IEEE fellow, Prof. Elizabeth Chang, the University of New South Wales, Australia (新南威尔士大学Elizabeth Chang教授)

Bio: Dr Amrik S. Professor Elizabeth Chang is Professor and Canberra Fellow in the School of Business, the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Her current research focuses on Defence Logistics; Intelligent Transportation, Ambient Security, Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet-of-Things; Trust and Risks, Situation Awareness in Ad-hoc enviornment; Virtual Collaborative Logistics and underlying technologies including data intelligence and real time big data analytics.

In combining IT and Logistics she empowers the research work and professional training in Logistics and Transporation in a way that would not otherwise be possible. She is excellent in working with public and private sector professionals, academics from many fields as well as PhD Students. She is motivated by the idea of “creating value by making connections’ and is looking forward to working with you locally and internationally to help build one of the best research groups in the world in the area of Logistics and Transportation and especially for Defence, public and private sectors, please contact her at elizabeth.chang@unsw.edu.au or e.chang@adfa.edu.au.

Her previous work as CIO/CTO for a multi-national transport logistics corporation in Hong Kong and the last 10 years of successful collaborative research with WA Department of Planning and Infrastructure, WA Department of Transport, Main Roads WA, Fleetwood Corp, Specialised Container Transports, Port Authorities; Blu-logistics and many Road Transport and Logistics Association and Societies, allowed her to acquire a thorough understanding of many issues facing the transportation and logistics industry nationally and globally, and these have provided deep insights and essential foundations for academic research and development and extension to Defence through ‘research and teaching informed by industry experience’.

Her previous academic achievement includes 20 Competitive Research Grants including 10 Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants worth over $11.5 million. She has supervised/co-supervised 38 PhD theses to completion. Her first PhD student, Dr Wenny Rahayu, received the Best Thesis Award from the Australian Association of Computer Science, 4 recent PhD theses have received the Chancellor’s Best Thesis Award, and 4 PhD graduates’ were awarded ARC Post-docs. She has delivered 36 Keynote/Planary speeches largely at major IEEE Conferences and published many scientific work including 6 authored, 8 edited books, 15 book chapters, 90+ International journal papers and over 300 refereed conference papers with an H-Index of 30 (Google Scholar) and has over 5000 citations of her work. Her initial fundamental education in Computer Science and Software Engineering has given her a unique strength in applied and multidisciplinary science, social science and emerging technologies research.



Prof. Ling Wang, Tsinghua University, China (国家杰青_清华大学自动化系王凌教授)


Bio: Ling Wang received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively, and now is a tenured Full Professor in Tsinghua Univ. His research interests mainly include intelligent optimization, scheduling and applications. He has authored 5 academic books and more than 160 SCI-indexed papers. His publications have attracted over 16K Google Scholar Citations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International J of Automation and Control, the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, and the Editorial Board Member of Memetic Computing, J of Optimization, Control Theory & Applications, Control and Decision, Control Engineering, System Engineering and Electronics. Prof. Wang received National Natural Science Award of China (2nd Prize 2014), Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China (1st Prize 2003 and 2nd Prize 2007), Science and Technology Awards of both Beijing City (2008) and Yunnan Province (2017), and Science and Technology Award of China Simulation Federation (1st Prize 2019). He also received the Best Paper Awards of Acta Automatica Sinica (2014), Control Theory & Applications (2016), and Control and Decision (2017). He was the recipient of National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2015), New Century Excellent Talent in University by the MOE of China (2009), Young Scientist Award of CAA (2016), and IEEE ICIC Outstanding Leadership Award (2018).




Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy (意大利米兰理工大学Hamid Reza Karimi教授)


Bio: Hamid Reza Karimi (M’06–SM’09), born in 1976, received the B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2016 he was a full professor of Mechatronics and Control Systems at University of Agder in Norway. Since 2016, he has been a professor of Applied Mechanics with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. His current research interests include control systems and mechatronics with applications to automotive control systems and wind energy.
Prof. Karimi is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cyber-Physical Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Machines, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Aerospace System Science and Engineering, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Designs, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronics, Section Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Science Progress, Subject Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute and a Technical Editor or Associate Editor for some international journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I: Regular Papers, the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Information Sciences, Neural Networks, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Neurocomputing, ISA Transactions, Journal of Control and Decision, Asian Journal of Control, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. He is a member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Systems with Uncertainty, the Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the Committee on Robust Control, and the Committee on Automotive Control. Prof. Karimi awarded as the 2016-2018 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering.



Prof. Yanqiong Fei, Research Institute of Robotics, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China(上海交通大学机器人研究所费燕琼教授)


Bio: Fei Yanqiong received the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from Shanghai Jiaotong University, PR China, in 2002. She is an associate professor in Research Institute of Robotics in Shanghai Jiaotong University. She has been a Visiting Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S.A from 2010 to 2011. She has chaired 3 National Natural Science Foundation projects, 1 Shanghai Natural Science Foundation project, and 1 State Key Laboratory of Robotics project, 1 Shanghai-Minhang projects and 1National High-Tech Research and Development Program in the past 10 years. She received the Shanghai scientific and technological progress second prize in 2009. She was the Recipient of American Schoolfellow Scholarship in 2000. And she received 863 high technology project advanced group award in 2001. Her research interests include robotics, self-reconfigurable robots, assembly system, climbing robots and so on.