CPESE2018 Keynote Speakers
Prof. Tony C.Y. Chung
Fellow of IEEE
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, 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 a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and the Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board.
Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has worked for Powertech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada; the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Dr Chung’s research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, 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 100 SCI journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of three 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.
Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) of IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative, 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 was the General Chair of IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.
Dr Chung is currently an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and an Associate Editor of IET GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION..
University of Kurdistan, Iran
Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor, the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC), and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kurdistan. Over years, he has worked with Osaka University (Japan), Kumamoto University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author of 5 international books (including Robust power system frequency control, Springer, 2009; Intelligent automatic generation control, CRC Press, 2011; Power system monitoring and control, IEEE-Wiley, 2014; and Microgrid dynamics and control, Wiley, 2017), 15 book chapters, and more than 300 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a senior member of IEEE and he was the gust editor of two volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia (100 and 147). His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in
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.
CPESE2018 Plenary Speakers
Prof. Zhixin Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Professor Zhixin Wang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and conducts research in the areas of wind power, photovoltaic generation and control technology, distributed generations of smart grid and intelligent distribution system, motor control system and energy-saving system.
Professor Wang received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at Zhejiang University, China in 1985, 1988 and 1994, served as deputy director of the Department of Electrical Engineering, vice President of the Shanghai Society for Hydropower Engineering, a member of the committee of experts of Shanghai New Energy Industry Association and also as a member of Renewable Energy Special Committee and Mathematical Special Committee of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, China Instrument Society of testing instruments Branch.
Professor Wang granted 20+ invention patents, 20+ utility model patents and 1 appearance design patent, and is responsible for more than 5 scientific research projects, such as Research on Key Technologies of VSC-HVDC Converter for Offshore Wind Farm Grid Integration supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research and development on intermittent power sources grid-connected planning and random process analytical technology supported by National 863 Program of China, etc.
Professor Wang received much award and honor. For example, six projects, such as the key technology of distributed PV system with high permeation, etc., were awarded the Second Class Award of Shanghai Technological Invention Award.
Prof. Kien Wen Sun
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Kien Wen Sun was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, United States. From 1995-2000, he was on the faculty of the Electronic Engineering at Feng Chia University, Taiwan. He jointed the faculty of Department of Physics as a professor at National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, from 2000-2005. Since year 2005, he became a professor of Department of Applied Chemistry at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During his sabbatical in 2012, he was a visiting professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Sun was appointed as the Department Chair of Applied Chemistry at NCTU from 2012-2014. He is also currently a Joint Appointment Professor at Department of Elecronics Engineering and the Director of the Center of Nano Science and Technology at National Chiao Tung University. His research interests include femtosecond laser and laser spectroscopy in III-V compound semiconductors, spintronics, nanoimprint, nanolithography, nanoelectronics, solar cells, biochip and biosensing technology. He has published more than 60 journal papers in above research fields. He has served as reviewers and editorial board members for numerous international journals. He is now an associate editor of Journal of Nanoscience Letters.
CPESE2018 Invited Speaker
Dr. Hakim Nesreddine
Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Canada
Dr. Hakim Nesreddine received his BSc in thermal engineering from the University of Constantine, Algeria, MSc in applied sciences from the University of New-Brunswick, Canada, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Sherbrooke University, Canada. He also earned a Master of Business administration (MBA) from the University of Quebec. He joined Hydro-Quebec research institute (IREQ) in 1997. As a senior project leader, he leads multidisciplinary research teams. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Sherbrooke since 2008. His research interests include distributed generation, heat recovery, energy conversion and advanced refrigeration. Dr. Nesreddine sits on the steering Committee of the NSERC Chair on energy efficiency in industry. In addition, he serves on technical committees and working groups of the Canadian Standard Association (CSA), the Centre for Energy Advancement through Technological Innovation (CEATI International) and the International Energy Agency (IEA). He is a member of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute IGTI- ORC Power Systems, the Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) and Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC).
CPESE2017 Keynote & Plenary Speakers