Keynote Speakers

(alphabetic order)

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Professor Chi Yung Chung
University of Saskatchewan, Canada

CY is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC, IET and HKIE. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and a member of IEEE PES Fellows Evaluation Committee. CY has received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He worked in Powertech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada, the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. His research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, micro grid, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 130 international journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of two new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide. He has provided consultancy services to both government agencies and well-known private companies. CY was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) and Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board and also the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative. He was the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He led the IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter to receive the 2008 PES Outstanding Small Chapter Award and the 2009 IAS Outstanding Small Chapter Award. He was also the General Chair of  EPEC2017 and APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of TENCON2015, APPEEC2013 and ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of APSCOM 2015 and APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of  DRPT2004 and IAS 2005 Annual Meeting. CY is currently the vice Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, Subject Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and Editorial Board Member of CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems.


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Professor Joe Dong
University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney

Joe is a (SHARP) Professor in Energy Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is also Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, and Director of Australian Research Council Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions. His research expertise includes power system planning and stability, smart grid/micro-grid, load modelling, renewable energy grid connection, electricity market, data analytics, artificial intelligence and computational methods for energy systems. He served as Ausgrid chair and director of Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks to provide R&D support for the $100m Smart Grid, Smart City Australian national demonstration project. He has various power engineering projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and America. He is a contractor with EPRI. He has been serving as editor for several IEEE transactions and IET journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researcher.


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Professor Nikos D. Hatziargyriou
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Nikos is full professor in Power Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens. From 2015 to 2019 he was Chair and until 2018, CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator. From 2007 until 2012 he was executive Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation, responsible for the Transmission and Distribution Divisions. He is Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee and currently Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He is honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He was chair and currently vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET). He has participated in more than 60 R&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and manufacturers. He is author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 250 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of the top 1% most cited researchers.


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Professor Gerard Ledwich
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane

Gerard is a professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Fellow of IEEE and Engineers Australia.  He has held positions at University of Queensland, and in the Queensland Electricity Commission and the University of Newcastle. His research interests include control systems, power electronics, power systems, condition monitoring and distributed generation. He has published extensively, and is on the editorial panel of Modern Power and Clean Energy. Specific contributions in the area of connection of renewables have included wide area control, protection, inverter design , and stabilization of phase locking in large power systems.


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Professor Ramteen Sioshansi
Ohio State University, US

Ramteen is a professor in and associate department chair of the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, an associate fellow in the Center for Automotive Research, and a faculty affiliate member of the Center for Energy Research, Training, and Innovation at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, into energy systems. He also works in energy policy and electricity market design, especially as they pertain to advanced energy technologies. Currently he is serving a third two-year term on the Electricity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy and is chair of its Energy Storage Subcommittee.


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Professor Yusheng Xue 
State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China

Yusheng has graduated from Shandong University, China in 1963, and received a PhD degree in 1987 from the University of Liege, Belgium. He has been an elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since 1995. He is now the Honorary President of State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI or NARI), China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Automation of Electric Power System and  Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean EnergyHe received a National Prize on Science in 1977, a National First Prize of Achievement in the Advance of Science and Technology in 1996, National Second Prizes respectively in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2018. He also received a First Prize of National Excellent Technical Book Prize in 2001, a National Prize of Golden Patent in 2006 and an Excellence Patent in 2012.


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Professor Xinghuo Yu
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne

Xinghuo is an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor and a Distinguished Professor at RMIT University. He was the 2018-2019 President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) . He received BEng and MEng degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, in 1982 and 1984, and PhD degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 1988, respectively. He started his academic career in 1989 as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide. In 1991, he joined Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia, where, before he left in 2002, he was Chair Professor of Intelligent Systems. Since 2002, he has been with RMIT where he has held various senior academic and managerial positions. He has worked extensively with industry in the sectors of energy, security, resources, manufacturing and transport. He was on the Board of Governors of the Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), on the Science Advisory Committee of the Advanced Manufacturing CRC, and is a Non-Executive Director of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre Limited. Xinghuo’s research interests are in control systems, intelligent and complex systems, and smart grids and futue energy systems. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He has received a number of awards and honours for his contributions, including the 2018 M A Sargent Medal of Engineers Australia, the 2018 Australasian Artificial Intelligence Distinguished Research Contribution Award of Australian Computer Society, and the 2013 Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award of IES. Xinghuo is a Fellow of the IEEE, Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society, and Australian Institute of Company Directors.