Mario di Bernardo (SMIEEE ’06, FIEEE 2012) is currently Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He is also Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control at the University of Bristol, U.K. On 28th February 2007 he was bestowed the title of "Cavaliere" of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for scientific merits from the President of Italy. In January 2012 he was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the analysis, control and applications of nonlinear systems and complex networks. In 2009, He was elected President of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity for the term 2010-2013. He was re-elected in 2010 for the term 2014-2017. In 2006 and again in 2009 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. From 2011 to 2014 he was Vice President for Financial Activities of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. In 2014 he was appointed to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. His research interests include the analysis, synchronization and control of complex networked systems; the analysis and control of hybrid and piecewise-smooth dynamical systems; nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear control theory and applications to engineering and synthetic biology. He authored or co-authored more than 220 international scientific publications including more than 110 papers in scientific journals, over 100 contributions to refereed conference proceedings, a unique research monograph on the dynamics and bifurcations of piecewise-smooth systems published by Springer-Verlag and two edited books. His h-index is 34 and his publications received over 4500 citations by other authors. He serves on the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals and conferences. From 1st January 2014 he is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: Regular Papers. He is also Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network and Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society and the European Control Association (EUCA). He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Sytems I: Regular Papers from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2010, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief papers from 2003 till 2008. He is regularly invited as Plenary Speakers in Italy and abroad. He has been organizer and co-organizer of several scientific initiatives and events including international events at Urbino (2011 & 2013), Paris (2010), Bristol (2009), Napoli (2006), Capri (2006), Bristol (2004), Milano (2004). He received funding from several institutions including the EU, the Italian Ministry of University and Research, the UK Research Councils and Industry.
Jinde Cao is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Member of the Academy of Europe. He has been named as Highly-Cited Researcher (http://highlycited.com) simultaneously in three disciplines: Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics by Thomson Reuters. He is the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University and the Dean of the School of Mathematics at Southeast University. In 2016, he has been elected as Member of Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe). In 2015, he has been elected as IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the analysis of neural networks. So far, Professor Cao has published 590 ISI journal papers, 50 conference papers and 5 edited books since 1996. He is principal/co-principal investigator of 21 conducted research projects. His works have been highly and widely recognized, and has been written into the annual report of the National Natural Science Foundation of China as one of 15 excellent funded projects. His published papers have received more than 21617 citations with H-index of 81 according to ISI-Web of Science, and received 30644 citations with H-index of 96 according to Google Scholar. He has received, among others, IEEE Fellow, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters Research Fronts Award, the First Class Science and Technology Award of China Jiangsu and the Second Class Natural Science Awards of Ministry of Education of China.
Guanrong (Ron) Chen received the M.Sc. degree in computational mathematics from Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University, China in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Texas A&M University, USA in 1987. He has been a chair professor and the founding director of the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks at City University of Hong Kong since year 2000, prior to which he was a tenured full professor at the University of Houston, Texas, USA.
Leon Chua received his MS and PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, respectively. He has been a professor at the University of California, Berkeley since 1971. In 2011, Prof. Chua was appointed a Distinguished Professor at the Technical University of Munich. His research interests include cellular neural/nonlinear networks, nonlinear circuits and systems, nonlinear dynamics, bifurcation and chaos. He has published more than 500 papers. He is the Honorary Founding Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos. Considered to be the ''father of nonlinear circuit theory and cellular neural networks'', he is also the inventor and namesake of ''Chua's circuit'' and was the first to conceive the theories behind, and postulate the existence of, the solid-state memristor. Thirty-seven years after he predicted its existence, a working solid-state memristor was created by a team led by R. Stanley Williams at Hewlett Packard.
Zhi-Hong Guan received the Ph.D. degree in automatic control theory and applications from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 1994. He was a Full Professor of mathematics and automatic control with the Jianghan Petroleum Institute, Jingzhou, China in 1994. He has been with the Huazhong University of Science and Technology since 1997, where currently he is a Huazhong Leading Professor. Since 1999, he has held visiting positions at Harvard University, USA, the Central Queensland University, Australia, the Loughborough University, U.K., the National University of Singapore, the University of Hong Kong, and the City University of Hong Kong. He was awarded the Natural Science Award (First Class) from the Ministry of Education of China in 2005 and the Natural Science Award (First Class) from the Hubei Province of China in 2014. His research interests include complex systems and complex networks, impulsive and hybrid control systems, networked control systems, multi-agent systems, networked robotic systems, complex smart grids, and genetic regulatory networks.
Okyay Kaynak received the B.Sc. degree with first class honors and Ph.D. degrees in electronic and electrical engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1969 and 1972 respectively. From 1972 to 1979, he held various positions within the industry that included 3.5 years in Saudi Arabia, working as a project engineer. In 1979, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, where he is presently a Full Professor. He has served as the Chairman of the Computer Engineering and the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Departments and as the Director of Biomedical Engineering Institute at this university. Currently, he is the UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics and the Director of Mechatronics Research and Application Centre. He has hold long-term (near to or more than a year) Visiting Professor/Scholar positions at various institutions in Japan, Germany, U.S., Singapore and China. He has recently been awarded the prestigious “1000 People” Program professorship at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. his current research interests are in the fields of intelligent control and mechatronics. He has authored three books, edited five and authored or coauthored more than 400 papers that have appeared in various journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Kaynak is a fellow of IEEE. He is or has served on the Editorial or Advisory Boards of a number of scholarly journals. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. Dr. Kaynak is active in internationally organizations, has served on many committees of IEEE and was the president of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society during 2002-2003. He received IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2001), IEEE/IES Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award (2005) and IEEE/IES Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelman Achievement Award (2011).
Juergen Kurths studied mathematics at the University of Rostock and got his PhD in 1983 at the GDR Academy of Sciences and his Dr. habil. in 1990. He was full Professor at the University of Potsdam from 1994-2008 and has been Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics at the Humboldt University, Berlin and chair of the research domain Transdisciplinary Concepts of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research since 2008 and a 6th century chair at the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology at the Aberdeen University (UK) since 2009.
Chuandong Li was born in Shandong province, China, in November, 1969. He received the B. S. degree in Applied Mathematics from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China in 1992, the M. S. degree in operational research and control theory in 2001 and Ph. D degree in Computer Software and Theory in 2005 from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. From November 2006 to November 2008, he served as a Research Fellow with the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong. From October 2011 to October 2012, he served as a visiting professor in Texas A & M University at Qatar. Now, he is a professor in Southwest University. He has published more than 150 articles in international journals. His current research interest covers nonlinear systems theory, chaos control and Synchronization, hybrid systems, and memristive systems.
Xiang Li received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in control theory and control engineering from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. Before joining the Electronic Engineering Department, Fudan University, as a Professor in 2008, he was with the City University of Hong Kong, International University Bremen, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, as a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Humboldt Research Fellow, and an Associate Professor in 2002–2004, 2005–2006, and 2004–2007, respectively. He served as Head of the Electronic Engineering Department, Fudan University, from 2010 to 2015, where he is currently a Distinguished Professor and the Founding Director of the Research Center of Smart Networks and Systems, School of Information Science and Engineering. His main research interests include the theories and applications of complex network science, and he has (co-)authored four research monographs and over 150 peer-refereed publications in journals and conferences with over 5000 citations from academic peers. He received the IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Best Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in 2005, the Shanghai Natural Science Award (first class) in 2008, the Shanghai Science and Technology Young Talents Award in 2010, the National Science Foundation for a Distinguished Young Scholar of China in 2014, the National Natural Science Award (second class) in 2015, the creative leadership of Science and Technology of MOE, China in 2016, among other awards and honors.
Jiming Liu is currently the Chair Professor of Computer Science and the Acting Dean of Faculty of Science at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He is the Director of Centre for Health Informatics and the Co-Founder of Joint Research Laboratory for Intelligent Disease Surveillance and Control, a partnership between Computer Science Department at HKBU and National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) in the Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (Chinese CDC). He was the Head of Computer Science Department in 2003-2011. Prof. Liu received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University (Centre for Intelligent Machines) in Montreal, Canada, having obtained Master of Arts from Concordia University and B.Sc. from East China Normal University. Before 1994, he served as a Senior Research Officer at Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM), as a Software Engineer at Virtual Prototypes Inc. (VPI) (now Presagis) in Montreal, and as a Research Associate at Knowledge Engineering Technology Inc./Canadian Workplace Automation Research Centre, Department of Communications, Government of Canada.
Jinhu Lü is a Chinese Academy of Sciences Distinguished Professor and the Director of Research Center for Network Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Professor and ARC Future Fellow in RMIT University, Australia and a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University, USA.
Marios Polycarpou is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks at the University of Cyprus. He received undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and in Electrical Engineering, both from Rice University, USA in 1987, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 1989 and 1992 respectively. His teaching and research interests are in intelligent systems and networks, adaptive and cooperative control systems, computational intelligence, fault diagnosis and distributed agents. Dr. Polycarpou has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals, edited books and refereed conference proceedings, and co-authored 7 books. He is also the holder of 6 patents.
Michael Small received the undergraduate and doctoral degrees in pure and applied mathemat-ics from the University of Western Australia (UWA). After a string of postdoc appointments, he joined the faculty of the Department of Elec-tronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2001-2011). He is an Aus-tralian Research Council (ARC) Future fellow and Winthrop professor of applied mathematics in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Western Australia (UWA). In 2012, he moved back to UWA. He is on the editorial board of several international jour-nals including IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine and Newsletters. His research interests are in: complex systems, complex network, chaos and nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear time series analysis, and computa-tional modelling. Applications of his research include: phenomics, geno-mics, physiology, biomedical signal processing, ﬁnancial analysis, granular mechanics, animal movement and behavior, epidemiology, and mechanical systems.
Yong-Duan Song received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, USA,in 1992. He held a tenured Full Professor position with North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, from 1993 to 2008 and a Langley Distinguished Professor position with the National Institute of Aerospace, Hampton, VA, from 2005 to 2008. He is now the Dean of School of Automation, Chongqing University, and the Founding Director of the Institute of Smart Systems and Renewable Energy, Chongqing University. His research interest covers biologically inspired control, model-independent control, and fault-tolerant control with applications. Prof. Song has received several competitive research awards from the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Army Research Office, and the Office of Naval Research.
Kay Chen Tan received the B.Eng degree with first class honors and Ph.D. degree from the University of Glasgow in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He is actively pursuing research in artificial/computational intelligence and machine learning, with applications to evolutionary multi-objective optimization, data analytics, prognostics, BCI, and operational research etc.
Yang Tang received the B.S. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from Donghua University, Shanghai, China, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He was a Research Associate with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, from 2008 to 2010. From 2011 to 2015, he conducted his post-doctoral research with the Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, and with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany. Since 2015, he has been a Professor with the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He has published more than 50 refereed papers in international journals. His current research interests include multi-agent systems, cyber physical systems and their applications. Dr. Tang was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2011. He is an Associate Editor of Scientific Reports, the Journal of the Franklin Institute, Neurocomputing, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems and a Leading Guest Editor of the Journal of the Franklin Institute.
Chi K. Tse graduated with BEng(Hons) and PhD degrees from Melbourne University in 1987 and 1991. He is presently Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he served as Head of Electronic Engineering from 2005 to 2012 and on the University Council and Board of Trustees from 2013-2015. Prof. Tse's research interest covers power electronics, nonlinear systems, communications and complex network applications. He was recipient of a number of research prizes including a few Best Paper Prizes from IEEE and other journals, as well as two Gold Medals in the International Inventions Exhibition in Geneva and a Silver Medal in International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada. In 2005 and 2010, he was selected as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He serves and has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine; as Editor of IJCTA and NOLTA, and as associate editor of a few other IEEE journals. He has served on a number of IEEE committees including the IEEE Fellows Committee and the IEEE Awards Committee. He has been appointed to honorary professorship and distinguished fellowship by a few Australian, Canadian and Chinese universities, including the Chang Jiang Scholar Chair with Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Distinguished Professor-at-Large with the University of Western Australia. He is currently serving on panels of Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Innovation Technology Fund and National Science Foundation of China. He is a Board Member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, a publicly funded flagship orchestra in Hong Kong. Back in his own university, he chairs the culture and art committee which organises over 100 events in visual art, theatre and music with public participation. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEAust Fellow.
Ljiljana Trajkovic´ (S’78–M’86–F’05) received the Dipl.Ing. degree from the University of Pristina, Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering, both from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1986.
Xiaofan Wang received the Ph.D. degree from Southeast University, China in 1996. Since then, he had been worked at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China), City University of Hong Kong, and University of Bristol (UK). Since 2002, he has been a Professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Since 2008, He has been a Distinguished Professor of SJTU. Since 2010, he has been the Deputy Dean of Zhiyuan College, SJTU.
Zidong Wang is Professor of Dynamical Systems and Computing at Brunel University, West London, United Kingdom. He was born in 1966 in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. He received the BSc degree in Mathematics in 1986 from Suzhou University, Suzhou, the MSc degree in Applied Mathematics in 1990 and the PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1994, both from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing.
Zheng-Guang Wu was born in 1982. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2011. He was a Post-doctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeungnam University, Kyongsan, Republic of Korea, from September 2011 to August 2013. He is a professor with the Institute of Cyber-Systems and Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and an Editorial Board Member for Neurocomputing. He is a very active reviewer for many international journals. His current research interests include Marko jump systems, sampled-data control systems, networked control systems, and time-delay systems. His published papers have received more than 5000 citations with H-index of 41 according to Google Scholar. He has received the First Natural Science Awards of Ministry of Education of China.
Gary G. Yen received his PhD degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1992. He worked at the Structural Control Division of the USAF Research Laboratory in Albuqurque during 1992-1996. He is currently a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. His research is supported by the DoD, DoE, EPA, NASA, NSF, and Process Industry. His research interest includes intelligent control, computational intelligence, conditional health monitoring, signal processing and their industrial/defense applications.
Wenwu Yu (S’07-M’12-SM’15) received the B.Sc. degree in information and computing science and M.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the Department of Mathematics, Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, in 2010. Currently, he is the Founding Director of Laboratory of Cooperative Control of Complex Systems, an Associate Director in the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences, an Associate Dean in the School of Mathematics, and a Full Professor with the Distinguished Young Honor in Southeast University, China.
Xinghuo Yu provides strategic oversight of the development of RMIT’s research capability across the University and how these capabilities can be deployed to drive impact in research and innovation.
MengChu Zhou received his B.S. degree in Control Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China in 1983, M.S. degree in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 1986, and Ph. D. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1990. He joined New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1990, and is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in Petri nets, Internet of Things, big data, web services, manufacturing, transportation, and energy systems. He has over 680 publications including 12 books, 360+ journal papers (260+ in IEEE Transactions), and 28 book-chapters. He is the founding Editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering. He is a recipient of Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists, Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award and the Norbert Wiener Award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society. He has been among most highly cited scholars for years and ranked top one in the field of engineering worldwide in 2012 by Web of Science/Thomson Reuters. His Google citation count is well over 25, 000 and H-index is 71. He is a life member of Chinese Association for Science and Technology-USA and served as its President in 1999. He is a Fellow of IEEE, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).