Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
加拿大肯高迪亚大学 苏春翌教授

Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined the Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and holds the Concordia Research Chair in Control. He has also held several short-time visiting positions including a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by China's Ministry of Education and JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan, and Qian Ren Talents Professor from China. His research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings. In addition to his academic activities, he has worked extensively with industrial organizations on various projects. Dr. Su has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Mechatronics, Control Engineering Practice, and several other journals. He has served as Chair/Co-Chair for numerous international conferences

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Chenguang Yang, South China University of Technology, China
华南理工大学 杨辰光教授


Title: "Biomimetic Control Design and Human Skill Transfer for Intelligent Robots"

Dr Yang received Ph.D. degree in control engineering from the National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2010. He received postdoctoral training at Imperial College London, UK and was recipient of the EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship as a named individual. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA). He has made significant contribution to the research on robot control and human robot interaction, as evidenced by 2011 King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA) Steve and Rosalind Hsia Best Biomedical Paper Award, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2015 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA) Best Conference Paper Award, 2016 International Conference on Human System Interaction (HSI) Best Conference Paper Award, 2017 International Conference on Modeling, Identification and Control (ICMIC) Best Theory Paper Award, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (IEEE ARM) Toshio Fukuda Best Mechatronics Paper Award, and a number of Best Student Paper awards received by his students.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Quang Ha, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Quang Ha received the B.E. degree from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, in 1983, the Ph.D. degree from Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Russia, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia, in 1997, all in electrical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with School of Electrical and Data Engineering. His research interests include automation, robotics and control systems. Dr Ha is a Senior Member of the IEEE and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Automation and Robotics in Construction. He has been a Member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2013), Automation in Construction, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Elsevier Heliyon, Journal of Industrial Electronics & Applications, and Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics. Quang Ha served as Chairman of several international conferences on automation and intelligent systems. He was the recipient of 14 best paper awards from the IEEE, IAARC and Engineers Australia, including the Sir George Julius Medal in 2015.

Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Alvin Y. Chua, De La Salle University, Philippines

Dr. Alvin Y. Chua is a Professor and the Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department of De La Salle University. He earned his BSME, MSME, and Ph.D. in ME at De La Salle University-Manila. As a scholar under the Department of Science and Technology-Engineering and Science Education Project (DOST-ESEP), he conducted his dissertation research at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He received a special citation for the 2003 NAST-DuPont Talent Search for Young Scientists (Mechanical Engineering). He was also awarded the 2015 Outstanding Student Adviser of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He has published in several journal publications and international conferences like Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), and Advance Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM). His current research interests are on Mechatronics, and UAV systems. In his Mechatornics research, he was able to work on researches that improved the intelligence of articulated and mobile robot systems. He was also able to apply Mechanttonics to improve the energy generation of renewable energy systems. In his UAV systems research, he dealt with control techniques (e.g. Fuzzy Logic, Kalman Filters) for rotorcrafts (e.g. quadcopter, octocopter) and blimps for improved mobility. Currently, he is working on applying UAV technologies to disaster management and inspection applications. He also received a government grant under DOST-PCIEERD entitled ”Development of a Flight Controller for a Modular UAV”.