AAME2024 Keynote Speakers (Listed by alphabetical order of family name)

Prof. Ben M. Chen
Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong
Fellow of IEEE / Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore

Ben M. Chen is currently a Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before joining CUHK in 2018, he was a Provost's Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where had worked for 25 years. He was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, in 1992–1993, and was a Software Engineer at South China Computer Corporation, China, 1983–1986. His current research interests are in unmanned systems and their applications.
Professor Chen is an IEEE Fellow and Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore. He has authored/co-authored hundreds of journal and conference articles, and ten research monographs in control theory and applications, unmanned systems and financial market modeling. He has served on the editorial boards of a dozen international journals including Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He is currently serving as an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems and an Editor of International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.  


Prof. Yuehong Qian
Soochow University, China

After the bachelor degree in aero-engine from the Beijing University of aeronautics and astronautics, Dr. Yuehong Qian obtained his PhD in physics from Ecole Normale Superieure in and fluid mechanics from Uinersity Pierre et Marie Curie. He spent some times at the Institute of CFD in Tokyo, then he went to work at Princeton University and Columbia University as research staff member and assistant professor in applied mathematics and computational physics. He started his scientific works on lattice gas models for hydrodynamics, then he pioneered in lattice Boltzmann method since 1980s. He had worked as the principal scientist at the Exa Corp (now purchased by Dassault Systemes) for developping the commercial code PowerFLOW, which is widely used for solving aeroacoustic problems in automobile and aeronautical industries.  


Prof. Xin Zhang
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Swire Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Zhang Xin is the Swire Aerospace Engineering and a chair professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He serves as the director of the Aerodynamics and Acoustics facility at HKUST. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University and is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Zhang Xin is mainly engaged in research and development in the fields of aerodynamics and noise of aircraft, aero engines, and unmanned air systems. He served as the Airbus Professor of Aircraft Engineering and was Director of the Airbus Aircraft Noise Technology Center from 2008 to 2015. He joined the HKUST in 2015. His research team (https://aantc.ust.hk/ ) maintains close cooperation with aerospace industry. He also conducts research in racing cars and sports aerodynamics. He has worked closely with the F1 racing industry and developed the world's first MSc course in racing aerodynamics at the University of Southampton, UK. In the field of sports science and technology, especially aerodynamics, his team collaborates with national, professional sports teams, and sports industries to engage in sports science and technology research. In addition, he also serves as the director of the HKUST-Hong Kong Sports Institute Joint Center for Sports Technology and the HKUST Sports Engineering Research Center at HKUST.