Prof. Ling Wang, Tsinghua University, China (国家杰青_清华大学自动化系王凌教授)
Bio: Ling Wang received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively, and now is a tenured Full Professor in Tsinghua Univ. His research interests mainly include intelligent optimization, scheduling and applications. He has authored 5 academic books and more than 190 SCI-indexed papers. His publications have attracted over 16K Google Scholar Citations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International J of Automation and Control, the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, and the Editorial Board Member of Memetic Computing, Sensors, Control Theory & Applications, Control and Decision, Control Engineering, System Engineering and Electronics, etc. Prof. Wang received National Natural Science Award of China (2nd Prize 2014), Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China (1st Prize 2003 and 2nd Prize 2007), Science and Technology Awards of both Beijing City (2008) and Yunnan Province (2017), and Science and Technology Award of China Simulation Federation (1st Prize 2019). He also received the Top Cited Article Award of EAAI (Elsevier) and the Best Paper Awards of Acta Automatica Sinica (2014), Control Theory & Applications (2016), Control and Decision (2017), ICMLC (2002), ICT (2006), ICIC (2011), IWACIII (2013), CPCC (2014), and ICHSA (2015). He was the recipient of National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2015), Young Talent of Science and Technology of Beijing (2004), New Century Excellent Talent in University by the MOE of China (2009), Academic Young Talent of Tsinghua University (2009), Young Scientist Award of CAA (2016), IEEE ICIC Outstanding Leadership Award (2018), Chinese Most Cited Researcher by Elsevier (2019) and IEEE TEVC Outstanding Associate Editor (2019).
Prof. Elizabeth Chang, the University of New South Wales, Australia (IEEE Fellow)
Bio: Professor Elizabeth Chang is Professor of Logistics and Canberra Fellow at UNSW at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Professor Elizabeth Chang has been a Professor of Logistics and IT at the UNSW Canberra. She has 30 years of work experience in both Academia and Industry. This includes 16 years as a full Professor in IT, Software engineering and Defence Logistics in 3 different universities in Australia; 12 years in commercial industries, typically working on large commercial grade system development. She has BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Her key research strength is in large complex software development, including key element of big data, trust, security and risk. In the 2012 edition of MIS Quarterly vol. 36 issue. 4 Special Issues on Business Research, Professor Chang was listed fifth in the world for researchers in Business Intelligence.
She was a CIO/CTO for a multi-national transport logistics corporation in Hong Kong, incorporating 40 warehouses in China, 16 warehouses in Asia Pacific and were partners with 106 Americold stores in USA, and more recently worked with Australian Defence and successfully delivered several logistics ICT systems. These experiences allowed her to acquire a thorough understanding of the real issues facing industry, business and government; and these practical insights provided the essential foundations for her success in academia, leadership, grants and top student survey.
She is an IEEE Fellow and has been Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics since 2010. Chair of the IFIP International Working Group 2.1/12.4 on Web Semantics since 2012. She is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2007) and Guest Editor on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (since 2005), Co-editor in chief for International Journal on Engineering Intelligent Systems. She has been General chair and Technical Chair for over 20 International and IEEE Conferences.
Prof. George Q. HUANG, Chair Professor and Head of Department
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (Fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT)
Bio: Dr George Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in the field of Physical Internet for Manufacturing, Logistics and Construction with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” in the relevant field. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.
Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (意大利米兰理工大学Hamid Reza Karimi教授)
Hamid Reza Karimi received the B.Sc.
(First Hons.) degree in power systems
from the Sharif University of
Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and
the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.)
degrees in control systems engineering
from the University of Tehran, Tehran,
in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From
2010 to 2016, he has been Professor of
Mechatronics with Department of
Engineering of the University of Agder
in Norway. Since 2016, he has been 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
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 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, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, Neurocomputing, Neural Networks, ISA Transactions, for instance. 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 and received the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award.
Prof. Yanqiong Fei, Research Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China(上海交通大学机器人研究所费燕琼教授)
Yanqiong received the M. Eng. Degree in
Southeast University, Jiangsu, China, in
1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Shanghai
Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in
2002. She is a Professor in Research
Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiaotong
University, Shanghai, China. From Sept.
2010 to Sept. 2011, she was a visiting
scholar in Department of Mechanical
Engineering, MIT. Her research interests
include robotics, self-reconfigurable
modular robots, soft robots,
rehabilitation robotics. She published
over 100 papers, 3 books’ chapters, 25
patents in these areas. She received the
Shanghai scientific and technological
progress second prize in 2009. She also
received the Best Paper Awards of M2VIP
(2012) and Candlelight Award
Scheme（2016）. She was the Recipient of
American Schoolfellow Scholarship in
2000. And she received 863 high
technology project advanced group award