(IEEE Fellow), Prof. Sam Shuzhi Ge

 National University of Singapore, Singapore

Shuzhi Sam Ge received the B.Sc. degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing, China, in 1986, and the Ph.D. degree and the Diploma of Imperial College from the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London, London, U.K., in 1993. He is the founding Director of the Social Robotics Laboratory, Interactive Digital Media Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, where he is also a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has (co)authored three books entitled Adaptive Neural Network Control of Robotic Manipulators (World Scientific, 1998), Stable Adaptive Neural Network Control (Kluwer, 2001), and Switched Linear Systems: Control and Design (Springer-Verlag, 2005) and edited the book Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision Making and Applications (Taylor & Francis, 2006) and over 300 international journal and conference papers. He provides technical consultancy to industrial and government agencies. His current research interests include social robotics, multimedia fusion, adaptive control, intelligent systems, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Ge was the recipient of the Changjiang Guest Professor, Ministry of Education, China, 2008, the Outstanding Overseas Young Research Award, National Science Foundation, China, 2004, the Inaugural Temasek Young Investigator Award, Singapore, 2002, and the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, National University of Singapore, 2001. He had served/been serving as an Associate Editor for a number of flagship journals including the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL NETWORKS. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Social Robotics (Springer) and the Associate Editor of Automatica. He has been serving/served as the Vice President of Technical Activities, 2009–2010, an elected member of the Board of Governors, 2007–2009, and the Chair of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Control, 2005–2008, for the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is the Director of the Robotic Institute, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu.