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  • Prof. I-Ming Chen (IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow, Fellow of Singapore Academy of Engineering)
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Biography: Prof Chen I-Ming is a Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at NTU Singapore. He received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA in 1989 and 1994 respectively. His research interests are in logistics and construction robots, wearable devices, human-robot interaction, and industrial automation. I-Ming, his students, and staff, have won many international robotics competitions including the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge, 2017 DHL Robotics Challenge, 2018 IROS Mobile Manipulation Hackathon, and, most recently, the International Grand Prize of Hong Kong CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019.
    From 2013 to 2017, he was Director of Robotics Research Centre in NTU. He was a member of the NRF Robotics Task Force 2014 which is responsible for Singapore’s strategic R&D plan in future robotics, and General Chairman of 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017) in Singapore.
    He co-founded two robotics start-up companies in Singapore: Transforma Robotics Pte Ltd developing robots for the construction industry, and Hand Plus Robotics Pte Ltd developing robotics and AI solutions for the logistics and manufacturing industry. Professor Chen is Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME).
 

Prof. Biao Huang (IEEE Fellow, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada)
University of Alberta, Canada

  • Biography: Biao Huang obtained his PhD degree in Process Control from the University of Alberta, Canada, in 1997. He had MSc degree (1986) and BSc degree (1983) in Automatic Control from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He joined the University of Alberta in 1997 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, and is currently a Full Professor and NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair. He is an IEEE Fellow, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, and recipient of a number of awards including Germany’s Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, APEGA Summit Award in Research Excellence, ASTech Outstanding Achievement in Science and Engineering Award and a best paper award from the Journal of Process Control. Biao Huang’s research interests include: process data analytics, machine learning, system identification, image processing, fault detection and isolation, and soft sensors. He has applied his expertise extensively in industrial practice. He has published 5 books and over 390 SCI journal papers. Biao Huang currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for IFAC Journal Control Engineering Practice, Subject Editor for Journal of the Franklin Institute, and Associate Editor for Journal of Process Control.

  • Prof. Yang Shi (IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow, CSME Fellow, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada)
    University of Victoria, Canada

Biography: Yang Shi (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2005.,From 2005 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. In 2009, he joined the University of Victoria, and is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. His current research interests include networked and distributed systems, model predictive control (MPC), cyber-physical systems (CPS), robotics and mechatronics, navigation and control of autonomous systems (AUV and UAV), and energy system applications.,Dr. Shi received the University of Saskatchewan Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. At the University of Victoria, he received the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2012, and the Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research in 2015. He received the JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term) was a Visiting Professor with the University of Tokyo during November 2013 to December 2013. His co-authored paper was awarded the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award. He received the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2018. He is a Member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee during 2017-2019, and is currently the Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. Currently, he is Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; He also serves as Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, etc. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME, Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME), and a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.