Below is a partial list of the speakers. More information will be updated.


Plenary Speakers:



Asu Ozdaglar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Asu Ozdaglar received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1996, and the S.M. and the Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
She is currently a professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also the director of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. Her research expertise includes optimization theory, with emphasis on nonlinear programming and convex analysis, game theory, with applications in communication, social, and economic networks, distributed optimization and control, and network analysis with special emphasis on contagious processes, systemic risk and dynamic control.
Professor Ozdaglar is the recipient of a Microsoft fellowship, the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching award, the NSF Career award, the 2008 Donald P. Eckman award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Class of 1943 Career Development Chair, the inaugural Steven and Renee Innovation Fellowship, and the 2014 Spira teaching award. She served on the Board of Governors of the Control System Society in 2010 and was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. She is currently the area co-editor for a new area for the journal Operations Research, entitled “Games, Information and Networks” and the chair of the Control System Society Technical Committee “Networks and Communication Systems”. She is the co-author of the book entitled “Convex Analysis and Optimization” (Athena Scientific, 2003).

David Hill

The University of Hong Kong


David J. Hill received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1976. He holds the Chair of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He is also a part-time Professor in the Centre for Future Energy Networks at The University of Sydney, Australia. During 2005-2010, he was an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University. He has held various positions at the University of Sydney since 1994 including the Chair of Electrical Engineering until 2002 and again during 2010-2013 along with an ARC Professorial Fellowship. He has also held academic and substantial visiting positions at the universities of Melbourne, California (Berkeley), Newcastle (Australia), Lund (Sweden), Munich and in Hong Kong (City and Polytechnic Universities). His general research interests are in control systems, complex networks, power systems and stability analysis. His work is now mainly on control and planning of future energy networks and basic stability and control questions for dynamic networks.
Professor Hill is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA, the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.

Miroslav Krstic

University of California, San Diego


Miroslav Krstic is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, holds the Alspach endowed chair, and is the founding director of the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics at UC San Diego. He also serves as Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at UCSD. As a graduate student, Krstic won the UC Santa Barbara best dissertation award and student best paper awards at CDC and ACC. Krstic has been elected Fellow of seven scientific societies – IEEE, IFAC, ASME, SIAM, AAAS, IET (UK), and AIAA (Assoc. Fellow) – and as a foreign member of the Academy of Engineering of Serbia. He has received the ASME Oldenburger Medal, Nyquist Lecture Prize, Paynter Outstanding Investigator Award, Ragazzini Education Award, Chestnut textbook prize, the PECASE, NSF Career, and ONR Young Investigator awards, the Axelby and Schuck paper prizes, and the first UCSD Research Award given to an engineer. Krstic has also been awarded the Springer Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley, the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Invitation Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and honorary professorships from four universities in China. He serves as Senior Editor in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica, as editor of two Springer book series, and has served as Vice President for Technical Activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society and as chair of the IEEE CSS Fellow Committee. Krstic has coauthored twelve books on adaptive, nonlinear, and stochastic control, extremum seeking, control of PDE systems including turbulent flows, and control of delay systems.

Yutaka Yamamoto

Kyoto University


Yutaka Yamamoto received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in 1972 and 1974, respectively, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the University of Florida, in 1976 and 1978, respectively. From 1978 to 1987 he was with Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Kyoto University. In 1987 he joined the Department of Applied Systems Science as an Associate Professor, and became a professor in 1997. He had been a professor at the Department of Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems, Graduate School of Informatics of Kyoto University until 2015. He is now Professor Emeritus of Kyoto University. His research and teaching interests are in realization and robust control of  distributed parameter systems, learning control systems, and sampled-data systems,  its application to digital signal processing, with emphasis on sound and image processing.
He received Sawaragi memorial paper award in 1985, outstanding paper award of SICE in 1987 and in 1997, the best author award of SICE in 1990 and in 2000, the George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award in 1996, and the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prizes for Science of Technology in 2007. He received the IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Member Award in 2009, and the Transition to Practice Award of the Control Systems Society in 2012, as well as the ISCIE Best Industrial Paper Award in 2009. He received the Tateishi Prize of  the Tateishi Science and Technology Foundation in 2015.  He is a Fellow of the IEEE and IFAC and SICE.
He served as President of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2013, and is Past President. He has served as vice President for Technical Activities of the CSS for 2005.2006, and as vice President for Publication Activities for 2007.2008. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, Systems and Control Letters, and is currently an associate editor of Mathematics of Control, Signals and Systems. He has served as a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control for 2010.2011. He also served as an organizing committee member of 35th CDC in 1996, MTNS’91 in Kobe, and as a member of program committees of several CDC’s. He was the chair of the Steering Committee of MTNS, served as General Chair ofMTNS 2006. He is a past President of ISCIE of Japan.


Semi-Plenary Speakers:






Chiara Mocenni

University of Siena


Chiara Mocenni is an associate professor of Systems and Control at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics (DIISM) of the University of Siena since October 2015. She teaches Game Theory and Evolutionary Games and Complex Dynamic Systems in the Courses of Management and Information Engineering of the University of Siena. Chiara Mocenni has been researcher and assistant professor at DIISM from 2002 to 2015.
She received her Laurea Degree in Mathematics from the University of Siena in 1992’s. Before joining the Systems and Control Group at DII in 1998 as Research Associate, Chiara Mocenni received the PhD in Physical Chemistry defending a thesis on mathematical modeling of ecological systems.
From the 2000’s until its deactivation on 2012, she has been fellow of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems of the University of Siena and served on its Board of Directors. In 2013 Chiara Mocenni founded the Complex Systems Community, a network of researchers working in the field of complex systems. From 2013 to 2016 Chiara Mocenni is Special Visiting Researcher at IMPA – Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. The research developed at IMPA concerns Evolutionary Games on Networks for Modeling Complex Biological and Socio-Economic Phenomena.

Chi-Kwong Li

College of William and Mary


Professor Chi-Kwong Li received his mathematics BA and PhD degrees from The University of Hong Kong. He is currently the Ferguson Professor of Mathematics at the College of William and Mary, an affiliate member of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. He is a co-director of the International Research Center for Tensor and Matrix Theory at the Shanghai University in China, and is a member of the scientific board of the Applied Algebra and Optimization Research Center of the Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea.
The research interest of Li is on matrix, operator theory and their applications, and he has been focusing on quantum information science in recent years. He has published more than 300 research articles. He is on editorial boards of research journals including “Linear and Multilinear Algebra” (chief editor), “Operators and Matrices” (chief editor), Linear Algebra and its Applications (senior editor).
Li has received many awards in research and teaching including 2015 JMAA Ames Awards for a recent paper in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, the 2011 Fulbright Award, 2009 William and Mary Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, 2008 William and Mary Simon Teaching Prize, 2004 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award.

Jochen Trumpf

Australian National University



Jochen Trumpf received the Dipl.-Math. and Dr. rer. nat. degrees in mathematics from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Research School of Engineering at the Australian National University. His research interests include observer theory and design, linear systems theory and optimisation on manifolds with applications in robotics, computer vision and wireless communication. He currently serves as Associate Editor for MCSS.



Mazyar Mirrahimi



Mazyar Mirrahimi graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, France, with a major in Applied Mathematics in 2003. He defended his PhD under the supervision of Pierre Rouchon at Mines Paristech in 2005.  He was then hired as a permanent research scientist at INRIA in 2006.  His initial research interests concerned nonlinear dynamical systems, geometric control and control of partial and stochastic differential equations. Later, he focused his research on quantum information and quantum control. During the period of 2005 to 2010, he collaborated with physicists in the teams of Serge Haroche at Ecole Normale Supérieure and Hideo Mabuchi at Caltech/Stanford and on various aspects of quantum measurement and quantum feedback with cavity quantum electrodynamics (QED) systems.  From 2011 to 2013, he spent two years as a sabbatical visitor at the Applied Physics Department of Yale University, collaborating with the teams of Michel Devoret and Robert Schoelkopf. Through these collaborations, he has contributed to the design and analysis of various experiments on quantum error correction and quantum reservoir/dissipation engineering with superconducting circuits, giving rise to publications in high impact journals such as Nature and Science. He won “Inria-French Academy of Science young researcher award” in 2017. He is currently a director of research at INRIA, a part-time professor at Ecole Polytechnique, and a visiting scientist at Yale University. He is the leader of QUANTIC research group, a joint group between INRIA, Ecole Normale Supérieure and Mines Paristech, formed by experimental physicists and applied mathematicians.

Ming Cao

University of Groningen


Ming Cao is currently professor of systems and control with the Engineering and Technology Institute (ENTEG) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he started as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2008. He received the Bachelor degree in 1999 and the Master degree in 2002 from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the PhD degree in 2007 from Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, all in electrical engineering. From September 2007 to August 2008, he was a postdoctoral research associate with the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. He worked as a research intern during the summer of 2006 with the Mathematical Sciences Department at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA.  He is the 2017 and inaugural recipient of the Manfred Thoma medal from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for his outstanding contribution to the field of systems and control as a young researcher under 40 years old. He is the 2016 recipient of the European Control Award sponsored by the European Control Association (EUCA) for his fundamental contributions to distributed and cooperative control of multi-agent systems and complex networks. He is an associate editor for  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and Systems and Control Letters, and for the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is vice chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Large Scale Complex Systems and also a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Networked Systems. His main research interest is in autonomous robots and multi-agent systems, decision-making dynamics and complex networks.

Xiaofan Wang

Shanghai Jiao Tong University


Xiaofan Wang received the Ph.D. degree from Southeast University, China in 1996. He has been a Professor in the Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) since 2002 and a Distinguished Professor of SJTU since 2008. He received the 2002 National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of P. R. China, the 2005 Guillemin-Cauer Best Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the 2008 Distinguished Professor of the Chaing Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, China. His current research interests include analysis and control of complex dynamical networks. He is currently the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Large-Scale Complex Systems, Steering committee member of the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering (TNSE), Board member of the international Network Science Society (NetSci) and Chair of the Chinese Technical Committee on Complex Networks and System Control.

Yannis Paschalidis

Boston University


Yannis Paschalidis is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering at Boston University. He is the Director of the Center for Information and Systems Engineering (CISE). He obtained a Diploma (1991) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and an M.S. (1993) and a Ph.D. (1996) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He has been at Boston University since 1996. His current research interests lie in the fields of systems and control, networks, optimization, operations research, computational biology, and medical informatics.
Prof. Paschalidis’ work has been recognized with a CAREER award (2000) from the National Science Foundation, the second prize in the 1997 George E. Nicholson paper competition by INFORMS, the best student paper award at the 9th Intl. Symposium of Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt 2011) won by one of his Ph.D. students for a joint paper, an IBM/IEEE Smarter Planet Challenge Award, and a finalist best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). His work on protein docking (with his collaborators) has been recognized for best performance in modeling selected protein-protein complexes against 64 other predictor groups (2009 Protein Interaction Evaluation Meeting). His recent work on health informatics won an IEEE Computer Society Crowd Sourcing Prize. He was an invited participant at the 2002 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering, and at the 2014 National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAFKI) Conference. Prof. Paschalidis is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.

Yiguang Hong

Chinese Academy of Sciences


Yiguang Hong received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Dept of Mechanics of Peking University, China, and his Ph.D. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China. He is currently the Guan Zhaozhi Professor in Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS, and serves as the Director of Key Lab of Systems and Control, CAS and the Director of the Information Technology Division, National Center for Mathematics and Interdisciplinary Sciences, CAS. His current research interests include nonlinear control, multi-agent systems, distributed optimization and game, machine learning, and social networks.
Prof. Hong serves as Editor-in-Chief of Control Theory and Technology and the president of TCCT of Chinese Association of Automation (during 2018-2022).  He also serves or served as Associate Editors for many journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, and Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems. He is a recipient of Guan Zhaozhi Award at Chinese Control Conference, Young Author Prize of IFAC World Congress, Young Scientist Award of CAS, the Youth Award for Science and Technology of China, and National Natural Science Prize of China. Also, he is a Fellow of IEEE.