2020 Keynote Speakers
Shuzhi Sam GE
National University of Singapore, Singapore
IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow, IET Fellow, IES Fellow
"Development and Fusion of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics"
I was born in Anqiu County, Shandong, China, on 20 September, 1963, and moved to Linko County, Helongjiang, China. I received the B.Sc. degree from Department of Automatic Control, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing, China, in July 1986, and the Ph.D. degree and the Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) from Mechanical Engineering and Eletrical Engineering Departments, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom, in January 1993.
From May 1992 to June 1993, I was engaged in postdoctoral research at Leicester University, UK, working on Robust Full Flight Envelope Control of Aero-Engines in collaboration with Lucas Aerospace Ltd and University of Southampton and The University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. I have been with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The National University of Singapore, Singapore as a Lecturer from July 1993 to June 1998, a Senior Lecturer from July 1998 to June 2000, an Associate Professor from July 2000 to December 2004, and a Full Professor from January 2005- Present. A Senior Faculty Fellow, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering (NGS), the National University of Singapore, 2003-Present.
I had the privileged of visiting a number of distinguished research groups and universities including Laboratoire de'Automatique de Grenoble (LAG), Grenoble, France; Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia ; Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, Concordia University, Canada, University of Western Australia, City University of Hong Kong, Yale University, USA, Harbin Institute of Technology, and many other invitations yet to fulfill.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
IEEE Fellow, Fellow of IFAC, and Fellow of Chinese Automation Association
"Localization and Control in GPS Denied Environment"
Lihua Xie received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1983 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1992. He was a faculty with the Department of Automatic Control, Nanjing University of Science and Technology from 1986 to 1989. Since 1992, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is currently a professor and the Director of the Delta-NTU Corporate Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems. He served as the Head of Division of Control and Instrumentation from July 2011 to June 2014. His research areas include robust control, networked control, compressive sensing, localization and unmanned systems. He has been listed as a highly cited researcher by Thomson Routers and Clarivate Analytics annually since 2014. He is currently an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems. He has served as an Editor of IET Book Series on Control and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II, etc. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (2011-2014) and an elected member of the Board of Governors of IEEE Control System Society (Jan. 2016- Dec. 2018). He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, and Fellow of Chinese Automation Association.
Hamid Reza Karimi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Google Scholar with h-index of 74
"Distributed Control of Multiagent Systems: Theory and Applications"
Hamid Reza Karimi is a professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems, vibration systems and wind energy. Prof. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Machines, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Designs, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronics, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Progress, Subject Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute and a Technical Editor, Moderator for IEEE TechRxiv or Associate Editor for some international journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Information Sciences, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. He is a member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, the Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the Committee on Robust Control, and the Committee on Automotive Control. Prof. Karimi awarded as the 2016-2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering.
2020 Invited Speakers
University of Macau, China
Google Scholar with h-index of 46
"Design and Application of Force-Sensing Robotic Systems for Micromanipulation"
Qingsong Xu is a Full Professor with the Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, and Director of Smart and Micro/Nano Systems Laboratory. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA, the RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, the National University of Singapore, Singapore, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Switzerland. His current research area involves mechatronics, robotics and mechanisms, control and automation, smart and micro/nano systems, micro/nano-manipulation robots and applications, etc. Prof. Xu is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has published 3 monographs in Springer and Wiley and over 280 technical papers in international journals and conferences. His publications have been cited by over 6600 times in Google Scholar with h-index of 46. He currently serves as a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Prof. Xu is the recipient of several Best Paper Awards from IEEE international conferences. He has received multiple times of Macao Science and Technology Awards (2014, 2016, and 2018) from Macao SAR, China.
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
"A Class Model-Based Control Techniques Used in Electro-hydraulic System and Wearable Exoskeleton"
Qing Guo received the B.E. degree in Automation from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Now he is a full professor in School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Dr. Guo is also the Academic and Technical Leaders Reserve Candidates of Sichuan Province, China, the IEEE Senior member, the Youth Expert Group Leader of Fluid Control Engineering Branch, the member of Fluid Transmission and Control Branch, Hydraulic Branch, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. From December 2013 to December 2014, he was an academic visitor with Center for Power Transmission and Motion Control, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, UK. His research interests include Fluid Transmission and Control, Exoskeleton Robot, and Aircraft Guidance and Control. He has published more than 50 papers as the first and corresponding authors. He also publishes one English monograph in CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group and organizes two academic workshops, gives an invitation report in an international conference and gets the best academic paper award of ICACC2012. Dr. Guo has five authorized invention patents with one technology transferring patent about the switch control of electro-hydraulic system.
Andrew Keong Ng
Singapore Institute of Technology
"Towards Condition Monitoring and Prognosis of Railway Tracks"
Dr. Andrew Ng is an Associate Professor with Singapore Institute of Technology. He is the Deputy Programme Director of the BEng (Honours) and MEngTech programmes in Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering (Land), which focus on railway engineering and total preventive maintenance. He is a Chartered Engineer with the UK Engineering Council and serves on the committees of various local and international professional engineering institutions, such as Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and IES, as well as a Consultant and Advisor to startups and multinational corporations. In addition, Dr. Ng is a Principal Investigator of several grants amounting to more than SGD 500,000. He holds one international patent and has over 20 publications as both first and corresponding author. His research and development innovations have also garnered him several prestigious awards, such as Outstanding Researcher Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Amity Researcher Award, Young Investigator Award, and National Instruments Editor’s Choice Engineering Impact Award. Furthermore, Dr. Ng has been frequently quoted and interviewed by news media on railway transportation issues and current affairs. He has also been a keynote and an invited speaker at various international conferences.