Keynote and Invited Speakers
Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
Topic "Leader of the Future for Sustainability"
An "Artist of Business" would be the best way to describe Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, due to her remarkable ability to blend arts with industry and benefit society, all at once. Born the second child of four of loving parents Dr. Korn and Lady Niramol Suriyasat, Kobkarn was raised in a caring family environment, completing her secondary education in Bangkok. She then went abroad to the States to study fine arts at Wellesley College, and graduated with an architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design. Returning home, Kobkarn joined MahBoonKrong Center Co., Ltd., as Assistant to Project Manager for interior design of the 250,000 sqm shopping complex, the largest in Bangkok. Upon its completion, she joined Toshiba Thailand Co., Ltd. as Advertising Manager. Putting her father's concept of "no privilege" in full force, she soon had clear insight of the family's business, and successive promotions leading up to her present post as Chairperson. Kobkarn’s work philosophy: “responsibility, honesty, creativity and work with heart” shines through in her dedication and daily drive resulting in the right decisions being made and carried through to fully benefit society. During 1997’s economic crash, Kobkarn led the business towards development, launching a range of IT products that won great praise. Her main joy in business? Knowing she can fulfill Toshiba’s motto of “Bring Good Things to Life” through promotion of the arts and educational projects. To this day, she remains faithfully determined to orient her business towards social responsibility rather than solely on industrial objectives.
Stanislav S. Makhanov, PhD
School of Information and Computer Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand
Selected Topics in Medical Image Processing. Theory and Applications.
Dr. Stanislav S. Makhanov recieved M.Sc in Applied Mathematics from Moscow State University in 1981 and the Dr.Sc. from Computing Center of the Russian Academy of Science in 1988, where he worked as an Associate Professor until 1993. From 1994 until 1999 he was a Visiting Professor with King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Ladkrabang and Associated Faculty with Asian Institute of Technology of Thailand. He is currently a Full Professor and Head of a Center of Biomedical Engineering with Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University of Thailand. He is teaching courses in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Dr. Makhanov has published more than 100 research papers and conference proceedings in CAD/CAM, robotics, reliability and medical image processing. He has been a consultant to UN (ESCAP) and other international organizations. Dr. Makhanov’s biography has been published by Who is Who in Asia, 2007, Who is Who in Science and Engineering, 2008 and Who is Who in the World-2005, 2009, 2012.
The presentation offers a short survey of the segmentation methods applied to medical imagery along with relevant pre-processing methods such as speckle noise filtering, region growing and clustering methods. The topics of the presentaion are active contours (snakes) and level set methods used in various applications of medical image analysis such as the abnormalities of the human heart, liver, brain, breast, etc.