Mo M. Jamshidi (Fellow IEEE, Fellow ASME, A. Fellow-AIAA, Fellow AAAS, Fellow TWAS, Fellow NYAS) received BS in EE, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA in 1967, the MS and Ph.D. degrees in EE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA in June 1969 and February 1971, respectively. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004 and Technical University of Crete, Greece, 2004. Currently, he is the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chaired Professor at the University of Texas, San Antonio, TX, USA. He has been an advisor to NASA (including 1st MARS Mission), USAF, USDOE and EC/EU (Brussels). He has over 730 technical publications including 68 books (11 text books), research volumes, and edited volumes in English and a few foreign languages. He is the Founding Editor or co-founding editor or Editor-in-Chief of 5 journals including IEEE Control Systems Magazine and the IEEE Systems Journal. He is an Honorary Professor at three Chinese Universities (Nanjing and Xi’an), Deakin University (Australia), Birmingham University and Loughbrough University (UK), and Obuda University (Hungary). In October 2005 he was awarded the IEEE’s Norbert Weiner Research Achievement Award. He is a member of the University of the Texas System Chancellor’s Council since 2011. He is currently involved in research on system of systems engineering with emphasis on cloud computing, robotics, UAVs, biological and sustainable energy systems. He has over 6600 citations on Scholar Google.
Huijun Gao received his Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2005. He was a Research Associate with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, from November 2003 to August 2004. From October 2005 to October 2007, he carried out his postdoctoral research with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. Since November 2004, he has been with Harbin Institute of Technology, where he is currently a Professor and director of the Research Institute of Intelligent Control and Systems.
Prof. Gao’s research interests include network-based control, robust control/filtering theory and their engineering applications. He have (co-)authored 3 monographs, and published more than 300 papers in international journals and peer-reviewed conferences, among which, more than 100 papers are published in IEEE Transactions and Automatica. His scientific papers have been cited for more than 3000 and 10000 times according to Web of Science and Google Scholar, respectively.
He is an IEEE Fellow and received the IES David Irwin Early Career Award. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Associate Editor of Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics etc. Prof. Gao is an IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Administration Committee (AdCom) member.
He is among the top 17 (15th position is shared by 3 people) listed in Thomson Reuters 2014, The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds.
Hamido Fujita is professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan, as a director of Intelligent Software Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier of impact factor (2.97) for 2014. He received Doctor Honoris Causa from O’buda University in 2013, and a title of Honorary Professor from O’buda University, Budapest, Hungary in 2011. He received Honorary scholar from University of Technology Sydney, Australia on 2012. He is Adjunct professor to Stockholm University, Sweden, University of Technology Sydney, National Taiwan Ocean University and others. He has supervised PhD students jointly with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; Oregon State University (Corvallis), University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and University of Genoa, Italy. He has four international Patents in Software System and Several research projects with Japanese industry and partners. He is vice president of International Society of Applied Intelligence. He has given many keynotes in many prestigious international conferences on intelligent system and subjective intelligence. He headed a number of projects including Intelligent HCI, a project related to Mental Cloning as an intelligent user interface between human user and computers and SCOPE project on Virtual Doctor Systems for medical applications.
Rubén Ruiz is Full Professor of Statistics and Operations Research at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. He is co-author of more than 60 papers in International Journals and has participated in presentations of more than a hundred papers in national and international conferences. He is editor of the Elsevier’s journal Operations Research Perspectives (ORP) and co-editor of the JCR-listed journal European Journal of Industrial Engineering (EJIE). He is also associate editor of other important journals like TOP or Applied Mathematics and Computation as well as member of the editorial boards of several journals most notably European Journal of Operational Research and Computers and Operations Research. He is the director of the Applied Optimization Systems Group (SOA, http://soa.iti.es) at the Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI, http://www.iti.es) where he his or has been principal investigator of several public research projects as well as privately funded projects with industrial companies. His research interests include scheduling and routing in real life scenarios.
Chengbin Chu received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China, in 1985 and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Metz University, Metz, France, in 1990. He was with the National Research Institute in Computer Science and Automation (INRIA), France, as a Research Officer (chargé de recherche) from 1987 to 1996. He was a Professor with the University of Technology of Troyes, France, from 1996 to 2008, where he was also the Founding Director of the Industrial Systems Optimization Laboratory. He currently holds a Chair Position in Supply Chain Management at CentraleSupélec, Université Paris-Saclay, France, sponsored by Carrefour, LVMH, SAFRAN and SANOFI. He is interested in research areas related to operationsresearchand modeling, analysis,and optimization ofsupplychainandproduction systems. He is author or co-author of three books and more than 140 articles in international journals such as Operations Research, SIAM Journal of Computing, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Parts A and C, International Journal of Production Research, Naval Research Logistics, and so on. He also published many papers in conference proceedings. For his research and application activities, he received the First Prize of Robert Faure Award in 1996. He also received the “1998 Best Transactions Paper Award” from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Three of his articles have been awarded in international conferences. Dr. Chu was named “Chang Jiang Scholars Programme” Chair Professor by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2005. He was an Overseas Visiting Professor and Overseas Director of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University from 2006 to 2010. He is currently a Visiting Chair Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation from 2001 to 2004. He is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and a member of the Editorial Board of Computers & Industrial Engineering.