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2023 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Lixin Tang
Northeastern University

Professor Lixin Tang is an IEEE Fellow, the Vice President of Northeastern University, China, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, the Director of Key Laboratory of Data Analytics and Optimization for Smart Industry, Ministry of Education, China, the Director of Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and the Director and Chair Professor of the National Frontiers Science Center for Industrial Intelligence and Systems Optimization, Northeastern Universit y. He is also a member of the discipline review group of the State Council for Control Science and Engineering, the Deputy Director of Artificial Intelligence Special Committee in Science and Technology Commission, Ministry of Education, China, Chief Expert in optimization algorithms and software decision-making advisory panel of China Association for Science and Technology, the Vice President of Chinese Society for Metals, the Vice President of Operations Research Society of China (ORSC), and the Founding Director of Data Analytics and Optimization Society for Smart Industry of ORSC. His research interests cover industrial intelligence and systems optimization theories and methods, covering industrial big data, data analytics and machine learning, deep learning and evolutionary learning, reinforcement learning and dynamic optimization, convex and sparse optimization, integer and combinatorial optimization, and computational intelligence-based optimization. For technologies, he mainly investigates on systems optimization technology for plant-wide production and inventory planning, production and logistics batching and scheduling, process optimization and optimal control; quality analytics technology such as process monitoring, equipment diagnosis, and product quality perception; industrial intelligence technology such as image and speech understanding and visualization. Meanwhile, he applies the above theories and technologies to engineering applications in steel manufacturing industry, equipment/chip manufacturing industry, logistics industry, energy industry and information industry. He currently serves as an Associate Editor of IISE Transactions, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Journal of Scheduling, and International Journal of Production Research. Meanwhile, he is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Operations Research, and serves as an Area Editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Operational Research.

Prof. Shaoyuan Li
Qingdao University of Science and Technology

Shaoyuan Li received his PhD degree in Automatic Control and Applications from Nankai University of China in 1997 and he was a Post Doctor in the Department of Automation in Shanghai Jiao Tong University from March 1998 to March 2000. He is Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Professor at Qingdao University of Science and Technology. His research areas include model-predictive control, adaptive control, intelligent control and industrial applications. He is Vice president of Chinese Association of Automation, Deputy Director of Automation Teaching Steering Committee, the Ministry of Education, and Member of the State Council Discipline Evaluation Committee (Control Science and Engineering). He has published more than 300 papers in leading journals both at home and abroad. He is the PI of over 20 projects supported by the National Nature Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the High Technology Research and Development Program of China and Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. His main achievements won the First Prize of the 2022 Shanghai Natural Science Award (ranking the first), the Second Prize of the 2017 National Natural Science Award (ranking the second), In 2008, he was awarded with the National Outstanding Youth Fund by NSFC. Moreover, he was entitled Shanghai Elite Teacher and nominated for Baogang Outstanding Teacher Award. He was also enlisted National Bai-Qian-Wan Talent Plan.

Prof. Zhongsheng Hou
Qingdao University, China

Speech Title: The History and Progress of MFAC Theory

Zhongsheng Hou 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 200 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 Chair of the Technical Committee on Data Driven Control, Learning and Optimization (DDCLO), Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), and is also a CAA Fellow, IEEE Fellow, and AAIA Fellow. 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.

Prof. Zhigang Zeng
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title: Analysis of Multisensory Mutual-Associative Memory Circuits

Zhigang Zeng, IEEE Fellow, Professor, the Dean of the School of Artificial Intelligence and Automation of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and the Director of the Key Laboratory of Image Information Processing and Intelligent Control of the Ministry of Education. He received his PhD in System Analysis and Integration from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in June 2003. He did postdoctoral research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Science and Technology of China. He served as the editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Cognitive Computation, Neural Networks, Applied Soft Computing, Acta Automatica Sinica, Control Engineering, Systems Engineering and Electronics, and Control Theory and Applications. He has been awarded the first prize of Natural Science Award for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific Research of Higher Education Institutions by the Ministry of Education, the first prize of Natural Science Award of Hubei Province, the first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award of Hubei Province, and the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, etc.

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