Prof. Chun-Yi Su, Concordia University, Canada
Biography: Dr. Chun-Yi Su received his Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from South China University of Technology in 1990. After a seven-year stint at the University of Victoria, he joined the Concordia University in 1998, where he is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and holds the Concordia Research Chair in Control. His research covers control theory and its applications to various mechanical systems, with a focus on control of systems involving hysteresis nonlinearities. He is the author or co-author of over 400 publications, which have appeared in journals, as book chapters and in conference proceedings. In addition to his academic activities, he has worked extensively with industrial organizations on various projects. Dr. Su has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Mechatronics, Control Engineering Practice, and several other journals. He has served as Chair/Co-Chair for numerous international conferences.
Assoc. Prof. Jan Faigl, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), Czech Technical University (CTU), Czech Republic
Biography: Assoc. Prof. Jan Faigl received M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, branch Technical Cybernetics, FEE, CTU, Czech Republic in 2003 and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, branch Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FEE), Czech Technical University (CTU), Czech Republic in 2010. He was a Member of the winner team for the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) in Challenge 3 and the 2nd place in Challenge 1. He has served as Program Committee Members in a number of these conferences and chairs of workshops in Organization of Scientific Meetings (2013-2017). Currently, He is also the guest editor of the special issue on “Online decision making in Multi-Robot Coordination” in Autonomous Robots journal. His research interests include: mobile robotics, multi-goal planning, path and motion planning, computational geometry, optimal sampling design, multi-robot systems, autonomous field navigation; in general, topics related to a robotic system for autonomous long-term environment monitoring.
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