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BAICIRS Director Chen Jie Elected IFAC Fellow

Date: 2019-09-30

On 17 September, the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) launched the list of Fellows elected for the period 2017-2020. Professor Chen Jie was awarded for his outstanding and extraordinary contribution to the “optimization, decision-making and control of complex systems”. The pins and certificates for the IFAC Fellow Award will be presented at the 2020 World Congress to be held from 12 to 17 July 2020 in Berlin. This came after Professor Chen was elected Fellow of IEEE, another highly recognized distinction, in November 2018.


IFAC was founded in 1957 as an international academic organization and its membership consists of National Member Organizations (NMOs). The technical work of IFAC is performed by the Technical Board (TB), nine Coordinating Committees (CC) and over 40 Technical Committees under the CCs. The IFAC Fellow Award honors scientists, engineers, technical leaders and educators who have made extraordinary contribution to IFAC’s fields of interest and the election is organized triennially. To date, 207 scholars across the world have received this distinction. Among the 25 Fellows elected this year, Prof. Chen is the only one from Chinese Mainland. 





Chen Jie, Dr. Eng., Professor, member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), IEEE Fellow, recipient of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation’s Science and Technology Progress Award, is currently director of the State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Decision of Complex Systems and the Advanced Innovation Center of Intelligent Robots and Systems, vice chairman of the Chinese Association of Automation and the Chinese Institute of Command and Control, executive director of Chinese Association of Artiricial Intelligence and member of the Strategic Advisory Committee for Shanghai’s Artificial Intelligence Initiative. Prof. Chen is also on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals including IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Journal of Systems Science and Complexity and Science China-Information Sciences.


Professor Chen Jie has been dedicated to the teaching and research in the fields related to control science and engineering. His major areas of interest include multi-index optimization and control of complex systems in dynamic environment and multi-agent coordination. As leader of multiple “973 Projects” and projects under the National Natural Science Foundation for China (NSFC), he put forward the theory and methodology for the mixed intelligent optimization and stability of distributed coordination control, made breakthroughs in technical bottlenecks including rapid automated acquisition and control of digital information and the distributed coordination control of multi-motion platforms. Through integration of research and manufacturing, his R&D results have been significantly applied to equipment systems, generating profound social and economic benefits. As the “first accomplisher” (chief contributor), he received the Second Prize of the National Science Award, two Second Prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and four top provincial and ministerial-level awards. As the lead inventor, he has over 40 patents. He also authored more than 90 SCI papers, four monographs, one textbook and translated one book. Professor Chen supervised over 20 PhD students, two of whom respectively won the 185th “Guan Zhaozhi Award” and the “Best Student Paper Award” in Eusipco 2017.