Scientific societies

Chair, IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Technical Committee (TC 4.5) on Human Machine Systems (since July 2017)

Member, CAA (Chinese Association of Automation, IFAC NMO in China) TC on Human-Machine Synergism and Hybrid Intelligence (since Nov. 2016)

Member of Advisory Board, Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (2016-)

Member, IFAC TC 7.4 on Transportation Systems (since Nov. 2010)

Member, IFAC TC 8.2 on Biological and Medical Systems (since Sept. 2010)

Member, IFAC TC 4.5 on Human Machine Systems (since Apr. 2010)

Member, IFAC TC 5.4 on Large Scale Complex Systems (since Apr. 2010)


Editorial board of international journals

Member of Editorial Board, Cognitive Neurodynamics (Springer; IF: 2.159; 2017-)

Member of Editorial Board, Cognition, Technology & Work (Springer; IF: 1.105; 2017-)

Member of Editorial Board, Heliyon (Elsevier; sect. Applied Sciences; 2017-)

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Neuroscience (sect. Neural Technology) (IF: 3.566; 2016-)

Guest Editor, Research Topic on New Advances in Computational Neuroergonomics and Adaptive Human-Automation Systems (10 papers), Frontiers in Neuroscience (with Prof. Alessandro E.P. Villa), Publication date: Mar. 07 – June 30, 2017.

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Advances in Fuzzy and Rough Sets and Systems Theory for Modeling, Control and Pattern Recognition, Engineering Computations

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Modeling and Analysis of Human-Machine Systems in Transportation (20 papers), Cognition, Technology & Work (with Dr. Tamsyn E. Edwards), Vol. 19 (4), Nov. 2017.

Guest Editor, Special Issue on Supporting Technologies and Enablers for Big Data, Information (with Prof. Steven Guan)


Reviewer for international journals

IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering

IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems

IEEE Trans. on Human-Machine Systems

IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering

IEEE Trans. on Reliability

IEEE Trans. on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering

Information Sciences

Annual Reviews in Control

Neural Networks

Digital Signal Processing (Elsevier)

IET Signal Processing

EURASIP J. on Advances in Signal Processing

Journal of The Franklin Institute

Biomedical Signal Processing and Control

Cognitive Neurodynamics (Springer)

Cognition, Technology & Work (Springer)

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Frontiers in Psychology (section Emotion Science)

Neurocomputing

Neural Computing and Applications (NCAA)

Journal of Ergonomics

Applied Soft Computing

Biomedical Engineering/Biomedizinische Technik

Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics

Safety Science

Intl. J. of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence


Chairmanship/Editorship for international conferences

Secretary Chair, 1st Int. Conf. on Cognitive Neurodynamics (ICCN2007), Nov. 2007, Shanghai

IPC Co-Chair & Chair of Plenary Lecture on pinning and control of complex networks, 13th IFAC Symp. on Complex Large-Scale Systems (IFAC LSS2013), July 07-10, 2013, Shanghai, China

Technical Associate Editor, 19th IFAC World Congress, Aug. 24-29, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

Chair, Session of Mathematical Systems Modeling, 1st Arbeitstreffen zur Initiative “BioKybernetik”, Nov. 20-21, 2014, Grosskarlbach, Germany

Organizer & Chair, Invited Mini-Symposium (MS 14) on Neuroinformatics, Neuroergonomics & Neuroengineering (10 oral presentations), 5th Int Conf. on Cognitive Neurodynamics (ICCN2015), Sanya, China, June 05, 2015

IPC Co-Chair, 13th IFAC Symp. on Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (IFAC HMS2016), Aug. 30 - Sep. 2, 2016, Kyoto, Japan

Associate Editor, 1st IFAC Conf. on Cyber-Physical & Human-Systems (IFAC CPHS’16), Dec. 7-9, 2016, Florianopolis, Brazil

Technical Associate Editor, 20th IFAC World Congress, July 09-14, 2017, Toulouse, France

Associate Editor, 2nd IFAC Conf. on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS’18), Miami, USA, Dec. 14-15, 2018

IPC Chair, 14th IFAC Symp. on Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (IFAC HMS2019), 16-19 Sep, 2019, Tallinn, Estonia

Session Chair for many leading international conferences


IPC membership for international conferences

19th IFAC World Congress, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa

5th Int. Conf. on Cognitive Neurodynamics (ICCN2015), Sanya, China, June 3-7, 2015

9th IFAC Symp. on Biological and Medical Systems (BMS2015), Berlin, Germany, Sept. 2015

3rd Int. Conf. on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, Saint Julian’s, Malta, Apr. 2016

IPC Member and Member of Best Paper Selection Committee, 13th IFAC Symp. on Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (HMS2016), Kyoto, Japan, Aug. 2016

1st IFAC Conf. on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS’16), Florianopolis, Brazil, Dec. 2016

Annual Chinese Control Conference (CCC), 2014-

2nd Int. Conf. on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Rome, Italy, Apr. 2016

20th IFAC World Congress, Toulouse, France, July 9-14, 2017

6th Int. Conf. on Cognitive Neurodynamics (ICCN2017), Carmona (Seville), Spain, Aug. 1-5, 2017

26th Int. Conf. on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN2017), Alghero, Italy, Sep. 11-15, 2017

15th IFAC Symp. on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS2018), Genova, Italy, June 6-8, 2018

10th IFAC Symp. on Biological and Medical Systems (BMS2018), São Paulo, Brazil, Sep. 3-5, 2018

2nd IFAC Conf. on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems (CPHS’18), Miami, USA, Dec. 14-15, 2018

5th IFAC Conf. on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences (ICONS 2019), Belfast, UK, Aug. 21-23, 2019.


Expert panel of science foundations

Ministry of Science and Technology (National Key R&D Program on Cloud Computing & Big Data, Mar. 2017)

National Natural Science Foundation of China (Key Research Program on Cognitive Computing of Visual and Auditory Information)

China Postdoctoral Science Foundation

Natural Science Foundation of Shanghai & Shanghai Sailing Young Talents Program, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai

Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province (Chair of Project-Closing Review Board, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Jan. 20, 2017), Jiangsu Science and Technology Department


External assessor for faculty promotion

Many universities in China (e.g., Fudan University), Malaysia, and Romania


PHD AND POSTDOC THESES/REPORTS REVIEWED

[1]    Yating Zhu, Neural Coding of Learning and Memory (Advisor: Prof R. Wang), PhD Program in Mathematics, ECUST, Apr. 2017. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[2]    Yihong Wang, Theoretical Foundation and Application of Neural Energy Coding (Advisor: Prof R. Wang), PhD Program in Applied Mathematics, ECUST, Apr. 2017. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[3]    Li Ni, Diagnosis and Decision Support System for Brain Death based on EEG Data Analysis (Advisor: Prof R. Wang), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, June 2016. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[4]    Xuying Xu, Neurodynamical Study on Binary State Transition of Membrane Potentials of Neurons (Advisor: Prof R. Wang), PhD Program in Mathematics, ECUST, June 2015. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[5]    Zhipeng Wu, Control and Islanding Fault Detection of Distributed PV Power Generation Systems, PhD dissertation (Advisor: Prof W. Yang), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, May 2014. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[6]    Xiangyuan Xin, Energy-Efficient Clustering Routing Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks, PhD dissertation (Advisor: Prof Z. Ling), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, May 2014. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[7]    Yifeng Yuan, Service Composition based on Physical Programming, PhD dissertation (Advisor: Prof Z. Ling), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, May 2014. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[8]    C. Li, Control Method for Electron Beam Orbit Correction at Synchrotron Light Source, PhD Thesis Research Proposal Defense (Advisor: Prof WJ Zhang), School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, ECUST, Dec. 2013. (Member of PhD Thesis Advisory Committee)

[9]    Y. Zhang, Visual Pattern Recognition of the Population Retinal Ganglion Cells in Response to Natural Stimuli, Postdoctoral Technical Report (Advisor: Prof R Wang), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, July 2013. (Member of Postdoctoral Technical Report Defense Committee)

[10] Flocking Control of Multi-Agent Systems and Its Applications, PhD dissertation, PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, Jiangnan University, China, June 2013.

[11] Population Wandering based Intelligent Optimization Algorithms and Its Applications, PhD dissertation, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, June 2013.

[12] C. Yan, Network Synchronization and Application in a Memory Model based on an Adaptive Synaptic Learning Rule, PhD dissertation (Advisor: Prof R Wang), PhD Program in Control Science and Engineering, ECUST, Aug. 2012. (Reviewer/Examiner)

[13] Algorithms of Video-based Holographic IntelliSense for Traffic Safety, PhD dissertation, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2012.

[14] Several Key Algorithms of Video-based IntelliSense in Traffic Environment, PhD dissertation, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Feb. 2011.

[15] Y. Zhang, Spatiotemporal Characteristics of The Chicken Retinal Ganglion Cells’ Population Activities in Response to Natural Stimuli, PhD dissertation (Advisor: Prof P.-J. Liang), PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, Dec. 2010. (Member of PhD thesis defense committee)

[16] CPG-inspired Locomotion Control and Environmental Adaptability for Legged Robots, PhD dissertation, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2010.

[17] Algorithms, Dictionaries and Applications of Sparse Signal Representation, PhD dissertation, PhD Program in Navigation, Guidance and Control, 2nd Artillery Engineering College, China, Apr. 2010.

[18] Theory and Application of High-Dimensional Biomimetic Information Geometrics, PhD dissertation, College of Information Engineering, Zhejiang University of Technology, China, Mar. 2010.