Prof Xie has published over 200 journal papers and 100 conference papers. Prof Xie serves as editor, associate editor and on the editorial board of over 15 international journals. He has served as conference chair in a number of conferences and delivered keynote speeches at many others. Prof Xie served as Program Manager for MSC(ISE) program for many years at National Univ of Singapore, and also as Associate Head (ISE) 2009-2011 there. He was Acting Head (SEEM at CityU) during fall 2011. He served as Associate Dean (Internationalization) at College of Science and Engineering.
Prof. Zhou is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA). Zhou is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/Wiley Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. In 2015, he received the Norbert Wiener Award for "fundamental contributions to the area of Petri net theory and applications to discrete event systems," from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society which also awarded him the Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award for Best Paper award in 2010. In 2000, Zhou received the Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany. In 1994, he received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing UNIVERSITY-LEAD Award (Leadership and Excellence in the Application and Development of integrated manufacturing). The number of his publications receiving 200 or more citations is 24 according to Google Scholar. He is one of the world's Highly Cited Researchers in Web of Science and has a total of more than 34,000 citations with an h- index of 89.
Prof Saman Halgamuge received the B.Sc. Engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and the Dipl.-Ing and Ph.D. degrees in data engineering from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. He is currently a Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the School of Electrical Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia. He is a Fellow of IEEE (2017-), a distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2018-21) and listed as a top 2% most cited researcher for AI and Image Processing in Stanford database (2020-). His research interests are in AI, machine learning including deep learning, optimization, big data analytics and their applications in energy, mechatronics, bioinformatics and neural engineering. He graduated 45 PhD students at University of Melbourne and delivered about 50 keynotes at conferences (2000-). He is currently an honorary Professor of multiple institutions including ANU in Canberra and a distinguished visiting professor of HEBUT in Tianjin. His previous roles include member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts, Associate Dean of Engineering Faculty at University of Melbourne and Head of Engineering School at ANU.