IEEE-IES
Technical committee on Sensors and Actuators

TC Members


Chandan Chakraborty
Ravinder Dahiya
Kemalettin Erbatur
Yasutaka Fujimoto
Ivan Godler
Kazuaki Ito
Seiichiro Katsura
Kyoungchul Kong
Ryogo Kubo
Zheng Liu
Truong Ngoc Minh
Chowarit Mitsantisuk
Yasue Mitsukura
Toshimasa Miyazaki
Naoki Motoi
Toshiyuki Murakami
Nandayapa Alfaro Manuel De Jesus
Kenji Natori
Stoyan Nihtianov
Hiroaki Nishi
Naoki Oda
Sehoon Oh
Kiyoshi Ohishi
Txema Romero
Michael Ruderman
Asif Sabanovic
Sho Sakaino
Masaaki Shibata
Sota Shimizu
Tomoyuki Shimono
Satoshi Suzuki
Satoru Takahashi
Toshiaki Tsuji
Somsawas Tungpataratanawong
Yutaka Uchimura
Barkan Ugurlu
Shiro Urushihara
Stanimir(STAN) Valtchev
Peter Xu
Daisuke Yashiro
Yuki Yokokura
Armad Zaki Bin Shukor
Chi Zhu
Teresa Zielinska


Chandan Chakraborty (SM'01)

Chandan Chakraborty received B.E and M.E degrees in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University in 1987 and 1989 respectively and Ph.D degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Mie University, Japan in 1997 and 2000 respectively. Presently he is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. His research interest includes power converters, motor drives, electric vehicles and renewable energy. Dr. Chakraborty was awarded the JSPS Fellowship to work at the University of Tokyo (at Hongo Campus) during 2000-2002. He has received the Bimal Bose award in power electronics in 2006 from the IETE(India). He is an ADCOM member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is one of the Associate Editors of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine and an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of IE Technology News (ITeN), a web-only publication for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE).


Ravinder Dahiya

Ravinder Dahiya is Reader and EPSRC Fellow in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow, UK. He is the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group.
His multidisciplinary research interests include Flexible and Printable Electronics, Electronic Skin, Robotic Tactile Sensing, and wearable electronics. He has published more than 100 research articles, 4 books (3 at various publication stages) and 4 patents (including 2 submitted). He has worked on and led many international projects funded by European Commission and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
He is on the Editorial Boards of IEEE Sensors Journal and IEEE Transactions on Robotics and has been guest editor of 4 Special Journal Issues. He is the Administrative Committee (AdCom) member of IEEE Sensors Council. He was the General Chair of IEEE PRIME 2015 and is the Technical Program Chair of IEEE Sensors 2017. He is the founding chair of the UKRI section chapter of IEEE Sensor Council.
Dr. Dahiya holds prestigious EPSRC Fellowship and also received Marie Curie Fellowship and Japanese Monbusho Fellowship. He was awarded with the University Gold Medal and received 2 best paper awards and 2 second best paper awards (as co-author) in international conferences.

Personal website: www.rsdahiya.com
Official webpage: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/engineering/staff/ravinderdahiya/


Kemalettin Erbatur



Yasutaka FUJIMOTO (S'93-M'98-SM'12)

was born in 1971 in Japan. He received B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1993, 1995, and 1998, respectively. In 1998 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama, Japan as a research associate. Since 1999, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University, Japan, where he is currently an associate professor.

His research interests include actuators, motion control, robotics, and manufacturing automation.

Dr. Fujimoto is a member of IEEE IE Societies since 1993. He is also a member of IEE of Japan, Robotics Society of Japan, SICE, INFORMS, and IEICE.


Ivan GODLER (M'94)

was born in 1962 in Slovenia. He received B.E. in mechanical engineering from Ljubljana University, Slovenia in 1986, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan, in 1991 and 1995, respectively. From 1991 until 1995 he worked at Harmonic Drive Systems, Inc., Nagano, Japan, from 1998 until 2001 he was an associate professor at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, since 2001 he has been with the Department of Information and Media Engineering, University of Kitakyushu, Japan, where he is a professor since 2004.

His research interests include actuators, sensors, motion control and robotics.

Prof. Godler is a member of IEEE IE Society since 1994 and other societies (RAS and CSS).
He is also a member of IEE of Japan, Robotics Society of Japan, SICE, JSME, and JSPE.


Kazuaki Ito



Seiichiro Katsura (S'03-M'04)

received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2001, 2002 and 2004, respectively.

From 2003 to 2005, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2005 to 2008, he was with Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan. Since 2008, he has been with Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. His research interests include real-world haptics, human support space, systems energy conversion, electromechanical integration systems.

Prof. Katsura received the Best Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan in 2003, Dr. Yasujiro Niwa Outstanding Paper Award in 2004, and The 2008 European Power Electronics and Drives-Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, EPE-PEMC'08 Best Paper Award in 2008.

He is a Member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEJ and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers.


Kyoungchul Kong

Kyoungchul Kong received the B.Eng. degree (summa cum laude) in mechanical engineering, the B.S. degree in physics in 2004, and the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 2006 from Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, CA, USA, in 2009, where he later worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow until 2011.
In 2011, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, as an Assistant Professor. He has authored or coauthored more than 80 technical articles in journals and conference proceedings in the area of control systems and mechatronics. His current research interests include design, modeling, and control of mechatronic systems with emphasis on locomotion and mobility of human-centered robotic systems.
Dr. Kong was the recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics in 2008 and the Best Paper Award in the Division of Dynamic Systems and Control at the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual Conference in 2005.


Ryogo Kubo

Ryogo Kubo received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2005, 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2007, he joined the NTT Access Network Service Systems Laboratories, NTT Corporation, Japan. Since 2010, he has been with Keio University, Japan, where he is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. His research interests include system control, optical communications, networking, sensor-actuator networks, smart grid and mechatronics.


Zheng Liu

Dr. Zheng Liu received his doctorate in engineering from Kyoto University (Kyoto, Japan) in 2000 and was awarded a second Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2007. From 2000 to 2001, he was a research fellow with Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He then joined the Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR), National Research Council Canada (Ottawa, ON, Canada) as a governmental laboratory visiting fellow. After being with IAR for five years, he transferred to the NRC Institute for Research in Construction, where he held a research officer position. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Liu worked as a full professor for Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. In August 2015, Dr. Liu started his laboratory on ``intelligent sensing, diagnostics, and prognostics'' at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus (Kelowna, BC, Canada). His research interests include image/data fusion, computer vision, pattern recognition, senor/sensor network, condition-based maintenance, and non-destructive inspection and evaluation. Dr. Liu is a senior member of IEEE and member of SPIE. He is chairing the IEEE IMS TC-36. He holds a professional engineer license in Ontario. Dr. Liu also serves on the editorial board for journal IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Information Fusion, Machine Vision and Applications, and Intelligent Industrial Systems.


Truong Ngoc MINH (M'09)

was born in Hanoi, Vietnam in 1980. He received B.E., M.E. degrees, all in electrical engineering, from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 2002, 2004, , respectively. In 2007, he received Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

From 2002, he is currently a researcher with Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam. His research interests include actuators, motion control, and power systems.

Dr. Minh is a member of IEEE Industrial Electronics and Power & Energy Societies.


Chowarit Mitsantisuk

Chowarit Mitsantisuk received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand, in 2004, and the M.Eng. degree in Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineering and D.Eng degree in energy and environment science from the Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in 2007 and 2010, respectively. From 2010 to 2012, he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science with Nagaoka University of Technology. Since 2012, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kasetsart University. His research interests include motion control, force control, human-robot interaction, sensor fusion, advanced medical device and real-world haptics. Dr. Chowarit is a Member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He was the recipient of the Best Presentation Award in the special session, Haptics for Human Support at the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Control, and Instrumentation from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.


Yasue Mitsukura

Yasue Mitsukura received her D.E. degree from the University of Tokushima in 2001. Until 2004 she worked on the University of Tokushima as an assistant professor and subsequently on the Okayama University as a lecturer. From 2005 to 2010, she was an associate professor at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. Since 2011, she has been an associate professor at Keio University. Her interests are signal processing, EEG analysis, and image processing. She is a member of SICE, RISP, and IEEE.


Toshimasa Miyazaki



Naoki Motoi

Naoki Motoi received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2005, 2007 and 2010, respectively. From 2007 to 2011, he worked in Toyota Motor Corporation. From 2011 to 2013, he was a research associate at Yokohama National University. Since 2014, he has been with Kobe University as a lecturer. His research interests include robotics, motion control, and haptic.


Toshiyuki MURAKAMI (M'93-SM'13)

received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1988, 1990, and 1993, respectively.

In 1993, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Keio University, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of System Design Engineering. From 1999 to 2000, he was a Visiting Researcher with The Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany.

His research interests include robotics, intelligent vehicles, mobile robots, and motion control.

Dr. Murakami is a member of IEEE IE Societies since 1993 and other societies (RAS). He is also a member of IEE of Japan and Robotics Society of Japan.


Nandayapa Alfaro Manuel De Jesus

Manuel Nandayapa is a associate professor at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua, Mexico. Currently he is in the Department of Industrila and Manufacturing Engineering and he is a member of Signal Processing Research Group and he is a member of IEEE since 2007. His interest is about haptic interfaces, motion control and mechatronics systems.


Kenji Natori

received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2004, 2006, and 2008, respectively. >From 2009 to 2012, he was an Assistant Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University, Kanagawa, Japan. Since 2012, he has been with Chiba University, Chiba, Japan. His research interests include time-delay systems, network-based control systems, haptics, power electronics, and energy network.


Stoyan Nihtianov

Stoyan Nihtianov received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1980 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 till 1995 he was part of the Dept. of Electronics, Technical University - Sofia, where he was an associate professor, and was involved in research and teaching on analogue circuits and smart sensors. Since 1995 till 2000 he was with the Laboratory of Electronics, University of Technology - Delft, The Netherlands, where he was a senior research fellow engaged in the research and development of methods and electronic equipment for non-destructive testing. Since 2000, he is with the high-tech company ASML, The Netherlands, in the position of a senior sensor specialist. Since 2003 he is also a part-time Associate professor in the Electronics Instrumentation lab of TU Delft, The Netherlands. Stoyan Nihtianov is an author of numerous scientific papers in the field of sensors and sensor interface electronics. He is an author or a co-author of 26 patents in 11 countries, protecting 16 topics. He is also a co-author of two books and three book chapters. He is a senior member of IEEE since 1993, an associate editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and serves as a chair of the Technical committee of MEMS&Nanotechnology of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2013-2014).


Hiroaki Nishi

received his Ph.D. degrees from Keio University, Japan, in 1999. He has been selected as fellowships from Japan Society for Promotion of Science from 1996 to 1999. He was a researcher in Real World Computing Partnership from 1999 to 2001, and was a researcher in the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd in 2002. He was a lecturer of Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University in 2003. Now, he is a professor of Keio University since 2013 and a visiting professor of National Institute of Informatics, Japan. He is a member of IEEE since 2002, and contributing in IEEE Standards Association. He is also a technical committee member of IEEE IES Building Automation Control and Management, Smart Grid, Sensor and Actuators, and Standards. His fields of interest include Sensor Networks, Data Management and Communication Systems in Smart Grid and Smart Community.


Naoki Oda

Naoki Oda received the BE, ME and Ph.D. from Keio University, Japan in 1993, 1995 and 1998 respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Opto-Electronic System Engineering, Chitose Institue of Science and Technology, Japan. His research interests include motion control and robot vision for multidegrees-of-freedom manipulators, mobile robots and biped walking robots. He is a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEJ and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers.


Sehoon Oh (S'05-M'06)

Sehoon Oh received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998, 2000, and 2005, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
He worked an Assistant Professor at The University of Tokyo until 2012. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Visiting Researcher at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA. After working as a Senior Researcher at Samsung Heavy Industries and as a Research Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea, he joined the Department of Robotics Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Daegu, Korea.
His research interests include the development of human-friendly motion control algorithms and assistive devices for people. Dr. Oh was a recipient of the Best Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS in 2013.


Kiyoshi Ohishi (M'86-SM'08)

Kiyoshi Ohishi is a professor of Electrical Engineering Department at Nagaoka University of Technology in Japan from 2002. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1981, 1983, and 1986, respectively. He was with Nagaoka University of Technology as an associate professor from 1993 to 2002.

His current research interests include motion control, robotics, mechatronics and power electronics.

Now, he is an AdCom member of IEEE. Industrial Electronics Society. He is a member of Section and Chapter Committee of IEEE. Industrial Electronics Society. He is an associate Editor of Trans. on Industrial Electronics. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, Society of Instrument and Control Engineers and Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Txema Romero

He was born in Eibar (Gipuzkoa, Basque Country). He earned a MSc degree in Computer Science from the University of the Basque Country (2005), majoring in mobile computing. He has studied MSc degree in Automatic and Industrial Electronic Engineering at the same university (2010) with a background in digital electronics systems.
He has been employed as a research scientist in the areas of context-awareness middleware (University of the Basque Country), sensors (INASMET-Tecnalia), microsystems also known as MEMS (CEIT-IK4), mechatronics (Ideko-IK4), or intelligent transportation systems (Tecnalia). In addition, he was visiting scientist in the Automatic Control Department at the Technical University of Catalonia. He is a reviewer for sensor journals. In fact, he has published articles in this field for Sensors and Actuators B. He is also member of ACM and IEEE.


Michael Ruderman(S'08-M'09)

received the B.Sc. degree in applied physics from the Polytechnical University of Kharkov, Kharkov, Ukraine, in 1997 and the Dipl.-Inf. degree in computer and electrical engineering and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University (TU) Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany, in 2005 and 2012, respectively. During 2006-2013, he was a Research Associate with the Institute of Control Theory and Systems Engineering, TU Dortmund. In 2013-2015, he was with Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, where he was a specially appointed Assistant Professor. In 2015 he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, before joining the University of Agder, Grimstad, Norway. He is a member of Department of Engineering Sciences at the University of Agder. His current research interests include precise motion control, nonlinear systems with memory, flexible robots, and smart material actuators. Dr. Ruderman served as a Member of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) 2014 International Workshop on Motion Control (AMC2014), the 2014 International Power Electronics Conference (IPEC2014), and the 2015 International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM2015) and as a Publication Co-chair for IEEE IES ICM2015. He is a Member of the Technical Committee on Motion Control and the Technical Committee on Sensors and Actuators of the IEEE IES. He is also Associate Editor of IFAC Mechatronics journal.


Asif Sabanovic (SM'04)

Full Professor at Sabanci University, Istanbul. He received B.S. degree in electrical engineering (in 1970) , M.S. degree and Dr. Eng. degree from University of Sarajevo. Since 1970 till 1991 he has been with Energoinvest-Institute for Control and Computer Sciences, Sarajevo. From 1991 he has been with University of Sarajevo, Department of Electrical Engineering. He has been Visiting Researcher at Institute of Control Science - Moscow (1975-1976). Visiting Professor at California Institute of Technology-CALTECH, Pasadena (1984-1985), Hitachi Chair Professor at Keio University, Yokohama (1991-1992), Full Professor at Yamaguchi University, Ube (1992-1993), Visiting Professor at University of Maribor - Maribor-Slovenia (Acad. Year 1986, 1988, 1989), Head of CAD/CAM and Robotics Department at Tubitak - Marmara Research Centre, Istanbul (1993-1995), Head of Engineering Department of B.H. Engineering and Consulting (1995-1999).
His fields of interest include Control Systems, Motion Control Systems, Robotics, Mechatronics and Power electronics .


Sho Sakaino(S'07, M'11)

was born in 1983 in Japan. He received B.E. degree in system design engineering and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2006, 2008, and 2011 respectively. Since 2011, he has been with Saitama University, Saitama, Japan. His research interests include mechatronics, motion control, robotics, and haptics. He is a member of IEEE IE Society since 2007. He is also a member of IEE of Japan and Robotics Society of Japan.


Masaaki Shibata (M'00)

was born in 1968 in Japan. He received B.E, M.E, Ph.D from Keio University in Japan at '91, '93, '96, respectively.
He had belonged Meidensha Corp. during two years from '96.
He belongs Seikei University, Tokyo in Japan from '98, and is now an associate professor in the department of electrical and mechanical engineering, Seikei University.

He is interested in the research areas of motion control in Robotics and image processing for object recognition. The main topics in recent years are Biped Robot, Multi-legged Robot, Visual Feedback Control, Eye-in-hand Robot, and so on.

He is a member of Industrial Electronics Society and Robotics and Automation Society of IEEE.
He is a senior member of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan (IEEJ), and a chairperson of the technical committee of Motion Control for Advanced Applications of IEEJ.
He is also a member of Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ).


Sota Shimizu



Tomoyuki Shimono

Tomoyuki Shimono received the B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2004 and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2006 and 2007, respectively. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2007 to 2008, he was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at Keio University. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Research Associate with the Global Centers of Excellence Program, Keio University. Since 2009, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yokohama National University, Yokohama, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His research interests include haptics, motion control, medical and rehabilitation robots, and actuators.


Satoshi Suzuki



Satoru Takahashi



Toshiaki Tsuji

Toshiaki Tsuji received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph. D degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2001, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He was a Research Associate in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science from 2006 to 2007. He is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems, Saitama University. His research interests include motion control, haptics and rehabilitation robot. He received the FANUC FA and Robot Foundation Original Paper Award in 2007 and 2008.


Somsawas Tungpataratanawong (M'07)

was born in 1976 in Thailand. He received B.E. from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand in '97, M.E. and Ph.D. from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan in '03, '07, respectively.
He is working with Panasonic Welding Systems Co., Ltd. from '07.

He is interested in the research areas of motion control in Robotics. The main topics in recent years are high precision control, vibration suppression control, and impedance control in industrial robots.

He is a member of Industrial Electronics Society and Robotics and Automation Society of IEEE.
He is a member of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan (IEEJ).
He is also a member of Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ).


Yutaka Uchimura

He received the B.E., M.E. degree and Ph.D. degrees from Keio University, Japan, in 1989, 1991, and 2005 respectively. From 1991 to 2007, he was a senior researcher of Kajima Technical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan. Since 2007, he has been with Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, where he is currently an Professor. His main research areas are network-based control, robotics, real time systems and computer networks .


Barkan Ugurlu

Barkan Ugurlu (S'08-M'10) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering fromYokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2010, with the Monbukagakusho scholarship granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Technology of Japan. From May 2010 to March 2013, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher, with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy, and Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. He is currently a Research Scientist with the Computational Neuroscience Laboratories, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. His research interests include active orthoses and exoskeletons, robot-aided rehabilitation, humanoid/quadruped locomotion control, biological sensorimotor control and motor recovery, multibody dynamics, force, and compliance control.


Shiro Urushihara



Stanimir(STAN) Valtchev

Professor (Auxiliar) in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
Professor (Invited, Full) of the Burgas Free University (BFU), Bulgaria.
Member of the IEEE since 1990, Senior Member since 2008.
Since the beginning of IEEE membership, member of PELS and IES, shorter time was member of other societies (e.g. Instrumentation).


Peter Xu (SM'99)

Chair in Mechatronics Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Stuttgart
20 Symonds Street
Auckland 1142
New Zealand
Email: p.xu@auckland.ac.nz
Web: http://www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/people/p-xu
Phone: +64 9 923 9915
Fax: +64 9 373 7499
Born on 8 Nov 1961 in Jiangsu, China

Peter Xu joined the University of Auckland on 1 February 2011, as Chair in Mechatronics Engineering. He was the Professor of Mechatronics (2007-2010), Associate Professor (2005-2006) and Senior Lecturer (1999-2004) in School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. Prior to coming to New Zealand, he worked at the City University of Hong Kong (1993-1998), the University of Stuttgart, Germany (1990-1992) and Southeast University, China (1988-1989).

His current research interests are mainly in areas of advanced mechatronics/robotics with applications in medicine and foods. He is Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers of New Zealand). He has served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2003), was Associate Editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (2008-2009), and Editor for International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, IJISTA (2005-2010).


Daisuke Yashiro

Daisuke YASHIRO (S'07, M'10) received the B.E. degree in system design engineering and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Japan, in 2007, 2009, and 2010, respectively. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. From 2011 to 2012, he was a Research Associate at Keio University. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mie University, Japan. His research interests include motion control, power electronics, real-time information processing.


Yuki Yokokura

Yuki YOKOKURA received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in integrated design engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 2011. From 2010 to 2011, he was a JSPS(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Research Fellow(DC2 and PD). He was a Visiting Fellow at Keio University, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Nagaoka University of Technology in 2011. Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor with Nagaoka University of Technology. His research interests include motion control, powerelectronics, and real-world haptics.


Armad Zaki Bin Shukor

Ahmad Zaki Shukor received the B.E. from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002 and M.E. from University of South Australia in 2004. He obtained a PhD degree in Yokohama National University, Japan in 2013. Since 2002, he has been attached with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer. His research interests include actuators, robotics, and motion control. He is a graduate member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia.


Chi Zhu

Chi Zhu received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1999. He was a researcher at NIRE (National Institute for Resource and Environment, Japan) and Yokohama National University in 1999 and 2000, respectively. He was a post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology during 2001- 2002. He then worked as assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Yokohama National University, Japan. He is currently an Associate Professor with Dept. of Systems Life Engineering at Maebashi institute of Technology, Gunma, Japan. Dr. Zhufs research interests include system dynamics and control, biped walking and jumping, assistive and rehabilitation robotics, neuro-robotics.


Teresa ZIELINSKA (SM'05)

was born in 1955 in Poland. She received M.Sc (1979) degree in electronics and control engineering and PhD (1986) in Robotics, both from Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland. In 1995 she got D.Sc in Biocybernetics from Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2005 President of Poland nominated her full professor in the area of control and robotics. In 1986 she was employed by the Faculty of Aeronautics and Power Engineering in Warsaw University of Technology where she is currently the professor and vice-dean for general affairs. She is also the chair of European Master on Advanced Robotics program supported by EU. During her professional carrier she has been working in European and Non-European Universities, her research studies included manipulators, novel sensors, humanoidal robots and autonomous mobile robots - design anf implementation of control systems.
Recently she supervises: - the industrial project devoted to robots with enhanced mobility equipped with novel, special purpose sensors, and - the research grant on biped robots.

Prof. Zielinska is senior member of IEEE since 2005 and is affiliated to RAS.
She was invited speaker of 4th Asian Conf. on Industrial Automation and Robotics (ACIAR - 2005, Bangkok) supported by IEEE.