Keynote Speakers

2019 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Maria Pia Fanti
IEEE Fellow
Polytechnic of Bari, Italy

Biography: Maria Pia Fanti (IEEE Fellow) received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, in 1983. She was a visiting researcher at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, New York, in 1999. Since 1983, she has been with the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, where she is currently a Full Professor of system and control engineering and Chair of the Laboratory of Automation and Control.

Her research interests include discrete-event systems, Petri net, consensus protocols, fault detection, management and modeling of complex systems, such as logistics, production and healthcare systems.
She has published +280 papers and two textbooks on these topics.

Prof. Fanti is General Chair of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics and was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering and of the IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems 2009. She is Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering and Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, member at large of the Board of Governor of the IEEE SMC Society, of the AdCom of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and Chair of the TC on Automation in Logistics of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

Prof. Quan Pan
Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

Biography: Pan Quan was born in Shanghai in 1961. He got Bachelor Degree from Huazhong Institute of Technology in Wuhan in 1982, Master Degree and PhD from Automatic School of Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xi’an in 1991 and 1997. His research interests are Information fusion, Target tracking and recognition, Safety assessment for UAS, Estimation theory and applications. He is the Member of IEEE, the Member of International Society of Information Fusion (ISIF), the Members of International Committee Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS), the Member of Board of Chinese Association of Automation. He was the Duty Dean of Graduate School of NPU from 1996~2002, He is the Dean of Automatic School of NPU, and the Director of key Laboratory of Information Fusion Technology,Ministry of Education of China. He is the editor of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. He has published 12 books, 100 international journal papers and 100 international conference papers. He has obtained the honors of the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Worker, the Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth.