Denis Dochain Denis Dochain
Professor, Universit ́e Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Dr. Denis Dochain (IFAC Fellow, Former EIC of JPC) received his degree in electrical engineering in 1982 from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium. He completed his Ph.D. thesis and a ``thèse d’agrégation de l’enseignement supérieur'' in 1986 and 1994, respectively, also at the UCLouvain. He was an Associate Researcher at the Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LASS), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Toulouse, France, in 1989, and a Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada in 1987-1988 and 1990-1992. He has been with the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), National Fund for Scientific Research, Belgium, since 1990. Since September 1999, he has been a Professor at the mathematical engineering (INMA) pole of the ICTEAM institute, UCLouvain, and an Honorary Research Director of the FNRS. He has been a Full Professor at the UCLouvain since 2005 and an Emeritus Full Professor since October 2021. He was invited as a Professor at the Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, in 2002-2004. His main research interests are in distributed parameter systems, nonlinear systems, parameter and state estimation, and adaptive extremum seeking control with applications to microbial ecology, environmental, biological and chemical systems, pulp and paper processes, polymerisation reactors, and electric systems. He is the (co-)author of 5 books, more than 175 papers in refereed journals, and more than 275 papers in international conferences. He has an h-index of 54 and a science citation index of over 13000.

Dr. Dochain serves as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control and Journal of Process Control, Associate Editor of the Automatica, and former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Process Control. He is a member of the IFAC Council for the coming triennium (2020-2023). He was the co-chair of the International Program Committee (IPC) for the 2017 IFAC Congress in Toulouse, France, a member of the Council of the IFAC in 1999-2002, the chair of the IFAC Technical Committee (TC) on Biosystems and Bioprocesses (TC8.4) in 2002-2003 and 2020-2026, the chair of the IFAC Coordinating Committee (CC) on Power and Process Systems (CC6) in 2003-2008, a member of the IFAC Technical Board in 2008-2011 and 2017-2020, the chair of Publication Committee in 2011-2014, and an ex-officio member in 2014-2020. He has been an IFAC Fellow since 2010 and received the IFAC Outstanding Service Award in 2008. He is the Belgian representative at the EUCA. He received the Doctor Honoris Causa title from Grenoble INP on December 2019.

Warren Dixon Warren Dixon
Professor, University of Florida, USA

Dr. Warren Dixon (IEEE Fellow, ASME Fellow) received his Ph.D. in 2000 from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University, SC, USA. He worked as a research staff member and Eugene P. Wigner Fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) until 2004. He is currently the Dean’s Leadership Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His main research interest has been the development and application of Lyapunov-based control techniques for uncertain nonlinear systems. He has authored over 500 publications that have resulted in various best paper, early career, and distinguished career awards.

Dr. Dixon is currently or formerly an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Automatica, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Part B-Cybernetics, and International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. His work has been recognized by the IEEE Control Systems Technology Award (2019), the University of Florida College of Engineering Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award (2017-2018 and 2012-2013), the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) O. Hugo Schuck (Best Paper) Award (2015 and 2009), the Fred Ellersick Award for Best Overall MILCOM Paper (2013), the ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award (2011), the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Early Academic Career Award (2006), an NSF CAREER Award (2006-2011), the Department of Energy Outstanding Mentor Award (2004), and the ORNL Early Career Award for Engineering Achievement (2001). He is an ASME Fellow (2016) and IEEE Fellow (2016), was an IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Distinguished Lecturer (2013-2018), served as the Director of Operations for the Executive Committee of the IEEE CSS Board of Governors (BOG) (2012-2015), and served as an elected member of the IEEE CSS BOG (2019-2020). His technical contributions and service to the IEEE CSS were recognized by the IEEE CSS Distinguished Member Award (2020). He was awarded the Air Force Commander’s Public Service Award (2016) for his contributions to the U.S. Air Force Science Advisory Board.

Martin Guay Martin Guay
Professor, Queen’s University, Canada

Dr. Martin Guay (EIC of JPC) received his B.A.Sc. degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 1990. He completed his M.Sc. degree in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa in 1992 under the supervision of Prof. D. D. McLean. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996 from the same department in 1996. In 1997, he joined the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he took a tenure-track position which he left in 1999 to join the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Queen’s University, Canada. His research interests are in process control, control theory, and applied statistics.

In 2011, together with Dr. Veronica Adetola, Dr. Guay received the Best Paper Award (Theory) from the Journal of Process Control (JPC) (2008-2011). He received the Queen’s University Chancellor Research Award and Premier Research Excellence Award. He also received the Syncrude Innovation Award and the D.G. Fisher Award from the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers. He is an Associate Editor for the Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He is the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the JPC and a Senior Editor for the IEEE Control Systems Letters. He is also a Review Editor for the Canadian Chemical Engineering Journal and an Associate Editor for the IFAC Journal Nonlinear Analysis and Hybrid Systems.

Robert Mahony Robert Mahony
Professor, The Australian National University, Australia

Dr. Robert Mahony (IEEE Fellow, Former President of ARA) is a Professor at the Research School of Engineering, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. He obtained a science degree majoring in applied mathematics and geology from the ANU in 1989. After working for a year as a geophysicist processing marine seismic data, he returned to study at the ANU and obtained a PhD in systems engineering in 1994. Between 1994 and 1997, he worked as a Research Fellow in the Cooperative Research Centre for Robust and Adaptive Systems based in the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering at the ANU. From 1997 to 1999, he held a post as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the CNRS laboratory for Heuristics Diagnostics and complex systems (Heudiasyc), Compiegne University of Technology, France. Between 1999 and 2001, he held a Logan Fellowship in the Department of Engineering and Computer Science at the Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Since July 2001, he has been working in the Department of Engineering, ANU. His research interests are in the areas of nonlinear systems theory with applications in robotics and computer vision. He is known for his work in aerial robotics, geometric observer design, matrix subspace optimisation, and image-based visual servo control.

Dr. Mahony organized a Workshop on ``Open Problems and Challenges in Aerial Robotics'' at the Robotics: Science and Systems -- A Robotics Conference in 2012. He was a Chair of the Advisory Board, College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS), ANU. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a recipient of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship, and was the President of the Australian Robotics Association (ARA) from 2008-2011.

Ioan Doré Landau Ioan Doré Landau
Emeritus Research Director, C.N.R.S. (The French National Center for Scientific Research), France

Dr. Ioan Doré Landau (IFAC Fellow, ASME Rufus Oldenburger Medal, Former EIC of EJC) is an Emeritus Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) since 2003 and continues to collaborate with the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble of the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (CNRS/INPG), France. He received the degree of Docteur-es-Sciences Physiques from the University of Grenoble, France. Before joining the CNRS in 1976 as a Research Director, he was an Associate Professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France in 1973-1976, a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the NASA-Ames Research Center in 1971-1972, and a research engineer at ALSTHOM in 1969-1971 and 1972-1973. At the CNRS he was the Director of co-ordinated research programs: ``Mathematical Tools and Models for Control, System Analysis and Signal Processing'' in 1979-1982, ``Adaptive Systems in Control and Signal Processing'' in 1984-1988, and ``Automatique'' from 1988 to 1996. He was also a Director of the Laboratoire d'Automatique de Grenoble, France, in 1987-1990. His research interests encompass theory and applications in system identification, adaptive control, robust digital control, and nonlinear systems, where he has authored and co-authored over 200 papers on the subjects.

Dr. Landau is the author of the books ``Adaptive Control: The Model Reference Approach'' (Dekker 1979) and ``System Identification and Control Design'' (Hermès 1993, Prentice Hall 1990), and a co-author of the books ``Adaptive Control: Theory and Practice'' (with M. Tomizuka, in Japanese - Ohm 1981), ``Adaptive Control'' (with R. Lozano and M. M. Saad, Springer 1997), and ``Digital Control Systems'' (with G. Zito, Springer 2005). He also holds several patents and was at the origin of several software packages in control developed by ADAPTECH. He received the Rufus Oldenburger Medal in 2000 from the ASME, which recognizes significant contributions to the field of automatic control for his pioneering contributions in adaptive control and system identification. He is a "Doctor Honoris Causa" of the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve (2003) and the University Politehnica of Bucharest (2017). He was an R. Springer Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1992. He received the Price Monpetit from the French Academy of Science in 1991, the ``Best Review Paper Award (1981-1984)'' from ASME Journal of Dynamical Systems Measurement and Control, the CNRS Silver Medal in 1982, and the Great Gold Medal at the Invention Exhibition Vienna in 1968. He was an IEEE-CSS Distinguished Lecturer in 2001-2003. He has been an IFAC Fellow since 2007 and received the Life Achievement Award from MCA in 2009. Dr. Landau was the General Chairman of the first European Control Conference organised in Grenoble, France, in 1991. He was one of the founders and the first President of the European Community Control Association (ECCA) from 1991 to 1993 (now EUCA), and he was the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the European Journal of Control (EJC) from 1994 to 2002.

Alessandro Astolfi Alessandro Astolfi
Professor, Imperial College London, UK and Universitá di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy

Dr. Alessandro Astolfi (IEEE Fellow, IFAC Fellow, EIC of IEEE-TAC) was born in Rome, Italy, in 1967. He graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Rome, Italy, in 1991. In 1992 he joined ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, where he obtained an M.Sc. degree in information theory in 1995 and a Ph.D. degree with a Medal of Honor in 1995 with a thesis on discontinuous stabilisation of nonholonomic systems. In 1996 he was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the University of Rome ``La Sapienza'' for his work on nonlinear robust control. Since 1996 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK, where he is currently a Professor of Nonlinear Control Theory and College Consul. From 1998 to 2003, he was also an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico of Milano, Italy. Since 2005 he has also been a Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy. He is the author of over 150 journal papers, 30 book chapters, 240 conference papers, and (with D. Karagiannis and R. Ortega) the monograph ``Nonlinear and Adaptive Control With Applications'' (Springer-Verlag). His research interests are focused on mathematical control theory and control applications, with special emphasis on discontinuous stabilisation, robust and adaptive control, observer design, and model reduction.

Dr. Astolfi was the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) A. Ruberti Young Researcher Prize (2007), IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Googol Best New Application Paper Award (2009), IEEE CSS George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (2012), and Automatica Best Paper Award (2017). He was also the recipient of the 2015 Sir Harold Hartley Medal, for outstanding contribution to measurement and control technology, from the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is a Distinguished Member of the IEEE CSS, and a Fellow of the IEEE and IFAC. He served as an Associate Editor for the Automatica, Systems and Control Letters, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, International Journal of Control, European Journal of Control, and Journal of the Franklin Institute; an Area Editor for the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing; a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control; and an Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for the European Journal of Control. He is currently the EIC for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He served as the Chair of the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board (2010–2017) and in the International Program Committee (IPC) of several international conferences. He has been a Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee (2016, 2019).

Yongping Pan Yongping Pan
Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Dr. Yongping Pan (Global Highly Cited Researcher) is a Professor with the Sun Yat-sen University, Shenzhen, China and a Visiting Professor with the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2011 and spent one year in the industry as a Control Systems Engineer in Shenzhen and Guangzhou in 2007-2008. During 2011-2013, he was a Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He joined the National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a Research Fellow in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2016. He was a Visiting Researcher with the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2019 and the National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2022-2013. His research interests include automatic control and machine learning with applications to robotics, such as compliant actuation, interaction control, visual servoing, and motion planning. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 academic papers, including over 100 papers in refereed journals. His publications have attracted over 6400 and 5000 citations in the Google Scholar and Web of Science, respectively, where the Field-Weighted Citation Impact from the Elsevier SciVal indicates that his publication impact is over three times higher than the average.

Dr. Pan is the Founding Chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Guangzhou Chapter. He serves as an Associate Editor of several top-tier journals in control and robotics, such as the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, served as an Organizing Committee Member of three international conferences, and organized three special issues as the Lead Guest Editor in reputable journals. He has been recognized as a Global Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate (2019), a Most Cited Chinese Researcher by Elsevier (2021-2022), and a World Ranking Top 2\% Scientist by Stanford University (2017-2021).

Bowen Yi Bowen Yi
Incoming Assistant Professor, Polytechnique Montréal (University of Montreal), Canada

Dr. Bowen Yi is an incoming Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, University of Montreal, Montréal, QC, Canada. He received his Ph.D. degree in control engineering in 2019 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. From 2017 to 2019 he was a visiting student at Laboratoire des Signaux et Syst\`emes, CNRS-CentraleSup\'elec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France. He has held postdoctoral positions in Australian Centre for Field Robotics, the University of Sydney, NSW, Australia (2019-2022), and the Robotics Institute, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia (Sep. 2022-now). His main research interests include the estimation and control of nonlinear systems, with special emphasis on robotics. He received the 2019 CCTA Best Student Paper Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society.