Keynote Speakers

7th International Conference of Control, Dynamic Systems, and Robotics (CDSR’20)



We are pleased to announce the following Keynote Speakers for CDSR’20:



Dr. Perry Y. Li

Dr. Perry Y. Li
University of Minnesota, USA
Plenary Speaker

Perry Li is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in design, control and sensing of mechatronics and fluid power systems. Current applications include improving power-train efficiency of on-road and off-road vehicles, compressed air energy storage for renewable energy, human interactive robots and underwater vehicles. Between 2006-2013, he was the founding deputy director for the NSF Engineering Research Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). He was the recipient of the 2002 Japan/USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Prior to joining the University of Minnesota in 1997, he was on the research staff of Xerox Corporate Research. Dr. Li received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley; his MS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University; and MA in Electrical and Information Sciences from Cambridge University, England.

Topic of Keynote: Combining Hydraulic and Electric Actuations To Improve Efficiency and Control Effectiveness for Off-Road Mobile Machines
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Dr. Gary M. Bone

Dr. Gary M. Bone
McMaster University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Personal Assistance Robots: Challenges in Sensing, Actuation and Control


Dr. Medhat Moussa

Dr. Medhat Moussa
University of Guelph, Canada
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Murti Salapaka

Dr. Murti Salapaka
University of Minnesota, USA
Keynote Speaker

Professor Salapaka is in the area of Control and Dynamical Systems. He obtained his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1991. He obtained his Masters and PhD. degrees from University of California, Santa Barbara in the years 1993 and 1997 respectively. He was at Electrical Engineering department at Iowa State University from1997-2007. He is currently a faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis where he holds the Vincentes-Hermes Luh Chair. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for the year 1998 and is a IEEE Fellow. His research interests span, controls and systems theory and its applications to nanotechnology, single molecule physics and power systems.

Topic of Keynote: Reconstruction of interconnectedness in networks of dynamical systems based on passive observations
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Dr. Robert Langlois

Dr. Robert Langlois
Carleton University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Aditya Mahajan

Dr. Aditya Mahajan
McGill University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Aditya Mahajan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He received the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India in 2003 and the MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 2006 and 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was postdoctoral researcher in the department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA. From 2016 to 2017, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is the recipient of the 2015 George Axelby Outstanding Paper Award, the 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, the 2014 CDC Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor), and the 2016 NecSys Best Student Paper Award (as supervisor). His principal research interests include decentralized stochastic control, team theory, reinforcement learning, multi-armed bandits and information theory.

Topic of Keynote: Decentralized stochastic control of LQG systems
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