Prof. Hassan Bevrani
University of Kurdistan, Iran / Doshisha University, Japan
Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. Currently, he is a full professor and the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC) at the University of Kurdistan. Over the years, he has worked as senior research fellow and visiting professor with Osaka University, Kumamoto University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Doshisha University, Nagoya University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author/coauthor of 9 international books, 15 book chapters, and more than 500 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a Fellow member of IEEE, and he was the gust editor of several volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia and Energy Reports. 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 http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.
Prof. Emeritus Takashi HIYAMA
Kumamoto University, Japan
(IEEE Life Fellow, Life Member of IEE of Japan)
Takashi Hiyama received his B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan in 1969, 1971, and 1980, respectively. Since 1989 to March 2012, he had been a full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Kumamoto University, Japan. From April to May of 1975, he was a visiting researcher at Moscow Energy Institute of former Soviet Union. From June 1985 to September 1986, he was with Clarkson University, NY, USA as the Research Fellow involved in ESSERCO (Empire State Electrical Energy Research Corporation) project on Harmonics Measurement and Analysis. He was also working as the Director of International Student Center, one of the Members of the Special Advisory Board for the President, the Vice-Dean and the Dean of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, and the Director of Shock Wave and Condensed Matter Research Center at Kumamoto University. His research interests included intelligent systems applications to electric power systems, especially for the operation, control and management of power systems. In addition, his research covered the applications of renewable energy power sources in power distribution networks for the configuration of micro-grid and/or smart-grid. Here, it should be noted that the development of FLPSS (Fuzzy Logic Power System Stabilizer), the introduction of Artificial Neural Network based MPPT control for PV systems, and the application of Multi-agent Systems for the coordinated Automatic Generation Control (AGC) including PV, WTG, and Energy Capacitor Systems with regular power plants. He also jointly worked for 25 years at the several divisions of Kyushu Electric Power Co. including Research Institute with varieties of research topics related to operation, control and management of electric power systems. He published five books and more than 200 papers including international conference papers. His current h-Index is 34, and the total citations of his papers reach 4458 (SCOPUS/June 2022). Soon after his retirement from Kumamoto University at the end of March 2012, he got the title of Professor Emeritus of Kumamoto University, and he was also assigned to the President of Kumamoto Prefectural College of Technology. After two years work there, he came back to Kumamoto University in April 2014 with the title of Distinguished Professor at the Priority Organization for Innovation and Excellence (POIE). There, he worked as the Director of International Collaborative Research Group for Science and Technology and later the Director of International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology (IROAST) until the end of March, 2020.
Prof. Toshifumi Ise
Osaka University, Japan / NARAGAKUEN School Corporation, Japan
Toshifumi Ise is a professor emeritus of Osaka University and the president of the NARAGAKUEN School Corporation. He received Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering. and Doctor of Engineering degrees in electrical engineering from the Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1980, 1982 and 1986 respectively. From 1986 to 1990, he was with the Nara National College of Technology, Nara, Japan. Since 1990, he had been with the Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan and was a professor from August 2002 to March, 2018. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and applied superconductivity for power systems. Toshifumi Ise is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) and a life member of the IEEE.