2017 International Electrical and Energy Conference

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Mohammad Schahidehpour(USA)

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is a University Distinguished Professor, Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He has also been the Principal Investigator of several research grants on power system operation andcontrol. His project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire IIT Campusto an is landable microgrid. His CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications,Research, and Technology) at IIT has promoted the smart grid cybersecurity research for managing the resilience of wireless networked communication andcontrol systems in smart cities. His SPIKE initiative facilitated the designand the implementation of affordable microgrids in impoverished nations. He is the recipient of the 2009 honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.  Dr. Shahidehpour was the recipient of the IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics,IEEE/PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, IEEE/PES Douglas M.Staszesky Distribution Automation Award, and the Edison Electric Institute’s Power Engineering Educator Award. He has co-authored 6 books and 500 technical papers on electric power system operation and planning, and served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Dr. Shahidehpour is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a member of the USNational Academy of Engineering.

Yonghua Song (China)

Prof. Yonghua Song:

Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, vice president of Zhejiang University, Served as deputy director of the Personnel Bureau of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, the director of the special office of the national ‘thousands of people plan’ , once vice president of Brunel University, UK.

Qinghua Wu(UK)

Prof.Qinghua Wu

The national thousands of people plan distinguished professor, the President of the Energy Research Institute of South China University of Technology, and the head of Guangdong province' soverseas introduction innovation team.

After the reform andopening up , the first one from the Chinese mainland scholars employ British  professor,  IEEE Fellow, the senior IEE Fellow and InstMCFellow.

He alsoserved as a number of experts and advisers and he is a pioneer in theapplication of power system in the world of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary disciplines, which has been engaged in the research of powergrid and intelligent engineering, power system and its automation and informatization.

Liangzhong Yao(China)

Prof.Liangzhong  Yao:

Vice President of China Electric and Power Research Institute, National ‘thousands of people plan’ expert.

He obtained amaster's degree in electrical systems engineering and a doctorate in electrical systems from Tsinghua University in 1989.

Associate professor of Tsinghua University in 1993-1995;

From 1995 to 1999,he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the electrical research center of Manchester University (formerly Manchester University of Technology);

From 1999 to 2004,served as senior power systems analyst of ABB company.

Jinyue Yan (Sweden)

Prof. Jinyue Yan:

Fellow  of European Science and Art Institute, expertin international energy field. Dr. of Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in 1991.  He was appointed as professorof life in Sweden in 2001. Now he is a professor at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and the director of the Future Energy Profile. Dean of the International Institute of Applied Energy Innovation. Editor of the international energy journal (Applied Energy);Managing editor of (Energy Procedia ) ;The President of International Conference on Applied Energy(ICAE).

Xiaohua Xia (South Africa)

Prof.Xiaohua Xia

Current professor of electrical, electronic andcomputer systems at the university of Pretoria University in Pretoria, South Africa,

director of the new energy systems center,director of the National Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Research Base.

In 2005, he was elected Fellow of the South African academy of engineering , and in 2010, he was elected as a Member of the IEEE Fellow and academician of the South African academy of sciences . He also worked as a part-time editor, consultant and chairman of the general assembly.

Over the years, he has been engaged in the field of control system theory and design of nonlinear observer, nonlinear and complex control theory research, and success fully applies the theoretical research results of the application and optimization of industrial process, energy system optimization and energy conservation and emissions reduction technology, and so on.

In recent 5 years, he has been in Power Corporationin South Africa and Exxaro Mining Company engaging in major energy system optimization, energy conservation and emissions reduction and energy efficiency evaluation theory and a number of research work, accumulated rich experience in engineering and practice, and achieved outstanding energy saving effect.

Chen-Ching Liu (USA)

Chen-Ching Liu is Boeing Distinguished Professor at Washington State University, Pullman, USA, and Professor at University College Dublin, Ireland. At Washington State University, Professor Liu serves as Director of the Energy Systems Innovation Center. During 1983-2005, he was a Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Liu was Palmer Chair Professor at Iowa State University from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Liu received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Liu received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2004. He chaired the IEEE Power and Energy Society Fellow Committee, Technical Committee on Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, and Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee. Dr. Liu served as President of the International Council on Intelligent System Applications to Power Systems (ISAP). Professor Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Mingcong Deng (Japan)

Prof. Mingcong Deng is a Professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He received his PhD in Systems Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Kumamoto University as an Assistant Professor. From 2000 to 2001, he was with University of Exeter, UK, and then spent one year at the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. Since the end of 2002 to September of 2010, he worked at Okayama University, where he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor.

Prof. Deng is a member of SICE, ISCIE, IEICE, JSME, IEEJ and the IEEE(SM). He specializes in three complementary areas: Operator based nonlinear fault detection and fault tolerant control system design; System design on thermoelectric conversion elements; Applications on smart material actuators. Prof. Deng has over 450 publications including 150 journal papers, 15 books (or chapters), in peer reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Press (for books) and other top tier outlets. He serves as a chief editor for International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, The Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and associate editors of 6 international journals, including with IEEE journal. Prof. Deng is a co-chair of agricultural robotics and automation technical committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; also a chair of the environmental sensing, networking, and decision making technical committee, IEEE SMC Society. He was the recipient of 2014 Meritorious Services Award of IEEE SMC Society.

Farhad shahnia (Austrila)

Dr Farhad Shahnia received hisPh.D. in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT),Brisbane in 2012. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering, Murdoch University, Perth. Before that, he was a Lecturer at Curtin University, Perth (2012-15), a research scholar at QUT (2008-11), and anR&D engineer at Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Iran (2005-08). Dr. Shahnia's resea rch falls under operation and control of distribution networks, smart grids and microgrids. He has edited 6 books, and has authored 10 book chapters andover 100 peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences andjournals in the above research areas. Three of his conference papers have wonthe Best Paper Awards in IEEE conferences in 2011, 2014, and 2016. He has also received the IET Premium Award for hispaper in the IET Generation, Transmission& Distribution journal in 2015. One of hisarticles was listed under the top-25 most cited articles inthe Electric Power System Research journal in 2015 while one of his 2015 journal articles has beenlisted under the top-5 most read articles of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.He was the recipient of Curtin Postgraduate Research Supervisor Awardin 2014and the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Award in 2016.

Xiaoping Zhang (UK)

Prof. Xiaoping  Zhang

Professor of electrical systems at university of Birmingham, UK, director of smart grid,university of Birmingham energy research, deputy director of national energy storage centre, Birmingham.

He is also alecturer in the distinguished lecture program of IEEE PES, Southeast China University,and a visiting professor at Hehai University. Now he is the executive director of the British branch of Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering.

As the founder ofthe forum of the smart grid,  professor Zhang actively advocate the Global Power & Energy Internet, Energy Union and the concept of Birmingham Energy valley. Professor Zhang totally published five academic books.

Jianzhong Wu (UK)

Prof. Jianzhong Wu

Professor of integrated energy systems, school of engineering, Cardiff university, UK. Currently serving as a director of the China Electrotechnical  Society , the managing director andsecretary-general of the British branch of the China Electrotechnical Society.Editorial board member of  journal (Applied Energy) and the head of the UniLAB. The main areas of research are renewable energy, smart grids and integrated energy systems.

Zhe Chen (Denmark)

Prof.Zhe chen

Professor and doctoral supervisor of the University of Alborg, Denmark.  Current Principal Investigator for windenergy at Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC ).

Heis also an international expert on wind energy development in Denmark and China., IEEE Trans , deputy chief editor of electrical and electronic technology (renewable energy ),  IET fellow,British chartered engineer.

Themain research directions include modern power system, smart grid, renewable energy generation system, multi-energy system, power electronic equipment,control, etc. Host and participate in a number of topics, publish multi ple papers.

Ziming Song(UK)

Dr Song is the Chief Specialist for HVDC at Toshiba International (Europe) Ltd, based in the UK. He is responsible for the power electronic systems, business development and also advises the senior management of Toshiba Co. Prior to this he worked at a number of senior positions with National Grid, GE Harris and then GEC Alstom for over 25 years. His professional experience spans a wide spectrum in the field of power system from system design to network operation. In the field of power electronics, his interest lies in the design and engineering of HVDC/SVC/FACTS systems.

He is a chartered electrical engineer in the UK, a fellow of the IET and a regular member of CIGRE. He served as the chair of the VLPGO WG5 and a member of the standing committee of the Association of Chinese Engineers in the UK in 2010. He has been working on the technical committee of the IET ACDC conference for several years, and was a keynote speaker at the 2016 ACDC conference in Beijing. He is a visiting professor at the Lanzhou University of Technology in China.

Tapan Saha (Australia)

Prof Tapan Saha was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to Australia in 1989. Tapan received his PhD from the University of Queensland in 1994. Previously, Tapan obtained a B. SC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1982 and a Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1985. He has been with the University of Queensland since 1996, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University and Hunan University in China. Previously he worked in James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville for two and a half years and in BUET for three and a half years.Director, UQ Solar (Global Change Institute).

Director, Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre