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 Committee (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

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


Associate Vice President - Conference Finance

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

Associate Vice President - Conference Operations

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

Associate Vice President - Conference Publications

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

Associate Vice President - Technical Program

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

Associate Vice President - Competitions

Hyungpil Moon portrait
Hyungpil Moon
Competitions Committee Chair
Sungkunkwan University
Suwon, South Korea


Kaspar Althoefer portrait
Kaspar Althoefer
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Nancy Amato portrait
Nancy Amato
University of Illinois
Urbana (IL), USA
Tamim Asfour portrait
Tamim Asfour
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Fan-Tien Cheng portrait
Fan-Tien Cheng
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan, TAIWAN
Kyu-jin Cho portrait
Kyu-jin Cho
Seoul National University
Seoul, Korea
Maria Pia Fanti portrait
Maria Pia Fanti
Polytechnic of Bari
Bari, Italy
Serena Ivaldi portrait
Serena Ivaldi
INRIA Nancy Grand-Est
Villers-lès-Nancy, France
Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA
Hiromi Mochiyama portrait
Hiromi Mochiyama
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan
Todd Murphey portrait
Todd Murphey
Northwestern University
Evanston (IL), USA
Marcia K.  O'Malley portrait
Marcia K. O'Malley
Rice University
Houston (TX), USA
George Pappas portrait
George Pappas
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (PA), USA
Shigeki Sugano portrait
Shigeki Sugano
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan
Enrica Tricomi portrait
Enrica Tricomi
Heidelberg University Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Bram Vanderborght portrait
Bram Vanderborght
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussel, Belgium
Michael Yu Wang portrait
Michael Yu Wang
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
Zhidong Wang portrait
Zhidong Wang
Chiba Institute of Technology
Chiba, Japan
Eiichi  Yoshida portrait
Eiichi Yoshida
Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo, Japan
RAS Geographic Region 3
Hong Zhang portrait
Hong Zhang
Southern University of Science and Technology
Shenzhen, China

Past Vice President - Senior Advisor

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

RAS President


Frank Park portrait
Frank Park
Seoul National University
Seoul, Republic of Korea

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