Conference Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Rui Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
(IEEE Fellow, X.Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor)

Dr. Rui Zhang (Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Academy of Engineering Singapore) received the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in electrical engineering in 2007. He is now a X. Q. Deng Presidential Chair Professor in School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. His current research interests include wireless information and power transfer, UAV/satellite communication, and reconfigurable MIMO. He has published over 450 papers, which have been cited more than 60,000 times with the h-index over 120. He has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters / Clarivate Analytics since 2015. He was the recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Region Best Young Researcher Award in 2011, the Young Researcher Award of National University of Singapore in 2015, the Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award in 2020, and the IEEE Signal Processing and Computing for Communications (SPCC) Technical Recognition Award in 2021. He received 14 IEEE Best Journal Paper Awards, including the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications (twice), the IEEE Communications Society Heinrich Hertz Prize Paper Award (thrice), the IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize, the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award and Donald G. Fink Overview Paper Award, etc. He has served as an Editor for several IEEE journals, including TWC, TCOM, JSAC, TSP, TGCN, etc., and as TPC co-chair or organizing committee member for over 30 international conferences. He served as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2019-2020.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Zhaoyang Dong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (IEEE Fellow)

Prof Dong is a Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His previous roles include SHARP professor and Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute at the University of New South Wales, and Director of Australian Research Council Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions. He also worked as Ausgrid Chair Professor and Director of the Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the AUD500m Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project of Australia. His research interests include power system planning and stability, smart grid and smart cities, renewable energy systems, electricity market, and computational methods for power engineering applications. He has served/is serving as an editor for a number of IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He is an international scientific advisory board member  of the African Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE-ESD). He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Ruqiang Yan, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow)

Ruqiang Yan is a Full Professor of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. His research interests include data analytics, AI, and energy-efficient sensing and sensor networks for the condition monitoring, fault diagnosis and prognosis of large-scale, complex, dynamical systems. Dr. Yan is a Fellow of IEEE (2022) and ASME (2019). His honors and awards include the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award in 2019, the New Century Excellent Talents in University Award from the Ministry of Education in China in 2009, and multiple best paper awards. Dr. Yan is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering. Ruqiang Yan received the M.S. degree in precision instrument and machinery from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, in 2007. He was a Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2006-2008 and a Professor with the School of Instrument Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China from 2009 to 2018. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2018.


Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Zhongsheng Hou, Qingdao University, China (IEEE Fellow, CAA Fellow)

Zhongsheng Hou (SM’13, F’20) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Jilin University of Technology, Jilin, China, in 1983 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 1994. From 1997 to 2018, he was with Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, where he was a Distinguished Professor and the Founding Director of Advanced Control Systems Lab, and the Head of the Department of Automatic Control. He is currently a Chair Professor with Qingdao University, Qingdao, China. His research interests are in the fields of data-driven control, model-free adaptive control, learning control, and intelligent transportation systems. He has authored two monographs, Nonparametric Model and its Adaptive Control Theory, Science Press (in Chinese), 1999, and Model Free Adaptive Control: Theory and Applications, CRC Press, 2013. His pioneering work on model-free adaptive control has been verified in more than 230 different field applications, laboratory equipment and simulations with practical background, including wide-area power systems, lateral control of autonomous vehicles, temperature control of silicon rod. Prof. Hou is the Founding Director of the Technical Committee on Data Driven Control, Learning and Optimization (DDCLO), Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), and is a Fellow of CAA. Dr. Hou was the Guest Editor for two Special Sections on the topic of data-driven control of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks in 2011, and the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics in 2017.