Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Yaochu Jin (IEEE Fellow)

University of Surrey, UK

 

Biography: Yaochu Jin received the BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1988, 1991, and 1996, respectively, and the Dr.-Ing. degree from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, in 2001. He is currently a Distinguished Chair, Professor in Computational Intelligence, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey, Guildford, U.K., where he heads the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Group. He was a “Finland Distinguished Professor” of University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, a “Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor”, Northeastern University, China, and “Distinguished Visiting Scholar”, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His main research interests include data-driven surrogate-assisted evolutionary optimization, multi-objective evolutionary learning, trustworthy machine learning, swarm robotics, and evolutionary developmental systems.
Dr Jin is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON COGNITIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL SYSTEMS and the Editor-in-Chief of Complex & Intelligent Systems. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, and Vice President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He was the General Co-Chair of the 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence and the 2020 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. He is the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award, the 2015, 2017, and 2020 IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine Outstanding Paper Award, and the Best Paper Award of the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is recognized as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019 by the Web of Science Group. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

 

Prof. Li Qiu (IEEE Fellow)

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong


Biography: Li Qiu received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada, in 1990.

Prof. Qiu's research interests include system, control, information theory, and mathematics for information technology. He is also interested in control education and coauthored together with Kemin Zhou an undergraduate textbook "Introduction to Feedback Control" which was published by Prentice-Hall in 2009. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and an associate editor of Automatica. He was the general chair of the 7th Asian Control Conference, which was held in Hong Kong in 2009. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Control Systems Society from 2007 to 2010. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IFAC.

 

 

Plenary Speakers

 

Prof. Chenguang Yang

University of the West of England, UK

 

Biography: Professor Yang is the group leader of Robot Teleoperation with Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), the most comprehensive academic center for multi-disciplinary robotics research in the UK. He was awarded the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Robotics Best Paper Award as lead author in 2012, and over ten Best Paper Awards from leading international conferences in robotics. He was also awarded EU FP-7 Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (individual) and EPSRC UKRI Innovation Fellowship. He serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) as well as a number of other top international journals. Prof Yang is a Senior Member of IEEE, and is Co-Chair of Technical Committee on Collaborative Automation for Flexible Manufacturing (CAFM), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society and Co-Chair of Technical Committee on Bio-mechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems (B2S), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He has served as Program chair of the 26th IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing, Publicity Chair of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-MAN), Award Chair of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM), Program Co-chair of the 19th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI) and Program Co-chair of the 11th Human Friendly Robotics Conference.

 

Prof. Hesheng Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

 

Biography: Hesheng Wang received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology. Harbin, China, in 2002, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Automation & Computer-Aided Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. From 2007 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Researcher Assistant in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an Associate Professor in 2009. Currently, he is a Professor of Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He worked as a visiting professor at University of Zurich in Switzerland. His research interests include visual servoing, service robot, robot control and computer vision.
Prof. Wang has published more than 100 papers in refereed professional journals and international conference proceedings. He has received a number of best paper awards from major international conferences in robotics and automation. Dr. Wang is an Associate Editor of Assembly Automation and the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME TRANSACTIONS ON MECHATRONICS. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ROBOTICS from 2015 to 2019. He was a guest editor of Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Journal of Applied Mathematics and International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. He serves as The Technical Activities Board Member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He served as associate editor in Conference Editorial Board of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Prof. Wang is actively involving in organization of international conferences. He served as organizing committee member for many international conferences such as ICRA and IROS. He was the program chair of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, the general chair of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics. He is the program chair of The 2019 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. He was a recipient of Shanghai Rising Star Award in 2014 and The National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars in 2017. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

 

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