— Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Director of Robotics Research Centre, and Director of Intelligent Systems Center, Nanyang Technological University
— Fellow of IEEE & ASME
wearable sensors, human-robot interaction, reconfigurable automation, parallel kinematics machines (PKM), biomorphic underwater robots, and smart material based actuators
Dr. Chen, Fellow of IEEE (Class of 2012) and Fellow of ASME, has been with the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore since 1995. He is currently Director of Robotics Research Centre, and Director of Intelligent Systems Center in NTU, a joint collaboration with Singapore Technology Engineering Ltd. He was JSPS Visiting Scholar in Kyoto University in 1999 and Tokyo University in 2009, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of MIT in 2004, and Fellow of Singapore-MIT Alliance under Innovation in Manufacturing Systems and Technology (IMST) Program (2002-2007). He was also Adjunct Professor of Xian Jiao Tong University, China (2002-2007). Dr. Chen has published more than 300 technical articles in refereed international journals and conferences and book chapters. He is now serving on the editorial board of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Robotica (Cambridge Univ Press), and Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering (Springer-Verlag). He was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics from 2006 to 2011 and Technical Editor of IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics from 2003 to 2009. He was General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics, Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (CIS-RAM) 2006, Bangkok, Thailand, General Chair of 2009 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM’09) in Singapore 14-17 July 2009, and General Chairman of IFToMM ISRM 2013 in Singapore, Oct 2-4, 2013. He is now Chairman of IFToMM Technical Committee on Robotics and Mechatronics, and member of RoboCup Singapore National Committee. He had been Chairman of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Singapore Chapter from 2003-2005, Chairman of Prototyping for Robotics and Automation Technical Committee under IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2003-2007), Council member of Singapore Industrial Automation Association (2001-2003), and Chairman of Singapore Committee for the Technologies of Machines and Mechanisms (SicToMM - country member of IFToMM) from 2001 to 2003. He will be the General Chairman of IEEE ICRA 2017 in Singapore (May 29 – June 2, 2017).