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~ Speakers ~

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. John Mo
(Fellow of IME and IEA)
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia

Biography: John P. T. Mo is Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Head of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering at RMIT University, Australia, since 2007. He has been an active researcher in manufacturing and complex systems for over 35 years and worked for educational and scientific institutions in Hong Kong and Australia. From 1996, John was a Project Manager and Research Team Leader with Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for 11 years leading a team of 15 research scientists. John has a broad research interest and has received numerous industrial research grants. A few highlights of the projects include: signal diagnostics for plasma cutting machines, ANZAC ship alliance engineering analysis, optimisation of titanium machining for aerospace industry, critical infrastructure protection modelling and analysis, polycrystalline diamond cutting tools on multi-axes CNC machine, system analysis for support of complex engineering systems John obtained his doctorate from Loughborough University, UK and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institution of Engineers Australia.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Shih-Chieh Lin
(President of ISME)
National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Biography: Dr. Shih-Chieh Lin is Full Professor of the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Scientific Instrument Center, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, in Aug 1989.
Dr. Lin's research interests include Monitoring and Control of Manufacturing Process such as Drilling, Face Milling, and Turing, Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Process, such as Face Milling, Turning, Drilling, and Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Machine Vision, Methodology of X-ray Computer Tomography, Inspection and Measurement of Transparent objects, 3-D surface metrology, Analysis and Design of Hydrostatic Devices. Dr. Lin has published more than 200 journal and conference papers and currently cooperated with several companies. Now, he is also a president of International Society of Manufacturing Engineers in Taiwan.

Plenary Speaker I

Prof. JING Xingjian
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Biography: Dr X.J. Jing received the B.S. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1998, the M.S. degree and PhD degree in Robotics from Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China, in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He achieved the PhD degree in nonlinear systems and signal processing from the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 2008.
He is now an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) even since July 2015. Before joining in PolyU as an Assistant Professor in Nov 2009, he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, working on biomedical signal processing. His current research interests include: nonlinear frequency domain methods, nonlinear system identification/control or signal processing, and bio-inspired systems and methods, with applications to vibration isolation or control, robust control, sensor technology, energy harvesting, nonlinear fault diagnosis or information processing, and robotics etc.
Dr Jing received 2016 IEEE SMC Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award for the robust control theory in vehicle suspension systems; The passive anti-vibration structure developed by his group received 2017 TechConnect Innovation Award, recognized as the top 20% of all submitted technologies as ranked by the TechConnect Corporate & Investment Partner Committee, which was also reported in many local media press including a specific interview in a TVB program in 2017; He was honored with the 2017 EASD Senior Research Prize in the area of development of methodologies for structural dynamics due to “his important contributions for the analysis and design of nonlinear systems”, awarded by the European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD), which is an important and prestigious once-3-year event in Europe; The innovative technology BIAVE (bio-inspired anti-vibration exoskeleton for operating hand-held demolition tools) invented by his R&D team received the 2017 Hong Kong CIC Construction Innovation Award (The First Prize in Construction Safety, one of the three First Prizes among more than 120 submissions), which is an important well-recognized once-2-year event in HK with international peers as award committee members each time.
Dr Jing currently serves as Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, Associate Editor of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and also as editorial board members of several other international journals. He was the lead editor of a special issue on “Employing nonlinear benefits in engineering” in the archive journal MSSP in 2018, which is becoming an important and most active research area and has been pursued by Dr Jing in the past years ever since 2005.
Dr Jing is a Senior IEEE member, and actively participate different R&D activities in IEEE community including organizing IEEE conferences and summer camp.