Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yuanqing Xia
Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Google Scholar with h-index of 70

Yuanqing Xia (M’15–SM’16) received the M.S. degree in fundamental mathematics from Anhui University, Hefei, China, in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 2001. From 2002 to 2003, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with the Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, where he was involved with research on navigation, guidance, and control. From 2003 to 2004, he was with the National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a Research Fellow, where he was involved with research on variable structure control. From 2004 to 2006, he was with the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, U.K., as a Research Fellow, where he was involved with research on networked control systems. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Guest Professor with Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria, where he was involved with research on biomedical signal processing. Since 2004, he has been with the Department of Automatic Control, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, first as an Associate Professor, then, since 2008, as a Professor, where he was appointed as a Xu Teli Distinguished Professor in 2012 and obtained the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China. His current research interests include networked control systems, robust control and signal processing, active disturbance rejection control, and flight control.

Prof. Shuzhi Sam GE
National University of Singapore, Singapore
IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow, IET Fellow, IES Fellow

I was born in Anqiu County, Shandong, China, on 20 September, 1963, and moved to Linko County, Helongjiang, China. I received the B.Sc. degree from Department of Automatic Control, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA), Beijing, China, in July 1986, and the Ph.D. degree and the Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) from Mechanical Engineering and Eletrical Engineering Departments, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom, in January 1993.

From May 1992 to June 1993, I was engaged in postdoctoral research at Leicester University, UK, working on Robust Full Flight Envelope Control of Aero-Engines in collaboration with Lucas Aerospace Ltd and University of Southampton and The University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom. I have been with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The National University of Singapore, Singapore as a Lecturer from July 1993 to June 1998, a Senior Lecturer from July 1998 to June 2000, an Associate Professor from July 2000 to December 2004, and a Full Professor from January 2005- Present. A Senior Faculty Fellow, NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering (NGS), the National University of Singapore, 2003-Present.

I had the privileged of visiting a number of distinguished research groups and universities including Laboratoire de'Automatique de Grenoble (LAG), Grenoble, France; Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia ; Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, Concordia University, Canada, University of Western Australia, City University of Hong Kong, Yale University, USA, Harbin Institute of Technology, and many other invitations yet to fulfill.