Here are Organising Committee Members
Zhu Yanzheng, from Linqing, Shandong, PhD (post), Distinguished Professor of Huaqiao University, IEEE Senior Member. Winner of the Science Fund for Outstanding Youth of Fujian Province, Leading Talents in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Fujian Province (High-level Talents Introduced by Fujian Province-Overseas Category B), Xiamen City's thirteenth batch of "Double Hundred Plan" overseas high-level innovative talents. Mainly engaged in the research work of switching system theory and method for cyber-physical system control, fault-tolerant control and its application in robot control. So far, he has published more than 60 academic papers, including more than 40 SCI journal papers, including 5 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control papers, and 2 English monographs in the internationally renowned publishing house Springer. Published papers have been cited more than 2,100 times by Google Scholar, and more than 1,500 times by SCI. Many papers have been selected as the top 1% highly cited papers by ESI. As the project leader, he presided over more than 10 scientific research projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Youth Fund, and the Fujian Science Fund for Outstanding Youth. He is currently an editorial board member of the SCI journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), and served as a guest editor or editorial board member in 6 SCI journals including the European Journal of Control. He has served as a reviewer for more than 20 academic journals at home and abroad, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, and Chinese Journal of Automation. He is currently a member of the Intelligent Control Technical Committee of the IEEE Control System Association and a member of the Technical Process Fault Diagnosis and Safety Professional Committee of the Chinese Society of Automation.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ouri Wolfson's main research interests are in big data, distributed systems, mobile/pervasive computing, smart city, and connectomics. He received his B.A. degree in mathematics, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. He is currently the Richard and Loan Hill Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He is the founder of Mobitrac, a high-tech startup that was acquired by Fluensee Co.; and the founder and president of Pirouette Software Inc. which specializes in mobile data management. He served as a consultant to Argonne National Laboratory, US Army Research Laboratories, DARPA, and NASA. Before joining the University of Illinois he has been on the computer science faculty at the Technion and Columbia University, and a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories. Ouri Wolfson authored over 230 publications, and holds seven patents. He is a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a University of Illinois Scholar for 2009. He co-authored seven award winning papers, and served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Computing Machinery. Wolfson was the keynote and distinguished speaker at leading conferences and universities, most recently the The Eighth International Conference on Big Data Analytics (BDA2020) , Dec. 2020, and the International Conference on Transport and Smart Cities (ICoTS 2021) , Sept. 2021. Ouri Wolfson is the Editor in Chief of the MDPI Journal of Future Transportation , Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers' Smart Technologies and Cities , and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He chaired leading conferences, most recently he was the program co-chair of the 2020 Mobile Data Management (MDM) conference. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NATO, US Army, NASA, the New York State Science and Technology Foundation, Hughes Research Laboratories, Informix, Accenture, and Hitachi Co. During 2006-2015 he served as the Principal Investigator on a $3.1M NSF grant to establish a Ph.D. program in the new discipline of Computational Transportation Science.
Division of Biomedical Informatics
Dr. Qiang Cheng received the BS and MS degrees from the College of Mathematical Science at Peking University, China, and the PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, he is an associate professor at the Biomedical Informatics Institute and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Kentucky. He previously worked as a faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, OH, and a senior researcher and senior research scientist at Siemens Medical Solutions, Siemens Corporate Research, Siemens Corp., Princeton, NJ. His research interests include data science, machine learning, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and biomedical informatics. He has published about 100 peer-reviewed papers in various premium venues including IEEE TPAMI, TNNLS, TSP, NIPS, CVPR, ICDM, AAAI, ICDE, CIKM, KDD, ACM TIST, and TKDD. He has a number of international patents issued or filed with Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory, and Siemens Medical.
The Catholic University of America
Prof. Abot teaches courses to many of the engineering students at Catholic University. His research group is engaged on projects about mechanics, materials engineering, fabrication, electrical/mechanical/thermal characterization of composite materials and structural health monitoring and sensing using carbon nanotube fibers. These research projects have received funding from NASA, the Department of State and AFOSR. Prof. Abot is also a collaborator on several research projects with colleagues in the USA, Brazil, Mexico and Denmark. Prof. Abot has published more than 120 technical papers and is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Carbon Research and a guest editor in Sensors and other journals, a member of the editorial boards of Sensors, Journal of Composites Science, Journal of Carbon Research, and Functional Composites and Structures, and a member of the advisory board of Sci. Prof. Abot also serves the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Materials Science and Engineering Program, and the School of Engineering in several academic areas including mentoring, recruitment, accreditation and international programs.
University of Padua
B.S. degree with highest honors, and M.S. degree in Mathematics summa cum laude, where the lowest mark throughout all the studies has never been below the maximum (30/30). Ph.D. in Computational Mathematics and Computer Science, with a thesis that won an EATCS (European Association for Theoretical Computer Science) best Ph.D. thesis award for the invention of local analysis in programming languages.
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Dr. Su received his B.E. degree in control engineering from Shaanxi Institute of Mechanical Engineering (now Xi'an University of Technology) in 1982, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology, China, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. His Ph.D. study was jointly directed at Hong Kong Polytechnic (now The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Hong Kong. After long stint at the University of Victoria (1991-1998, Canada), he joined the Concordia University (Canada) in 1998, where he is currently Concordia Research Chair in Control and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He has also held several short-time visiting positions in Japan, Singapore, China and New Zealand. Dr. Su's research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems. His current main research interests are in control techniques for smart material based actuators, robotic and mechatronic systems, vehicle suspension and vibration, and nonlinear control systems. He is the author or co-author of over 180 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings. Dr. Su is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and Journal of Control Theory & Applications. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Mechatronics and on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications. He has served on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the area of control and automation. He has served as committee chairs of a number of these conferences, including the Program Chair of IEEE CCA07.
Tomas Bata University
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University of Salerno
Since 2002, he was researcher of Mechanics of Machine Systems as well as teacher of subjects in the area of Mechatronics, Dynamics of Machines, Mechanical Vibrations, Industrial Measurements. Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno (2014-current), he has been serving as teacher of Mechanical Vibrations (M.Sc. Mechanical Eng.) and Mechatronics (B.Sc. Mechanical Eng.). Since 2001 through 2010, he also served as teacher of Mechanics of Machine Systems at UniversitÃ degli Studi del Sannio, in Benevento, Italy. Visiting scientist at Technical University of Berlin (D) under a mobility program funded by DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (2012). Since 2019, Adolfo Senatore is Director of the degree programs in Mechanical Engineering and Management Engineering (BSc and MSc)
Polytechnic of Milan
Hamid Reza Karimi is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His original research and development achievements span a broad spectrum within the topic ofcontrol systems, mechatronics and fault diagnosis with applications such as vehicles, robotics and manufacturing systems. Prof. Karimi is a Member of Academia Europa, Fellow of The International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM), Member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control, and the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control. He is serving as Chief Editor, Subject Editor, Technical Editor or Associate Editor for some International Journals and Book Series. Prof. Karimi has been awarded as the 2016-2020 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship Award, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Award, and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung research Award, for instance. He has also participated as General Chair, keynote/plenary speaker, distinguished speaker or program chair for several international conferences in the areas of Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics.
Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. Mingyang Xie received the BS from the School of Control Science and Engineering at Shandong University, China, and the PhD degree from the Department of Automation at the University of Science and Technology of China.His Ph.D. study was jointly directed at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. He is an associate professor at the Department of Automation Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China. He now also serves as Macau Young Scholar at the Institute of System Engineering, Macau University of Science and Technology. His research interests include robot path planning and motion control, micro/nano robot, micro/nano control system, intelligent control, multi-agent system. He has published about 30+ peer-reviewed papers in various premium venues including IEEE TMECH, TBME, TCAS-I, TCST, TASE, TCAS-II, IJRNC, JFI, ISA Trans, ICRA, IROS, and AIM. He is serving as Associate Editor or Youth Editorial Board for some International Journals. He is a IEEE Senior Member.