Professor Yifei Chen was born in Beijing, China. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from Dept. of Electrical Engineering of Beijing Agricultural Mechanization College in 1984, and the M.Phil (S. of Mang.) degrees in management engineering and applied science from Bei Hang University in 1991, the M.S. degree in control theory and control engineering from Beijing Agricultural Engineering University in 1994. Since graduation in 1984, he still works as the researcher and teacher in collage of Electronic & Electrical Power Eng. of Beijing Agricultural Engineering University which was renamed as China Agriculture University later. After holding the position in the university, he studied further in control theory class by IFCA in Tongji University at Shang Hai from1995 to 1997, worked in Institute of Science and Technology Burlin as visiting scholar during 1999, where he currently holds the academic positions in research like intelligent control and agri-ROBOT. Since 1998, he is as associate Professor and Professor with doctorial tutor at College of Information and Electrical Engineering (CIEE)in China Agriculture University(CAU).
Prof. Chen also works on agricultural engineering research and technology application engineering like greenhouse control system based on his new control model as well as his development to IA(Intelligent Agriculture) theory.
Prof. Chen has published extensively in control systems, control engineering, and mechanical control, including 3 books, 4 edited volumes, over 80 journal articles and book chapters, and over 30 international conference publications. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of IJCCE, and member of editorial and advisory boards of several domestic journals in control, networks, and applied agricultural control engineering. He is a senior member of Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering(CSAE), a member of Chinese Association of Automation(CAA), senior staff member of Intelligent Automation Committee as well as a member of IEEE.
Prof. Chen has received several awards and recognitions over the years, among which are the Outstanding Paper Award of Chinese Science and Technology Association of China (2008); Outstanding Paper Award in ICINIS (2009), and Post Paper and Lecture Prize (2011) of WEC2011 Society (UN) in Switzerland; Outstanding Teacher Award (2005/2010) of China Agriculture University; Outstanding post graduation Director Award (2008/2009/2010/2012/2013/2015)of China Agriculture University; Honorary Director Award for M.S. outstanding paper (2010) of China Agriculture University.
Since 2014, Prof. Chen was recommend as institute director of Sensor & Intelligent Control , and director of Dept. of Control Engineering of CIEE of CAU in 2016.