About Ming Xie

 

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Ming XIE received his Bachelor degree in control and automation engineering from the East-China Institute of Textile Technology (now known as Donghua University, Shanghai, China). Subsequently, under the nation's prestigious overseas scholarship of the Chinese government, he has completed both postgraduate studies and doctorate research works. He has received his Master degree in automation science from the University of Valenciennes (France) in 1986 as well as his PhD degree in informatics from the University of Rennes (France) in 1989. Since 1986, he has worked as Research Assistant at IRISA-INRIA Rennes, Expert Engineer (1990-1993) at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, Lecturer (1996-1997)/Senior Lecturer (1998)/Associate Professor (since 1999.1) of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was also Fellow (2000-2002) of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (SMA) (Affiliated with Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology Program), Guest Professor of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology (2002, 2006) (Wuhan, China), University Professor awarded by China's Jiangsu Provincial Government (2014), Entrepreneurship Professor awarded by China's Jiangsu Provincial Government (2020-2022), and Dean of the College of Electrical Engineering and Control Science at Nanjing Tech University (2014-2016), China. In terms of social services, Ming XIE is a Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR which is SCI/SCIE indexed), the Founding President of Robotics Society of Singapore (RSS), the Founding President of Science-Technology Alliance between Singapore and China (STASC), and a Founding Member of GD-HK-MC Greater Bay Area International Chamber of Commerce (Macau) (GHMBIC). He was the General Chair of the 2007 International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), and the General Chair of the 2009 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA). When he was at the College of Electrical Engineering and Control Science of Nanjing Tech University, he undertook a holistic reform of undergraduate education program as well as postgraduate education program. In addition, he has also reformed the governance and reward systems at the same college. In terms of industrial services, he has worked as Assistant Engineer (internship) at Renault Automation in Paris, Application Engineer attached to Development Center of Renault Automobile in Paris, Technical Consultant for project of Asia Electronics Pte Ltd, Technical Consultant for projects of the Port of Singapore Authority, Technical Consultant for the training of engineers of Delphi Automotive Systems Pte Ltd, Technical Consultant for the training of engineers of ST Aerospace Ltd, Technical Consultant for the training of engineers of MuRata Electronics Pte Ltd, Technical Consultant for projects of Sony Electronics Pte Ltd, and Technical Consultant of Singapore Power Ltd. In terms of high education, he has taught the courses such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Machine Vision, Measurement and Sensing Systems, Microprocessor Systems, and University Physics. In terms of scientific research, Ming XIE has published two authored books, two edited books, several book chapters, over 10 patents of invention, over 30 research papers in scientific journals and over 100 research papers in international conferences. Ming XIE has been a recipient of the best conference paper award from World Automation Congress, a recipient of the best conference paper award from CLAWAR, a recipient of the outstanding paper award from International Journal of Industrial Robot, a recipient of the Gold Prize (S$8K) from CrayQuest, a recipient of the Grand Champion Prize (S$15K) from CrayQuest, a recipient of the A-Star's Best Research Idea Prize (S$5K), a recipient of the Silver Medal from Dragon Design Foundation. Ming XIE was the lead co-founder of the Laboratory of Intelligent Vehicle (now known as the Intelligent Systems Center) at Nanyang Technological University, and the lead co-founder of the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics at Nanjing Tech University. Ming XIE's research interests include machine intelligence (cognitive vision, natural language understanding), humanoid robotics (design, control, biped walking, mobile manipulation) and autonomous vehicles (perception, planning, and control). In terms of techno-entrepreneurship, Ming XIE was the founder of iCar Electronics Co. Ltd., the founder of Humanoid Robotics Pte. Ltd., the founder of SMAROBOT Co. Ltd. Ming XIE was a recipient of the Second Prize from the 2009 Spring Techno-entrepreneurship Competition organized by the Chinese Ministry of Education, a recipient of the First Prize from the 2010 Spring Techno-entrepreneurship Competition organized by the Chinese Ministry of Education, and a recipient of the Thousand Elite Plan’s Expert Title awarded by Shanghai's Municipal Government.