WCSA 2023 Speakers

Prof. Yuanqing Xia
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

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. Yan Shi
Beihang University, China

Speech title: Pressure control study on mechanical ventilation based on adaptive Fuzzy-PID compensation

Yan Shi is a professor in the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China. He received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Beihang University. His research interests include mechanical and electronic engineering, automatic control, fluid transmission and control intelligent medical devices, energy-saving technologies of pneumatic systems and pneumatic components design and processing key technologies. He has undertaken more than 20 national projects in recent years, and he was awarded an IET fellow in 2022. He has published more than 100 SCI papers, and has granted more than 20 national invention patents. He has won the second prize of the “National Science and Technology Progress Award” (rank 2), and two first prize for the Science and Technology Progress Award of national-level societies (rank 1). He has been selected as the Chief Scientist of the Key Basic Research Program (173 Program) of the JCJQ Program, the Project Leader of the National Key Research and Development Program, the Young Talent of the "Ten Thousand People Program".

Prof. Degang Xu
Central South University, China

Speech title: Intelligent Perception and Precise Control Method of Slag Removal Robot for Non-Ferrous Metal Casting Process

Degang Xu received the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering from Zhejiang University, China, in 2007. From 2010 to 2013, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Central South University. He was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, United Sates of America, from 2013 to 2014. He is currently a Full Professor with Central South University. His current research interests include modelling and optimal control of complex industrial process, robots control system, and intelligent control system. Prof. Xu has published more than 90 papers on the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and top international conferences. He has authored 2 research monographs. He is also the inventor of more than 30 patents. He was honored “Hunan Furong Young. Scholar” in 2022. He has established a very solid link with many Chinese industries including the field of the online detection technology intelligent control methods for Non-Ferrous metal production, intelligent systems for special construction machinery and equipment. He won the Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award from the Nonferrous Metals Society of China in 2022, First Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award from The Quality Evaluation Society of China in 2017, respectively.

Prof. Cailian Chen
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Speech title: Heterogeneous Data Deterministic Transmission for Factory Automation

Cailian Chen is currently a Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China. Her research interests include industrial wireless networks and computational intelligence, and Internet of Things. She has authored 4 research monographs and over 100 referred international journal papers. She is the inventor of more than 30 patents. Dr. Chen received the prestigious "IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award" in 2008, IEEE Technical Committee of Cyber-Physical Systems (TCCPS) Industrial Excellence Award in 2022, and 5 conference best paper awards. She won the Second Prize of National Natural Science Award from the State Council of China in 2018, First Prize of Natural Science Award from The Ministry of Education of China in 2006 and 2016, respectively, and First Prize of Technological Invention of Shanghai Municipal, China in 2017. She was honored “National Outstanding Young Researcher” by NSF of China in 2020 and “Changjiang Young Scholar” in 2015. Prof. Chen has been actively involved in various professional services. She serves as Area Editor of National Science Open, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications. She also served as TPC Chair of ISAS’19, Symposium TPC Co-chair of IEEE Globecom 2016, Track Co-chair of VTC2016-fall and VTC2020-fall.

Prof. Yan-Wu Wang
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China

Speech title: Cooperative control in DC microgrid: Voltage regulation and current sharing

Yan-Wu Wang received the B.S. degree in automatic control, the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 1997, 2000, and 2003, respectively. She has been a Professor with the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation, HUST, since 2009. Her research interests include hybrid systems, cooperative control, and multi-agent systems with applications in smart grid. Currently she serves in the editor boards of several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Journal of the Franklin Institute, and Neurocomputing. Dr. Wang was a recipient of several awards, including the first prize of Natural Science Award of Hubei Province in 2014, the first prize of Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education of China in 2005, and the Excellent PhD Dissertation of Hubei Province in 2004, China. In 2008, she was awarded the title of "New Century Excellent Talents" by the Ministry of Education of China.

Prof. Jing Liang
Zhengzhou University, China

Jing Liang received the B.E. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, China and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and her dissertation received IEEE CIS Outstanding PhD dissertation award. She is currently a Professor of Zhengzhou University, Associate Editor of IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine(2012-2017), Swarm and Evolutionary Computation(2015-),IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation(2017-), Excutive Editor of Journal of Zhengzhou University (Engineering Science). Her main research interests are evolutionary computation, swarm intelligence optimization algorithm, differential evolution, multi-objective optimization, multi-modal optimization and neural network. She has published about 120 papers in computational intelligence area, which are cited more than 14000 times according to Google citation and her h-index is 41.

Prof. Hao Zhang
Tongji University, China

Speech title: Multi-agent formation navigation in a feasible space-constrained environment

Professor Zhang graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with PhD in Control Theory and Control Engineering in 2007. In September 2007, she taught at the Department of Control Science and Engineering in the College of Electronic and Information Engineering, Tongji University. In 2010, she was awarded associate professor and supervisor for master students. From December 2011 to December 2013, she worked as a "Xiang Jiang Scholar" to do the postdoctoral research in the Department of Mechanical and Biological Engineering in the City University of Hong Kong, whose collaborator is the IEEE Fellow Professor Gary Feng. Her research interests include the Autonomous systems, multi-agent systems, data based optimization and control, safety and security, multi-robot systems and so on. She has published over 100 papers, and over 90 papers are published on Automatica and IEEE transaction magazine, 13 authorized invention patents. She won eight provincial and ministerial awards, including one First Prize of Shanghai Natural Award, two First Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress, and one Second Prize of Ministry of Education Natural Award.