Rochdi Merzouki is a Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Universitaire de Lille, France. He obtained a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, in 1996 and a PhD degree in Robotics and Automation from the University of Versailles in 2002. His main research areas concern Mechatronic system design and fault tolerant control of complex systems such as robotic and transportation systems. He is an academic member of international public transport union UITP. He has authored many journal papers and reviews on mechatronic systems and their applications.
Arun Kumar Samantaray is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He graduated in 1989 from the College of Engineering and Technology (CET), India, in Mechanical Engineering. He received the master degree in Dynamics and Control and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (Rotor Dynamics) from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, in 1991 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 2001, he worked as a Project Manager for HighTech Consultants. From 2001 to 2004, he was a research scientist at Université des Sciences et Technolgies de Lille (France). He is an author of bond graph modelling software SYMBOLS and also the editor-in-chief of the bond graph forum at
www.bondgraphs.info. His research areas are multi-body dynamics, non-linear mechanics, and systems and control. He has authored two books and more than 50 journal articles in his field. He is also a consultant to various industries requiring help in modelling, simulation, design, fault detection, and automation.
Pushparaj Mani Pathak is working as an assistant professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee. He did his Bachelor of Technology degree from National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India, in 1988. After serving in Department of Telecommunication for about six years in 1994 he joined National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Department. He obtained his Master of Technology degree in solid mechanics and design from Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur in 1998. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (space robotics) from Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur in 2005. His research areas are space robotics, underwater robotics, walking robot dynamics, mechatronics modelling and control.
Belkacem Ould Bouamama is a full professor at the Université des Sciences et Technolgies de Lille (France). He graduated in 1982 from the Institut National des Hydrocarbures et de la Chimie Boumerdes (INHC) in Process Control. He received his Ph.D. degree in 1987 from Goubkine Institute of Petroleum and Gas of Moscow. From 1988 to 1994, he was researcher and head of department of automatic control at INHC. From 1994 to 2000, he was an associate professor in Control Engineering at the Université des Sciences et Technolgies de Lille (France). Currently he is the dean of post graduate studies at Ecole Polytechnique de Lille and he also heads the interdisciplinary group on Fault Detection and Isolation using Bond Graph models at the Laboratoire d'Automatique, Génie Informatique & Signal, Lille, France. His main research areas are industrial automation, process supervision and control. He has authored two books and several monographs. He has acted as chairman of various international conferences and workshops