Dr. Qian is Associate Director (Administration) of Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society. He received his B. Eng. in Automation from University of Science and Technology of China. Thereafter, he joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Research Assistant, and received his Ph.D. in Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering. He worked in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the same university as a Research Associate after graduation, and as a Research Assistant Professor, before he joined the School of Science and Engineering in the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen as an Assistant Professor. He is also the Deputy Director of State Joint Engineering Lab in Robotics and Intelligent Manufacturing.
Dr. Qian has published three monographs, one edited book, and over 50 papers in international journal and conferences, and awarded 6 patents. He is the PI of two projects funded by Hong Kong governments and one key project from NSFC, and has been playing the key role for another 10 projects in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He has received the Best Transaction Paper Award from IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics in 2011 with his colleagues, based on the research of steering interface for omni-directional vehicles. His research interests include robotics, human-machine interaction, and energy.