Xinde Li (M’09-SM’16) 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. Xinde Li
Southeast University, China
Academician of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences(RAEN)
Prof. Ning Sun
Nankai University, China
Ning Sun received the B.S. degree in measurement & control technology and instruments from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2014. He is currently an IEEE Senior Member. He is currently a Professor with the Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information Systems, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He was awarded the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard). His research interests include intelligent control for mechatronic/robotic systems with emphasis on (industrial) applications. Dr. Sun received the Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Excellent Youth Award in 2019, the China 10 Scientific and Technological Developments in Intelligent Manufacturing (2nd achiever) in 2019, the First Class Prize of Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Natural Science Award in 2017, the First Class Prize of Tianjin Natural Science Award in 2018, the Golden Patent Award of Tianjin in 2017, the IJCAS (International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems) Academic Activity Award in 2018 and 2019, the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) in 2016, etc.
Steven Guan received his BSc. from Tsinghua University and M.Sc. (1987) & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor and the Director for Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK. Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious R&D organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. After leaving the industry, he joined the academia for three and half years. He served as deputy director for the Computing Center and the chairman for the Department of Information & Communication Technology. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor for 8 years.
Prof. Steven Guan
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Prof. Quanxin Zhu
Distinguished Professor and Doctoral Supervisor
Hunan Normal University, China
Quanxin Zhu, a Ph.D. and a specially-appointed professor of Xiaoxiang Scholar Program, a doctoral supervisor of Hunan Normal Univerisity, is a specially-appointed professor of Furong Scholar Program of Hunan Province, a senior visiting scholar of German Humboldt Fund, Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Computing and Random Mathematics of the Ministry of Education, and a senior member of IEEE. His main research interests include Markov process, stability and control of stochastic systems. Prof. Zhu have made a series of important academic achievements, and solved several open problems raised in international publications such as SIAM J. Control Optim. He has published 150 papers on SCI-indexed journals including Automatic, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and his papers have been cited more than 3000 times. His paper published in "Nonlinear Anal.: RWA" was rated as one of the 25 most popular articles in the Science Direct database in 2012. He was rated as the Global Highly Cited Scientist from 2018 to 2020, has won the second prize of 2018 National Higher Education Teaching Achievement Award, the 2016 "High School Natural Science Award" of Jiangsu Province.
Jinming Wen is a full professor in the College of Information Science and Technology, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China. He received his Ph.D degree in Applied Mathematics from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2015. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Laboratoire LIP (from March 2015 to August 2016). He is currently the editor of IEEE Access, Alexandria Engineering Journal, IET Quantum Communication and other journals, and a member of the procedural committees of several international academic conferences. He is mainly engaged in the basic theoretical research and algorithm design of lattice cipher and compressed sensing, and has presided over many projects such as the General Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China in recent five years.
Prof. Jinming Wen
Jinan University, China
Prof. Mingfang Lv
Guangdong AiScholar Institute of Academic Exchange
Prof. Mingfang Lv is a physicist and a leading expert in academic publishing with in-depth knowledge. He is a pioneer of China’s academic publishing, and has long served as the editor-in-chief of internationally-recognized publishing houses. He has been with IOP Publishing for over 15 years, and has worked extensively with China’s science foundations, research institutes and universities, including NSFC, MOST, CAST, CAS, etc. Lv received his doctoral degree from Tsinghua University in 1995. From 1995 to 1997, he became a postdoctoral researcher of the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1998, he served as a short-term visiting professor at Nihon University, where he studied how neutron ejected from plasma focus devices, and led a joint research project with Poland. From 1999 to 2000, he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science and became a postdoctoral fellow. From 2001 to 2004, he continued his career at Swedish Institute of Space Physics, and later at the European Space Agency (ESA), focusing on the research of Neutral Particle Imager for the Mars-Express mission. Before 2002, Lv has published more than 30 papers in well-known international journals, including Physical Review E, Journal of Physics D, Review of Scientific Instruments, and IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science.