Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu is an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Chair of RMIT Professorial Academy at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Vice-Chancellor's Professorial Fellow in the School of Engineering. He was the President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for 2018 and 2019.
He started his academic career in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. In 1991, he joined Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia, where, before he left in 2002, he was Professor of Intelligent Systems and Associate Dean (Research) of Faculty of Informatics & Communication. Since 2002, he has been with RMIT University, where he has occupied various senior academic and administrative positions such as Full Professor, Associate Dean and Institute Director.
He has published extensively in Control Systems, Intelligent and Complex Systems, and Energy Systems. He was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate in 2015-2021 consecutively. He received many awards and honours for his contributions, including the 2013 Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the 2018 M A Sargent Medal of Engineers Australia, and the 2018 Australasian AI Distinguished Research Contribution Award of Australian Computer Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society, and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also an Engineering Executive and a Chartered Professional Engineer of Engineers Australia.