Jing Zhou received her Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) in 2006. She is currently a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway. She previously worked at International Research Institute of Stavanger (Norway) as a senior research scientist and Norwegian University of Science and Technology as a postdoctoral fellow, respectively. She is also Ass. Direktør Forskning in the Mechatronics centre.