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Keynote Speaker


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George Q. HUANG

Chair Professor of Smart Manufacturing
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

Biography: George Huang is Chair Professor of Smart Manufacturing at Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to this appointment, he was Chair Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at The University of Hong Kong. He gained BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in areas of Smart Manufacturing, Logistics, and Construction Systems Analytics through IoT-enabled Cyber-Physical Internet with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$120M. He collaborated closely with industries through joint projects and start-up companies. He has published extensively and his works have been widely cited by research communities. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He led and supported a number of special issues in leading international journals on emerging topics over the years. He is Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of ASME, CILT, HKIE, IET and IISE, and Senior Member of IEEE.

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Anthony Tzes

Program Head of Electrical Engineering; Professor of Electrical Engineering
New York University Abu Dhabi

Biography: Dr. Anthony Tzes is a graduate of Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (1985) at University of Patras (UPAT), Greece. He received his doctorate from the Ohio State University in 1990. From 1990 until 1999 he was a tenured associate professor with Polytechnic University, now New York University Tandon School of Engineering. He has been a Visiting Professor (2009-2013) at University of Loughborough, UK and a Professor at UPAT since 1999. He has been the Chairman of IEEE’s Control Systems Society Greek Chapter, a member of the national (Greek) committee of the European Control Association (EUCA), member of several committees of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and the national representative (2006-2009) to EU’s FP7’s thematic area “Regions of Knowledge, Research Potential and Coherent Development of Policies.” He has served in various positions (Program Chairman (MIM ’00), Organizing Committee Chairman (ECC ’07), General Chairman (MED2011), Program Chairman (MED2015)), and as IPC-member at several international conferences.
Research interests include UAVs, Cooperative Control of Networked Systems, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. Professor Tzes has received research funding from various organizations including NASA, the National (US) Science Foundation, the European Union (Horizon2020), and the European Space Agency (ESA). He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University, focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY. While in Greece, he is the leader and principal investigator of the Applied Networked Mechatronics Systems group. He has authored more than 80 (240) papers published in international journals (conferences). He has received various awards as co-author of published articles including the best paper published in 2014 in IET Control, Theory & Applications and the ECC 2003 IST Prize Award. He has served on the editorial board of several journals (e.g., IEEE Control Systems MagazineCircuits Systems, and ComputersJournal of Intelligent and Robotic SystemsInternational Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks).

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Rong Su

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Dr Rong Su obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Science and Technology of China, and Master of Applied Science degree and PhD degree from University of Toronto, respectively. He was affiliated with University of Waterloo and Technical University of Eindhoven before he joined Nanyang Technological University in 2010. Dr Su's research interests include multi-agent systems, discrete-event system theory, model-based fault diagnosis, cyber security analysis and synthesis, control and optimization of complex networks with applications in flexible manufacturing, intelligent transportation, human-robot interface, power management and green buildings. In the aforementioned areas he has more than 300 journal and conference publications, 1 monograph, 18 granted/filed patents. Dr Su is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Automatica (IFAC), Journal of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems, and Journal of Control and Decision. He was the Chair of the Technical Committee on Smart Cities in the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2016-2019. Currently, he is a co-chair of Technical Committee on Automation in Logistics in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Dr Su is the recipient of 2021 Hsue-shen Tsien Paper Award from IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica and Best Paper Award in 15th International Conference on Advanced Systems in Public Transport (CASPT 2022), a Distinguished Lecturer for 2020 Chinese Conference on Decision and Control (CCDC'20) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.