Keynote Speakers


Prof. MengChu Zhou
New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Fellow of IEEE, IFAC, AAAS and CAA
Google Scholar with h-index of 95

Speech Title: Transforming Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry from Automation to Intelligenization with Industry 4.0 Technologies

MengChu Zhou (Fellow, IEEE) received his B.S. degree in Control Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China in 1983, M.S. degree in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 1986, and Ph. D. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1990. He joined New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1990, and is now Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in Petri nets, intelligent automation, Internet of Things, big data, web services, and intelligent transportation. He has over 900 publications including 12 books, 600+ journal papers (450+ in IEEE transactions), 26 patents and 29 book-chapters. He is the founding Editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, and Associate Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. He is a recipient of Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award and the Norbert Wiener Award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and Excellence in Research Prize and Medal from NJIT. He is a highly cited scholar and ranked top one in the field of engineering worldwide in 2012 by Web of Science. He is a life member of Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA and served as its President in 1999. He is a Fellow of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Chinese Association of Automation (CAA).


Prof. Saeid Nahavandi
Deakin University, Australia
Fellow of IEEE
Google Scholar with h-index of 52
Editor-In-Chief: IEEE SMC Magazine

Saeid Nahavandi (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree from Durham University, U.K., in 1991. He is currently an Alfred Deakin Professor, a Pro Vice-Chancellor, a Chair of Engineering, and the Founding Director of the Institute for Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation, Deakin University. He has published over 900 scientific papers in various international journals and conferences. His research interests include modeling of complex systems, robotics, and haptics.,Dr. Nahavandi is a Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE). He is an Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE SMC Magazine, an Senior Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and the IEEE Press Editorial Board member.


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.

Invited Speaker


Prof. Hesuan Hu
Xidian University, China
IEEE Senior Member

Speech Title: Robustness Analysis and Implementation in Concurrent Systems with Unreliable Resources

Hesuan Hu received the BS degree in computer engineering and the MS and PhD degrees in electro-mechanical engineering from Xidian University, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China, in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He is currently a professor with Xidian University. His research interests include discrete event systems and their supervisory control techniques, Petri nets, automated manufacturing systems, multimedia streaming systems, autonomous vehicles, cyber security, and artificial intelligence. In the aforementioned areas, he has more than 140 publications in journals, book chapters, and conference proceedings. As well, he is a holder of more than 30 issued and filed patents in his fields of expertise. He was an associate editor for the IEEE Control Systems Magazine, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, etc. He was the recipient of many national and international awards including the Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award for Outstanding Papers from the IEEE SMC Society, in 2010 and the finalists of the Best Automation Paper from the IEEE ICRA Society in 2013, 2016, and 2017.