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Prof. Subhas Mukhopadhyay (FIEEE)

Macquarie University, Australia

Biography: Subhas holds a B.E.E. (gold medallist), M.E.E., Ph.D. (India) and Doctor of Engineering (Japan). He has over 31+ years of teaching, industrial and research experience. He is working as a Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, Macquarie University, Australia and is the Discipline Leader of the Mechatronics Engineering Degree Programme. His fields of interest include Smart Sensors and sensing technology, instrumentation techniques, wireless sensors and network, Internet of Things, etc. He has supervised over 40 postgraduate students and over 100 Honours students. He has examined over 60 postgraduate theses.
He has published over 400 papers in different international journals and conference proceedings, written nine books and forty five book chapters and edited eighteen conference proceedings. He has also edited thirty five books with Springer-Verlag and thirty journal special issues. He has organized over 20 international conferences as either General Chairs/co-chairs or Technical Programme Chair. He has delivered 375 presentations including keynote, invited, tutorial and special lectures.
He is a Fellow of IEEE (USA), a Fellow of IET (UK), a Fellow of IETE (India), a Topical Editor of IEEE Sensors journal. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements and IEEE Review of Biomedical Engineering. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council from 2017 to 2022. He is the Founding chair of IEEE Sensors Council NSW chapter.
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Prof. Shane Xie (Chair in Robotics+Autonomous Systems)

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Biography: Prof. Sheng Quan Xie received his M.Sc., and PhD in Mechatronics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China, in 1995, and 1998, respectively. He also received his second PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2001. He is Chair of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Director of the Mechatronics and Robotics programme and Director of the Rehabilitation Robotics Lab at the University of Leeds, and was previously the Director of the Rehabilitation Robotics Centre at the University of Auckland (2002-2016). His research interests include intelligent robots, medical devices and technologies, rehabilitation and assistive robots, wearable sensors, actuators and exoskeletons, modern control technologies and applications. He has published 8 books, 25 book chapters and over 400 international journal and conference papers. He was the Technical Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and the Mechatronics Journal Elsevier, and has been on the Editorial Board of many journals. He led many research projects as principle investigator and so far has completed over 50 funded research projects totalling over £30M of research contracts from government granting agencies and industries.