Prof. Ming Lin, IEEE Fellow / ACM Fellow

University of Maryland, USA

Biography: Ming Lin is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. Her research involves applications in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics that are focused on multimodal interaction, physically based animations and simulations, as well as algorithmic robotics, and their use in physical and virtual environments. She received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 1995, and she is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE and the Eurographics Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. She has authored or co-authored more than 250 refereed publications and has authored or co-edited four books. She is a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2011–2014) and has served on numerous steering committees and advisory boards of international conferences, as well as government and industrial technical advisory committees. Lin also co-founded the 3-D audio startup Impulsonic, which was acquired by Valve Software. Other awards and honors include the Honda Research Initiation Award (1997), UNC/IBM Junior Faculty Development Award (1999), UNC Hettleman Award for Scholarly Achievements (2003), Beverly W. Long Distinguished Professorship (2007–2010), Carolina Women’s Center Faculty Scholar (2008), UNC WOWS Scholar (2009–2011), IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award (2010), and numerous best paper awards at international conferences. Lin most recently served as the John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is an honorary Chair Professor (Yangtze Scholar) at Tsinghua University in China. She received her doctorate in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.


Prof. Yi Ma, IEEE Fellow / ACM Fellow

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Biography: Yi Ma is a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include computer vision, high-dimensional data analysis, and intelligent systems. Yi received his Bachelor’s degrees in Automation and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 1995, two Masters degrees in EECS and Mathematics in 1997, and a PhD degree in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2000.  He has been on the faculty of UIUC ECE from 2000 to 2011, the principal researcher and manager of the Visual Computing group of Microsoft Research Asia from 2009 to 2014, and the Executive Dean of the School of Information Science and Technology of ShanghaiTech University from 2014 to 2017. He then joined the faculty of UC Berkeley EECS in 2018. He has published about 60 journal papers, 120 conference papers, and three textbooks in computer vision, generalized principal component analysis, and high-dimensional data analysis. He received the NSF Career award in 2004 and the ONR Young Investigator award in 2005. He also received the David Marr prize in computer vision from ICCV 1999 and best paper awards from ECCV 2004 and ACCV 2009. He has served as the Program Chair for ICCV 2013 and the General Chair for ICCV 2015. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ACM, and SIAM. 


Prof. Lorenzo Marconi, IEEE Fellow

University of Bologna, Italy

Biography: Lorenzo Marconi graduated in 1995 in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna. Since 1995 he has been with the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems at University of Bologna, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in March 1998. From 1999 he has been an Assistant Professor in the same Department where is now Full Professor since January 2016.
He has held visiting positions at and collaborations with various academic/research international institutions. He is co-author of more than 250 technical publications on the subject of linear and nonlinear feedback design published on international journals, books and conference proceedings. He is also co-author of three international monographs.
In 2005, he has been awarded jointly by Elsevier and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the best paper published in the period 2002-2005 on “Automatica”. He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper published on the magazine in the period 2012-2013, He is the recipient of the 2018 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award assigned by the American Automatic Control Council for the best paper presented at the 2017 American Control Conference. He is Fellow of IEEE for “contributions to feedback design of nonlinear systems and unmanned aerial vehicles”
He chaired the IFAC Technical Committee on ``Nonlinear Control Systems" from 2011 to 2017 and he is member of the IEEE Technical committee on ``Nonlinear Systems''. Dr. Marconi has been the chair of the International Program Committee of the 8th IFAC Workshop on nonlinear control systems (NOLCOS) held at University of Bologna on September 2010. He is the Principal Investigator of the EU projects AiRobots (2010-2013), SHERPA (2013-2017), AirBorne (2018-).
He served as associate editors of the main international journals in the field of control, such as Automatica, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, and IEEE Control Systems Technology. He is now serving as Senior Editor of IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control.
His current research interests include nonlinear control, output regulation and stabilisation of nonlinear systems, control of autonomous aerial vehicles, robust control, fault detection and isolation, fault tolerant control.



Prof. Xinde Li, Southeast University, China

Biography: Xinde Li earned his Ph.D. in Control Theory and Control Engineering, from Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2007. Afterwards, he joined School of Automation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, where he is currently a professor. He was an Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences elected in 2020 and a cover person of Scientific Chinese in the same year. He was a vice director of Intelligent Robot Committee of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence from 2017, a vice director of Intelligent Products and Industry Working Committee of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence from 2019. His research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Robot, Machine Perception and Understanding, and human-robot interaction, etc. He has undertaken many national key projects, i.e. National 863 key project, JKW key project, etc. and has published more than 80 high quality papers and 2 books, and owns 17 national invention patents. He also won many prizes, i.e. international contribution prize, Scientific and Technological Progress Award in CAA, etc.


Prof. Jee-Hwan Ryu, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea

Biography: Dr. Jee-Hwan Ryu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Inha University, South Korea, in 1995, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from KAIST, South Korea, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2003, he worked as a post-doc researcher in the department of electrical engineering at the University of Washington, and at the similar time, he was also affiliated with the institute of robotics and mechatronics in DLR as a visiting scientist. He joined KAIST in 2019 as an associate professor. Prior to that, he was a professor in the department of mechanical engineering at KOREATECH (2005-2019), and a research professor in the department of electrical engineering at KAIST (2003-2005). His research interests include haptics, telerobotics, exoskeletons, and autonomous vehicles. He has received several awards including IEEE Most Active Technical Committee Award as a Co-chair of TC Haptics in 2015, Best poster award in 2010 IEEE Haptic Symposium, Outstanding reviewer award in 2020 IEEE ICRA, and Best paper award in 2021 IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. He has served as an Associate Editor in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and since 2020, he has been serving as a Senior Editor in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. From 2017 to 2019, he has served as an Associate Editor-in-chief in World Haptics Conference, and Editor-in-chief in the 2021 World Haptics Conference. He was involved in many international conference organizations, and especially, he has been served as a general chair of AsiaHaptics2018.