Plenary Speakers

Prof. Hao Luo, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Biography: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hao Luo received his B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’An Jiaotong University, China, in 2007, M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and information technology from University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Automatic Control and Complex Systems (AKS) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, in 2016. He is currently an associate professor in School of Astronautics, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. His research interests include model-based and data-driven intelligent process monitoring and performance optimization, as well as their plug-and-play applications to industrial control systems. He currently serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Artificial Intelligence and IEEE Access, as well as Guest Editor of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics.


Prof. Zhiwei Gao, Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Biography: Zhiwei Gao works with the Faculty of Engineering and Environment in the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, as a Reader, and Head of Electrical Power and Control Systems Research Group. His research interests include condition monitoring and fault diagnosis, fault tolerant control, model-based methods, machine learning and data-driven approaches, and their applications in power converters, and wind turbine energy systems. Dr. Gao is the academic editor or editorial member over 10 referred journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Renewable Energy etc.


Prof. Jangmyung Lee, Pusan National University, Korea

Biography: Jangmyung Lee has been a Professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering, Pusan National University since 1992, where he is currently a director for the robotics research center, SPENALO. He received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Seoul National University in 1980 and 1982, respectively and the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from University of Southern California in 1990. He is currently leading a research laboratory working on intelligent robots ( His current research interests include intelligent robotic systems, integrated manufacturing systems, cooperative control and sensor fusion. Dr. Lee is an IEEE Senior member, and a fellow of ICROS. He served as a president of Korean Robotics Society in 2010 and as a vice-president of ICROS and IEIE several years. He was the general chair for IEEE AIM 2015, IEEE ICIT 2014, ICIRA 2013 and ICT-ROBOT 2017. He has several awards including the presidential award for the contribution to robotics in 2015.