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Prof. Genci Capi

Hosei University, Japan

BIO: Genci Capi received the Ph.D. degree from Yamagata University, in 2002. He was a Researcher at the Department of Computational Neurobiology, ATR Institute from 2002 to 2004. In 2004, he joined the Department of System Management, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, as an Assistant Professor, and in 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He was a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, at the University of Toyama up to March 2016. Now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hosei University. His research interests include intelligent robots, BMI, multi-robot systems, humanoid robots, learning and evolution.

Prof. Mingguo Zhao


Tsinghua University, China

BIO: Mingguo Zhao is a professor in the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University. He received a Silver Medal at the Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions in 2017, an Excellence Award in Engineering Education, NI Engineering Impact Awards, was a finalist in the NI Global Student Design Showcase, won first prize at the 23rd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, and got a best paper finalist at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Mechanics and Automation. His current research interests include the integration of "brain-inspired chips" and "brain-inspired computing" to build a research platform for artificial general intelligence.


Prof. Qinmin Yang

Zhejiang University, China


Qinmin Yang received the Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Civil Aviation University of China, Tianjin, China in 2001, the Master of Science Degree in Control Science and Engineering from Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, MO USA, in 2007.
From 2007 to 2008, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Missouri-Rolla. From 2008 to 2009, he was an advanced system engineer with Caterpillar Inc. From 2009 to 2010, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Connecticut. Since 2010, he has been with the State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, the College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, where he is currently a professor. He has also held visiting positions in University of Toronto and Lehigh University. He has been serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, Processes, and Automatica Sinica. His research interests include intelligent control, renewable energy systems, smart grid, and industrial big data.

Prof. Tianju Sui

Dalian University of Technology, China

BIO: Tianju Sui is a professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Control Science and Engineering at Dalian University of Technology. Currently, he serves as the director of the Industrial Equipment Monitoring and Control Engineering Research Center of the Ministry of Education. His primary research interests include security protection of cyber-physical systems, industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology, and fault diagnosis. He has conducted in-depth theoretical research and extensive engineering applications in these areas. Sui has published 10 papers in the top journals of control theory, including AUTOMATICA and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (IEEE TAC), of which he was the first author or corresponding author for 9 papers, including 5 long papers. He has been honored with the AUTOMATICA Most Cited Articles Award and the Best Paper Award at IEEE ICCA (awarded to two papers annually). As the project leader, he has led projects totaling over 40 million RMB, including projects funded by the National Key Research and Development Program. He has been supported by various talent programs such as the National Excellent Youth Fund, the Liaoning Province Xingliao Talent Plan for Outstanding Young Talents, the Dalian Youth Science and Technology Star, and the Xinghai Youth Talent Program. His related technologies have been applied in units such as the National Industrial Information Security Center, Anheng Information, Eastern Communications, and Shandong Luneng, protecting a large number of assets in major projects. Over the past two years, intellectual property rights conversion has yielded 5.3 million RMB through patent licensing.