Keynote Speakers


Prof. Shuzhi Sam GE, The National University of Singapore, Singapore

Fellows of IEEE, IFAC, IET, SAEng
Director of Social Robotics Lab, Interactive Digital Media Institute, and Supervisor of Edutainment Robotics Lab


Biography: Shuzhi Sam Ge, Fellows of SAEng,IEEE, IFAC, IET, CAA,Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, PI Member of Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials, the National University of Singapore. Founder of Institute for Future (IFF), Qingdao University, China. He Serves as President Elect of Asian Control Association, 2022-2024, IFAC executive officers as Council Member, 2023-2026, Steering Committee Chair of International Conference on Social Robotics. He served as Vice President of Technical Activities and Membership Activities, 2009-2012, Member of Board of Governors, 2007-2009, and Chair of Technical Committee on Intelligent Control, 2005-2008, of IEEE Control Systems Society. He was the recipient of many award including National Technology Award from Singapore, IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award, AI Grand Challenge Award from AI SG. His research interests include robotics, intelligent systems, and intelligent materials. He has (co)-authored nine books, and over 800 international journal and conference papers, with high H index (110) and citations (58,000).


Prof. Lihua Xie, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

IEEE Fellow, Director for Centre for 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).