PLENARY TALK

Wednesday – July 3, 2019
Venue: Toyonaka Campus

TIME SESSIONS
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY 1
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Han Ding, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Thursday – July 4, 2019
Venue: Toyonaka Campus

TIME SESSIONS
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY 2
Title: TBC
Mengchu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

Friday – July 5, 2019
Venue: Toyonaka Campus

TIME SESSIONS
09:00 – 10:00 PLENARY 3
Title: TBC
Eiichi Yoshida, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Meet the ICARM 2019 plenary speakers


Han Ding, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

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Biography:Prof. Han Ding received his Ph.D. degree in Mechatronics from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 1989. Supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he worked at University of Stuttgart, Germany in 1993. He obtained the National Distinguished Youth Scientific Fund in 1997 and was awarded the “Cheung Kong” Chair Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2001. He was elected a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. Prof. Ding has long dedicated himself to research in the field of robotics and digital manufacturing, and has successfully combined both technologies. He published three academic books and more than 300 journal papers, and licensed more than 60 patents in China. Prof. Ding acted as an Associate Editor (2003-2007) and as an Editor (2011-) of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He was also a Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics from 2010 to 2014. Currently, he is a Senior Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. He is also the Co-founder of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications.


Mengchu Zhou, Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

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Biography: MengChu Zhou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Discrete-Event Systems Laboratory at New Jersey Institute of Technology. His research interests are in Petri nets, semiconductor manufacturing, sensor networks, system security, and life-cycle engineering product design. He has over 300 publications including 9 books, 130+ journal papers, and 17 book-chapters. Based on the data analysis from Scopus database (the world’s most extensive database covering science and engineering papers), in the area of Petri nets, Dr. Zhou ranks the top one in terms of the number of publications; and top two in terms of the number of citations. He ranks the top one in the area of automated manufacturing systems in both indices. He is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part A and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He was General Co-Chair of 2003 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics, Washington DC, October 5-8, 2003, Founding General Co-Chair of 2004 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Taipei, March 21-23, 2004, and General Chair of 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. April 23-25, 2006 and IEEE Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering, Washington D.C., August 23-26, 2008. He was Program Chair of 1998 and 2001 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) and 1997 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. Dr. Zhou was the recipient of NSF Research Initiation Award, CIM University-LEAD Award by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Perlis Research Award by NJIT, Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists, Leadership Award and Academic Achievement Award by Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE SMC Society, and Chang Jiang Scholars Program Award from PRC Ministry of Education. He was the founding chair of Discrete Event Systems Technical Committee of IEEE SMC Society, and founding chair of Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation Technical Committee of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Eiichi Yoshida, Director, CNRS-AIST JRL(Joint Robotics Laboratory), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Japan

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Biography: Eiichi Yoshida received M.E and Ph.D degrees in Precision Machinery Engineering from the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1993 and 1996, respectively. In 1996 he joined the former Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, now the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan. From 1990 to 1991, he was a visiting research associate at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL). He served as co-director of AIST/IS-CNRS/ST2I Joint French-Japanese Robotics Laboratory (JRL) at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France, from 2004 to 2008. He is currently co-director of CNRS-AIST JRL (Joint Robotics Laboratory), UMI3218/CRT, AIST, Japan, since 2009. His research interests include robot task and motion planning, modular robotic systems, and humanoid robots. Kazuhito Yokoi is the leader of the Humanoid Research Group and deputy director of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute at AIST. He received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1984, and his ME and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1994, respectively. In 1986, he joined the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He is also a member of CNRS-AIST JRL, UMI3218/CRT and an adjunct professor at the Cooperative Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba. From November 1994 to October 1995, he was a visiting scholar at the Robotics Laboratory in Stanford University’s Computer Science Department. His research interests include humanoids and human-centered robotics.