报告题目：How to Conduct Innovative Research and Write High-Quality Papers for Top Journals
报告人： Simon X. Yang (杨先一) 教授
Prof. Simon X. Yang received the B.Sc. degree in engineering physics from Beijing University, China in 1987, the first of two M.Sc. degrees in biophysics from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China in 1990, the second M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Houston, USA in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 1999. Prof. Yang joined the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, Canada in 1999. Currently he is a Professor and the Head of the Advanced Robotics & Intelligent Systems (ARIS) Laboratory at the University of Guelph in Canada.
Prof. Yang has diversified research expertise. His research interests include intelligent systems, robotics, sensors and multi-sensor fusion, wireless sensor networks, control systems, and computational neuroscience. His significant research contributions can be reflected by his original and innovative work in biologically inspired approaches and applications to real-time motion planning, tracking and control of robotic systems, and various engineering and biomedical systems. He has published about 450 referred papers, including over 250 journal papers (over 50 in IEEE Transactions).
Prof. Yang he has been very active in professional activities. Prof. Yang serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Robotics and Automation, and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board member of IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, and several other journals. Currently he is a panel member of the NSERC Discovery Grants Selection Committee on Electrical and Computer Engineering, a panel member of the NSERC-CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) Selection Committee, and a panel member of CIHR Grants Selection Committee. He was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Logistics and Automation. Among many of his awards, he was a recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award at the University of Guelph.