Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic (IEEE Life Fellow)
Simon Fraser University, Canada
Biography: Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986. She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems. Dr. Trajkovic serves as IEEE Division X Delegate/Director (2019–2020) and served as IEEE Division X Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect (2018). She served as Senior Past President (2018–2019), Junior Past President (2016–2017), President (2014–2015), President-Elect (2013), Vice President Publications (2012–2013, 2010–2011), Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008–2009), and a Member at Large of the Board of Governors (2004–2006) of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and a member of its Board of Governors (2004–2005, 2001–2003). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She is General Co-Chair of SMC 2020 and SMC 2020 Workshop on BMI Systems and served as General Co-Chair of SMC 2019 and SMC 2018 Workshops on BMI Systems, SMC 2016, and HPSR 2014, Special Sessions Co-Chair of SMC 2017, Technical Program Chair of SMC 2017 and SMC 2016 Workshops on BMI Systems, Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005, and Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004–2005, 1993–1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (2018, 2002-2003, 1999–2001), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001–2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2020–2021) and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010–2011, 2002–2003). She is a Professional Member of IEEE-HKN and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang (IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow, CAA Fellow)
New York University, USA
Biography: Zhong-Ping JIANG received the M.Sc. degree in statistics from the University of Paris XI, France, in 1989, and the Ph.D. degree in automatic control and mathematics from the Ecole des Mines de Paris (now, called ParisTech-Mines), France, in 1993, under the direction of Prof. Laurent Praly.
Currently, he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Tandon School of Engineering, New York University. His main research interests include stability theory, robust/adaptive/distributed nonlinear control, robust adaptive dynamic programming, reinforcement learning and their applications to information, mechanical and biological systems. In these fields, he has written six books and is author/co-author of over 500 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.
Prof. Jiang is a recipient of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship Award from the Australian Research Council, CAREER Award from the U.S. National Science Foundation, JSPS Invitation Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Distinguished Overseas Chinese Scholar Award from the NSF of China, and several best paper awards. He has served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Senior Editor and Associate Editor for numerous journals. Prof. Jiang is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IFAC, a Fellow of the CAA and is among the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers. In 2021, he is elected as a foreign member of the Academia Europaea.
Prof. Huosheng Hu
University of Essex, UK
Biography: Huosheng Hu is a Professor in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, U.K. and head of the Robotics and Mechatronics Group. He received the MSc degree in industrial automation from the Central South University in China and the PhD degree in robotics from the University of Oxford in the U.K. His research interests include behaviour-based robotics, human-robot interaction, service robots, embedded systems, data fusion, learning algorithms, mechatronics, and cloud computing. He has published over 500 papers in journals, books and conferences in these areas, and received a number of best paper awards. His Google Scholar citations is 13652, H-index 54, i10-index 260. Prof. Hu is a Fellow of Institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of Institute of Measurement & Control, and a founding member of IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Technical committee on Networked Robots. He has been a Program Chair or a member of Advisory/Organising Committee for many international conferences such as IEEE IROS, ICRA, ICMA, ROBIO conferences. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Automation and Computing, as well as Executive Editor for International Journal of Mechatronics & Automation.
Prof. Farshad Khorrami
New York University, USA
Biography: Farshad Khorrami (Senior Member, IEEE) received the bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1982 and 1984, respectively, the master’s degree in mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1984 and 1988, respectively. He is currently a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, NYU, Brooklyn, NY, USA, where he joined as an Assistant Professor in September 1988. He has developed and directed the Control/Robotics Research Laboratory, Polytechnic University (currently NYU). He has also commercialized UAVs as well as development of auto-pilots for various unmanned vehicles. His research has been supported by the ARO, NSF, ONR, DARPA, ARL, AFRL, NASA, and several corporations. He has published about 300 refereed journal and conference papers in these areas as welll as a book Modeling and Adaptive Nonlinear Control of Electric Motors (Springer Verlag, 2003). He also has 14 U.S. patents on novel smart micro-positioners and actuators, control systems, security, and wireless sensors and actuators. His research interests include adaptive and nonlinear controls, robotics and automation, unmanned vehicles, cyber security for cyber–physical systems, embedded systems security, machine learning, and large-scale systems and decentralized control. He has served as a general chair and a conference organizing committee member of several international conferences.