstanding IT Elite Awards, The Committee for the R.O.C. ICT Month
2. 2017 Outstanding Frontline Agricultural Servant Award, Agricultural Association Taiwan
3. 2017 Model Civil Servants of Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, Council of Agriculture
4. 2017 Best Journal Reviewer Award, Disaster Management Society of Taiwan
5. 2017 Personal Outstanding Performance Award, Disaster Management Society of Taiwan
6. 2015 Outstanding Contribution to Disaster Prevention Award, Chinese Disaster Prevention Society
7. 2006 and 2007 Dissertation Award, Chinese Soil and Water Conservation Society, Taiwan
Jan Klimeš
Senior Researcher
Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague

Area of Expertise

My research addresses factors and conditions leading to the occurrence of different landslide types in high-mountain periglacial environments (Andes, Peru) or complex geological conditions (e.g., Central Europe, volcanic islands) aiming on assessing their hazard. It reflects the fact that landslides are social as much as natural phenomena and people have dealt with them for centuries developing various strategies and knowledge. Therefore, I am trying to understand how communities in different socioeconomical and political environments (e.g., Peru, Czech Republic) faced the landslide hazard and risk in the past to find the best ways how they can mitigate their risks in the future, which will be significantly shaped with effects of climate change.

Topic of keynote speech

In my talk entitled “Participative approach to landslide risk reduction for rural community in Peruvian mountains of Cordillera Negra”, I will share experience from more than 10 years-long effort to mitigate landslide risk in small rural community in Peruvian mountains of Cordillera Negra. The study site represents socially, culturally and geologically complex environment which limits applicable technical solutions for landslide hazard and risk reduction and demands high level of community participation in all landslide risk reduction steps. Successful and faulty strategies applied to perform this complex task will be described along with motivations and limitations of external expert involvement and its possible effects on long-term sustainability of the risk reduction measures.
Brigt Samdal
Director of Department for Avalanche, Landslide, Flood and River management
Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate

  • Management of natural hazards
Project manager for various natural- and environmental science projects at the County administration, Sogn &Fjordane county, Norway. (1996-2004)
Peace Corps Project management, Malawi (2005)
General manager business development at the County of Sogn & Fjordane, Norway. (2006-2008)
Marketing and communications manager at Sogn & Fjordane Energy, Norway. (2008-2010)
Head of section (2010-2014), Regional manager (2014-2020), Director communications (2018-2019) and Director of Department for Avalanche, Landslide, Flood and River management (2021 - ). Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE).
Markus Aeschlimann
Head of the GIN Secretariat
The Common Information Platform for Natural Hazards (GIN), Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland

  • Management of the GIN office and projects
Michelle Forbes
Director
National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Disaster Engineering and Management

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特邀講者

Chen Yang Lee
Director General, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau
Speech topic Current Status and Future Prospects of Soil and Water Conservation and Rural Regeneration in Taiwan
Kurt Rohner
DI (Degreed Engineer), Government Agency of Carinthia/Austria (retired 2022)
Speech topic Impact of Global Change in Natural Hazard Management
Hiroyuki Ohno
President, Japan Sabo Association
Speech topic Natural Disasters Occurrence, Reduction and Restoration in Japan
Bruno Basso
Foundation Professor, Michigan State University
Speech topic Digital Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.
Magesh Chandramouli
Professor, Purdue University Northwest,USA
Speech topic Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality for Disaster Mitigation and Management
Masahiro Chigira
Professor Emeritus, Fukada Geological Institute, Kyoto University
Speech topic Catastrophic and continuous debris yielding from large gravitationally deformed slopes.
Thomas Glade
Professor, ENGAGE – Geomorphic Systems and Risk Research, University of Vienna, Austria
Speech topic Landslide risk governance – THE future perspective?
Alessandro Pasuto
Dr./ Research Director, CNR-IRPI Italian National Research Council - Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, Italy
Speech topic On the “naturalness” of disasters: a philosophic perspective
Frank T.-C. Tsai
Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute,
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Speech topic Modeling of Groundwater Impact on Landslide Occurrence
William Dietrich
Dr./Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Speech topic Controls on shallow landslide size and location: a critical zone perspective

國家報告

Markus Aeschlimann
Head of the GIN Secretariat, The Common Information Platform for Natural Hazards (GIN), Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland
Speech topic Country report of Switzerland
Michelle Forbes
Director, National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Speech topic Country report of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Kilian Heil
DI, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management
Speech topic Natural Hazard Management in Austria
Ken-ichi Handa
Director, Earthquake and Volcanic Disaster Management Office, Sabo Planning Division,Sabo Department, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
Speech topic Summary and strategy of sediment disaster risk management in Japan
Jan Klimeš
Senior Researcher, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague
Speech topic Landslide research in the Czech Republic – from engineering geomorphology to public participation
Brigt Samdal
Director of Department for Avalanche, Landslide, Flood and River management, Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate
Speech topic Country report Norway – Flood and landslide management in Norway, recent developments
Trinh Hai Son
Dr./ Director, Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR), Vietnam
Speech topic An overview on research, assessment and mitigation of landslides in Vietnam and direction for study in the next period
Hsiao Yuan Yin
Director, International Cooperation Team, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau
Speech topic Comprehensive Strategies of Landslide Hazards Mitigation in Taiwan