Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang

New York University, USA

Biography: Prof. Jiang is known for his contributions to stability and control of interconnected nonlinear systems, and is a key contributor to the nonlinear small-gain theory. His recent research focuses on robust adaptive dynamic programming, learning-based optimal control, nonlinear control, distributed control and optimization, and their applications to computational and systems neuroscience, connected transportation, and cyber-physical-human systems.

Prof. Jiang is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica and has served as Senior Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), Systems & Control Letters and Journal of Decision and Control, Subject Editor, Associate Editor and/or Guest Editor for several journals including International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Mathematics of Control, Signals and SystemsIEEE Transactions on Automatic ControlEuropean Journal of Control, and Science China: Information Sciences.

Prof. Ning Xi

University of Hong Kong, China

Biography: Professor Ning Xi received D.Sc. degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in December 1993. Currently he is the Chair Professor of Robotics and Automation in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing System Engineering, and the Director of Advanced Technologies Institute of the University of Hong Kong. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was a University Distinguished Professor, the John D. Ryder Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Robotics and Automation Laboratory at Michigan State University in United States. He also served as the founding head of the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (2011-2013). Prof. Xi is a fellow of IEEE. He also served as the President of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2010-2011), a member of Administrative Committee of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2013-2015). He has been elected as the President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2018-2019). His research interests include robotics, manufacturing automation, micro/nano manufacturing, nano sensors and devices, and intelligent control and systems.

Prof. Radu-Emil Precup

Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT), Romania

Biography: Radu-Emil Precup is currently with the Politehnica University of Timisoara (UPT), Romania, where he became a Professor in the Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, in 2000. Since 2022 he is also a senior researcher (CS I) and the head of the Data Science and Engineering Laboratory of the Center for Fundamental and Advanced Technical Research, Romanian Academy – Timisoara Branch, Romania. From 2016 to 2022, he was an Adjunct Professor within the School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, Australia. He has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (2018-2022), is an Executive Co-Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences (Elsevier), the Editor-in-Chief of Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology, and is an editorial board member of several prestigious journals including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier), Evolving Systems (Springer), Applied Artificial Intelligence (Taylor & Francis), Healthcare Analytics (Elsevier), and Communications in Transportation Research (Elsevier).
Prof. Precup is a corresponding member of the Romanian Academy, a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary, and a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Széchenyi István University, Győr, Hungary. He received the Elsevier Scopus Award for Excellence in Global Contribution (2017), was named a 2022 academic data leader by Chief Data Officer (CDO) Magazine, and was listed as one of the top 10 researchers in artificial intelligence and automation (according to IIoT World as of July 2017).


Prof. Ming-Feng Ge

China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China

Biography: Prof. Ming-Feng Ge received his B.Sc. degree in automation in 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering in 2016 both from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He is currently a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Electronic Information, as well as the head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan. He has been named in the world’s top 2% of Scientists List of 2023. His research interests lie on robotic systems, hybrid cascade systems, cyber-physical systems, human-in-the-loop systems, and nonlinear control theory.
Prof. Ge is serving as the section editor or associate editor for several international journals, for examples, Science Progress (SAGE Journals), Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, Electronics Letters (IET), International Journal of Dynamics and Control (Springer), Cyber-Physical Systems (Taylor & Francis Online). He has been the corresponding author of the featured cover paper for VOLUME 31, ISSUE 18 in International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. He has been rewarded as the Outstanding Reviewers of 2019 in Asian Journal of Control. He is a member of the Sakura Science Club and successfully achieved the course of Japan-Asia Youth Exchange program in Science (SAKURA Exchange Program in Science) administered by Japan Science and Technology Agency in 2016. He has been the deputy secretary general of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society TC16 Technical Committee (China), the Executive Director of TC13 Technical Committee (China) since May, 2022. He has been the Member of Technical Committee on Control Theory (TCCT) Multi-agent Group, Chinese Association of Automation since 2018. He has also served as the General President of 2022 International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Digital Simulation (AMDS 2022), the Vice President of The 8th International Conference on Digital Manufacturing and Automation (ICDMA 2022), as well as many chairs and Special Section Organizers of other international conferences. He has also been invited as the Keynote Speaker in 2017 2nd International Conference on Mechatronics and Electrical Systems (ICMES 2017).