IRCE 2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Tianyou Chai 柴天佑院士
Northeastern University, China 东北大学
(Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow)

Biodata: Prof. Tianyou Chai received the Ph.D. degree in control theory and engineering in 1985 from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, where he became a Professor in 1988. He is the founder and Director of the Center of Automation, which became a National Engineering and Technology Research Center and a State Key Laboratory. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, IFAC Fellow and IEEE Fellow. He has served as director of Department of Information Science of National Natural Science Foundation of China from 2010 to 2018. His current research interests include modeling, control, optimization and integrated automation of complex industrial processes. He has published 297 peer reviewed international journal papers. His paper titled Hybrid intelligent control for optimal operation of shaft furnace roasting process was selected as one of three best papers for the Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize for 2011-2013. He has developed control technologies with applications to various industrial processes. For his contributions, he has won 5 prestigious awards of National Natural Science, National Science and Technology Progress and National Technological Innovation, the 2007 Industry Award for Excellence in Transitional Control Research from IEEE Multiple-conference on Systems and Control, and the 2017 Wook Hyun Kwon Education Award from Asian Control Association.
柴天佑,中国工程院院士,控制理论与控制工程专家,IEEE Life Fellow, IFAC Fellow。曾任国际自动控 制联合会(IFAC)技术局成员及 IFAC 制造与仪表技术协调委员会主席(1996-1999),国家自然科学基金委员会 信息科学部主任(2010-2018)。现任东北大学学术委员会主任(2011~),《自动化学报》主编,流程工业综 合自动化国家重点实验室主任,国家冶金自动化工程技术研究中心主任。
长期从事复杂工业过程控制、优化和综合自动化与智能化的基础研究与工程技术研究。提出了多变量自适应解 耦控制理论与方法,建立了生产全流程多目标动态优化决策与控制一体化理论与方法;主持研发了智能解耦控 制技术及系统、重大耗能设备智能运行反馈控制技术及系统、生产全流程智能优化控制技术及系统和综合自动 化系统,并成功应用于流程工业,取得了显著的社会经济效益。发表 IFAC 会刊和 IEEE 汇刊论文共计 210 余篇,其中 1 篇论文获国际控制技术顶级期刊 IFAC 杂志 Control Engineering Practice 2011-2013 最佳论文奖。已培养博士百余名,硕士 260 余名。应邀在美国、英国、加拿 大、日本等国举行的 IFAC、IEEE 国际会议上作大会特邀报告 30 余次。以第一完成人获国家自然科学二等奖、国 家技术发明二等奖、国家科技进步二等奖共五项,省部级特等奖、一等奖十三项;两次获得全国五一劳动奖章,2002 年获何梁何利基金科学与技术进步奖,2003 年获辽宁省科技功勋奖,2005 年获全国先进工作者荣誉称号,2010 年获第一届杨嘉墀科技奖一等奖。2007 年在 IEEE 系统与控制联合会议上被授予控制研究杰出工业成就奖,2017 年获亚洲控制协会 Wook Hyun Kwon 教育奖。


Prof. Youmin Zhang 张友民教授
Concordia University, Canada 康考迪亚大学
(IEEE Fellow)

Biodata: Youmin Zhang (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in automatic control from the Department of Automatic Control, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1995, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He has authored or coauthored 10 books, more than 600 journal and conference papers. His research interests include the areas of monitoring, diagnosis and physical fault/cyber-attack tolerant/resilient control, autonomous guidance, navigation and control of unmanned systems and smart grids, with applications to forest fires and smart cities in the framework of cyber-physical systems by combining with remote sensing techniques. Prof. Zhang is also a Fellow of CSME, a Senior Member of AIAA, the President of International Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ISIUS) during 2019–2022, and a technical committee member of several scientific societies. He has been an Editor-in-Chief (EIC), Editorial Advisory Board Member of several journals, including as a Member of Board of Governors for Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems–II: Express Briefs, IET Cyber-systems and Robotics, Unmanned Systems, Drone Systems and Applications, Security and Safety, and the Deputy EIC of Guidance, Navigation and Control etc. He has served as (Honorary) General Chair, Program Chair of several unmanned systems, renewable energies, smart cities relevant international conferences.


Prof. Wei Lin 林威教授
Case Western Reserve University, USA 凯斯西储大学
(IEEE Fellow, JSPS Fellow)

Biodata: Wei Lin (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree from the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 1983, and the M.S. degree from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1986, both in electrical engineering, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, in 1991 and 1993, respectively,From 1986 to 1989, he was a Lecturer with the Department of Mathematics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Visiting Assistant Professor with Washington University. Since Spring 1996, he has been a Professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA. In his research areas, he has authored or coauthored a number of peer-reviewed papers in journals and conferences. His research interests include nonlinear control, time-delay systems, homogeneous systems theory, stochastic control and stability, estimation and adaptive control, underactuated mechanical and robotics, renewable energy, power systems, and smart grids.,Dr. Lin was a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, the Warren E. Rupp Endowed Professorship, and the Robert Herbold Faculty Fellow Award, and the JSPS Fellow. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control from 1999 to 2002, a Guest Editor for the special issue on “New Directions in Nonlinear Control” in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2003, an Associate Editor for Automatica from 2003 to 2005, a Subject Editor (from 2005 to 2010) for International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, an Associate Editor for Journal of Control Theory and Applications (2005–2008), on the Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society (2003–2005), and Vice Program Chair of 2001 CDC (Short Papers) and 2002 CDC (Invited Sessions).


Prof. Zhen Wang 王震教授
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China 西北工业大学
(IEEE Fellow, AAIA Fellow)

Biodata: Zhen Wang (Fellow, IEEE) is currently a Full Professor with Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China. His current research interests include artificial intelligence, network science, data mining, and multi-agent learning. He is a member of Academia Europaea and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.