Prof. Russell Taylor (Fellow of IEEE, AIMBE)

Johns Hopkins University, USA

Biography: Russell H. Taylor has over 35 years’ experience in medical robotics and over 50 in robotics research.  He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1976.  After spending 1976 to 1995 as a Research Staff Member and research manager at IBM Research, he moved to Johns Hopkins University in 1995, where he is the John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science with joint appointments in Mechanical Engineering, Radiology, Otolaryngology Head-and-Neck Surgery, and Surgery.  He is also the Director of the of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR).  He is the author of over 550 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and 91 patents and has received numerous awards and honors, including (most recently) election to the US National Academy of Engineering.


Prof. Saman Halgamuge (Fellow of IEEE, IET and AAIA)

University of Melbourne, Australia

Biography: Prof Saman Halgamuge is a Fellow of IEEE, a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering. He is also one of the IEEE Distinguished Speakers appointed for the theme Computational Intelligence.  He has previously served as Director/Head, Research School of Engineering of the Australian National University (2016-18) and as a member of Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts for Engineering, Information and Computing Sciences (2016-18). He was the founding Director of the PhD training centre Melbourne India Postgraduate Program (MIPP) of University of Melbourne and contributed as Associate Dean (2013-15) and Assistant Dean (2008-13) in International Engagement in the Melbourne School of Engineering. He is also a member of various International advisory committees including the Visiting Committee of Chinese University of Hong Kong (2018) and Research Advisory Council of University of Technology PETRONAS (2015-18). He is an honorary Professor of Australian National University and an honorary member of ANU Energy Change Institute. His research interests are in AI and Data Engineering including Inclusive Learning algorithms and Active data gathering sensor systems, Unsupervised Deep Learning, Big Data Analytics focusing on applications in Mechanical Engineering, Energy and Bioengineering. These applications vary from Sensor Networks in Irrigation, Smart Grids, and Sustainable Energy generation to Bioinformatics and Neuro-Engineering. He supervised 50 PhD students as the primary supervisor. He has also been a keynote speaker for 40 research conferences. His citations and h-factor can be extracted from is


Prof. Hongbin Ma

Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Biography: Dr Hongbin Ma has been a Professor at the School of Automation, Beijing Institute of Technology since he joined Beijing Institute of Technology in 2009. He received his bachelor degree from Zhengzhou University in 2001 and doctoral degree from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. He joined Bell Labs Research Center at Beijing in March of 2006 and later joined Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore in August 2006 as a Research Scientist. His research focuses on adaptation, learning and recognition, especially adaptive estimation and control, as well as their applications in robots, smart cars, and UAVs. He is also a senior member of IEEE and Automation Society of China. Dr. Ma is the principle investigator of several scientific projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC), the programme of New Century Excellent Talents in University by Ministry of Education, the programme of Beijing Outstanding Talents Project, and so on. He also won several awards, such as Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Award, Outstanding Research Work Award, ICIRA Recognition Award, ICMA best paper award, ISCIIA best paper award, etc. Dr. Ma has published more than 100 academic papers in reputable journals or conferences. And under his supervision, a dozen of students have performed well in scientific research, innovation contests, and are establishing themselves.


Prof. Wenlong Li

Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Biography: Wenlong Li received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automation from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2004, the Ph.D. degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2010, and the Postdoctoral research in Control Engineering also from HUST in 2012. Now he is a Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. His current research interests include visual measurement and robotic machining. He has published 1 book and more than 50 papers, and authorized more than 40 invention patents/software copyrights. The main published journals include the IEEE T. Robotics, IEEE T. Cybernetic, IEEE T. Mechatronics, IEEE T. ASE, Pattern Recognition, Journal of Mechanical Engineering and so on. He has been appointed the Changjiang Distinguished Professorship - the highest honorary professorship in China, by the Ministry of Education. His research achievements have been successfully applied to the precision inspection and robotic machining in the fields of aerospace, astronautics, nuclear power and automobile.


Prof. Hongshan Yu

Hunan University, China

Biography: TBA