Prof. Kyriakopoulos Konstantinos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (IEEE Fellow)

Biography: Prof. Kostas Kyriakopoulos received a Diploma in Mechanical Eng. (Honors) from NTUA (1985) and the MS (1987) & Ph.D (1991) in Electrical, Computer & Systems Eng. (ECSE) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY. Between 1988-91 he did research at the NASA Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration. Between 1991-93 he was an Assist. Prof. at ECSE - RPI and the NY State Center for Advanced Technology in Automation & Robotics. Since 1994 he has been with the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at NTUA. His current interests are in the area of Embedded Control Systems applications in multi-Robot Autonomous Systems (Mobile, Underwater & Aerial Vehicles / Manipulators). He was awarded the G.Samaras award of academic excellence (NTUA), the Bodosakis Foundation Fellowship (1986-1989), the Alexander Onassis Foundation Fellowship (1989-1990) and an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship (1993). He has published ~330 papers to journals and fully refereed international conferences; he is Specialty Chief Editor for "Frontiers in Robotics and AI", Senior Editor of “IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics” and he serves in the editorial committees of a number of publications, while he has served as an administrative member of a number of international conferences. He has contributed to 40 projects funded by the EC and Greek Sources. He is an IEEE Fellow.

 

Prof. Daniel Quevedo, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (IEEE Fellow)

Biography: Daniel E. Quevedo received Ingeniero Civil Electrónico and M.Sc. degrees from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile, in 2000, and in 2005 the Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is Professor of Cyberphysical Systems at the School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Australia. Before joining QUT, he established and led the Chair in Automatic Control at Paderborn University, Germany.
Prof. Quevedo’s research interests are in networked control systems, control of power converters and cyberphysical systems security. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems and in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. From 2015–2018 he was Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Networks & Communication Systems.
In 2003 he received the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Best Student Paper Award and was also a finalist in 2002. Prof. Quevedo is co-recipient of the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

 

Prof. Graziano Chesi, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (IEEE Fellow)

Biography: Graziano Chesi is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena. He served as Associate Editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control. He is author of the books "Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems" (Springer 2009) and "Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming" (Springer 2011). He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.

 
Prof. Sunil K Agrawal, Columbia University, USA

Biography: Sunil K. Agrawal has developed a highly visible interdisciplinary program in rehabilitation robotics at Columbia University. Through a range of innovative designs of robots and clinical studies, Dr. Agrawal has showed that novel training robots can help humans to relearn, restore, or improve functional movements. Dr. Agrawal received a BS in mechanical engineering from IIT, Kanpur (India) in 1984, a MS degree from Ohio State University in 1986, and a PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, California, in 1990.   He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is an author of 450 research articles, 3 books, and 13 US patents.