ICCRE2023 @ Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
April 14-16, 2023

ICCRE 2023 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hong Zhang | IEEE Fellow
 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China

Biography: Dr. ZHANG Hong is currently a Chair Professor in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). Prior to joining SUSTech, he was a Professor in the Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Canada where he worked for over 30 years. Over his career, Dr. Zhang has trained over 80 graduate students at MSc and PhD levels and post-doctoral fellows, who have moved on to their successful and important positions in academia and industry. Dr. Zhang's research interests include robotics, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, and image processing. He held an NSERC Industrial Research Chair from 2003-2017, and made significant contributions in robotics research. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IROS Conference Paper Review Board, a flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. In recognition of his many contributions, Dr. Zhang was elected a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. 


Prof. Shugen Ma, IEEE Fellow
 Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Biography: Shugen Ma received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan) in 1991. From 1991 to 1992, he was a Research Engineer with Komatsu Ltd, and from 1992 to 1993, he was a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Riverside (USA). He joined the Department of Systems Engineering, Ibaraki University, Japan, as a Lecture in July 1993. In October 2005, he moved to Ritsumeikan University, where he is currently a Professor in Robotics. He is/was a visiting professor at John Hopkins University, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Tianjin University, Shanghai University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Xi’an Jiaotong University, respectively. His current research interests include the design and control of environment-adaptive robots, field robotics, and Bio-robotics. He has published over 500 papers in refereed professional journals and international conference proceedings. He has also developed more than 30 novel robot systems, filed 60 patents, and supervised 43 doctoral students to graduation.
He is a fellow of the IEEE and the JSME. He is the general chair of IROS2022 at Kyoto, was/is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Robotics from December 2003 to November 2007, an Editor of Advanced Robotics, an Associate Editor of Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics, and serves many societies and conferences.


Prof. Kiyoshi Ohishi, IEEE Fellow
 Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

Biography: His research interests include mechatronics, robotics, and power electronics. He is an administration comittee member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE IES), the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ), the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), and the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).