Keynote Speakers

Zhixin YANG,

Associate Professor, Department of Electromechanical Engineering and State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, China.


Working Experience

Director, Research Services and Knowledge Transfer Office, University of Macau, 06/2018-Present

Assistant Dean (Administrative Affairs), Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, 05/2016 – 06/2018

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (07/2018- ), Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau, 02/2003-Present

Senior Research Engineer, Data Storage Institute, National University of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore, 06/2001-01/2003

Post-Doctorate Fellow, Data Storage Institute, National University of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore, 06/2000-05/2001

Honours and Awards

1. The State Scientific Innovation and Pioneer Award. As a State level honour in China for science and technology, this award is for recognizing citizens who have made remarkable contributions to the scientific research, key equipment development, and science popularizations, 2017.

2.  Joint team formed by UM and Chinese Academy of Sciences wins second prize in well-known global computer vision algorithm challenge (CVPR2019 UG2+), UM Team (Lulu Tang (PhD student), Luqing Luo (PhD student), and Zhixin Yang) (Supervisor). 2019.06

3. First prize award (Supervisor), 16th National Challenge Cup – National College Science and Technology Competition, 11/2019.

4. First Prize in Southern-China competition, and Nominee prize in global finals (Teacher), S.-T. Yau High School Science Award (Mathematics), 12/2017.

5. Specially Invited Executive Member, Guangdong Association of Science and Technology, 12/2015-present.

6. Specially Invited Executive Member, Guangzhou Association for Science and Technology (GZAST), 02/2017-present.

7. Member of Standing Committee, Guangdong Association of Young Scientist, 05/2015-present.

8. FST Research Excellence Award 2016-2017

9. First prize award (Supervisor), The Fourth Central South China, Hong Kong and Macau Undergraduate’s Creative Design and Manufacturing Competition, 2009.

10. Third prize award (Supervisor), 11th National Challenge Cup – National College Science and Technology Competition, 2009

11. Macau expert and coach of Macau team, 38th World Professional Skill Competition, Finland, Manufacturing Trade, 2008.

12. Champion (Macau expert and coach of Macau team), The 2nd Guangzhou/Hong Kong/Macau Youth Skills Competition – Manufacturing Trade, 2004.

Speech Title:

Multiscale Urban Electromechanical Infrastructure Safety Monitoring Towards Internet of Intelligent Things

Marian Wiercigroch,

Professor, Sixth Century Chair and Director, Centre for Applied Dynamics Research, School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK


Professor Marian Wiercigroch educated in Poland, US and UK holds a Sixth Century Chair in Applied Dynamics and he is a founding director of the Centre for Applied Dynamics Research at the University of Aberdeen.

His area of research is theoretical and experimental nonlinear dynamics, which he applies to various engineering problems. Wiercigroch has published extensively (over 400 journal and conference papers) and sits on a dozen editorial boards of peer review journals. He is the Editor-In-Chief of International Journal of Mechanical Sciences and a frequent keynote and plenary speaker at major international conferences.

He is the inventor of new patented drilling technology called Resonance Enhanced Drilling and the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of a spinoff company iVDrill Ltd.  He has established in Aberdeen unique experimental laboratories allowing to investigate complex nonlinear dynamic interactions in mechanical systems with the focus on energy generation.  

He has received many awards and distinctions including a Senior Fulbright Scholarship (1994), Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (2009), DSc honoris causa by the Lodz University of Technology (2013), Honorary Professorships at the Perm National Research Polytechnic University (2017), Balseiro Institute (2018) and Yashan University, a Scottish Champion of Knowledge Exchange (2020) and a panelist of the Research Excellence Framework (2014, 2021).

Speech Title:

Grazing Induced Bifurcations: Modelling and Experiments


In this lecture I will examine nature of subtle phenomenon such grazing bifurcations occurring in non-smooth systems. I will start with linear oscillators undergoing impacts with secondary elastic supports, which have been studied experimentally and analytically for near-grazing conditions [1]. We discovered a narrow band of chaos close to the grazing condition and this phenomenon was observed experimentally for a range of system parameters. Through stability analysis, we argue that this abrupt onset to chaos is caused by a dangerous bifurcation in which two unstable period-3 orbits, created at "invisible" grazing collide [2].

The experimentally observed bifurcations are explained theoretically using mapping solutions between locally smooth subspaces. Smooth as well as non-smooth bifurcations are observed, and the resulting bifurcations are often as an interplay between them. In order to understand the observed bifurcation scenarios, a global analysis has been undertaken to investigate the influence of stable and unstable orbits which are born in distant bifurcations but become important at the near-grazing conditions [3]. We have obtained a good degree of correspondence between the theory and experiments, in which we can now follow very subtle bifurcations [4].  

Similar phenomena were observed for a rotor system with bearing clearances, which was analysed numerically [5] and experimentally [6]. To gain further insight into the system dynamics we have used a path following method to unveil complex bifurcation structures often featuring dangerous co-existing attractors.



1. Ing, J., Pavlovskaia, E.E., Wiercigroch, M. and Banerjee, S. 2008 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Part A 366, 679-704. Experimental study of impact oscillator with one sided elastic constraint.

2. Banerjee, S., Ing, J., Pavlovskaia, E., Wiercigroch, M. and Reddy, R. 2009 Physical Review E 79, 037201. Invisible grazing and dangerous bifurcations in impacting systems.

3. Ing, J., Pavlovskaia, E., Wiercigroch, M. and Banerjee, S. 2010 International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos 20(11), 3801-3817. Complex dynamics of bilinear oscillator close to grazing.

4. Wiercigroch, M., Kovacs, S. Zhong, S., Costa, D., Vaziri, V., Kapitaniak, M., Pavlovskaia, E. 2020 Versatile mass excited impact oscillator. Nonlinear Dynamics 99(1), 323-339.

5. Páez Chávez, J. and Wiercigroch, M. 2013 Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation 18, 2571–2580. Bifurcation analysis of periodic orbits of a non-smooth Jeffcott rotor model.

6. Páez Chávez, J., Vaziri Hamaneh, V. and Wiercigroch, M. 2015 Journal of Sound and Vibration 334, 86-97. Modelling and experimental verification of an asymmetric Jeffcott rotor with radial clearance. 

Johan Debayle,

Professor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, France.


Present Positions

1. Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Saint-Etienne (ENSM-SE), France

2. Head of the Department PMMG of the Centre SPIN, ARMINES / MINES Saint-Etienne

3. Head of the Department PMDM of the LGF CNRS 5307 Research Laboratory

4. Deputy Director of the MORPHEA CNRS GDR 2021 Research Group

5. Associate Editor for "Pattern Recognition Letters", Elsevier

6. Associate Editor for "IET Image Processing", IET - Wiley

7. Associate Editor for "Pattern Analysis and Applications", Springer

8. Associate Editor for "Journal of Electronic Imaging", SPIE

9. Associate Editor for "Image Analysis and Stereology", ISSIA

10. Editorial Board Member for "Journal of Imaging", JoI

11. Vice-President Membership for the IEEE France Section

12. Head of the Master of Science in "Mathematical Imaging and Spatial Pattern Analysis (MISPA)" at the ENSM-SE

13. Member of the Board of Directors of ISSIA

14. Member of the Board of Directors of IEEE France

15. Member of the Board of Directors of AFRIF, IAPR France Section

16. Member of the Steering Committee of the "MORPHEA" CNRS GDR 2021

17. Member of the Research Committee of the ENSM-SE

18. Member of the Laboratory Council of the "LGF" CNRS 5307 Research Laboratory

19. Member of the "LGF" CNRS 5307 Research Laboratory

20. Member of the "IngéLySE" Research Federation

21. Member of the "SENSOMINES" Carnot-Mines Research Group

22. Member of the "MANUTECH-SISE" LabEx

International Society/Association Memberships

IET: Institution of Engineering and Technology / Fellow Member

IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / Senior Member, Vice-President Membership

IACSIT: International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology / Senior Member

IAPR: International Association for Pattern Recognition / Member

SPIE: International Society for Optics and Photonics / Member

ISSIA: International Society for Stereology and Image Analysis / Member

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Yang Yue, Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.


Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the School of Information and Communications Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interest is intelligent photonics, including optical communications, optical perception, and optical chip. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers (including Science) and conference proceedings with >9,000 citations, five edited books, two book chapters, >50 issued or pending patents, >170 invited presentations (including 1 tutorial, >10 plenary and >30 keynote talks). Dr. Yue is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE). He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and an Editor Board Member for three other scientific journals. He also served as Guest Editor for ten journal special issues, Chair or Committee Member for >80 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.

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