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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Prof. Xin-She Yang

Affiliations: Middlesex University, UK

Prof. Xin-She Yang

Xin-She Yang obtained his DPhil in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford. He then worked at Cambridge University and National Physical Laboratory (UK) as a Senior Research Scientist. Now he is Reader at Middlesex University London, Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland) and Guest Professor at Xi'an Polytechnic University (China). He is the IEEE CIS Chair for the Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management and Director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI).

 

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Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi

Hamid Reza Karimi (M’06–SM’09) 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. He is currently 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, vibration 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, Moderator for IEEE TechRxiv or Associate Editor for some international journals, for instance, the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 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, IFAC-Mechatronics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. 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 2016-2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering.

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Title: Distributed Control of Multiagent Systems: Theory and Applications

Abstract – From both theoretical and practical aspects, the problem of distributed cooperative control design for multiagent systems has received increasing attentions in recent years due to its advantages, compared with the traditional centralized systems, including more flexibility, decentralization, stronger robustness. Some practical research impacts could be utilization of multiagent systems in intelligent manufacturing (Industry 4.0), structural control systems, emergency patient transportation, robotics, for instance. The objective of this talk is to present some challenges and recent results on distributed cooperative control systems or distributed model predictive control of multiagent systems for consensus, e.g. robotics, with a focus on advanced controller design strategy developments under communication control protocol. The talk will be concluded with some concluding remarks on both technical and practical aspects of distributed control systems for consensus problems of multiagent systems.

Speaker:  Prof. Hamid Reza Karimi

Affiliations: Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Speaker: Assoc.Prof. Xuping Zhang

Affiliations: Aarhus University, Denmark

Xuping Zhang

Dr. Xuping Zhang is currently working with Aarhus University as an associate professor and the director of Robotics and Control Lab. His efforts at Aarhus University focus on establishing the education and research program in robotics. In research, he has built up close and extensive collaborations with the leading collaborative robot manufacturer Universal Robots A/S (Odens, Denmark), the leading wind energy company Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Aarhus, Denmark), etc. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2009 while studying at the Laboratory for Nonlinear Control. He worked with the Advanced Micro and Nano Systems at the University of Toronto as postdoctoral research associate from 2009 to 2011. He also Worked on dynamics of aircraft as an engineer with Pratt & Whitney Canada from 2011-2012. Dr. Zhang had been teaching and doing research in Mechanisms, Robotics, and Mechanical Design with Beijing University of Technology from 1999 to 2005. His research and teaching interests include Robotic Industrial Manufacturing and Production, Dynamics and Control Theory of Robot Manipulators, Robotic Rehabilitation, Robotic Single-Cell Handling, and Micro-Actuation. Dr. Zhang is the author of over 80 papers and has one filed patent. His work in robotic ICSI won the Best Automation Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2011.

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