ICOAC 2017 - Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers in ICOAC 2017

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Wei-Hsin Liao,
Ph.D., Fellow of ASME, Fellow of HKIE, Fellow of IOP
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wei-Hsin Liao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. At Penn State University, he received the Inventor Incentive Award and Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award. Since August 1997, Dr. Liao has been with the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he is also the founding director of the Smart Materials and Structures Laboratory. Dr. Liao currently serves as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs),Faculty of Engineering. He was the Program Chair for the International Symposium on Smart Structures and Microsystems in 2000, as well as the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Information Acquisition. Since 2000, he has been a member of the International Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (ICAST). He was the Conference Chair for the 20th ICAST held in Hong Kong in 2009. He was also the Conference Chair of the Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, in the SPIE Smart Structures/NDE in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Liao has been a Principal Investigator of several projects supported by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council and Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. His research has led to publications of over 150 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 15 patents in US, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. He received the T A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize 2005, awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). In 2008, he received the Best Paper Award in Structures from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He also received the Best Paper Award in Automation in the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, and the Best Conference Paper Award in the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation. At CUHK, Prof. Liao was awarded the Research Excellence Award (2010-2011) and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering in 2014. As the Chair of Joint Chapter of Robotics, Automation and Control Systems Society (RACS), IEEE Hong Kong Section, Dr. Liao received 2012 Chapter of the Year Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, as well as Smart Materials and Structures. Dr. Liao is a Fellow of ASMEHKIE, and IOP

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Keynote Speaker II

Prof. SUN, Dong
Ph.D., Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of HKIE, P.Eng. (Canada), Member (ASME)
Head, Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hongkong

Prof. Dong Sun is currently a chair professor and head of the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After performing his Post-doctoral research in the University of Toronto, Canada, he joined City University of Hong Kong in 2000. He has achieved world renown for his pioneering works in robot control and robotic single cell manipulation, with numerous outcomes in both fundamental and applied research. He received numerous best paper awards from the international journal and conferences, as well as industrial awards such as Hong Kong Awards for Industry. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and HKIE.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Jianxiao Zou, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), USA

Prof. Dr. Jianxiao Zou is vice president of Department of Automation Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He is visiting Professor of University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). His main research directions are intelligent information processing and control, new energy control and integration, monitoring and control system signal processing technology.
As a leader and a total commitment to the primary research included 863 projects, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the General Armament Department pre-research, all kinds of national and provincial Department more than 20 projects, including a horizontal cooperation. Research in wind power, electric cars, scenery storage co-generation systems, aircraft gas turbine power and other new energy to change direction, and equipment acquired medical equipment, get a good economic and social benefits. MW class wind power generation control system is completed, the electric multi-leaf collimator system, aircraft gas turbine power generation system has been modified to achieve industrialization.
He won the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award in 2012, the Ministry of Education Science and Technology Progress Award in 2008 , and the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award in 2006. In recent years, he applies for more than twenty national invention patents. He has published SCI, EI retrieved 20 papers, as the first author published and been reviewers of numbers of international conferences and magazines.


Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Shujiro Dohta, Okayama University of Science, Japan
Professor of Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering
Vice-president, Okayama University of Science, Japan

Shujiro Dohta was born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan in 1949. He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Okayama University, Japan in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He joined Okayama University of Science, Japan as a research associate in 1974. He stayed at Wright State University, Ohio, U.S.A. as an Exchange Faculty from 1984 to 1985. He received his doctor degree in Engineering from Kobe University, Japan in 1990. He is currently a professor of Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering, Okayama University of Science, Japan. He is also currently a Vice-president of the university. He started to research on Fluidics in 1972, especially a wall-reattachment fluidic device and a photo-fluidic interface. Then, his research interests have been moved to the pneumatic control component and mechatronic system. Now he studies on flexible pneumatic actuators, wearable control valves, flexible displacement sensors, and their applications to robotic systems and rehabilitation devices. He has published more than 160 referred papers in technical journals and conferences.
Prof. Shujiro Dohta is currently a member of The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), and The Japan Fluid Power System Society (JFPS).