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Prof. Yilu LIU, IEEE Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CURENT Engineering Research Centre, USA


Speech Title: Grid Edge Time Synchronous Measurement & Applications


Yilu Liu received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986 and 1989. She received the B.S. degree from Xian Jiao Tong University, China.


Yilu Liu is an electrical engineer specializing in smart-grid technologies in electrical power production and distribution.Liu’s work focuses on developing new and better ways to monitor and understand the flow of electrical energy through the nation’s power grid.


She led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network FNET/GridEye. Dr. Liu is an expert in large grid dynamic modelling and simulations. Liu holds a joint appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and serves as deputy director of CURENT (Center for Ultra-Wide-Area-Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks) Engineering Research Centre.Dr. Liu is a member of National Academy of Engineering, a member of the National Academy of inventors, a fellow of IEEE. She can be reached at Liu@utk.edu.




Prof. Yunwei (Ryan) LI, University of Alberta, Canada


Speech Title: Future Electrical Grids Enabled by Power Electronics Technologies


Dr. Yunwei (Ryan) Li is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. He received the Bachelor degree from Tianjin University, China, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2006. Dr. Li was a Visiting Scholar with the Aalborg University, Denmark in 2005, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Ryerson University, Canada 2006 - 2007. In 2007, he also worked at Rockwell Automation Canada before joined University of Alberta. His research interests include distributed generation, microgrid, renewable energy, and electric motor drives. His research has produced over 200 papers with over 12000 citations.


Dr. Li currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Letters. He has also served as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is the General Chair of IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2020. Dr. Li received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2013 and IEEE Northern Canada Outstanding Engineer Award in 2016.




Prof. Chanan Singh, Texas A&M University,USA


Speech Title: Integrating Renewables and Maintaining Grid Reliability

Chanan Singh is a Regents Professor and Irma Runyon Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. He served as the Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering Texas A&M from 1997 to 2005 and then as an Interim Head from 2012 to 2015. He also served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation of USA and a Guest Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.


His research and consulting interests are in the foundational developments and applications of probabilistic methods for planning and operation of electric power grid. He has authored/co-authored more than 400 technical papers and four books and has contributed to several books. He has consulted with many major corporations and given short courses nationally and internationally.


Dr. Singh was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for “Contributions to Theory and Applications of Quantitative Reliability Methods in Electric Power Systems” in 1991. He is the recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award given by the IEEE Power Engineering Society. For his research contributions, he was awarded a D.Sc. degree by the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1997. In 2008, he was recognized with the Merit Award by the PMAPS International Society for life long achievements. In 2010, he was the inaugural recipient of the IEEE-PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “advancement of theory, practice, and education in electric power system reliability”.




Professor Vassilios G. Agelidis, Ph.D., Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, Centre for Electrical Power and Energy (CEE), Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark


Speech Title:Utility power electronics: from energy converters to utility sensors 


Vassilios G. Agelidis was born in Serres, Greece. He received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Thrace, Greece, in 1988, the M.S. degree in applied science from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, in 1997. He also holds a graduate diploma on business administration from the Curtin Graduate School of Business, Australia.  


He has worked at Curtin University, (1993–1999), University of Glasgow, U.K. (2000–2004 as Senior Lecturer and Research Manager for the Glasgow-Strathclyde Centre for Economic Renewable Power Delivery), Murdoch University, Perth, Australia (2005–2006 as Chair of Power Engineering Professor), the University of Sydney, Australia (2007–2010, where he held the industry funded EnergyAustralia Chair in Power Engineering), and the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia (2010-2016 as the Director of the Australian Energy Research Institute). In 2015, he was with the ABB Corporate Research Centre, Västerås, Sweden, for a sabbatical. Since October 2016, he is a professor at the Centre for Electrical Power and Energy, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark.


He has also been a visiting professor at Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2011-2017 under the Chinese Government’s High-End Experts Program. He is currently a visiting research professor at UNITEN, a private university in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Electricity utility).  He acted as a member of the International Advisory Board of Beijing Jiaotong University (2012-2017) and is a member of UNITEN’s International Advisory Council (2017-2020). Professor Agelidis has been evaluating research proposals for the Australian Research Council (ARC), the European Research Council and for research funding bodies of many countries including New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Hong Kong, Chile, Belgium, United Kingdom, Holland, Norway, and Kazakhstan for many years.  


Dr Agelidis received the most prestigious research fellowship for young researchers in the United Kingdom, namely, the Advanced Research Fellowship from the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2004. He was the Vice-President Operations within the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) from 2006 to 2007. He was the Technical Chair of the 39th IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 2008. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the IET (UK). He is also a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE PELS 2017-2020. 



Dr. Xiaoxin Zhou, China Electric Power Research Institute, China


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Zhou Xiaoxin, IEEE Fellow, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor-level senior engineer and doctoral tutor, is currently Honorary President of China Electric Power Research Institute, Standing Council Member of China Electrical Engineering Society and Chairman of its academic work committee, Standing Council Member of China Electrotechnical Society.  


He has been engaged in power system analysis methods for a long time. In the 1970s, he began to research mathematical models and calculation methods for modern power system analysis. He hosted the development of China's first set of "power system analysis integrated program" software. In the first 330kV EHV transmission line project and the first ±500kV high-voltage transmission line project in China, a new simulation calculation analysis model, calculation method and key technology are proposed and adopted.


He is responsible for the research of key projects such as controllable series compensation of EHV transmission systems and devoted to the research of power electronics technology and modern control theory applied to power systems. He was awarded the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Science and Technology Progress Award, and the He Liang Heli Fund Science and Technology Progress Award.



Dr. Liuqing Yang, Colorado State University, USA


Speech Title: IoT for Smart Grid Energy Management 


Dr. Liuqing Yang (IEEE Fellow) received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2004. She is presently a Professor with Colorado State University. Her general interests are in signal processing and data analytics with applications to communications, networking and power systems – subjects on which she has published more than 310 journal and conference papers, 4 book chapters and 5 books.


Dr. Yang became an IEEE Fellow in 2015. She was the recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award in 2007, and the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award in 2009, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE ICUWB’06, ICCC’13, ITSC’14, Globecom’14, ICC’16, and WCSP’16, Globecom’18, ICCS’18 and ICC’19.


She is the editor in chief for IET Communications, and has served as associate/senior editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Intelligent Systems, and PHYCOM: Physical Communication, as the Editor in Chief for IET Communications, and as program chair, track/symposium or TPC chair for many conferences.



Dr. Yi Zhang, Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Research and Development, RTDS Technologies Inc.


Speech Title:Looking towards Future Real Time Digital Simulation Technology


Yi Zhang joined RTDS Technologies Inc. in 2000, where he now serves as Vice-President R&D and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He has over 28 years of experiences working in the area of power system simulation and analysis. His expertise includes the Real Time EMT Simulation, Voltage Stability and HVDC, etc. As a principle member of the RTDS development team, He developed a number of power system models on RTDS Real Time Simulator in the past over 19+ years.


At present, he leads the research and development activities in RTDS Technologies. Dr. Zhang obtained Ph.D. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1998. He is a registered professional engineer in the province of Manitoba, and is a member of multiple B4 (HVDC) Working Groups in CIGRE. Dr. Zhang also serves as an adjunct professor in the University of Manitoba, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery.









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