The Chinese Automation and Computing Society in the UK
Professor Zidong Wang elected as a member of Academia Europaea 2020

Professor Zidong Wang, a member of the CACSUK has been elected as a member of Academia Europaea 2020.

This is a remarkable achievement. Many congratulations to Prof. Zidong Wang!

“Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 4,000. Amongst them are seventy-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.”- As per the introduction on the website of the Academia Europaea.

Prof. Zidong Wang is Professor of Dynamical Systems and Computing at Brunel University London, West London, United Kingdom. He is currently serving or has served as the Editor-in-Chief for Neurocomputing, Deputy Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Systems Science, Executive Editor for Systems Science and Control Engineering, Subject Editor for Journal of The Franklin Institute, an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Systems, Asian Journal of Control, Science China Information Sciences, IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica, Control Theory and Technology, an Action Editor for Neural Networks, an Editorial Board Member for Information Fusion, IET Control Theory & Applications, Complexity, International Journal of Systems Science, Neurocomputing, International Journal of General Systems, Studies in Autonomic, Data-driven and Industrial Computing, and a member of the Conference Editorial Board for the IEEE Control Systems Society. He served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics – Part C, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing, and an Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Computer Mathematics.

Professor Wang is also a Fellow of the IEEE (for contributions to networked control and complex networks), a Fellow of the Chinese Association of Automation, a Member of the IEEE Press Editorial Board, a Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College of the UK, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, a member of program committee for many international conferences, and a very active reviewer for many international journals. He was nominated an appreciated reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing in 2006-2008 and 2011, an appreciated reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems in 2008, an outstanding reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2004 and for the journal Automatica in 2000.

Professor Shengfeng Qin won Newton Prize 2019

The project ‘Transforming service design and big data technologies into sustainable urbanisation’ led by Professor Shengfeng Qin of Northumbria University and Professor Cuixia Ma from the Institute of Software Chinese Academy of Sciences has won the first Newton Prize 2019.

The project focused on how to apply big data and service design principles to urban development and improve quality of life. This work led to improved transportation services, and better access and suitability of services for the elderly. The outcomes of this work can be applied to other developing countries facing the same challenges.

Prof. Wen-hua Chen has been awarded EPSRC Fellowship

A member of the CACSUK Society, Professor Wen-hua Chen, has just been awarded the prestigious EPSRC Fellowship. Many congratulations! Wen-hua is Professor in Autonomous Vehicles at Loughborough University. In the 5-year Fellowship project, Prof. Chen will develop analysis and design tools for goal-oriented control systems, build up a unified framework for the next generation of control systems in performance specifications, constraint representation and problem formulating, investigate its performance and other properties in the presence of disturbance, uncertainties and constraints, and benchmark their applications.

Wen-Hua Chen holds professor in autonomous vehicles in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, UK, where he is also heading the Controls and Reliability Research Group. Before joining Loughborough in 2000 as Lecturer in Flight Control Systems, Dr. Chen was a Research Fellow and then Lecturer in Control Engineering in the Centre for Systems and Control at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Dr Chen has a considerable experience in advanced control, signal processing and computational intelligence and their applications in aerospace and automotive engineering. In the last 15 years, he has been spending most of his effort in developing autonomous system technologies and their applications in agriculture, environment and defence. Prof Chen is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the IEEE, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. He has published about 250 papers with about a total of 9,000 citations.