Speakers of CCRIS 2021
|Prof. Youmin Zhang, Fellow CSME
Concordia University, Canada
Dr. Youmin Zhang is currently a Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering and the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation (CIADI) at Concordia University, Canada. His main research interests and experience are in the areas of condition monitoring, health management, fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) and fault-tolerant control (FTC); cooperative guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of unmanned aerial/space/ground/marine vehicles with applications to forest fires, pipelines, power lines, wind farms, solar panels arrays, environment, natural resources and natural disasters monitoring, detection, and protection by combining with remote sensing techniques; dynamic systems modeling, estimation, identification and advanced control techniques; and advanced signal processing techniques for diagnosis, prognosis, fault-tolerant and health management of safety-critical systems with application to renewable and hybrid energy systems and smart grids, and smart cities. He has published 5 books, over 550 journal and conference papers. He was awarded as a Concordia University Research Fellow in the Strategic Research Cluster 'Technology, Industry and the Environment' in 2018 in recognition of his outstanding research works and contributions. His research works on developments of unmanned systems (including unmanned aerial/ground/marine vehicles) with applications to forest fires detection and autonomous transportation have been reported by public media in national (CTV News, Radio-Canada International), citywide (Ville.Montreal, La Presse), and organizational (Concordia News, Quanser Inc.) levels for several times. He has been invited to deliver plenary/keynote talks at international conferences/workshops and research seminars worldwide for more than 200 times.
Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member of AIAA and IEEE, President of International Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ISIUS), Executive Committee Member of International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Steering Committee Member of International Symposium on Autonomous Systems (ISAS), and a member of the Technical Committee for several international and national scientific societies. He has been an Advisory/Editorial Board Member, an Editor-in-Chief, and Associate Editor of several international journals, including currently as an Executive Advisory Board Member and Regional Representative (North America) for "Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems", Associate Editor for "IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks & Learning Systems" and "IET Cyber-systems and Robotics", Deputy Editor-in-Chief for "Guidance, Navigation and Control" etc. He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, General/Program Co-Chair of several international conferences, including as General Chair and Honorary General Chair of the 2020 and 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) at Athens, Greece during Sept. 1-4, 2020 and again June 15-18, 2021, respectively. More detailed information can be found athttp://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/..
|Distinguished Prof. Chia-Feng Juang, IEEE Fellow
National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Chia-Feng Juang received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Control Engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Since 2001, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taichung, Taiwan, where he became a Full Professor in 2007 and has been a Distinguished Professor since 2009. He served as the Chapter Chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence, Taipei Chapter, in 2017-2018, during which the chapter won the Outstanding Chapter Award from IEEE Taipei Session.
Dr. Juang has authored or coauthored more than 100 journal papers (including 60 IEEE journal papers), nine book chapters, and over 120 conference papers. His current research interests include computational intelligence, intelligent control, computer vision, and evolutionary robots. Five of his highly-cited papers have collected 2000+ citations in Web of Science and 3200+ citations in Google Scholar.
Dr. Juang received the Outstanding Youth Award from Taiwan System Science and Engineering Society, Taiwan, in 2010; the Excellent Research Award from NCHU, Taiwan, in 2010; the Outstanding Youth Award from Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association, Taiwan, in 2014; the Outstanding Automatic Control Engineering Award from Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS), Taiwan, in 2014; and the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award from Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2019. He was elevated to CACS Fellow in 2016 and IEEE Fellow in 2019. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON FUZZY SYSTEMS and is the Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS, the Asian Journal of Control, and the Journal of Information Science and Engineering and an Area Editor of the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.
|Prof. Chun-Yi Su
Concordia University, Canada
Dr. Su received his B.E. degree in control engineering from Shaanxi Institute of Mechanical Engineering (now Xi'an University of Technology) in 1982, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology, China, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. His Ph.D. study was jointly directed at Hong Kong Polytechnic (now The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Hong Kong.
After long stint at the University of Victoria (1991-1998, Canada), he joined the Concordia University (Canada) in 1998, where he is currently Concordia Research Chair in Control and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He has also held several short-time visiting positions in Japan, Singapore, China and New Zealand.
Dr. Su's research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems. His current main research interests are in control techniques for smart material based actuators, robotic and mechatronic systems, vehicle suspension and vibration, and nonlinear control systems. He is the author or co-author of over 180 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings.
Dr. Su is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and Journal of Control Theory & Applications. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Mechatronics and on the Editorial Board of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications. He has served on the technical program committee of numerous conferences in the area of control and automation. He has served as committee chairs of a number of these conferences, including the Program Chair of IEEE CCA07.
|Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
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. He is currently Professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. From 2009-2016, he has been Full Professor of Mechatronics-Control Systems at University of Agder, Norway. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems, robotics, vibration systems and wind energy.
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 IET Journal of Electronics Letters, 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 or Associate Editor for some international journals. 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 has been awarded as the 2016-2020 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, 2015 August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship Award, 2014 JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Award, and 2006 Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung research Award, for instance.
|Prof. Hesuan Hu
Xidian University, China
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.