The University of Auckland

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The University of Auckland

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Professor Xun Xu
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Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering; his main research focuses on computer-aided design, process planning and manufacturing, in particular STEP-compliant CNC (STEP-NC), cloud manufacturing, smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Operator 4.0, in particular the role human workforce plays in an Industry 4.0 environment.

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Emanuel Flores Arriga
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PhD candidate working on the human aspect of Industry 4.0, i.e. Operator 4.0, Human Capital 4.0. He looks at frameworks and skills for human and workforce, from both personal and professional perspectives.

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Dr. James Sun
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Professor of Management in the Department of Management and International Business, His main research focuses on the factors impacting employees’ performance and well-being in the workplace, leadership effectiveness in organisations, and the impact of the advancement and application of technology on employee management.

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Associate Professor Andrew John McDaid
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Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering; his main research focuses on design and control of medical devices, rehabilitation robotics and wearables, artificial intelligence and machine learning, functional electrical stimulation (FES), physiological control (EEG, HD-EMG) and neuroscience and human motor control/learning.

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Organization

The University of Auckland was formally opened on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College, part of the University of New Zealand. The mission of the University of Auckland is to be “A research-led, international university, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serve its local, national and international communities.”

Role in MAIA

Professor Xu is the main contact at the University of Auckland for the MAIA programme. He leads the Intelligent and Interoperable Manufacturing Systems (IIMS) research group, one of top research teams in the world working in the field of STEP-compliant design and manufacturing. Professor Xu set up the first Industry 4.0 laboratory in New Zealand, Laboratory for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems (LISMS). He will provide a large expertise on the Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled Manufacturing solutions; Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing; Smart Robotics; Smart Manufacturing, Advanced Planning and Scheduling. Professor Xu’s team in Auckland will help the MAIA Academy in collecting data and information regarding ageing workers management leading practices in New Zealand. The team will be engaged both in the “Decision-aid models and performance measurement systems” and “Models and methods for efficient age-oriented manufacturing systems” parts and in all dissemination activities in Europe and New Zealand.