Dr Wen-Hua Chen holds Professor in Autonomous Vehicles in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, UK, where he is leading the Centre for Autonomous Systems. Prof. Chen has a considerable experience in autonomous vehicles particularly in unmanned aircraft and driverless cars, spanning autopilots, situational awareness, decision making to system integration and verification, and their applications in a wide range of areas including precision agriculture and environment monitoring. He received both his MSc and PhD from Department of Automatic Control at Northeastern University, China, in 1989 and 1991 respectively.

Prof. Chen is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of IEEE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Recently he was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Established Career Fellowship to explore next generation of control theory for robotics and autonomous systems.