Welcomes Dr. Luo, Ren C, as Its New Advisor-In-Chief

Dr. Luo is a Fellow of both IEEE and IET and holds an authoritative position in the global AI Robotics and automation technology fields. He received Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany. 

During his vast and varied career, Dr. Luo has gained numerous outstanding academic and industrial achievements in education, research, and administrative leadership roles, such as the National University President, Dean of Engineering, and Chair Professor. Additionally, Dr. Luo was a tenured full Professor and Chair Professor in the world's most prominent universities in the US and Japan, along with serving as the President of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Dr. Luo acted as a governmental funding agency panel referee and reviewed competitive major research proposal selection for various countries, including the United States, various countries in the European Union, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

Dr. Luo has taken on governmental advisory roles in science and technology policies, budgets, and appropriations. He served as the science and technology adviser to the Prime Minister of Taiwan and also Adviser to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. In addition, he served as Chief Technology Officer for large multinational corporations and General Chair for world-class, large-scale IEEE International conferences on robotics and automation with thousands of attendees.

Dr. Luo has published over 550 scientific papers and made outstanding scientific and technological contributions; he was ranked in the 2020 and 2021 Stanford University's Top 2% of the World's Most-Cited Scientists within the field of Industrial Engineering and Automation for career-long citation impact. In addition, he has received many outstanding research awards from the Ministry of Science and Technology and outstanding research awards from large-scale multinational companies in Taiwan and the USA. 

Dr. Luo has received many significant international recognitions, including over 200 invitations for plenary/keynote speeches at major international conferences worldwide. Furthermore, his outstanding performance and contributions to science and technologies have been recognized by his worldwide peers, and he has received numerous major international awards.

Dr. Luo has served as a member of the EU industrial advisory Board and is the Editor-in-Chief of a 1st Tier world-class international journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, with an 11.648 Journal Impact Factor. There are 6,000 paper submissions per year from scientists and industrial engineers from over 60 countries which covers the field of AI, IoT, AR/VR, ICPS, 5G, Cyber Security, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Robotics and Manufacturing Automation. The paper acceptance rate is around 18% after the rigorous double-blind peer reviews.

The addition of Dr. Luo as Adviser-in-Chief will expand both AI technology capabilities and talent cultivation for, which will significantly assist the traditional textile industry in deepening its trust in AI technology. 

At the same time, his appointment will assist with completing the final piece of the roadmap puzzle — intelligent production with distributed on-demand intelligent manufacturing — which will achieve the digital textile value chain goal of: 

Digital Fabric → Digital Design → Intelligent Production Towards Industry 4.0 for the Textile and Apparel Industries. 

Such a workflow can also be extended to the field of virtual Meta to seize new opportunities in digital textile technology.