Dongbing Gu is a professor in School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, UK. His current research interests include autonomous systems, robotics, navigation and control, mapping and localisation, cooperative control, and machine learning. He has published more than 200 papers in international conferences and journals. His research has been supported by Royal Society, EPSRC, EU FP7, British Council, and industries. He is a board member of International Journal of Model, Identification, and Control, Cognitive Computations, Intelligent Industrial Systems, and Frontiers Robotics and AI. He served as a member of organizing committee and programme committee for many international conferences. Prof. Gu is a senior member of IEEE.