Prof. Simon X. Yang
University of Guelph, Canada
Prof. Simon X. Yang received the B.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Beijing University, China in 1987, the first of two M.Sc. degrees in biophysics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1990, the second M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston, USAin 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 1999. Prof. Yang joined the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, Canada in 1999. Currently he is a Professor and the Head of the Advanced Robotics & Intelligent Systems (ARIS) Laboratory at the University of Guelph in Canada. Prof. Yang has diversified research expertise. His research interests include intelligent systems, robotics, control systems, sensors and multi-sesor fusion, wireless sensor networks, intelligent communications, intelligent transportation, machine learning, and computational neuroscience. Prof. Yang he has been very active in professional activities. Prof. Yang serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Robotics and Automation, and Intelligence & Robotics; and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, and several other journals. He has involved in the organization of many international conferences.
Prof. Liyi Li
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
In 2012, Prof. Li was supported by the National Outstanding Youth Fund, and in 2013, he was hired as a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education. In 2019, he was selected for the National Hundred Million Talents Project. Focusing on the major needs of the country and industry, He has been engaged in long-term research on special motors and special electromagnetic devices. Facing the needs of the chip manufacturing industry, relying on the 02 major scientific and technological special task, his team have solved the core problem of the "bottleneck" of the linear motor in the lithography machine workpiece stage system, which combines high precision and high dynamic characteristics. Prof. Li received 1 second prize of the National Technology Invention Award and 7 provincial and ministerial level awards such as the first prize of the Ministry of Education's Science and Technology Progress Award. He published a total of 328 academic papers, of which 151 were indexed in SCI. More than 80 patents have been authorized, 3 have won silver awards at the Invention Expo, and 10 have been transformed into technology applications in enterprises. Professor Li has undertaken over 30 national and ministerial level important scientific research projects.