Keynote Speaker

Prof. Gang Feng
Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering
Director of Centre for Robotics and Automation
City University of Hong Kong

BIO: Gang Feng received the B.Eng and M.Eng. Degrees in Automatic Control from Nanjing Aeronautical Institute, China in 1982 and in 1984 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1992.
Professor Feng was a Lecturer in Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1991 and a Senior Lecturer/Lecturer, University of New South Wales, 1992-1999. He has been with City University of Hong Kong (CityU) since 2000, where he is now a Chair Professor of Mechatronic Engineering. He has received Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Fuzzy Systems Pioneer Award, the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the outstanding research award and President award of CityU, and several best conference paper awards. He is listed as a SCI highly cited researcher by Clarivate Analytics since 2016. His research interests include intelligent systems and control, networked control systems, and multi-agent systems and control.
Professor Feng is a fellow of IEEE. He has been the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. Automatic ControlIEEE Trans. on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man, & CyberneticsMechatronicsJournal of Systems Science & Complexity, Journal of Guidance, Navigation & Control, and Journal of Control Theory and Applications. He is also on the advisory board of Unmanned Systems.

Prof. Haoping Wang
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

BIO: Haoping Wang received the Ph.D. degree in automatic control from Lille University of Science and Technology (LUST), France in 2008. He is currently a Professor at Automation School, Deputy Director of Sino-French Engineering School, and Scientific and Executive Director of Sino-French Int. Joint Laboratory of Automatic Control and Signal Processing, Nanjing University of Science and Technology. He was Research Fellows at MIS Laboratory of Picardie University and at LAGIS of LUST, France. His research interests include the theory and applications of hybrid systems, visual servo control, observation design, exoskeleton robotics, friction modeling and compensation, modeling and control of diesel engines, biotechnological processes and wind turbine systems.

Prof. Zaharuddin Mohamed
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

BEng (Electrical, Electronics and Systems), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1993.
MSc (Control Systems Engineering), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 1995.
PhD (Control Systems Engineering and Robotics), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 2003.
Head of Advanced Control Research Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2017 - now.
Head, Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Enginering, Nov 2012 - Oct 2016.
Working Experience
Design Engineer, Sony Malaysia, 1993-1994.
Senior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005-2007.
Associate Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2007-2017.
Associate Professor (Sabbatical Leave), King Abdulaziz University, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, 2009-2010.
Professor, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2018 -.
Visiting Professor, Abylkas Saginov Karaganda Technical University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, September - October 2023.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships
Chartered Engineer (CEng), UK.
Professional Engineer (Ir), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).
Professional Technologies (Ts), Malaysian Board of Technologies (MBOT).
President, Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), 2023-2024.
Council Member, Federation of Asian Simulation Societies (ASIASIM), 2017 - now.
Executive Board Member, International Society of Mechanical System Dynamics (ISMSD), 2023-2026.
Chairman, Malaysian Simulation Society (MSS), 2019 - now.
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