Biography: Edwin K. P. Chong received the B.E. degree with First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1987 and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1991, respectively, both from Princeton University, where he held an IBM Fellowship. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in 1991. Since August 2001, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University. He coauthored the best-selling book, An Introduction to Optimization (4th Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 2013). He received the NSF CAREER Award in 1995 and the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award in 1998. He was a co-recipient of the 2004 Best Paper Award for a paper in the journal Computer Networks. In 2010, he received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award.
Prof. Chong is a Fellow of IEEE and of AAAS. He was the founding chairman of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems and was an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. He was an inaugural Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He was the General Chair for the 2011 Joint 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference. He served as President of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2017.
Biography: Shuzhi Sam Ge, IEEE Fellow, PhD, DIC, BSc, PEng, is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of Social Robotics Laboratory of Smart Systems Institute, the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College London, London, U.K., in 1993, and the B.Sc. degree from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1986.
He has (co)-authored seven books, and over 300 international journal and conference papers. He is the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Social Robotics,Springer. He has served/been serving as an Associate Editor for a number of flagship journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transaction on SMC-Systems, and Automatica. He also serves as a book Editor of the Taylor & Francis Automation and Control Engineering Series. At IEEE Control Systems Society, he served/serves as Vice President for Technical Activities, 2009-2010, Vice President of Membership Activities, 2011-2012, Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society, 2007-2009. He is also a Fellow of IFAC, IET, and SAEng. His current research interests include robotics, adaptive control, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence.
Biography: Dr. Ying (Gina) Tang is a Full Professor and the Undergraduate Program Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Northeastern University, P. R. China, in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and Ph. D degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2001. Her research interests lie in the area of discrete event systems and visualization, including virtual reality/augmented reality, modeling and adaptive control for Computer-integrated Systems, intelligent serious games, and green manufacturing and automation. Her work has resulted in one USA patent, and over 180 peer-reviewed publications, including 60+ journal articles, 2 edited book, and 6 book / encyclopedia chapters. She served/serves as Vice President for Finance of IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society (SMCS) (2021-2022), Member of Board of Governors of SMCS (2019-2021), and Chair of Electronic Communication Subcommittee of SMCS (2016-2017). She served/serves Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (2018-present), Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Remanufacturing (2013-present), Guest Editor for the special issue of Behavioral Modeling, Learning, and Adaptation in Cyber-physical Social Intelligence in IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, Guest Editor for the special issue of Advances in Green Manufacturing and Optimization in Processes, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering (2009-2012). Dr. Tang is the Founding Chair of Technical Committee on Intelligent Solutions to Human-aware Sustainability for IEEE SMCS, and the Founding Chair of Technical Committee on Sustainable Production Automation for IEEE Robotic and Automation Society (RAS). She is the General Co-Chair of the International Conference on Cyber-physical Social Intelligence, Beijing, China, Dec. 18-20, 2021; the Program Chair of IEEE International Conference on Service, Operation, Logistics and Informatics, Zhengzhou, China, Nov. 6-8, 2019; and the Finance Chair of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Maui, Hawaii, 2023. She is the receipt of the meritorious service award from IEEE SMCS (2020), the best paper award from 2020 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, the most active technical committee award from IEEE RAS (2020), the best paper finalist from 2017 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, National Academy of Engineering Frontier of Engineering Education Fellow (2011), Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Minority Junior Faculty Award (2007), and Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation Award (2006).