Professor Edwin K. P. Chong (IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow)
Colorado State University, USA
Biography: Edwin K. P. Chong received the B.E. degree with First Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1987 and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in 1989 and 1991, respectively, both from Princeton University, where he held an IBM Fellowship. He joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University in 1991. Since August 2001, he has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Mathematics at Colorado State University. He coauthored the best-selling book, An Introduction to Optimization (4th Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 2013). He received the NSF CAREER Award in 1995 and the ASEE Frederick Emmons Terman Award in 1998. He was a co-recipient of the 2004 Best Paper Award for a paper in the journal Computer Networks. In 2010, he received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award.
Prof. Chong is a Fellow of IEEE and of AAAS. He was the founding chairman of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Discrete Event Systems and was an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer. He was an inaugural Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He was the General Chair for the 2011 Joint 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference. He served as President of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2017.
Prof. Shuzhi Sam Ge (IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow, IET Fellow)
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biography: Shuzhi Sam Ge, IEEE Fellow, PhD, DIC, BSc, PEng, is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of Social Robotics Laboratory of Smart Systems Institute, the National University of Singapore, Singapore. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Imperial College London, London, U.K., in 1993, and the B.Sc. degree from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1986.
He has (co)-authored seven books, and over 300 international journal and conference papers. He is the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Social Robotics,Springer. He has served/been serving as an Associate Editor for a number of flagship journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transaction on SMC-Systems, and Automatica. He also serves as a book Editor of the Taylor & Francis Automation and Control Engineering Series. At IEEE Control Systems Society, he served/serves as Vice President for Technical Activities, 2009-2010, Vice President of Membership Activities, 2011-2012, Member of Board of Governors of IEEE Control Systems Society, 2007-2009. He is also a Fellow of IFAC, IET, and SAEng. His current research interests include robotics, adaptive control, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence.