University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Prof. Naira Hovakimyan (Plenary Speaker)

Speech Title: L1 Adaptive Control and Its Transition to Practice

Biography: Naira Hovakimyan received her MS degree in Theoretical Mechanics and Applied Mathematics in 1988 from Yerevan State University in Armenia.....

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York University, Canada

Prof. Dan Zhang(Keynote Speaker)

Speech Title: Research Activities in Parallel Robotic Machines

Biography: Dr. Dan Zhang is a Kaneff Professor and Tier 1 York Research Chair in Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, as well as the Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. Before 2016.....

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Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Evangelos Theodorou(Plenary Speaker)

Speech Title: From machine learning and AI to control theory and physics: a holistic view of autonomy

Biography: Evangelos A. Theodorou is an assistant professor with the Guggenheim School of aerospace engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Machines......

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

Prof. Pierre Larochelle(Keynote Speaker)

Speech Title: The roles of robots, humanoids, machines, and humans in manufacturing industry 4.0

ASME Fellow ; Associate Editor ASME J. of Mechanisms & Robotics

Pierre Larochelle (Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Irvine) is the Department Head and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology....

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University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Prof. Sabri Cetin(Keynote Speaker)


Biography: Professor Sabri Cetin has received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, Technical University of Istanbul, 1982, M.S. degree and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984 and 1987, specializing in robotics. .....


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Lakehead University, Canada

Prof. Wilson Q. Wang (Invited Speaker)

Speech Title:  Intelligent Diagnostics and Prognostics of Machinery Systems

Biography: Wilson Wang received his BSc in Electromechanical Engineering (Shandong University in China), MSc in Mechanical Engineering (Northeastern University in China), MSc in Industrial Engineering (University of Toronto in Canada), and PhD in Mechatronics Engineering (University of Waterloo in Canada) in 2002......

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University of South Carolina, USA

Dr. Xiaofeng Wang (Invited Speaker)

Speech Title: Nonlinear Model Predictive Control/Scheduling Co-Design

Biography: Xiaofeng Wang is assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina (UofSC), Columbia.  He earned his B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and M.S. in Operation Research and Control Theory from East China Normal University, China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and obtained his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Notre Dame in 2009. ....

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Past CCEAI Speakers

Dr. Ara Nefian


Prof. Naira Hovakimyan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Prof. Desineni Subbaram Naidu

University of Minnesota Duluth, USA

Prof. Chu Kiong Loo

University of Malaya, Malaysia

Prof. Bipin C. Desai

Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Hongjun He

The 21st research institute of China, Electronics technology Group Corporation