Keynote Speakers




Prof. Ning Xi (IEEE Fellow)
Chair Professor of Robotics and Automation
Director of Emerging Technologies Institute, The University of Hong Kong

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 Emerging 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. Maria Pia FANTI (IEEE Fellow)
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Maria Pia Fanti (IEEE Fellow) received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1983. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Since 1983, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, where she is currently a Full Professor of system and control engineering and Chair of the Laboratory of Automation and Control.
Her research interests include discrete-event systems, Petri net, consensus protocols, fault detection, management and modeling of complex systems, such as logistics, production and healthcare systems.
She has published +280 papers and two textbooks on these CFP.
Prof. Fanti is General Chair of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering and of the IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems 2009. She is Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering and Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, member at large of the Board of Governor of the IEEE SMC Society, of the AdCom of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and Chair of the TC on Automation in Logistics of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.


Prof. Yongchun Fang
Nankai University, China
方勇纯, 博导,国家杰出青年基金获得者

Yongchun Fang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the M.S. degree in control theory and application, both from Zhejiang University, P. R. China, in 1996 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree of electrical engineering from Clemson University in 2002.
From 2002 to 2003, Dr. Fang was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Cornell University. Since 2003, Dr. Fang has been a professor at the Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information System, Nankai University, Tianjin, P. R. China, and he is also a Yangtze River Distinguished Professor of the Chinese Minister of Education.
Dr. Fang’s research interests include underactuated systems control, visual servoing, AFM-based nano-manipulation, and so on.
Dr. Fang is a recipient of the China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, and he won the First Prize of Wu Wenjun Natural Science of Artificial Intelligence in 2017.


Prof. Yaguo Lei (IET Fellow)
Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
雷亚国, 博导,国家杰出青年基金获得者,首批国家优秀青年科学基金获得者, 德国洪堡学者

Prof. Yaguo Lei is currently a professor in mechanical engineering of Xi’an Jiaotong University, P. R. China. He ever worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow and at the University of Alberta, Canada as a postdoctoral research fellow. He is also a fellow of IET and ISEAM, a senior member of IEEE, a member of ASME, and senior members of CMES, ORSC and CAA, respectively, and the associate editors/ the editorial board members of IEEE TIE, MSSP, NC&A, MST, etc. His research interests include health condition monitoring and intelligent maintenance, big-data era intelligent fault diagnostics and prognostics, reliability evaluation and remaining useful life prediction, mechanical signal analysis and processing, and mechanical system dynamic modeling. He has pioneered many signal processing techniques, intelligent diagnosis models and remaining useful life prediction methods. He has written one monography in English. His H-index has raised to 52, and he was selected as the Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate in 2019, 2020 and 2021, respectively.



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