Professor Chen, Ben Mei

B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Xiamen University, China
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Gonzaga University, USA
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Washington State University, USA
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Room 311, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
(852) 3943 8054
(852) 2603 6002


Ben M. Chen was born in Fujian, China, in November 1963. He obtained his B.Sc. in mathematics and computer science from Xiamen University, China, in 1983; M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Gonzaga University, USA, in 1998; and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Washington State University, USA, in 1991. He was a Software Engineer at Huanan (South China) Computer Corporation, Guangzhou, China, from 1983 to 1986, and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA, from 1992 to 1993. Since 1993, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, where he is currently a Full Professor and Provost's Chair. Professor Chen will join the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), starting August 2018. He will continue his research focus on topics related to unmanned aerial systems, robust control, control applications, and financial market modeling at CUHK.

Dr. Chen is an IEEE Fellow. He has published more than 400 journal and conference articles, and a dozen research monographs including Loop Transfer Recovery (Springer, New York, 1993), H2 Optimal Control (Prentice Hall, London, 1995), H? Control and Applications (Springer, New York, 1998), Robust and H8 Control (Springer, New York, 2000), Hard Disk Drive Servo Systems (Springer, 1st Ed., 2002; 2nd Ed., New York, 2006), Linear Systems Theory (Birkhäuser, Boston, 2004), Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems (Springer, New York, 2011), and Stock Market Modeling and Forecasting (Springer, New York, 2013). He had served on the editorial boards of several international journals including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems & Control Letters, and Automatica. He currently serves as an Editor-in-Chief of Unmanned Systems, and a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Control Theory and Technology.

Dr. Chen has received a number of research awards nationally and internationally. His research team has actively participated in international UAV competitions, and won quite a few championship awards in the contests, including very recent ones: the indoor competition champion and the outdoor competition champion at the 2017 International Micro Air Vehicles Competition, held in Toulouse, France, September 2017. Dr. Chen serves as the general chair of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (IEEE ICCA 2018), held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA, June 2018. He has been invited to deliver keynote and plenary speeches at international conferences and events held in USA, China, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Australia, India and Malaysia.