MEPE 2022-Wuhan,China(中国 武汉)

Keynote Speakers_MEPE 2022

IEEE Fellow, Prof. Yongduan Song, Chongqing University, China

Biography:

David Yongduan Song, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Chinese Automation Association.

He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA, in 1992. He held a tenured full professor position with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, USA, from 1996 to 2008, and a Langley Distinguished Professor position with the National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, USA, from 2005 to 2008. He was one of the six Langley Distinguished Professors with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), and the Founding Director of the Center for Cooperative Systems with NIA. He is currently the Dean of the School of Automation, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, and the Founding Director of the Institute of Smart Engineering, Chongqing University.

Dr. Song is a leading researcher in neural networks (NN) based adaptive control, significantly contributing to both NN theory methods and engineering applications. He is very active as associate editors for top IEEE journals, including IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Trans. on Cognitive and Developmental Systems. As a scientific leader in the field of systems and control, he has been serving on various national and international technical committees.

Prof. Song has made original contributions in neural network adaptive control of nonlinear systems with real world applications, which can be assessed by his publications (over 200 papers) in prestigious international journals, including IEEE T-NNLS, IEEE T-FS, IEEE T-SMC, IEEE T-Cybernetics, IEEE T-AC, IEEE T-IE and Automatica. He authored/co-authored 11 books in the field of control and artificial intelligence. He also held over 50 patents, and has given numerous keynote speeches and invited talks, chaired several conferences.

IEEE Fellow, Prof. Shuxiang Guo, Kagawa University, Japan

Speech Title: Biomimetic Amphibious Spherical Father-son Underwater Robots (Click for abstract)

Biography: Shuxiang Guo (IEEE SM’03-F’21) received the Ph.D. degree in Mechano-Informatics and Systems from Nagoya University, Japan, in 1995. He is currently a Full Professor with the Faculty of Engineering and Design, Kagawa University, Takamatsu Japan. He is also Chair professor with the Key Laboratory of Convergence Medical Engineering System and Healthcare Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. He is a Fellow (Guest Member) of Engineering Academy of Japan, and IEEE Fellow. His research focuses on biomimetic underwater robots, medical robot systems for minimal invasive surgery, micro catheter system, micro-pump, and smart material (SMA, IPMC) based on actuators. He has published about 500 refereed journal and conference papers, received over 15 IEEE Conference best paper awards.

Dr. Guo is an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation (IJMA), Founding chair for IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (IEEE ICMA).

Prof. Wei Fan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Speech Title: Recurrent Traffic Bottlenecks: Systematic Identification and Mitigation Solutions

Biography: Dr. Wei (David) Fan currently serves as a full professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the also Director of the USDOT University Transportation Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education. Dr. Fan holds a Ph.D. (May 2004) in Civil Engineering – Transportation from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Fan serves as a handling editor on the Transportation Research Record (TRR) inaugural editorial board, an associate editor of IEEE Transactions – Intelligent Transportation Systems, an associate editor of ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems, and an associate editor of International Journal of Transportation Science and Technology while also serving as a member of two other transportation journal editorial boards. Dr. Fan also serves as a member on the National Science Foundation (NSF) review panels, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) panels, the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) panel, as well as a member on three American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) committees and three Transportation Research Board (TRB) committees.

Dr. Fan has been and is involved in many sponsored projects (with a total of over 17.35 million dollars in funding and about 7.25 million dollars of them being his share), having been a principal or co-principal investigator on many research studies for the U. S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), NCHRP, SHRP2 Education Connection, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). He has published 108 peer-reviewed journal articles thus far, and many proceeding papers and technical reports on big data analytics in transportation, connected and autonomous vehicles, shared mobility and multimodal transportation, traffic system operation and control, and transportation system analysis and network modeling. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas.