Biography: Zhongke Gao is now a Full Professor of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University. He has published 90 SCI-indexed peer-reviewed journal articles in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Sensors Journal, Knowledge-Based Systems, Chemical Engineering Journal, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, etc. 12 first-author papers are selected as the ESI Highly Cited Papers. His Google Scholar Citations is over 2000. He has published one book (academic monograph) in Springer in 2014. He owns 32 Chinese invention patents. Zhongke Gao is the director of Laboratory of Complex Networks and Intelligent Systems at Tianjin University. Zhongke Gao serves as Editorial Board Member for four SCI-indexed international journals. His current research interests include Complex network, Deep learning, Big data analysis, Time series analysis, Brain network and brain cognition, Brain-computer interface, Sensor devices and sensor arrays, Measurement science and technology, Multiphase flow, Multiscale analysis, Nonlinear dynamics, etc.
Biography: Professor Tao Liu, Head of the Institute of Advanced Control Technology. He received the PhD degree in Control Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2006. He had been a postdoctoral research fellow and later a research assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from May 2006 to April 2010, and an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow in the Institute of Process Systems Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany from May 2010 to June 2012. Currently, he is a professor in the Institute of Advanced Control Technology at Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include industrial and biochemical process modeling & identification, advanced control system design, robust process control, iterative learning control, batch process optimization, process monitoring & fault detection. He serves as an Editorial Board Member of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, associate editor of Systems Science and Control Engineering, a member of the Technical Committee on Chemical Process Control of IFAC, Technical Committee on System Identification and Adaptive Control of the IEEE Control System Society, Chinese Process Control Committee, and Chinese Control Theory Committee.
Zhouhua PENG received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering and automation, the M.E. degree in power electronics and power drives, and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China, in 2005, 2008 and 2011, respectively. In Dec. 2011, he joined the School of Marine Engineering, Dalian Maritime University, China, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Marine Electrical Engineering. From Jul. 2014 to Apr. 2018, he was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow with the School of Control Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China. From Feb. 2016 to Feb. 2018, he was a Hong Kong Scholar with the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. From Jan. 2019 to Feb. 2019 and Jul. 2019 to Aug. 2019, he was Senior Research Fellow with the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Professor Peng has been conducting research in the field of guidance, control, and coordination of autonomous surface/underwater vehicles. He has published more than 170 papers in refereed journals and conferences.
Professor Peng has served as Member of IEEE, Member of Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly, Member of Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Ship Research in 2019, Member of the Program Committee of International Conference on Information Science and Technology in 2019 and 2016, Member of Program Committee of International Symposium on Neural Networks in 2019, 2016 and 2015, Publicity Chair of International Conference on Information, Cybernetics, and Computational Social Systems in 2017, Associate Editor of Chinese Control Conference in 2017, Member of Program Committee of International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing in 2016 and 2014, Publication Chair of International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing in 2014.
Professor Peng has served as Reviewer for professional journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Journal of Oceanic Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, International Journal of Nonlinear and Robust Control, Information Sciences, Asian Journal of Control, Ocean Engineering, etc.