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.
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.
Assoc. Prof. LIU Lu
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Biography: Dr. Lu Liu received her Ph.D. degree in 2008 in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. From 2009 to 2012, she was an Assistant Professor in The University of Tokyo, Japan, and then a Lecturer in The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. After that, she joined City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests are primarily in networked dynamical systems, control theory and applications and biomedical devices. She received the Best Paper Award (Guan Zhaozhi Award) of the 27th Chinese Control Conference in 2008, the Shimemura Young Author Award of the 11th Asian Control Conference in 2017, the Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award of the 30th Chinese Control and Decision Conference, and the Best Paper Award the 13th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation in 2018. She also received the President’s Award in City University of Hong Kong in 2018, and CityU Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty in 2020. Dr. Liu served in organizing committee or operating committee of several international Conferences including the Program Chair of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation.
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