Yaochu Jin Saturday July 3, 08:50-09:30
Jon Garibaldi Saturday July 3, 09:30-10:00
Zhidong Wang Sunday  July 4,  08:50-09:30


Daoyi Dong Saturday July 3, 09:30-10:00

Plenary Speakers

Yaochu Jin, Professor, University of Surrey, UK

Biography: Professor Jin is a Distinguished Chair and Professor in Computational Intelligence, Head of the Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering (NICE) group, Co-Coordinator of the Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (CMCB), Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey. He is a Finland Distinguished Professor (2015-17) with the Multi-objective Optimization Group, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, and a Changjiang Distinguished Visiting Professor (2015-17), State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation of Process Industry, Northeastern University, China.
He obtained the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and the Dr.-Ing. from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Before joining Surrey in 2010, he was a Principal Scientist with Honda Research Institute Europe, Germany. He did postdoctoral research with the Industrial Engineering Department, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA from 1998 to 1999. he was an Assistant and Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China from 1992 to 1996.

Jon Garibaldi, Professor, University of Nottingham, UK

Biography: Professor Jon Garibaldi is currently Head of School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, Head of the Intelligent Modelling and Analysis (IMA) Research Group and Founding Director (together with Prof. Richard Emes) of the Advanced Data Analysis Centre (ADAC). He obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physics from University of Bristol in 1984, an MSc in ‘Intelligent Systems’ from University of Plymouth in 1991, and a PhD in ‘Intelligent Techniques for Handling Uncertainty in the Assessment of Neonatal Outcome’ from University of Plymouth in 1997. He worked in the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham since 2002, being a full Professor from 2012. Since being at the School, He held a variety of administrative roles including Admissions Tutor, Director of Teaching and (since Jan 2016) Head of School. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, the leading international journal in his main research field, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Zhidong Wang, Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Biography: ZhiDong Wang received his Bachelor of Engineering from Beihang University, China in 1987, and received his Master degree and Ph.D in Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan in 1992 and 1995 respectively. In 1995, he joined the Advanced Robotics Laboratory at Tohoku University. From 2000 to 2001, he was a visiting scholar of the GRASP Lab., University Pennsylvania, USA. In 2001, he joined the Intelligent Robotics Lab. at Tohoku University as an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Robotics at the Tohoku University. From 2006, he joined the Department of Advanced Robotics, Chiba Institute of Technology, and is currently professor and head of Biomimetic Systems Lab. at CIT, Japan.

Keynote Speakers

Daoyi Dong, Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

Biography: Professor Dong is currently a Scientia Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia, and he is also an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow. He was with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and with the Zhejiang University. He had visiting positions at Princeton University, USA, RIKEN, Japan and the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He received a B.E. degree in automatic control and a Ph.D. degree in engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems. He has also served as General Chair or Program Chair for several international conferences, and is currently a Member-at-Large of Board of Governors, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. He has published 95 journal papers in leading journals including Nature Human Behaviour, Physical Review Letters, IEEE Transactions, and Automatica, and more than 50 conference paper. He has attracted a number of competitive grants with more than AU$2.8 million from Australia, USA, China and Germany.