ICMAA 2025


2024 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mingcong Deng

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan



Prof. Mingcong Deng received his BS and MS in Automatic Control from Northeastern University, China, and PhD in Systems Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1997. He was with Kumamoto University; University of Exeter, UK; NTT Communication Science Laboratories; Okayama University. Now, he is with Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan, as a professor. Prof. Deng specializes in three complementary areas: Operator based nonlinear fault detection and fault tolerant control system design; System design on human factor based robot control; Learning based nonlinear adaptive control. Prof. Deng has over 550 publications including 195 journal papers, in peer reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Press and other top tier outlets. Prof. Deng is a co-chair of agricultural robotics and automation technical committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; also a chair of the environmental sensing, networking, and decision making technical committee, IEEE SMC Society. He was the recipient of 2014 & 2019 Meritorious Services Award of IEEE SMC Society, 2020 IEEE RAS Most Active Technical Committee Award (IEEE RAS Society). He is a member of The Engineering Academy of Japan.
Speech Title: Wireless Power Transfer Systems and Its Nonlinear MIMO Control

Abstract: In this talk, operator based nonlinear modelling for uncertain wireless power transfer systems are introduced. As for the control design on the multivariable nonlinear dynamics of the WPT systems, based on the concept of Lipschitz operator and the operator based robust right coprime factorization condition, robust nonlinear control design schemes are employed to guarantee the robust stability and desired system output tracking performance. Some experimental results on the above approach for simultaneous control of power transfer efficiency and output voltage are shown.

Prof. Li Cheng

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering



Prof. Cheng Li is currently Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He received a BSc degree in 1984 from Xi¨an Jiaotong University, China and a PhD degree in 1989 from the Institut National des Sciences Appliqu└es de Lyon (INSA-Lyon), France. After working as a Post-doc Fellow and then as a Research Fellow at the University of Sherbrooke, he became a faculty member at Laval University, Canada in 1992, rising up to the rank of Full Professor before joining PolyU in 2000 as Professor. He was the founding Director of the Research Centre of Noise Control and Abatement established in 2002. The Centre was renamed Consortium for Sound and Vibration Control in 2007 and Prof. Cheng holds its directorship ever since. Prof. Cheng was promoted to the rank of Chair Professor in 2005 and served as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2011 to 2014. He is the current Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering of the PolyU.
Prof. Cheng¨s research interest covers sound and vibration, structural health monitoring, smart structures, acoustic/elastic/mechanical metamaterials and fluid-structure interaction. As of May 2022, he has produced more than 580 journal and conference papers. His publications appeared in the flagship journals in his research area (JSV, JASA, SHM, MSSP etc.) as well as in other top-notch journals such as Nature Materials, National Science Review, JMPS, Acta Materialia, Physics of Fluids, Combustion & Flame etc. He has been a Plenary/Keynote Speaker for 45+ times at conferences in the USA, UK, France, Japan, Greece, India, South Korea, Tunisia, Poland, Bangladesh and China, including the top three most prestigious ones in Acoustics and Vibration (24thICA, 47th Inter-noise and 23rd ICSV) plus many others such as 13th RASD, 47th ASME-QNDE, 15th and 19th APVC and 12th ICOVP etc. His research has also had a direct impact on solving engineering problems through close collaboration with the industry.
Prof. Cheng was elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2021. He is also a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and a Fellow of other 5 learned societies (Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of China, IMechE UK, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics). He was the President of the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. Prof. Cheng is now a Board Director of the IIAV and the Vice-President Asia Pacific of the I-INCE (International Institutes of Noise Control Engineering). He currently serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sound and Vibration, Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Associate Editor of Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal and as an editorial board member in other 6 international journals.

Abstract: TBA

More speakers to be announced.

ICMAA Previous Distinguished Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Kheng Lim Goh

Newcastle University in Singapore, Singapore



Prof. Osman Adiguzelg

Firat University, Turkey



Prof. Yaser Abdulaziz Hadi

Yanbu Industrial College, Saudi Arabia



Prof. Tsair-Wang CHUNG

Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan



Accepted abstract & Full paper will be invited to give the presentation at ICMAA 2024