Zhen Gao is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering Practice and Technology (SEPT) at McMaster University which he joined in July 2014. Since September 2020, he was appointed as Program Lead for a Master’s program in Systems & Technology which was focused on Cyber Physical System. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers, 1 book, and 4 book chapters in areas of advanced robotics, automation and artificial Intelligence. Dr. Gao is the Associate Editor for the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. He was the sessional chair For 9th International Conference on Interactive, Collaborative, and Blended Learning, and for International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning. Dr. Gao served as the Program Committee Member for World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, International Conference on Information and Automation, IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics, IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics, and International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, and IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. His current research interests include industrial controllers, advanced robotics and automation, artificial intelligence, neural network and pattern recognition. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Machines and Robotics; he is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Robotic and Mechatronic Systems.