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Keynote Speakers


Prof. Zhong-Ping Jiang

New York University, USA

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

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.