Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi
Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Biography: Hamid Reza Karimi 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. Since 2016, he has been an associate 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, vibration systems, robotics and wind energy.
Prof. Karimi is a Member of Academia Europa (MAE), Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Fellow of The International Society for Condition Monitoring (ISCM), Member of Agder Academy of Science and Letters and also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems, the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control, and the IFAC Technical Committee on Automotive Control. He is serving as Chief Editor, Subject Editor, Technical Editor or Associate Editor for some International Journals and Book Series Editor for Springer, CRC Press and Elsevier.
Prof. Karimi has been awarded as the 2016-2021 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering, the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award, August-Wilhelm-Scheer Visiting Professorship Award, JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Award, and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung research Award, for instance. He has also participated as General Chair, keynote/plenary speaker, distinguished speaker or program chair for several international conferences in the areas of Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics.
Prof. Ning Sun
Nankai University, China
Biography: Ning Sun received the B.S. degree in measurement & control technology and instruments (with honors) from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering (with honors) from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 2014. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He is currently a Professor with the Institute of Robotics and Automatic Information Systems, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. His research interests include intelligent control for mechatronic/robotic systems with an emphasis on (industrial) applications.
Dr. Sun received the Machines 2021 Young Investigator Award, the prestigious Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard), the Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Excellent Youth Award in 2019, the ICCAR 2022 Young Scientist Award, the China 10 Scientific and Technological Developments in Intelligent Manufacturing of 2019, several outstanding journal/conference paper awards, etc. He serves as an Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Systems Journal, and Journal of Field Robotics. In addition, he has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board since July 2019, and he is/was an Associate Editor for the top robotics conferences IEEE ICRA and IEEE/RSJ IROS.
Prof. Shaojian Zhang
Nanchang University, China
Biography: Prof. Dr. ZHANG Shaojian is from School of Advanced Manufacturing, Nanchang University, Nanchang, China. He graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology with Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and obtained his MPhil Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2008 and his PhD in Ultra-precision Machining (UPM) technology from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. He started his academic career as a Lecturer in 2013 and promoted to an Associate Professor in 2015 and a Professor in 2018. He is an active researcher focusing on UPM technology and its applications into advanced manufacturing fields. His research interests include robotized parallel UPM, dynamic characteristics of UPM and nanometric surface roughness measurement of UPM. He has published 10 papers as the first author in "International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture" with the ESI high citation, as well as obtained more than 10 patents. He has secured more than 10 external projects, covering the National Science and Technology Major Project, the National Natural Science Foundation etc. He is the Youth Expert Committee Member of Advanced Optical Manufacturing of the Chinese Society of Optical Engineering and the academic Editorial Board Members of some SCI journals such as "Shock and Vibration". He also academically serves in over 10 international SCI referred journals, involving "International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture", "Precision Engineering" etc.
Prof. Shubin Yan
North University of China, China
Biography: He is a member of the Seventh Council of the China Association of Higher Education, Deputy Secretary General of the Committee of Measurement and Control Technology and Instrument of the Chinese Association of Higher Education, Permanent Member of the Chinese Physical Society, Senior Member of the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), Senior Member of the China Instrument and Control Society (CIS), Senior Member of the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology, and so on.
He is mainly engaged in the research work related to the fields of micro-nano optical quantum sensing, micro-nano fabrication, and instrumentation science. His current research interests are in the fields of molecular and atomic physics, quantum sensing, micro-nano processes, and the theory and system integration of high Q optical micro-cavity based sensor devices. In recent years, he has published in Applied Physics Letters, Physical ReviewA, Optics Express, Scientific Reports, Applied Physics B, Sensors, Optics Communication, Micromachines, Chinese PhysicsB and other domestic and international journals published 166 academic papers, of which more than 100 SCI, EI included. Prof. Yan has been authorized 42 national invention patents; participated in the publication of academic monographs (Science Publishing House), edited two textbooks (China Chemical Industry Publishing House). He has presided over 6 projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China (5 at the surface, and 1 project of "Major Research Program on Nano Manufacturing Science" of National Natural Science Foundation of China), 16 provincial and ministerial projects, and 1 project of "National Major Research Program" of the Ministry of Science and Technology as the person in charge of the sub-topic. As a sub-topic leader of the Ministry of Science and Technology "National Major Research Program", he has participated in the research of 4 National 973 Preliminary Research Special Projects, 5 National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 12 other provincial and ministerial level projects.