Keynote Speakers


Prof. dr hab. Teresa Zielińska, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Biography: Full professor of technical sciences. Deputy director for research at the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics of the Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and Rector’s Proxy of WUT for internationalization and doctoral education. Member of the Control and Robotics Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Polish Section of Robotics and Automation IEEE (2016-2019) and Secretary General of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) (2011-2019). Local coordinator of the Japan-Europe Master of Advanced Robotics (JEMARO), member of the Experts Team of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2017-2018), member of the Council of the National Science Center (2019-2022). She conducted research at several international universities, e.g. Polytechnic University of Turin (grant from the Italian Ministry of Education), Loughborough University of Technology (UK, grant from the Science and Engineering Research Council), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) - senior research fellow. Visiting professor at: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Griffith University (Australia), Keio University (Japan), Shanghai Jiaotong University (China), Tianjin University of Technology (China). She is the co-holder of 2 national patents and the author or co-author of over 300 publications. Teresa Zielińska received the award of the Minister of Higher Education (Poland) for her scientific monograph, the Gold Cross of Merit and the Medal of the National Education Commission, as well as many university awards for her scientific activity. She graduated from the Faculty of Electronics of the Warsaw University of Technology, specializing in control, received her doctorate in robotics, and obtained her habilitation at the Institute of Biocybernetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Her research interests concern robotics, in particular biorobotics. Teresa Zielinska deals with the design and implementation of real-time control systems, motion synthesis and the design of novel robotic systems inspired by biology. She designed a prototype of a shear force sensor, developed and implemented a model of a biological Central Pattern Generator to generate motion for a humanoid robot, implemented a control system for an autonomous team of biologically inspired autonomous walking machines. Currently, her research interests focus on predicting human movement and actions.
She is a laureate of the 1000 Talents Experts Program of Tianjin Municipality. She serves as Vice President of HERITAGE Network (Europe-India, is a member of the advisory board of Chist-Era and coordinates of academic cooperation between WUT - NTU and NUS (Singapore).


Prof. Lihua Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Director, Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation
Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Director for Centre for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN), Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation (CARTIN)


Biography: Lihua Xie received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1992. Since 1992, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he is currently a professor and Director, Center for Advanced Robotics Technology Innovation. He served as the Head of Division of Control and Instrumentation and Co-Director, Delta-NTU Corporate Lab for Cyber-Physical Systems. He held teaching appointments in the Department of Automatic Control, Nanjing University of Science and Technology from 1986 to 1989.
Dr Xie’s research interests include robust control and estimation, networked control systems, multi-agent networks, and unmanned systems. He has published 10 books, over 540 journal papers, 400 conference papers, and 25 patents/technical Disclosures. He was listed as a highly cited researcher by Thomson Routers and Clarivate Analytics. He is an Editor-in-Chief for Unmanned Systems and has served as Editor of IET Book Series in Control and Associate Editor of a number of journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Network Control Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-II. He was an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Jan 2012 – Dec 2014). Dr Xie is Fellow of Academy of Engineering Singapore, IEEE, IFAC, and CAA, and General Chair of the 62nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2023).

Prof. Xingjian Jing, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China


Biography: Xingjian Jing (M’13, SM’17) received the B.S. degree in Environmental Chemistry from Zhejiang University, China, in 1998, the M.S. degree and PhD degree in Robotics from Shenyang Institute of Automation, CAS, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He also achieved the PhD degree in nonlinear systems and signal processing from University of Sheffield, U.K., in 2008.
He is now a full professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Before joining in CityU, he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, followed by assistant and associate professor with Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His current research interests are generally related to nonlinear dynamics, vibration, control and robots, with a focus on exploring and exploiting nonlinear benefits in engineering with advanced theory, methods and applications. Prof Jing is the recipient of 2016 IEEE SMC Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Award in US, 2017 EASD Senior Research Prize in Europe, 2017 the First Prize of HK Construction Industry Council Innovation Award, and 2019 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award etc.
He has published 200+ refereed papers with 30+ patents filed in China and US. He currently serves as Associate Editors of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Systems Man Cybernetics-Systems. He is the Session EiC of Biomimetics and Frontier in Mechanical Engineering. He also served as Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics during 2015-2020. He was lead editors of special issues on "Exploring Nonlinear Benefits in Engineering" published in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing during 2018-2019 and 2021-2022, and the chair or co-chairs of several international conferences or conference sessions (e.g., CMAME 2018, ACMAE 2019, ICANDVC2021-2023).