Senior Member, IEEE
nonlinear process modelling; computational intelligence; neural networks; batch process modelling, control and optimisation; process condition monitoring and fault detection; inferential estimation and soft sensors; iterative learning control; model based batch to batch control
Batch process modelling, control and optimisation
Nonlinear process modelling
Process condition Monitoring and fault detection
Computational intelligence; neural networks
Inferential estimation and soft sensors
Iterative learning control
Editorial Board member (Associate Editor) for the journal Neurocomputing published by Elsevier Science
Editorial Board member for the journal Control Engineering of China
Organising Committee for the IFAC International Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes, 11-14 January 2004, Hong Kong. (www.ust.hk/adchem2003/)
International Programme Committee for the Third International Symposium on Neural Networks, May 29-31, 2006, Chengdu, China. (www.acae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2006/)
invited speaker at the Workshop on Corrosion Modeling to Enable Corrosion Informed Material Selection to Life Prediction, July 28-31, 2006, Hotel Regina Olga, Cernobbio, Lake Como, Italy. (users.unimi.it/trasatti/CMLP/CMLP2006.html)
International Advisory Board for the conference Control of Particulate Processes VII, Intelligent Sensing and Control – the Path to Manufacturing Excellence, October 29 – November 2, 2006, Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada. (www.engconfintl.org/6avbody.html)
invited speaker at the Mastering the Science of Process Validation Symposium, November 29 – December 1, 2006, Dublin, Ireland. (http:// www.ivtconferences.com/pdf/pv1106_dublin.pdf)
International Programme Committee for the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, London, United Kingdom, April 15-17, 2007. (www.ieee-icnsc07.org/)
International Programme Committee for the Fourth International Symposium on Neural Networks, June 3-7, 2007, Nanjing, China. (liu.ece.uic.edu/ISNN07/)
International Programme Committee for the Fifth International Symposium on Neural Networks, September 24-28, 2008, Beijing, China. (www2.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2008/)
Technical Committee for the 2008 World Congress on Computational Intelligence, June 24-28, 2008, Hong Kong, China. (www.wcci2008.org)
Programme Committee for the 2008 UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, September 10-12, 2008. (www.cci.dmu.ac.uk/ukci2008/)
International Programme Committee for the Sixth International Symposium on Neural Networks, May 26-29, 2009, Wuhan, China. (www2.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/~isnn2009/)
Served as a reviewer for over 300 times for over 50 international journals, books, and conferences.
Assessor for Hong Kong Research Grants Council grant applications.
EPSRC Grant (GR/N13319), “Nonlinear Optimising Control in Agile Batch Manufacturing”, GBP137,147, 17 October 2000 – 16 October 2003, Sole Investigator, EPSRC Overall Assessment: Tending to Outstanding.
EPSRC Grant (GR/R10875), “Intelligent Computer Integrated Batch Manufacturing”, GBP27,714, 30 April 2001 – 29 September 2004, Sole Investigator, EPSRC Overall Assessment: Tending to Outstanding.
EPSRC Grant (GR/S90461), “UK-China Network on Intelligent Automation, Computing and Manufacturing”, GBP63,784, 1 September 2004 – 31 August 2007, Co-Investigator.
Teaching Company Directorate (TCS Programmes 2777), “Blast Furnace Application of Neural Networks”, GBP387,986, 27 September 1999 – 12 May 2004, Co-Investigator
Associated Octel Company Limited, “Multivarate statistical techniques to the control of the Lilestralis Process”, 22 May – 21 October 2006, GBP5000, Co-Investigator.
European Commission, “Bioproduction”, 1 September 2006 – 31 August 2010, GBP187,552, Co-Investigator
UK Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, 2007/8 UK/China Fellowship for Excellence, 1 March – 30 September 2008, GBP8400.
BP International Ltd, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award, 1 November 2007 – 31 October 2010, GBP88,752, Co-Investigator (50%).
Data based industrial process modelling.
Process performance monitoring.
Inferential estimation and soft sensors.
Design and tuning process control systems.
Multivariate statistical process control.
Data Analysis and Reconciliation for Control
Process Data Modelling
Time Series and Systems Identification
Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics