Prof. Susumu Hara, Nagoya University, Japan

Biography: Susumu Hara received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Keio University, Tokyo, Japan in 1992, 1994, and 1996, respectively, all in engineering. From 1995 to 2000, he was a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Visiting Researcher with the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. In 2000, he joined the faculty of Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. In 2008, he joined the faculty of Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering. His current research interests include motion and vibration control of mechanical structures and spacecraft, nonstationary control methods, and control problems of man machine systems. He is a member of the JSME, SICE, RSJ, IEEJ, JSPE, IEEE, AIAA, and JSASS.


Prof. Bing Wang, Fuzhou University, China

Biography: Dr.Bing Wang, is a professor in Mechanical Engineering, Dean Assistant, and Deputy Director of the Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Terahertz Functional Devices and Intelligent Sensing, from School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University. His PhD is from University of Hull, and PostDoc from University of Cambridge. He is a Life Member of Clare Hall Cambridge, committee member for Advanced Structural Materials, Premium Members for both Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society and Chinese Society for Composite Materials. Bing serves as Topic Editor and Guest Editor for Materials, organising a Special Issue on “Advances in Smart Materials and Structures”, a Guest Editor for Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Youth Editor for Journal of Fuzhou University, and a recognised peer-reviewer for more than twenty international journals, including Advanced Materials, Carbon, Composites Part B, NDT & E International, etc., and an outstanding reviewer for Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering. His main research focuses on smart materials and structures, composite mechanics, non-destructive testing & evaluation, as well as deployable mechanics.

Prof. J.M. Corchado, University of Salamanca, Spain

Biography: Juan Manuel Corchado. Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research from 2013 to 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Chosen twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He is the director of a renowned research group called BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology), which has been created in the year 2000. J.M Corchado is also the Director of the IOT Digital Innovation Hub and the President of the AIR Institute. He is Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, and has been Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and a Member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). He has also been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter and the academic coordinator of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activities with the direction of Master's Programmes in: Master in Security, Digital Animation, Multiplatform Mobile Application Development, Digital Intelligence , Financial Technology, Knowledge Transfer and R&D Management, Digital Transformation, ICT, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Printing, Blockchain, Industry 4.0 y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, at the University of Salamanca, and with his work as Editor-in-Chief of Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J.M. Corchado works on projects in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sentiment Analysis, etc.

Prof. Ting Zhang, Soochow University, China

Biography: Zhang Ting, School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Soochow University, Distinguished Professor and Doctoral Supervisor of Robotics and Microsystems Research Center. He graduated from the State Key Laboratory of Robotics and Systems of Harbin Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. under the tutelage of Academician Liu Hong, Director of the Key Laboratory. He has worked in Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences for one year, and the research group of Professor He (Helen) Huang, an expert in the field of mechatronic robotics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been engaged in postdoctoral research for nearly four years. In November 2018, he returned to China to join the Robotics and Microsystems Research Center of Soochow University. Mainly engaged in the basic theory and key technology research of medical robots, mobile operation continuum robots, and deep cavity inspection continuum robots, published/accepted more than 20 SCI papers as the first/corresponding author in world-class journals in the field of mechatronics and robotics , including IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (top journal in mechatronics), IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (top journal in rehabilitation engineering), IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine (top journal in robotics), IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Sensors Journal, Robotica (2 cover articles), IEEE Robotic and Automation Letters, etc. He has won the "Jiangsu Distinguished Professor", "Jiangsu Province Shuangchuang Doctor", "Suzhou High-tech Zone Technology Entrepreneurship Leading Talent", American NSF-Innovation Corps Program Award, IEEE Conference Best Paper Award, etc. Authorized more than 10 national invention patents, applied for 3 PCT patents and 1 US patent.

Prof. Tianliang Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Biography: Prof. Tianliang Li received the M.S and Ph.D. degree from Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT), China, in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently a Full Professor with WHUT. Prior to joining WHUT, he worked as a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore.
His research interests include advanced optical fiber sensing, mechanical equipment condition monitoring, and medical robotics. He has authored more than 60 papers in international journals and conferences.

Assoc Prof. Cheng Chin, Newcastle University, Singapore

Biography: Dr Cheng Siong Chin is currently a Reader (Assoc. Professor) with Newcastle University and Adjunct Professor to Chongqing University, School of Automotive Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Control Engineering at Research Robotics Centre in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2008 and M.Sc. (Distinction) in Advanced Control and Systems Engineering from The University of Manchester in 2001. He also received the B.Eng.(Hons) degree in Mechanical and Production Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2000. He worked in the consumer electronics industry for a few years before moving into academia. His research interests include intelligent systems design of complex systems such as electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and acoustic systems. He has achieved over 150 publications, 7 books and 3 US Patents. He also received DCASE2019 Judges' Award in IEEE AASP Challenge on DCASE2019. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access Journal, Applied Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) eNewsletter, and editorial board member of Electronics, MDPI. He has served as General Chair, Session Chair, and Technical Committee in numerous international conferences.

Assoc Prof. Xiaohua Xia, Chang'an University, China

Biography: Xiaohua Xia, international doctoral supervisor, is now an associate professor with the School of Construction Machinery, Chang’an University. He is the leader of Engineering Equipment Intelligent Vision Scientific Research Team. He received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University. His research interests include Machine Vision and Opto-Mechatronics such as visual perception and biomimetics, automatic road/bridge detection technology based on UAV and crawling robot, and other applications of machine vision in industry.

Assoc Prof. Zhiyu Jiang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Biography: Zhiyu Jiang is Associate Professor with the Northwestern Polytechnical University. Previously he received the Ph.D degree in Signal and Information Processing from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. China. He focuses on computer vision and remote sensing. More than 15 papers have been accepted/published on IEEE Trans. and other top conferences. He has won the IEEE best student paper award in 2014. He served as Guest Editor, reviewers of 20+ International Journals and Transactions, such as IEEE T-CYB/IEEE T-GRS. He also served as Program Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Track Chair, TPC Member of International Conference for 50+ times.

Assoc Prof. Sallehuddin Mohamed Haris, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography: Sallehuddin Mohamed Haris is an Associate Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He received his BEng in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK in 1993, MSc in Mechatronics from the University of London (King’s College London) in 1996 and PhD in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK in 2006. His current research interests include adaptive and switching control systems, hybrid dynamic systems, and mechatronic systems for automotive and robotic applications.

Assoc Prof. Yifan Li, Southwest Jiaotong University, China

Biography: Yifan Li is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University. He received a B.Eng. degree in measurement and control technology and instrumentation from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2008. He graduated from the State Key Laboratory of Traction Power with a Ph.D. in Vehicle Operation Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2013. After that, he worked as a Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of Alberta and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests include machinery condition monitoring and fault diagnosis. He has achieved over 50 publications and served as Session Chair and Technical Committee in numerous international conferences.