Conference Speakers

Keynote Speakers



Prof. Peter X. Liu, Carleton University, Canada (FIEEE, FEIC)

Prof. Peter X. Liureceived his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Northern Jiaotong University, China in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from University of Alberta, Canada in 2002. He has been with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Canada since July 2002 and is currently a Professor and Canada Research Professor in Haptics Technology. His interest includes interactive networked systems and teleoperation, haptics, surgical simulation, control and intelligent systems.  
Dr. Liu is a Founding Chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices. He has served as an Associate Editor for several journals including IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.
Dr. Liu was listed among Global Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics in 2019.  He is a licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (P.Eng), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) and a Fellow of IEEE (FIEEE).



Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Huaqiao University, China

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. He is currently a Professor at Huaqiao University, on leave from Concordia University. 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.


Prof. Ian McAndrew, Capitol Technology University, USA

Professor Ian R. McAndrew FRAeS is a very highly qualified academic with extensive experiences in industry and internationally recognised researcher with extensive teaching experience at all levels of education. Conference and Journal publication of 70 over 29 years, six books and numerous Keynote presentations around the world. Has supervised 97 students to their doctoral completion in USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Kenya and South Africa. Extensive consultancy experience internationally for multi-nations and organisations. Leading a global doctorate program of in excess of 200 students. As the Dean of Doctoral Programs at Capitol Technology University he is responsible for 15 different Doctoral Programs ranging from Cybersecurity, Analytics, Aviation and to Technology based.


Speech Title: Cybersecurity Issus and Implications for Robotic Control

Abstract: Electrical Engineering control systems allows for advance robotic application in ever demanding manufacturing situations. Designs are finalized knowing that humans cannot achieve the consistency, accuracy or range of movements. Robotic arms are not stand alone systems operated by a PLC, they are and moving beyond IT to Operational technology. As this epoch changes the integration of Operational Technology now demands cybersecurity protection not developed or used before. This research talk will share successes and future directions for research based on completed and ongoing research.



Prof. DP Sharma

PhD [Intranet-wares], DB2 &WSAD-IBM USA, FFSFE-Germany, FIACSIT- Singapore

AMUIT, MOEFDRE under UNDP & Ex. Academic Faculty Ambassador of Cloud Computing Offering (AI), IBM USA

The confluence of the four; an eminent Academician, Author, Researcher, and Rehabilitation Technology Expert, Prof. DP Sharma is a strategic innovator and international orator. He is the recipient of 49 National and International Awards and wide range of appreciations including India’s one of the highest civilian Award “Sardar Ratna Life Time Achievements International Award- 2015” (in memory of first Deputy Prime Minister of Independent India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel). He has published more than a dozen of Books (i.e. 16 Text Books & 6 distance education book series as writer and editor) on various themes of Computer & IT and 131 International research papers/ articles (Print & Digital) in refereed International Journals/conferences.  He provides strategic counsel and future based advisory to transform the management and governance practices through Information Technology and Cloud-based Computing Systems and Models. He has been serving various International Agencies like ILO (An autonomous agency of the United Nations), UNDP, DST GoI, VLIR-UOS- Belgium, and NYAS-USA in both internal and external consultant & advisor capacities. In August 2017 Dr. Sharma was nominated as Jury Member for National Award Selection Committee for Big Data Innovation Award by Ministry of Higher Technical Education, Govt of Rajasthan under National Science Innovation Mission India-2017. His 34 keynote/plenary speeches around the world on innovation, techno imagination, change agents, and strategic foresight in Computing and IT and other allied fields are commendable.  He is a member of Editorial/Reviewer boards of 29 International Journals like IEEE, Elsevier and Springer, etc. He has supervised 12 Ph.D. scholars including academic staff from the University of Maryland-USA, University Paris- Sud France, Fiji National University-Fiji, Norton Software Company-UK, LG R&D Lab-Bangalore- India, MAISM under RTU-India, etc. He has guided over 25 Projects under the Academic Initiative of IBM-USA and later awarded as ‘Academic Faculty Ambassador for Cloud Computing offering’ by IBM-USA. He holds fellowships of several International scientific organizations like International Fellow of FSFE- Germany, International Fellow of International Association of Computer Science and IT- Singapore and 22 Senior Memberships/Memberships like IEEE-USA, ISOC, UNV, UACEE-Australia, CSTA-ACM- USA & Canada, SIE-Singapore and ICST-Belgium. He is an Expatriate Member, Doctoral Advisory Commission, Vrije University Brussels under VLIR-UOS, IUC Program-Belgium. His contributions to the technology-based rehabilitation under UN Convention for PWDs, ILO & UNDP schemes have been incomparable in the world. He has advised numerous projects and policy drafts for down-trodden communities under the schemes of the UN Convention for PWDs and IT Ethical Policies for Least Developed Countries (LDCs). He has traveled to many countries mainly South Korea, China, India, America, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Dubai, Yemen, Netherlands, France, Germany, Sudan, Turkey, etc. for academic assignments, distinguished Plenary/Keynote Speeches in International Conferences and conventions. He has been supporting the National Cleanliness Drive as a National Brand Ambassador nominated by Prime Minister. He received Red & White Bravery National Award in 2001 and the “Shantidoot (Peace Ambassador) International Award for Peace awareness campaign in Cyber Space in 2018. For more details, please visit &




Plenary Speakers



Assoc. Prof. Ning Sun, Nankai University, China

Ning Sun received the B.S. degree in measurement & control technology and instruments from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2014. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information Systems, College of Artificial Intelligence, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He was awarded the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard) in 2018. His research interests include intelligent control for mechatronic/robotic systems with emphasis on (industrial) applications.

Dr. Sun received the Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Excellent Youth Award in 2019, the China 10 Scientific and Technological Developments in Intelligent Manufacturing (2nd achiever) in 2019, the First Class Prize of Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Natural Science Award in 2017, the First Class Prize of Tianjin Natural Science Award in 2018, the Golden Patent Award of Tianjin in 2017, the IJCAS (International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems) Academic Activity Award twice in 2018 and 2019, the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) in 2016, etc. He is the Executive Editor for Measurement and Control and serves as an Associate Editor (editorial board member) for several journals, including IEEE Access, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, IET Cyber-Systems & Robotics, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, etc. Dr. Sun has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Conference Editorial Board since July 2019, and he is an Associate Editor for IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 and IEEE/RSJ IROS 2020 Workshops.

He is currently an IEEE Senior Member and an ASME Member.