• Milan


  • February 27-29



Prof. Chen Chun-Hsien,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Chun-Hsien CHEN is Full Professor, Director of the Design Stream, and Professor-in-Charge of the Design & Human Factors Lab in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his BS degree in Industrial Design from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, MS and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia, USA. He has several years of product design & development experience in the industry. His teaching and research interests are design science in product design and development; engineering/design informatics for managing/ supporting digital design & manufacturing; and human factors and management of human performance. He has more than 280 publications in these areas. Prof. Chen has served as a Technical Reviewer for National Science and Technology Awards (Singapore), National Research Foundation of Korea, The Knowledge Foundation (KK) HÖG 16 Project, Sweden, and a Judge for Pin Up Design Awards (South Korea), an Advisory Board member for ISTE (International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering), an Advisory Committee member for the various international conferences held in USA, Europe, Brazil, China, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Prof. Chen has been appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Engineering Informatics (ADVEI) since January 2013 and Associate Editor of Space Mission Planning & Operations (SMPO) since August 2022. Besides, he is/was an editorial board member of Journal of Engineering Design, Recent Patents on Engineering, Journal of Kansei, Heliyon, etc. He is/was a Shanghai Eastern Scholar (2011 – 2014), a Guest Professor of Tianjin University (since 2013), a Visiting Professor of National Cheng Kung University (2011), a Guest Professor of Shanghai Maritime University (since 2006), and Chaoyang University of Technology (2008 – 2010).

Prof. Wilson Wang,
Lakehead University, Canada

Dr. Wang received his BSc in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (SIT, China), MASc in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University, China), MEng in Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto), and PhD in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Waterloo). He was employed as a senior scientist at Mechworks Systems Inc. from 2002 to 2004, and then joined the faculty of Lakehead University in 2004. Now he is a professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, cross-appointed by Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo.


Prof. Jiangping Hu
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Jiangping Hu received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics and the M.S. degree in computational mathematics from Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China, in 2000 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in modelling and control of complex systems from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2007. He has held various positions with the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, and Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia. He is currently a Professor with the School of Automation Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. His current research interests include distributed reinforcement learning, multi-robot control, and sensor fusion. He has published around 140 peer-reviewed papers receiving more than 6000 times.
Dr. Hu has been IEEE Senior Member since 2015 and served as members of Technical Committee on Control Theory, Technical Committee on Cognitive Computing and Systems, Technical Committee on Fractional order system and control, Chinese Association of Automation; also served as an Associate Editor for KYBERNETIKA and an Associate Editor for Journal of Systems Science and Complexity.

Prof. Guowu Wei
University of Salford, UK

Dr Guowu Wei is a Reader of Robotics at the University of Salford, UK. He has been working in the fields of robotics, manipulation and grasping, bio-robotics, rehabilitation robotics, computational mechanics, and mechanisms in the past 20 years, he has published over 135 peer-reviewed papers and holds over 15 patents. His research was funded by EPSRC, EU-FP7, ICUK, NSFC, and Royal Academy of Engineering with total grants of over £4M. He has supervised and co-supervised 25 PhDs and 8 visiting scholars. He is a recipient of 17 awards from academic bodies, international conferences, and journals, including the IEEE ROBIO 2011 ‘C.M. Ho Best Paper in Biomimetics—Finalist’, the ICBE 2019 ‘International Bionic Innovation Competition Award’, the IWBE 2021 ‘Best Paper in Bionic Healthcare Award’, and the “2021 Best Reviewers Award” from Journal of Mechanical Design.

Dr Wei is the Executive Deputy Chair of the IFToMM Member Organization (MO) United Kingdom (UK), and was elected Vice-Chair of the Youth Commission of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE). He also serves as Topic Editor, Academic Editor and Associate Editor for five International Journals including the Robotica, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (Proc. IMechE Part C), and Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, and as Associate Editor for two top IEEE conferences, i.e., Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). He served as programme chair, session chair, scientific committee and programme committee member for over 50 international conferences.

Dr Wei’s current research focuses on bio-robotics, bio-inspired healthcare and assistive robotics and technology, grasping theory, multi-fingered robotic hand, robotic devices for surgical and rehabilitation applications, origami engineering, computational dynamics, metamorphic mechanisms/robotics, and reconfigurable mechanisms/robotics.


Assoc.Prof. Wenfeng Hu,
Central South University, China

Dr. Wenfeng Hu is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Automation, Central South University, Changsha, China. He received the B.Sc. degree in information and computing science from Chongqing University of Technology, Chongqing, China, in 2009, the M. Eng. degree in computer software and theory from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical and biomedical engineering from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2016. In 2015 and 2016, he won the Outstanding Academic Performance Award in City University of Hong Kong, in 2019, he was awarded the "Zadeh Best Conference Paper Award Finalist" in IEEE ICCSS 2019 Conference, in 2021, he was awarded the "HNAAI Outstanding Master's Thesis Award" (as the supervisor). He has published more than 30 papers in the top peer-reviewed journals, including IEEE TAC, Automatica, and IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and 3 papers were among the 1% Highly Cited Paper by ESI.
His current research interests include multi-agent systems, networked control systems, event-triggered control, and high-speed train control and scheduling.

Assoc.Prof. Guangcheng Zhang
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology,China

Dr. Guangcheng Zhang is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. He was awarded the bachelor and mater degrees from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics at 2012 and 2014 respectively, then he was awarded the PhD degree from University of Nottingham, UK at 2018. Dr. Zhang has international academic studying and working experiences and his research focuses on hydraulic energy saving technology, vibration control, and millimeter wave radar technology.


Asst. Prof. Bin Wei
Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Wei obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (robotics) from Ontario Tech University in Canada in 2016. After that, he did his post-doctoral research in control of robotics in the department of mechanical engineering at York University in Canada.
He is currently an assistant professor in the department of mechanical and industrial engineering at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, USA.
His research focuses on control theory, dynamical systems, robotics, and synchronization.