Journal Editorship and Other Activities


* Editorship in Journals and Conferences

o        Editor-in-Chief, Unmanned Systems, 2012-

o        Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Control Theory and Technology, 2013-

o        Associate Editor, Science China: Information Science, 2015-

o        Associate Editor, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, 2014-

o        Editorial Board Member, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity, 2014-

o        Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Automation and Logistics, 2014-

o        Associate Editor, Frontiers of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2010-

o        Editor-at-Large, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, 2008-2013

o        Member of Advisory Board, Kuwait Journal of Science & Engineering, 2003-2013

o        Associate Editor, Chinese Control Conference Editorial Board, 2008-2012

o        Guest Editor, Mechatronics, 2011

o        Guest Editor, The Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2011

o        Associate Editor, Systems & Control Letters, 2004-2010

o        Guest Editor, Journal of Control Theory and Applications, 2010

o        Associate Editor, The Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2007-2010

o        Associate Editor, Journal of Control Science and Engineering, 2006-2009

o        Associate Editor, Automatica, 2005-2008

o        Associate Editor, Control and Intelligent Systems, 2002-2007

o        Associate Editor, Asian Journal of Control, 2002

o        Guest Editor, Transactions of South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, 2002

o        Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 1999-2001

o        Associate Editor, Conference Editorial Board, IEEE Control Systems Society, 1997-1998

* Activities in Professional Societies

o        IEEE Fellow Evaluator, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Fellow Evaluating Committee, 2015

o        IEEE Fellow Evaluator, IEEE Systems Council, 2010

o        Member of Technical Committee on Control Theory, Chinese Association of Automation, China, 2008-

o        Deputy Chairman, IEEE Control Systems Chapter Committee, Singapore, 2006-2007; 2014-2015

o        Regional Chair, Chinese Control Conference, China, 2005-2007

o        Chairman, IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore, 2002-2003

o        Treasurer, IEEE Control Systems Chapter, Singapore, 2000-2001

o        Member, IEEE Control Systems Chapter Committee, Singapore, 1998-1999; 2004-2005; 2010-2013

o        Honorary Secretary, IEEE Control Chapter, Singapore, 1994-1997; 2008-2009

* Keynote and Plenary Speakers

o        Plenary Speaker, 2018 IEEE/CSAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Xiamen, China, August 2018

o        Plenary Speaker and Chief Guest, 2018 International Conference on Instrumentation, Control and Biomedical Signal Processing, Coimbatore, India, March 2018

o        Semi-plenary Speaker, 2017 Asian Control Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, December 2017

o        Keynote Speaker, 2017 International Conference on Computer and Drone Applications, Kuching, Malaysia, November 2017

o        Speaker, 4th World Congress on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Osaka, Japan, October 2017

o        Keynote Speaker, 2017 International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Competition, Toulouse, France, September 2017

o        Keynote Speaker, 2016 International Conference on Electrical, Electronic, Communication and Control Engineering, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, December 2016

o        Keynote Speaker, 2016 ETAI Conference, Struga, Macedonia, September 2016

o        Keynote Speaker, 12th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Xi'an, China, August 2016

o        UAV Forum Speaker, 2015 Chinese Conference on Intelligent Equipment and Robotic Industry Development, Guangzhou, China, June 2016

o        Keynote Speaker, 2015 China Trade about International Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Shenzhen, China, November 2015

o        Keynote Speaker, Commercial UAV Show 2015, London, U.K., October 2015

o        Keynote Speaker, 10th International Conference on Conference on Computer Science and Education, Cambridge, U.K., July 2015

o        Keynote Speaker, 3rd Singapore-French Symposium, Singapore, February 2015

o        Keynote Speaker, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, Canada, September-October 2014

o        Keynote Speaker, 2014 Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Dynamic Systems, Beijing, China, July 2014

o        Plenary Speaker, 2014 Defence R&T Seminar, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 2014

o        Keynote Speaker, 2013 Workshop on Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Dynamic Systems, Beijing, China, July 2013

o        Keynote Speaker, 2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Atlanta, USA, May 2013

o        Plenary Speaker, SMi's 12th Annual Conference on Unmanned Aerial Systems 2012, London, U.K., October 2012

o        Keynote Speaker, 2012 China Guidance, Navigation and Control Congress, Beijing, China, August 2012

o        Keynote Speaker, 2012 Workshop on Distributed Coordinated Control of Dynamic Multi-Agent Systems, Beijing, China, July 2012

o        Distinguished Robotics and Mechatronics Lecturer, Singapore Robotic Games, Singapore, February 2012

o        Plenary Speaker, 2012 International Conference on Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Bangalore, India, February 2012

o        Plenary Speaker, 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011

o        Plenary Speaker, 13th IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011

o        Semi-Plenary Speaker, 23rd Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Mianyang, China, May 2011

o        Plenary Speaker, 29th Chinese Control Conference, Beijing, China, July 2010

o        Keynote Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Control, Instrumentation and Mechatronic Engineering, Malacca, Malaysia, June 2009

o        Plenary Speaker, Unmanned Systems Asia 2009, Singapore, February 2009

o        Keynote Speaker, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics, Qingdao, China, September 2008

o        Keynote Speaker, International Colloquium on Computing, Communication, Control and Management, Guangzhou, China, August 2008

* Plenary Panelists

o        Forum Panelist, Commercial UAV Show Asia 2016, Singapore, 2016

o        Plenary Panelist, 35th Chinese Control Conference, Chengdu, China, 2016

o        Plenary Panelist, 13th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore, 2014

o        Plenary Panel Chair, 11th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, 2014

o        Plenary Panelist, 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Beijing, China, 2012

o        Plenary Panelist, 8th Asian Control Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2011

o        Plenary Panel Chair, 29th Chinese Control Conference, Beijing, China, 2010

o        Plenary Panel Chair, 27th Chinese Control Conference, Kunming, China, 2008

o        Plenary Panel Chair, 3rd International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Kaifeng, China, 2008

o        Plenary Panelist, 26th Chinese Control Conference, Zhangjiajie, China, 2007

o        Plenary Panelist, 1st International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Xiamen, China, 2006

* Invited Talks and Seminars

o        Navigation and Control of Drones in GPS-Denied Environments, 1st Symposium on Autonomous Systems, SCUT, Guangzhou, China, June 2017

o        Modeling and Control of a Tail-Sitter Hybrid UAV, International Workshop on Nonlinear and Distributed Control, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, June 2017

o        Key Technologies in Unmanned Aerial Systems, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka, March 2017

o        Unmanned Aerial Systems and UAV Research at National University of Singapore, Fuzhou University, China, May 2016

o        Recent Trends in Unmanned Systems Research, South China University of Technology, China, April 2016

o        Unmanned Systems Research at National University of Singapore, Beihang University, China, August 2015

o        Autonomous Navigation and Control of MAVs in Cluttered Environments, IEEE Hong Kong RACS Workshop on Systems and Control, Hong Kong, July 2015

o        Navigation and Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in GPS-denied Environments, Loughborough University, U.K., July 2015

o        NUS UAV Research, National Chi Nan University University, Taiwan, June 2014

o        UAV Research at NUS, Chinese University of Hong Kong, February 2014

o        UAV Research at NUS, City University of Hong Kong, February 2014

o        Research of Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Nanqiang Semminar Series, Xiamen University, China, June 2013

o        Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Research at NUS, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2013

o        Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Fuzhou University, China, June 2013

o        Recent Development on Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Fujian Normal University, Fuqing, Fujian, China, June 2013

o        Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Pre-conference Workshop conducted at the 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Beijing, China, August 2012

o        Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Short course conducted at Singapore Robotic Games, Singapore, 2012

o        Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Tsinghua University, China, June 2011

o        Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Short course conducted at South China University of Technology, China, June 2011

o        Recent Development of Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, December 2010

o        Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, December 2010

o        Modeling and forecasting of stock markets under a system adaptation framework, Fuzhou University, China, June 2010

o        Composite Nonlinear Feedback Control, Short course conducted at Peking University, China, May 2010

o        Modeling and analysis of financial markets under a system dynamics adaptation framework, Beijing Institute of Technology, China, May 2010

o        Research and Development of Unmanned Helicopter Systems, Tongji University, China, May 2009

o        Development of Unmanned Helicopter Systems, IEEE RACS'09 - 2009 Workshop on Robotics, Automation and Control Systems, Macau, May 2009

o        Unmanned Helicopter Systems and HDD Servo Systems, Short Course in Control Science & Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, May 2009

o        Some Views on Research, Embassy of the People's Republic of China, Singapore, March 2009

o        HDD Servo Systems, Summer Short Course Series: Advances in Automation and Control, Xiamen University, China, July 2008

o        Research in Control, Technological University of Malaysia, Malaysia, May 2008

o        Some Control and Out-of-control MATLAB Toolkits, Workshop on Systems Theory and Control, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, December 2007

o        Construction, Modeling and Automatic Control of a UAV Helicopter, Fuzhou University, China, June 2007

o        Construction, Modeling and Automatic Control of a UAV Helicopter, Workshop on Systems Theory and Control, South China University of Technology, China, May 2007

o        Construction, Modeling and Automatic Control of a UAV Helicopter, University of Science & Technology of China, China, March 2007

o        Modeling and Control of an UAV Helicopter, NUS-PKU Joint Summer Program on Mathematical Modeling, National University of Singapore, June 2006

o        Advances in Modeling and Control of Flexible Mechanical Systems, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, June 2006

o        Tracking Control for a Class of Nonlinear Discrete-time Systems with Input Saturation, University of Manchester, U.K., December 2005

o        Construction, Modeling and Control of a UAV Helicopter, 2005 Sino-Japanese Workshop on Advanced Information Technology, Xiamen University, China, December 2005

o        Tracking Control for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Input Saturation, 2005 Joint Workshop on Control and Automation, Nanjing, China, July 2005

o        Composite Nonlinear Feedback Control and Its Applications, 24th Chinese Control Conference, Guangzhou, China, July 2005

o        Modeling and Compensation of Nonlinearities and Friction in a Micro Hard Disk Drive Servo System , Nanqiang Seminar Series, Xiamen University, China, June 2005

o        Rectification and Recognition of Document Images with Perspective and Geometric Distortions, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, April 2005

o        Structural Decomposition and Its Properties of General Multivariable Descriptor Systems, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China, March 2004

o        Comprehensive Modeling and Compensation of Nonlinearities and Friction in an HDD Servo System, Harbin Institute of Technology at Shenzhen, China, March 2004

o        Composite Nonlinear Feedback Control for a Class of Linear Systems with Input Saturation: Theory and Applications, Data Storage Institute, Singapore, July 2003

o        Internet: Applications & Trends, Fujian Provincial Government, Fuzhou, China, June 2001

o        Internet: Applications & Trends, Fuqing City Government, Fuqing, China, June 2001

o        Web-based Virtual Laboratories, Xiamen University, China, June 2001

o        Introduction to Control Theory and Applications, Data Storage Institute, Singapore, October 2000

o        Development of Internet Based Virtual Laboratories, Xiamen Longtop System Co., China, June 1999

o        H Control and Its Applications, Xiamen University, China, June 1998

o        The Applications of H Control in Hard Disk Drive and Gyro-stabilized Mirror Systems, Tsinghua University, China, June 1998

o        Computation of Infimum in H Optimization, Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, June 1998

o        Structural Mapping of Bilinear Transformation and Solution to Discrete-time Riccati Equations, Peking University, China, June 1998

o        Mapping of Structural Properties of Bilinear Transformation, University of Virginia, USA, June 1998

o        Special Coordinate Basis of Linear Multivariable Systems, University of Melbourne, Australia, June 1997

o        Solvability Conditions for the Disturbance Decoupling Problems with Static Measurement Feedback, University of Melbourne, Australia, June 1997

o        Structural Mappings of Bilinear and Inverse Bilinear Transformations, Xiamen University, China, April 1997

o        An H Almost Disturbance Decoupling Robust Controller Design for a Piezoelectric Bimorph Actuator with Hysteresis, University of Melbourne, Australia, June 1996

o        Closed-form Solutions to A Class of H Optimal Control Problems, National University of Singapore, Singapore, July 1994

o        Closed-form Solutions to A Class of H Optimal Control Problems, Xiamen University, China, April 1994

o        A Non-recursive Method for Solving the General Discrete-time Riccati Equations, Xiamen University, China, April 1994

o        Robust Multivariable Control Design: Theory and Practice, 1992 AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA, August 1992

o        Loop Transfer Recovery Design for an Aircraft Control System, Hofstra University, USA, May 1992

o        Loop Transfer Recovery for Multivariable Linear Systems, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, May 1992

o        Loop Transfer Recovery for Multivariable Linear Systems, Oregon State University, USA, April 1992

o        Recent Advances in H2-optimal Control, University of Washington, USA, March 1992

* Other Activities in Technical Conferences

o        Member of Technical Program Committee, 2017 Asian Control Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 2017

o        Member of Advisory Board, 2017 International Conference on Computer and Drone Applications, Kuching, Malaysia, 2017

o        Member of Organizing Committee, International Conference on Mechatronics, Automation and Intelligent Materials, Paris, France, 2017

o        Member of Advisory Board, 2017 International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Competition, Toulouse, France, 2017

o        Invited Session Chair, 36th Chinese Control Conference, Dalian, China, 2017

o        Publicity Chair, 13th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Ohrid, Macedonia, 2017

o        General Co-Chair, 2016 International Micro Air Vehicles Conference and Competition, Beijing, China, 2016

o        IPC Member and Associate Editor, 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2016), Minneapolis, USA, 2016

o        Member of International Advisory Committee, 12th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2016

o        Invited Session Chair, 35th Chinese Control Conference, Chengdu, China, 2016

o        IPC Member, 10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, Monterey, California, USA, 2016

o        Invited Session Chair, 13th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Guilin, China, 2016

o        Publicity Chair, 12th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Kathmandu, Nepal, 2016

o        Member of Conference Steering Committee, 2015 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Denver, USA, 2015

o        Invited Session Chair, 34th Chinese Control Conference, Hangzhou, China, 2015

o        International Advisory/Steering Committee, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, Canada, 2014

o        IPC Member and Associate Editor, 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2014), Groningen, The Netherlands, 2014

o        Tutorial Workshop Chair, 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Shenyang, China, 2014

o        Invited Session Chair, 33th Chinese Control Conference, Nanjing, China, 2014

o        Member of Conference Steering Committee, 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Orlando, USA, 2014

o        Pre-conference Workshop Chair, 33rd Chinese Control Conference, Nanjing, China, 2014

o        Publicity Chair, 11th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Taichung, Taiwan, 2014

o        Member of Program Committee, 2013 International Conference on Information and Automation, Yinchuan, China, 2013

o        Invited Session Chair, 32nd Chinese Control Conference, Xi'an, China, 2013

o        Finance Chair, 10th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Hangzhou, China, 2013

o        Award Committee Chair, 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology in Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems, Nanjing, China, 2013

o        General Chair, 2012 IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012

o        Program Co-Chair, 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Beijing, China, 2012

o        Publicity Committee Co-Chair, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, Shengyang, China, 2012

o        Member of International Advisory Committee, 3rd International Conference on Control, Instrumentation and Mechatronics, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2012

o        Member of Organizing Committee, Fusion 2012, Singapore, 2012

o        Publicity Chair, 9th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Santiago, Chile, 2011

o        IPC Member, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Rail Transportation, Beijing, China, 2011

o        IPC Member, 30th Chinese Control Conference, Yantai, Shandong, China, 2011

o        IPC Member, 13th IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Vancouver, Canada, 2011

o        Award Committee Chair, 8th Asian Control Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2011

o        IPC Member, 1st Australian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2011

o        Member of Program Committee, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics, Hong Kong, China, 2010

o        Regional Program Chair, 2010 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Jinan, China, 2010

o        General Chair, 8th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Xiamen, China, 2010

o        Member of Advisory Committee, International Conference on Control, Communication and Computing, Trivandrum, India, 2010

o        Publications Co-Chair, Combined 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control & 28th Chinese Control Conference, Shanghai, China, 2009

o        Regional Chair, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics, Shengyang, China, 2009

o        Publicity Chair, 7th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2009

o        Publicity Chair, 7th Asian Control Conference, Hong Kong, China, 2009

o        Member of Advisory Committee, 2nd International Symposium on Electronic Commerce and Security, Nanchang, China, 2009

o        Member of Advisory Committee, 2nd International Conference on Control, Instrumentation and Mechatronic Engineering, Malacca, Malaysia, 2009

o        Member of Technical Program Committee, 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2008

o        IPC Member, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Singapore, 2008

o        IPC Member, 3rd International Conference on Computer Science and Education, Kaifeng, China, 2008

o        Award Committee Member, 27th Chinese Control Conference, Kunming, China, 2008

o        Award Committee Co-Chair, 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, Chongqing, China, 2008

o        General Co-Chair, 2nd International Conference on Computer Science & Education, Wuhan, China, 2007

o        IPC Member, 9th IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Montreal, Canada, 2007

o        IPC Member, 10th IASTED International Conference on Computers and Advanced Technology in Education, Beijing, China, 2007

o        Publicity Chair, 6th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation, Guangzhou, China, 2007

o        Member of Technical Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Singapore, 2006

o        Technical Committee Member, 4th International IEEE Conference on Industrial Informatics, Singapore, 2006

o        General Co-Chair, 1st International Conference on Computer Science & Education, Xiamen, China, 2006

o        IPC Member, 2nd African Control Conference, Durban, South Africa, 2006

o        IPC Member, 6th Asian Control Conference, Bali, Indonesia, 2006

o        IPC Member, International Symposium on Collaborative Research in Applied Science, Vancouver, Canada, 2005

o        Program Committee Member, 24th Chinese Control Conference, Guangzhou, China, 2005

o        General Chair, 5th International Conference on Control and Automation, Budapest, Hungary, 2005

o        Principal Member of Technical Program Committee, 8th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision, Kunming, China, 2004

o        IPC Member, 2004 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation & Control, Nanjing, China, 2004

o        IPC Member, 5th Asian Control Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2004

o        IPC Member, 1st African Control Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2003

o        Publicity Chair, 18th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Houston, USA, 2003

o        IPC Member, 4th International Conference on Control and Automation, Montreal, Canada, 2003

o        Finance Chair, 4th Asian Control Conference, Singapore, 2002

o        IPC Member, 17th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Vancouver, Canada, 2002

o        Program Co-Chair, 2002 International Conference on Control and Automation, Xiamen, China, 2002

o        IPC Member, Information, Decision and Control Conference 2002, Adelaide, Australia, 2002

o        Technical Chair, 3rd International Conference on Control Theory & Applications, Pretoria, South Africa, 2001

o        IPC Member, International Symposium on Autonomous Robots and Agents, Singapore, 2000

o        Publication Chair, IEEE Singapore International Symposium on Control Theory & Applications, Singapore, 1997