Professor Feng Ding was born in Guangshui, Hubei Province, China. He received the B.Sc. degree from the Hubei University of Technology (Wuhan, China) in 1984, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in automatic control both from the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1991 and 1994, respectively. He has been a Professor in the School of Internet of Things Engineering, Jiangnan University (Wuxi, China) since 2004. From 1984 to 1988, he was an Electrical Engineer at the Hubei Pharmaceutical Factory, Xiangfan, China. From 1994 to 2002, he was with the Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Research Associate at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada from May to December 2008 and a Research Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, from January to October 2009.

He has published over 640 papers and 365 SCI indexed papers on system identification and parameter estimation. Sum of Cited Times without self-citations is more than 11000. He has published the book "Adaptive Control Systems" (Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2002), and the book "Modern Control Theory" (Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2017). He is publishing "The Academic Monograph Series on System Identification": The 1st book "System Identification – New Theory and Methods" (Science Press, Beijing, 2013), The 3rd book "System Identification – Performances Analysis for Identification Methods" (Science Press, Beijing, 2014), The 4th book "System Identification – Auxiliary Model Identification Idea and Methods" (Science Press, Beijing, 2017), The 5th book "System Identification – Iterative Search Principle and Identification Methods" (Science Press, Beijing, 2018), The 6th book "System Identification – Multi-Innovation Identification Theory and Methods" (Science Press, Beijing, 2016). His current research interests include system identification and adaptive control.