Keynote Speech I
Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical, Industrial & Aerospace Engineering and holds the Concordia University Research Chair in Control. He has also held several short-time visiting positions including a Chang Jiang Chair Professorship by China's Ministry of Education and JSPS Invitation Fellowship from Japan.
Dr. Su's research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a recent focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He has made fundamental contribution to modeling and control of nonlinear systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He developed some fundamental properties for the early development of constrained robotic control. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings.
Dr. Su has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He has been on the Editorial Board of several journals, including IFAC's Mechatronics. He served for many conferences as an organizing committee member.
Keynote Speech II
Prof. Keum-shik Hong, Pusan National University, Korea (IEEE Fellow)
Keum-Shik Hong received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering from Seoul National University in 1979, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 1987, and both an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1991. Dr. Hong joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Pusan National University (PNU) in 1993. In 2009, under the auspices of the World Class University Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of Korea, he established the Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, PNU.
Dr. Hong serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2008-2011), and as Associate Editor of Automatica (2000-2006). He also serves as AEs for the Frontiers in Neurorobotics and the Brain-Computer Interfaces. He has also been General Secretary of the Asian Control Association (2006-2008), and was Organizing Chair of the ICROS-SICE International Joint Conference 2009, Fukuoka, Japan. He is a past president of the Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems. He is President-Elect of Asian Control Association.
He is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, an ICROS Fellow, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and many other societies. His Integrated Dynamics and Control Engineering Laboratory was designated a National Research Laboratory by the MEST of Korea in 2003. He is the Director of the Institute of Advanced Construction and Conveying Machinery. Dr. Hong’s current research interests include brain-computer interface, nonlinear systems theory, adaptive control, distributed parameter systems, autonomous systems, and innovative control applications in brain engineering.
Keynote Speech III