Prof. Wei-Jen LEE, IEEE Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Vice Chair, IEEE Power Africa Steering Committee
President Elect, IEEE, Industry Application Society

Wei-Jen Lee Professor, Ph.D., PE, Fellow IEEE Director of the Energy Systems Research Center Wei-Jen Lee (S’85-M’85-SM’97-F’07) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In 1985, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center. He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, and dot 3000 series development. He is the Vice President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IEEE-IAS), a distinguished lecturer of the IEEE-IAS, a member of IEEE Fellow Committee, the associate editor of IEEE/IAS, and International Journal of Power and Energy Systems. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project. Prof. Lee has been involved in research on utility deregulation, renewable energy, smart grid, microgrid, arc flash and electrical safety, load forecasting, power quality, distribution automation and demand side management, power systems analysis, online real time equipment diagnostic and prognostic system, and microcomputer based instrument for power systems monitoring, measurement, control, and protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects. He has published more than three hundred and ninety journal papers and conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations. Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Research Interests
Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Load Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, Power Systems Analysis, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection


Prof. Changyun Wen, IEEE Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Changyun Wen received his B.Eng from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in July 1983 and Ph.D from the University of Newcastle, Australia in Feb 1990. From August 1989 to August 1991, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Since August 1991, he has been with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University , where he is currently a Professor. 
He is an Associate Editor of a number of journals including Automatica and IEEE Control Systems Magazine. He also served the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control as an Associate Editor from January 2000 to December 2002. He has been actively involved in organizing international conferences playing the roles of General Chair, General Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee Chair, Program Committee Member, General Advisor, Publicity Chair and so on. He received the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2005 from the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) in 2005. His main research activities are in the areas of adaptive control, development of battery management systems, ejector based air-conditioning systems, switching and impulsive systems, system identification, control and synchronization of chaotic systems, bio-medical signal processing. 
He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Control Systems Society.
Research Interests
Prof Wen's areas of expertise are Adaptive Control,Switching and Impulsive Systems,Modeling and Design of Steam Ejector Based Air-Conditioning Systems,Modeling, Monitoring, Control and Optimization of Water Distribution Networks, Iterative Learning Control,Control of Nano-Systems, Control of Biomedical Systems,Optical signal Processing,Active Vision and Its Applications,Chaos-Based Secure Communication Systems,Robust Control,2-D Systems and Image Processing. Currently his current research works focus on Adaptive Control,Modeling and Design of Steam Ejector Based Air-Conditioning Systems,Modeling, Monitoring, Control and Optimization of Water Distribution Networks, Control of Nano-Systems, Control of Biomedical Systems,Chaos-Based Secure Communication Systems.
 


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz, 
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources 

Professor Kai Strunz graduated with the Dr.-Ing. degree with summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany, in 2001. From 1995 to 1997, he pursued research at Brunel University in London. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Strunz worked at the Division Recherche et Développement of Electricité de France (EDF) in the Paris area. From 2002 to 2007, he was tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since September 2007, he has been Professor and holder of the chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at Technische Universität Berlin.
Dr. Strunz is recipient of the IEEE PES Prize Paper Award 2015 and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics First Prize Paper Award 2015. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award of the USA in 2003. Kai Strunz received the Outstanding Teaching Award of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 2004.
Professor Strunz was General and Technical Program Chair of the conference IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2012. He is Chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources and Past Chairman of the IEEE Subcommittee on Research in Power & Energy Education. Dr. Strunz is editor of the open access IET Engineering Journal launched in 2013. He co-manages the operation of the Power-Globe email forum. He acted as a Review Editor for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) from 2009 to 2011.

Prof. Axel Sikora, IEEE Senior Member
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Axel Sikora holds a master (M.Sc. / Dipl.-Ing.) of Electrical Engineering and a master of Business Administration (MBA, Dipl. Wirt-Ing.), both from Aachen Technical University, Germany. He is a DAAD alumnus from 1990/91 in St Petersburg Politechnical Institute. He has done a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronics Circuits and Systems, Duisburg, with a thesis on SOI-technologies. After various positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry, he became a professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach in 1999. In 2011, he joined Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he now leads the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK). Since Jan 2016, he is also deputy member of the board to Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, one of the state-funded research institutes in Baden-Wuerttemberg, where he now leads two engineering divisions "Embedded Solutions" and "Software Solutions". Within this two engineering devisions there is a long standing experience in AI applications in particular in the IoT field. Since October 2019, he is also affiliated to Technical Faculty of Freiburg University, allowing him to serve as primary Ph.D. supervisor.

His major interest is in the field of efficient, energy-aware, autonomous, and value-added algorithms and protocols for wired and wireless embedded communication with a strong focus on primary communication, gateway solutions, and data analytics for cyber-physical systems. Dr. Sikora is founder and shareholder of STACKFORCE GmbH, an independent and successul spin-off engineering company around IoT connectivity solutions. He is author, co-author, and editor and coeditor of several textbooks and more than 200 papers in the field of embedded design and wireless & wired networking. Amongst many other duties, he serves as Chairman of the annual embedded world Conference (Nuremberg), the world's largest event on the topic.

 


Assoc. Prof. Chengbin Ma, IEEE Senior Member
University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, China
Chair, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Shanghai Chapter

● Current Directions: 
energy and battery management, wireless power transfer, dynamics and motion control, and wide applications in electronic devices, electric vehicles, microgrids and smartgrids, etc.
Social relationships:
Associated editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Representative, Energy Cluster, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Chair, Energy Storage Technical Committee, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Chair, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Shanghai Chapter
Track and session chairs, IEEE IES IECON, IEEE IES ISIE conferences, etc.
Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electroncis, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, etc.

● Education:
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Sep. 2004.
M.A., Electrical Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Sep. 2001.
B.S. with honor, Industrial Automation, East China University of Science and Technology, Jul. 1997.
● Employment:
Faculty Member in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI), Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, Aug. 2008-present.
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, IMS-Mechatronics Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California Davis, California, USA, Nov. 2006-Mar. 2008.
R&D Researcher, Servo Laboratory, Fanuc Limited, Yamanashi, Japan, Oct. 2004-Oct. 2006.
Government Worker, Nanshi District Government, Shanghai, China, Jul. 1997-Mar. 1999.


Prof. Enrico Zio, 
Centre de Recherche sur les Risques et les Crises (CRC), MINES ParisTech/PSL Université Paris, Sophia Antipolis, France
Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Reliability

MSc nuclear engineering Politecnico di Milano 1991 and mechanical engineering UCLA  1995; Ph.D. nuclear engineering Politecnico di Milano 1996 and probabilistic risk assessment MIT 1998. Professor Centre for research on Risk and Crises (CRC) of Ecole de Mines, ParisTech, PSL University, France, professor and president of Alumni Association Politecnico di Milano, Italy, eminent scholar Kyung Hee University, South Korea, distinguished guest professor Tsinghua University, Beijing, adjunct professor City University of Hong Kong, Beihang University and Wuhan University, Co-Director Center for REliability and Safety of Critical Infrastructures and laboratory of Risk Science and Engineering, Beihang University.
 


Prof. Hazlie Mokhlis, 
University of Malaya, Malaysia 
Chair for IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter

Hazlie Mokhlis received the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. (Hons)) degree and Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng.Sc) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He received PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He had held several positions; Deputy Dean Research (2013-2014), Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies (2014-2015, 2017-2018), Deputy Dean Undergraduate Studies (2018-2019) and Head of Department (2015-2017) at the Faculty of Engineering. Dr Hazlie is actively involved in research as a principle investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications in international journals and proceedings in the area of Power Systems and Energy. Up to now, he had successfully supervised to completion 27 PhD, 7 Master (by research) and 56 Master (Mix-mode and Course Work) candidates. He also involves actively as reviewer for international journal such as IEEE transaction on Power Systems, IEEE transaction on Sustainable Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Applied SoftComputing, Energy Conversion & Management, and several international conferences. Besides involve with research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian's Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. His research interest includes fault location, network reconfiguration, islanding operation, islanding detection, and renewable energy. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Currently he is Chair for IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter.

Assoc. Prof. Keyou Wang, IEEE PES Member
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution: Associate Editor

Dr. Keyou Wang is associate professor and associate chair of electrical engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2001 and 2004, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla), USA, in 2008. He joined SJTU since 2012 and is currently the associate chair of electrical engineering for Research.
His research interests include optimization and control of smart grid, power electronics applications to renewable energy systems and microgrids. He has been PI or Co-PI on $9 million (RMB) in externally funded research sponsored by the National Science Foundation of China, MOST, MOE, and several utilities. He has authored over 40 technical articles and one book chapter. He is currently serving as an Associated Editor for IET Generation Transmission & Distribution.