ICoIAS' 2021 Distinguished Speakers

Prof. Liang Yan | Beihang University, China

严亮教授 - 北京航空航天大学

Biography: Liang Yan is the Changjiang distinguished professor of Beihang University. His research interest is mainly on high-performance actuation and its applications in robotics and aerospace engineering. He has completed research projects funded by the Natural Science Foundation and the ministry of Science and Technology of China. The research achievement has been published on top journals and refereed conference, such TMech, TIE, TASE and etc. He is the Electrical Machine Committee Member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the Robotics and Mechatronics Committee Member of IFToMM, and the Mechatronics Committee Member of Chinese Aeronautics Society.


Prof. Yimin Zhou | Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

周翊民教授 - 中国科学院深圳先进技术研究院

Biography: Yimin Zhou, DPhil, Professor, Graduated from the Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford in 2008, then she worked as an Research Associate at the Department of Electrical, Electronic and System Engineering at Loughborough University. In 2011, she joined Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences working as an Associate Professor. In 2015, she was awarded as Shenzhen's overseas high-level talent. Till now, she has been granted more than 15 million yuan of research funds, and she has published more than 100 SCI / EI articles and 2 English Monographs. Her research interests include: Control Theory and Engineering, Neural network and machine learning, image processing, fault diagnosis and tolerant control, smart grid etc.


Prof. Guilin YANG | Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

杨桂林教授 - 中国科学院宁波工业技术研究院先进制造所

Biography: Dr Guilin Yang received his B. Eng degree and M. Eng degree from Jilin University, China, in 1985 and 1988 respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University in 1999, all in Mechanical Engineering. He had been with the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Singapore, as a senior scientist and the manager of the Mechatronics Group. He is currently the deputy president of CNITECH and the director of Zhejiang Key Lab of Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing Equipment Technology. His research interests cover a broad area of robotics and automation such as precision electromagnetic actuators, compliant mechanisms, parallel-kinematics machines, cable-driven robots, and robotic automation systems. He has published over 300 technical papers in referred journals and conference proceedings, authored 3 books, and filed 90 patents. He was a recipient of 2014 R&D 100 Awards.


Prof. Xiaodong Zhang | Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

张小栋教授 - 西安交通大学

Biography: Professor Xiaodong Zhang received the B.E. degree in Energy and Power Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 1989, and the M.E. and Ph.D. degree in Mechanics from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 2010, he was a Teacher, and in 1999 promoted as an Associate Professor in school of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Since 2011 he has been a Professor, and now is a deputy director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems with school of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
Professor Xiaodong Zhang was a Visiting Scholar in Department of Mechanical and Medical Engineering, University of Bradford, UK, about three months from 2001 to 2002. He was a Researcher in School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, about two years from 2003 to 2005. He was a visiting professor in the Lab on Intelligent robotics, Michigan State University, USA, about one month in November, 2010, and in the Lab on the Control and Intelligent Systems Engineering, University of Hull, UK, about 3 weeks in October, 2011, and in School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, about 2 weeks in July, 2017, and in the Lab on Mechatronics and Intelligent robotics, University of Essex, UK, about 6 months from 2019 to 2020, respectively. Furthermore, he was a lecture professor funded by K. C. Wong Education Foundation in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, about 2 weeks in December, 2018.
Professor Xiaodong Zhang has published more than 100 papers, include 30 papers indexed by SCI & about 50 papers indexed by EI, and won 20 Patents of invention & 10 Design Patents, and served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology & Editor of Intelligent Service Robotics. He won best paper award of the 2008 International Conference on Rehabilitation in China, best session paper award of CCCT 2010 in USA, best application paper award of IEEE URAI 2016 in China, outstanding paper award of IEEE URAI 2017 in Korea, finalist best paper award of IEEE CYBER 2019 in China, respectively. He served the IEEE NEMS 2015 as the local arrangement chair, the IEEE URAI 2016 & URAI 2017 as a program co-chair, and the IEEE CYBER 2020 as the General Chair. His recent research interests are Robotics and Intelligent System, Bio-mechatronics technology, EEG/EMG signal processing and its application on robotics, intelligent measurement and control technology, etc.


Prof. Xianping Fu | Dalian Maritime University, China

付先平教授 - 大连海事大学

Biography: Xianping Fu,Professor in Information Science and Technology College, Dalian Maritime University, China. He received the Ph.D. degree in communication and information system from Dalian Maritime University, in 2005. From 2007 to 2008 he was a Postdoctoral in Tsinghua University, China, and from 2008 to 2009 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Schepens Eye Research Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. His research interests include underwater robot, perception of natural scenes in engineering systems, image/video processing, and object recognition. He is a leading talent in Dalian, and head of the high-level innovation team of underwater robots in Liaoning Province. He is currently a standing Committee member of the Professional Committee on Intelligent Robots, member of the Multimedia, Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Vision Special Committee of the CCF, and the Executive Director of Dalian Computer Society. He has published more than 80 papers, and applied more than 30 patents. He won the RPB International Scholars Research Award, the 7th International Invention Expo Gold Award and many other awards.