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Speaker Biographies 

Zhiqiang Gao received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and has taught at Cleveland State University even since. Faced with ever widening chasm between control theory and practice, Dr. Gao returned to the roots of controls by collaborating extensively with engineers at NASA and industry in solving real world problems, from which the foundation and authenticity of research were rebuilt. A chance meeting and brief discussion with Prof. Jingqing Han in 1995 led Dr. Gao to switch research direction to active disturbance rejection control, and to nurture it from its early, conceptual stage to a maturing and emerging industrial control technology today. In doing so, he made an obscure idea clear and a complex controller easily implementable and tuned in an industrial machinery, often with staggering improvements in performance or energy saving. Adopting the philosophy of experimental science in research and a humanistic touch in teaching, Dr. Gao and his team bring creative solutions to the real world and vitality of thinking to the young minds. Dr. Gao’s research and teaching materials can be found at http://cact.csuohio.edu

Yi Huang received the Ph.D. degree in Control Theory and Its Applications from Southeast University, Nanjing in1995. From 1995 to 1997, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1997, she has been at the Key Lab. Systems and Control, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an assistant professor and then associate professor and professor. Her research work is concentrated on the control of nonlinear uncertain systems. In collaborating extensively with engineers to utilize the idea of the active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) for solving real world problems, she and her team do some further researches on the mathematical analysis of ADRC.

Bao-Zhu Guo received the Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in applied mathematics in 1991. From 1985 to 1987, he was a Research Assistant at Beijing Institute of Information and Control, China. During the period 1993-2000, he was with the Beijing Institute of Technology, first as an associate professor (1993-1998) and subsequently a professor (1998-2000). Since 2000, he has been with the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he is a research professor in mathematical system theory. Dr. Guo is the recipient of the One Hundred Talent Program from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1999), and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2003). He is the author or co-author of over 130 international peer/refereed journal papers, and three books including the book: ``Stability and Stabilization of Infinite Dimensional Systems with Applications'' (Springer-Verlag, 1999). His research interests include the theory of control and application of infinite-dimensional systems.

Hebertt Sira Ramirez worked for 28 years at the Universidad de Los Andes where he held the positions of: Head of the Control Systems Department, Head of the Graduate Studies in Control Engineering and Vice-president of the University. Currently, he is a Titular Researcher in the Centro de Investigacion  Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politecnico Nacional (CINVESTAV-IPN) in Mexico City (Mexico). He is a coauthor of five books on Automatic Control and the author of over 400 technical papers in credited journals (150) and international conferences (250). Dr. Sira-Ramirez is interested in the theoretical and practical aspects of feedback regulation of nonlinear dynamic systems with special emphasis in Variable Structure feedback control, Differential Algebraic methods in control and estimation problems and Active Disturbance Rejection Control techniques.

Enrico Canuto was born in Varallo (Piemonte), Italy. He received a degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, where he joined the staff as Associate Professor of Automatic Control in 1983. From 1982 to 1997 he contributed to data reduction of the European astrometric mission Hipparcos. Since the end of nineties, technological studies in view of scientific and drag-free space missions, like Gaia and GOCE provided the opportunity of applying Embedded Model Control to drag-free satellites and to electro-optics. He contributed to the conception, design and implementation of the European ‘Nanobalance’ interferometric thrust-stand, capable of sub-micronewton accuracy. His present studies address space formation control and planetary reentry. His research interests cover all the entire field of control problems that are challenging because of complexity, uncertainty and precision. He is author of more than 200 publications, among them 50 on international journals.

Hui Xie received his PhD in propulsion machine and engineering at Tianjin University in 1998, and now he holds a position as professor and vice director in State Key Laboratory of Engines at Tianjin University, also as director in Tianjin University – Infineon Automotive Electronics Joint Lab. His research topics are control technology for combustion process on ICE, theories and methods for control of gasoline HCCI/CAI engines, software and hardware for electronic control of engine and vehicle, calibration method and technology for electronic control system, and control of EV and HEV. Prof. Hui Xie was and is in charge of about 40 R&D projects from government and industry on control of engine and vehicle. He published about 60 scientific publications within engine and vehicle field, and got Awards of the second Scientific Development Award from China Ministry of Education in 1998 and 2009, the second Science and Technology Development Award of Tianjin in 2001 and 2008the Second National Technology Invention Award in 2010.

Lei Guo was born in Qufu, China, in 1966. He received the B. S. and M. S. degrees from Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China in 1988 and 1991, respectively and the Ph. D. degree in Control Engineering from Southeast University (SEU) in 1997. From 1991 to 1994, he was with Qingdao University (QDU) as a lecturer. From 1997 to 1999, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Southeast University. From 1999 to 2000, he was a research fellow in IRCCyN, Nantes, France. From 2000 to 2003, he was a research fellow at Glasgow University, Loughborough University and UMIST, UK. In 2004, he joined the Institute of Automation in Southeast University as a professor. Since 2006, he became a professor at school of Instrumentation and Opto-Electronics Engineering, and now at school of Automation and Electronic Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China. He is an Awardee of the national science fund for distinguished young scholars of China, and a Chang jiang distinguished professor of the ministry of education of china. He has published more than 120 papers and one monograph and served as a editor for 5 journals. His research interests include robust control, stochastic systems, fault detection, filter design and nonlinear control with their applications to aerospace systems.

Wen Tan received his B.Sc. degree in applied mathematics and M.Sc. degree in systems science from the Xiamen University, China, and Ph.D. degree in automation from the South China University of Technology, China, in 1990, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He joined the faculty of the Power Engineering Department at the North China Electric Power University, China in 1996. From January 2000 to December 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is currently a Professor with the School of Control and Computer Engineering at the North China Electric Power University, China. His research interests include modeling, analysis and control of complex industrial processes.

Rafal Madonski is currently affiliated with the Chair of Control and Systems Engineering at Poznan University of Technology, Poland. His research interests include the control of uncertain systems, disturbance estimation and rejection methods as well as practical applications of robust controllers. Rafal Madonski was first introduced to Active Disturbance Rejection Control (ADRC) method while he was analyzing the problem of governing multi-input multi-output rotor systems, with their mathematical models mostly unknown. He then extended that work to other multidimensional, nonlinear, and cross-coupled plants, including planar manipulators and gantry cranes. Rafal Madonski was also involved in working on some industry-based systems. His team applied the ADRC method to a model of a reel-to-reel system, which is a crucial part during a reinforcement stage in the tire production process. Currently, Rafal Madonski is working on application of the ADRC as a hybrid (position/velocity/force) robust control framework in knee rehabilitation manipulators. His upcoming project involves the use of ADRC approach as a method of estimating and compensating the slippage phenomenon in a 4-wheel skid-steering mobile robot.

Qing Zheng received her M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and her doctor of engineering degree from Cleveland State University in 2009. She is currently an Assistant Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Gannon University. Her present research interests include active disturbance rejection control, robust control, and multivariable control and optimization, with emphasis on their applications in chemical processes, MEMS, and power systems. She received the Best Presentation Award of the 52nd International Instrumentation Symposium in 2006. Dr. Qing Zheng has been serving as an Associate Editor for American Control Conference since 2007. She is currently an editorial member for Journal of Computational Mathematics and Optimization.

Shen Zhao received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University, China, in 1999, after which he spent over eight years in the industry working at Beijing Institute of Control Devices. He received his M.Eng. degree in Optical Engineering from National University of Defense Technology, China, in 2006. He started the doctoral program at Cleveland State University (CSU) in 2008 focusing on the research in active disturbance rejection control (ADRC) under the guidance of Dr. Zhiqiang Gao, and received his D.Eng. degree in 2012. During this period, he proposed effective solutions to several critical problems, such as the application of ADRC to non-minimum phase systems and time delay systems, and received the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award based on the achievements. Dr. Shen Zhao is also experienced in the implementation of ADRC on various industrial platforms (PLC, DSP, FPGA, microcontroller, etc.). He is now an RF control research engineer at Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) and National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL), Michigan State University. His goal is to improve the performance of superconducting cavity control in every aspects by applying ADRC.

Wenchao Xue received his B.Sc. degree in applied mathematics from the Nankai University of China in 2007 and his Ph.D. from the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (AMSS, CAS) in 2012. He is now an Assistant Professor of Key Lab of System and Control, AMSS, CAS. His research interests include the nonlinear uncertain system control and flight control. With the aim of true combination of theory and practice, Dr. Wenchao Xue currently develops the analysis method for ADRC in frequency domain, ADRC’s parameter tuning in sampled-data systems, etc. He serves as an Associate Editor for the 2013 American Control Conference.

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