Prof. Robert X. Gao
Cady Staley Professor of Engineering
Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case Western Reserve University, US
Robert Gao is the Cady Staley Professor of Engineering and Department Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Since receiving his Ph.D. degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany in 1991, he has been working on signal transduction methods, stochastic modeling, and machine learning for improving the observability of dynamical systems such as manufacturing equipment and processes, with the goal to improve process and product quality control.
Prof. Gao is a Fellow of the IEEE, ASME, SME, and CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). He has published more than 400 technical papers, including more than 180 journal articles, three books, and holds 13 patents. He is a recipient of the SME Eli Whitney Productivity Award, ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society’s Technical Award, IEEE Best Application in Instrumental and Measurement Award, and NSF CAREER award. He is a Senior Editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.