Keynote Speakers

The 10th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR 2024)

Wei-Hsin Liao

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering,
Department Chairman and Graduate Division Head;
Director, Institute of Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Biography: Wei-Hsin Liao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA. At Penn State University, he received the Inventor Incentive Award and Sigma Xi Graduate Research Award. Since August 1997, Dr. Liao has been with The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he is currently Department Chairman and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. His research has led to publications of over 360 technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings, and 23 patents. He was the Conference Chair for the 20th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies in 2009; the Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE in 2014 and 2015. He received the T A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize 2005, awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). He is a recipient of the 2008 Best Paper Award in Structures, 2017 Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems, and 2021 Energy Harvesting Best Paper Award,  from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He also received four best paper awards in IEEE international conferences. At CUHK, Prof. Liao was awarded the Young Researcher Award 2007, the Research Excellence Award (2010-11), and Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering (2014-19). As the Chair of Joint Chapter of Robotics, Automation and Control Systems Society (RACS), IEEE Hong Kong Section, Dr. Liao received 2012 Chapter of the Year Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Prof. Liao is the recipient of 2020 ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award and 2018 SPIE SSM Lifetime Achievement Award, to recognize his outstanding contributions to the advancement of smart structures and materials. He is also the recipient of 2023 ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award for the eminent achievement in the design and invention which are universally recognized as an important advance in machine design. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, and on the Executive Editorial Board of Smart Materials and Structures. Dr. Liao is a Fellow of ASME, HKIE, and IOP.

Shane Xie

Chair in Robotics+Autonomous Systems
University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Biography: Prof Shane (Sheng Q) Xie, Ph.D., FIPENZ, is the Chair of Robotics and Autonomous Systems and Director of the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the University of Leeds, and he was the Director of the Rehabilitation and Medical Robotics Centre at the University of Auckland, New Zealand (NZ, 2002-2016). He has >28 years of research experience in healthcare robotics and exoskeletons. He has published > 400 refereed papers and 8 books in rehabilitation exoskeleton design and control, neuromuscular modelling, and advanced human-robot interaction. He has supervised >15 postdocs, 62 PhDs and 80 MEs in his team with funding of >£27M from five countries since 2003. His team has invented three award-winning rehabilitation exoskeletons. He is an expert in control of exoskeletons, i.e. impedance control, adaptive control, sliding mode control, and iterative learning control strategies. He has received many distinguished awards including the New Zealand Science Challenge Award, the David Bensted Fellowship Award, and the AMP Invention Award. He is an elected Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand and the Technical Editor for IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics.


Yu Liu

South China University of Technology, China

Biography: Dr. Yu Liu received the Ph.D. degree from the South China University of Technology in 2009. He was a visiting student with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, from 2008 to 2009, and a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, from 2017 to 2018.
Dr. Liu is currently a professor with the South China University of Technology, Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars, Ministry of Education of China, and Outstanding Talent of Guangdong Special Support Plan. He has won the First Class Prize of Technology Invention Awards of Guangdong Provincial (Ranked First), the Second Class Prize of Natural Science Awards of Guangdong Province (Ranked First) and the First Class Prize of Science and Technology Progress Awards of Chinese Association of Automation (Ranked First). He has obtained many research grants, including National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural funds, Key R&D Program of Guangdong Province, etc. He has authored two books and over twenty patents, and published over 100 international journal and conference papers (more than 80 SCI papers). His current research interests include robotics, intelligent control system and machine vision.
He is serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems.