Conference Activities Board

The Conference Activities Board shall be responsible for the management and planning of all of the conference and meeting activities of the Society. This includes monitoring the quality of any publications associated with any of these conference activities. It shall also monitor and coordinate all conference operating committees and carry out all the long-term conference planning for Society meetings. This Board shall be charged with keeping itself informed of all meetings which are in areas covered by the Field of Interest of the Society and shall advise the AdCom about the participation of the Society in such meetings.

In conjunction with the Member Activities Board, the Conference Activities Board will provide oversight on the selection and operation of the RAS Technical Education Programs and RAS-sponsored competitions.

RAS financially sponsors approximately 10 conferences, co-sponsors 15 more, and technically sponsors 15 others. The Conference Activities Board manages this large conference portfolio through four committees: 

  • Conference Finance Committee (CAB-F)
  • Conference Publications Committee (CAB-P)
  • Conference Technical Programs Committee (CAB-T)
  • Conference Operations Committee (CAB-O)

The Conference Technical Programs CPast VP - Senior Advisorommittee (formerly Steering Committee for Technical Programs, SCTP) oversees the technical planning and content of conferences. It also oversees the Conference Editorial Board, which is charged with reviewing papers for ICRA.

Vice President

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Paul Oh
Vice President- Conference Activities
University of Nevada
Las Vegas (NV), USA


Associate Vice President - Conference Finance

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Jianwei Zhang
Associate Vice President- Conference Finance
University of Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

Associate Vice President - Conference Operations

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Emel Demircan
Associate Vice President- Conference Operations
California State University
Long Beach (CA), USA

Associate Vice President - Conference Publications

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Hyunglae Lee
Associate Vice President- Conference Publications
Arizona State University
Tempe, (AZ) USA

Associate Vice President - Technical Program

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Luis Sentis
Associate Vice President- Technical Programs
University of Texas at Austin
Austin (TX), USA

Competitions Committee Chair

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Hyungpil Moon
Competitions Committee Chair
Sungkunkwan University
2066 Seoburo, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Korea(ROK)


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Kaspar Althoefer
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
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Gianluca Antonelli
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Rome, Italy
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Jaydev Desai
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta (GA), USA
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Vijay Kumar
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (PA), United States
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Tony Maciejewski
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA
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Max Meng
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
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Marcia K. O'Malley
Rice University
Houston (TX), USA
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Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
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Richard Vaughan
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada

Past Vice President - Senior Advisor

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Torsten Kroeger
Past VP- Senior Advisor
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

RAS President


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Frank Park
Seoul National University
Seoul, Republic of Korea

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