Prof. Youmin Zhang /张友民
YouminZhangreceived the B.S.,M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an,China, in 1983, 1986, and 1995, respectively. He is currently a Professor withthe Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering and theConcordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation, Concordia University,Montreal, Quebec, Canada. His currentresearch interests include condition monitoring, health management, Fault Detectionand Diagnosis (FDD), and Fault-Tolerant Control Systems (FTCS), cooperative Guidance,Navigation, and Control (GNC) and remote sensing of single and multipleunmanned aerial/space/ground/surface vehicles and their applications to forestfires, powerlines, search and rescue monitoring, detection and services,dynamic systems modeling, estimation, identification, advanced controltechniques and advanced signal processing techniques for diagnosis, prognosis,and health management of safety-critical systems, renewable energy systems andsmart grids, and manufacturing processes. He has authored 4 books, over 450 journaland conference papers, and book chapters. He is a Fellow of CanadianSociety of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), a Senior Member of the AmericanInstitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Institute ofElectrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of the TechnicalCommittee (TC) for several scientific societies, including the InternationalFederation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and Chinese Technical Committee on FaultDetection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes, the AIAAInfotech@Aerospace Program Committee on Unmanned Systems, the IEEE Robotics andAutomation Society TC on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, theASME/IEEE TC on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications, and theInternational Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) AssociationExecutive Committee. He has been invited to deliver plenary and tutorial talksat international conferences/workshops and research seminars worldwide for over90 times. He is a founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Instrumentation,Automation and Systems, an Editor-at-Large of the Journal of Intelligent &Robotic Systems, and an Editorial Board Member/Associate Editor of severalother international journals (including three newly launched journals onUnmanned Systems). He has served as General Chair, Program Chair, Program ViceChair, and IPC Member of many international conferences, including the GeneralChair of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems(ICIUS) in 2014, Montreal, Canada, Program Chair of the InternationalConference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) in 2014, Orlando, FL, USA, oneof General Chairs of the ICUAS in 2015, Denver, USA, a Co-General Chair of theICIUS 2016 to be held at Xian, China, Program Chair of the ICUAS 2017 held atMiami, USA, and General Chair of the ICUAS 2018 to held at Dallas, USA in June12-15, 2018. More detailed information can be found at http://users.encs.concordia.ca/~ymzhang/.