Max is currently Professor and Chairman of Department of Electronic Engineering at CUHK. Max received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 1992, advised by Professor Wu-Sheng Lu, and his Master's degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1988. Before he joined CUHK in 2001, he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada, serving as the Director of the ART (Advanced Robotics and Teleoperation) Lab and holding the positions of Assistant Professor (1994), Associate Professor (1998), and Professor (2000), respectively. He was an Overseas Outstanding Scholar Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2001 to 2005 and the Honorary Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering at Shandong University from 2006 to 2010. He is an affiliated member of the State Key Laboratory of Robotics and Systems at Harbin Institute of Technology. Max's research interests include robotics, medical robotics, active and diagnostic medical devices, perception and sensing, robotic intelligence, human-robot interaction, bio-sensors and sensor networks, and adaptive and intelligent systems. He has published more than 600 journal and conference papers and book chapters, filed 36 patents, and led more than 60 funded research projects to completion as Principal Investigator. He has served as an editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and is currently a technical editor of several journals in robotics. He has served as the General Chair or Program Chair of many international conferences, including the General Chair of IROS 2005 and IEEE ICRA 2021 to be held in Xi'an, China in May 2021. He is the founder of the IEEE ICIA conference series and co-founder of the IEEE Robio conference series. He served as an Associate VP for Conferences of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2004-2007), an AdCom member of the IEEE Neural Network Council/Society (2003-2006), a member of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Management Committee (2001-2006), and the Co-Chair of the Fellow Evaluation Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is currently serving as an elected member of the AdCom (Administrative Committee) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Millennium Medal, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

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