ICoIAS' 2019 Keynote & Invited Speakers

Prof. Meng Joo Er | Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Biography: Professor Er Meng Joo is currently a Full Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He served as the Founding Director of Renaissance Engineering Programme and an elected member of the NTU Advisory Board and from 2009 to 2012. He served as a member of the NTU Senate Steering Committee from 2010 to 2012.
He has authored five books entitled “Dynamic Fuzzy Neural Networks: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications” and “Engineering Mathematics with Real-World Applications” published by McGraw Hill in 2003 and 2005 respectively, and “Theory and Novel Applications of Machine Learning” published by In-Tech in 2009, “New Trends in Technology: Control, Management, Computational Intelligence and Network Systems” and “New Trends in Technology: Devices, Computer, Communication and Industrial Systems”, both published by SCIYO, 18 book chapters and more than 500 refereed journal and conference papers in his research areas of interest.
Professor Er was bestowed the Web of Science Top 1 % Best Cited Paper and the Elsevier Top 20 Best Cited Paper Award in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In recognition of the significant and impactful contributions to Singapore’s development by his research projects, Professor Er won the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award twice (2011 and 2015). He is also the only dual winner in Singapore IES Prestigious Publication Award in Application (1996) and IES Prestigious Publication Award in Theory (2001). Under his leadership, the NTU Team emerged first runner-up in the Freescale Technology Forum Design Challenge 2008. He received the Teacher of the Year Award for the School of EEE in 1999, School of EEE Year 2 Teaching Excellence Award in 2008, the Most Zealous Professor of the Year Award in 2009 and the Outstanding Mentor Award in 2014. He also received the Best Session Presentation Award at the World Congress on Computational Intelligence in 2006, Best Paper Award (First Prize) at the International Automatic Control Conference 2016 and Best Presentation Award at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Control, Power and Instrumentation (ICICPI) 2016. On top of this, he has more than 60 awards received at international and local competitions.
Currently, Professor Er serves as the Editor-in-Chief of 3 international journals, namely International Journal of Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Transactions on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and the International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications. He also serves an Area Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Systems Science and an Associate Editor of 14 refereed international journals, namely IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, Information Sciences, Neurocomputing, Asian Journal of Control, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, ETRI Journal, International Journal of Humanoid Robots, International Journal of Modelling, Simulation and Scientific Computing, International Journal of Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing, International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, International Journal of Fuzzy and Uncertain Systems, International Journal of Automation and Smart Technology, International Journal of Intelligent Information Processing and an editorial board member of the Open Automation and Control Systems Journal and the EE Times.
Professor Er has been invited to deliver more than 60 keynote speeches and invited talks overseas. He has also been active in professional bodies. Under his leadership, the IEEE CIS Singapore Chapter won the CIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 2012 (The Singapore Chapter is the first chapter in Asia to win the award). He was bestowed the IEEE Outstanding Volunteer Award (Singapore Section) and the IES Silver Medal in 2011. He is listed in Who’s Who in Engineering, Singapore, Edition 2013.

Prof. Wu Shiqian | Wuhan University of Science and Technology, China


Biography: Prof Shiqian Wu received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2001.
He is currently a full Professor with the School of Machinery and Automation, Director, Institute of Vision & Systems, Deputy Director, Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems (IRIS), Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan. He was an Assistant Professor, Lecturer, and an Associate Professor at HUST from 1988 to 1997. From 2000 to 2014, he was a Research Fellow or Research Scientist with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore. He has co-authored two books and more than 170 scientific publications (book chapters and journal/conference papers). Two papers were recognized as top 25 hottest articles in Oct. ~ Dec. 2005 and Apr. ~ Jun. 2009 by J. Visual Communication & Image Representation and Patt. Recog. Lett. respectively. One paper was recognized as top 50 most frequently downloaded paper (ranked 16) by IEEE Trans. Image Processing. He was listed as Most Cited Chinese Researchers in 2014~2017 by Elsevier. His research interests include Computer vision, Pattern Recognition, Image Processing, video surveillance and artificial intelligence.

Prof. Chiang-Ju Chien | Huafan University, Taiwan


Biography: Dr. Chien received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1992. Since 1993, he was with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan, where he is currently a professor. In the past 15 years, Dr. Chien has served as the Chair of Department of Electronic Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering and Management, Convener of Internal Control and Audit Committee, Acting President and currently the Secretary General at Huafan University. He has published more than 130 peer reviewed international journal and conference papers in the area of control theory and its applications. Moreover, he is appointed as a reviewer for many outstanding international journals such as Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, and so on. He also served as a final review commissioner for the research projects of Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology and the member of 2017 institutional accreditation for Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan.
Dr, Chien received the Research Award (Category A) from National Science Council, Taiwan in 1995, 1997, 1999 and the best paper awards at The 17th National Conference on Fuzzy Theory and Its Applications 2009, and International Automatic Control Conference 2016. His work was awarded as one of the top research articles published in 2014 and 2015 at International Journal of Fuzzy Systems. His current research interests are mainly in iterative learning control, adaptive control, fuzzy-neuro systems, and control circuit design.

Prof. Ning Wang | Dalian Maritime University, China


Biography: Ning Wang received his B. Eng. degree in Marine Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and engineering from the Dalian Maritime University (DMU), Dalian, China in 2004 and 2009, respectively. From September 2008 to September 2009, he was financially supported by China Scholarship Council (CSC) to work as a joint-training PhD student at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. In the light of his significant research at NTU, he received the Excellent Government-funded Scholars and Students Award in 2009. From August 2014 to August 2015, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is currently a Full Professor with the School of Marine Electrical Engineering, DMU, Dalian 116026, China.
Dr. Wang received the Nomination Award of Liaoning Province Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, the DMU Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award and the DMU Outstanding PhD Student Award in 2010, respectively. He also won the State Oceanic Administration Outstanding Young Scientists in Marine Science and Technology, the Liaoning Province Award for Technological Invention, the Liaoning BaiQianWan Talents, the Liaoning Excellent Talents, the Science and Technology Talents the Ministry of Transport of the P. R. China, the Youth Science and Technology Award of China Institute of Navigation, and the Dalian Leading Talents. He has authored over 200 book, journal, and refereed conference publications. His research interests include fuzzy neural systems, machine learning, nonlinear control, self-organizing fuzzy neural modeling and control, unmanned vehicles and autonomous control. He has been Leading Guest Editors of International Journal of Fuzzy Systems and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. He currently serves as Associate Editors of the Neurocomputing and the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems.