Prof. Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Prof. Mingcong Deng is a Professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He received his PhD in Systems Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Kumamoto University as an Assistant Professor. From 2000 to 2001, he was with University of Exeter, UK, and then spent one year at the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. Since the end of 2002 to September of 2010, he worked at Okayama University, where he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor.
Prof. Deng is a member of SICE, ISCIE, IEICE, JSME, IEEJ and the IEEE(SM). He specializes in three complementary areas: Operator based nonlinear fault detection and fault tolerant control system design; System design on thermoelectric conversion elements; Applications on smart material actuators. Prof. Deng has over 470 publications including 170 journal papers, 15 books (or chapters), in peer reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Press (for books) and other top tier outlets. He serves as a chief editor for International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, The Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and associate editors of 6 international journals, including with IEEE journals. Prof. Deng is a co-chair of agricultural robotics and automation technical committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; also a chair of the environmental sensing, networking, and decision making technical committee, IEEE SMC Society. He was the recipient of 2014 Meritorious Services Award of IEEE SMC Society.
Assoc. Prof. Xiaolin Wang, University of Tasmania, Australia
Xiaolin is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Research) at the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania. He received Ph.D. degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 1999. He started his academic career as a Research Fellow (A) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore in 2002. In 2003, he was invited by DAAD, Germany to work as a visiting scientist at the University of Siegen, Germany. In 2005, he joined the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, University of Western Australia as a Lecturer and was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2009. In July 2012, he joined the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania. Xiaolin enjoys a strong record in research fields including thermodynamics, cooling engineering, desalination, utilization of renewable energy and isolated power systems. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He won the DAAD visiting fellowship by DAAD Germany in 2003 and Ludwig Mond Prize 2005, by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) of United Kingdom. He received “Dean’s Award” for outstanding research performance at UTAS in 2016. He was named as Field Leader in thermal science by the Australian Research Magazine in 2018.