CPESE 2020 Invited Speakers


Prof. Kei Eguchi
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Kei Eguchi was born in Saga, Japan in 1972. He received the B.Eng., the M. Eng., and the D.Eng. Degree from Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical systems, intelligent circuits and systems, and low-voltage analog integrated circuits. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in Kumamoto National College of Technology. From 2006 to 2012, he was an Associate Professor in Shizuoka University. In 2012, he joined the faculty of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, where he is now a Professor. Prof. Dr. Eguchi received Top Peer Reviewer Award2019 (Publons), ICEAST2019 Best Paper Award, ICICIC2018, 2017, 2016, and 2009 Best Paper Award, 2016 Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers Award, 2010 Takayanagi Research Encourage Award, and 2010 Paper Award of Japan Society of Technology Education. He is the president of the Intelligent Networks and Systems Society and a senior member of IEEJ.


Prof. Toshihisa FUNABASHI
University of the Ryukyus, JAPAN

Toshihisa FUNABASHI received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, in 1975. He received the Doctor degree in electrical engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2000. In 1975, he joined Meidensha Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, where he had been engaged in research on power system analysis and also distributed generation applications in power systems. From April 2014, he was a professor of IMaSS, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan. Since April 2018, he is a visiting professor of University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. His current interest are operation and control of power systems with renewable energy sources, and optimization of generation, transmission, and distribution systems considering large integration of renewable energy sources and power electricity markets. He has published over 100 journal papers and over 150 international conference papers in these technical areas. Prof. Funabashi is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K, a member of IET, a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of IEE Japan. Academic press has published his book titled “Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Systems, -Implementation, Operation and Control-” on March, 2016.



Prof. Takeyoshi Kato
IMaSS, Nagoya University, Japan

Takeyoshi Kato was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1968. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He became an assistant professor of Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering in 1996, an assistant professor in 2000 and an associate professor in 2005 of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a professor of Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (former Ecotopia Science Institute) in 2015, Nagoya University. From Oct/2001 to Sep/2002, he was a researcher at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
His research interests include modeling/forecasting of electricity demand/renewable power output, control and planning of electric power system, integration of renewable energy with urban design, etc. Dr. Kato is a member of IEEE, IEE of Japan, Japan Society of Energy and Resources, Japan Solar Energy Society.