Keynote Speakers-REPE 2022

Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of IET

Prof. Loi Lei Lai, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Loi Lei Lai received the B.Sc. (First Class Hons.), Ph.D., and D.Sc. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Aston, Birmingham, UK, and City, University of London, London, UK, in 1980, 1984, and 2005, respectively.

Professor Lai is currently a University Distinguished Professor with Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China. He was a Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, and the Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering with City, University of London. His current research areas are in smart cities and smart grid. Professor Lai was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) UKRI Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, a special award from City, University of London in 2005 and is its honorary graduate, the IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 and 2009, the IEEE/SMCS Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 and 2014, the Most Active Technical Committee Award in 2016, and his research team received a Best Paper Award in the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference in October 2020.

Professor Lai is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter, a member of the IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee and the Chair of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS) Standards Committee. He was a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee; the Director of Research and Development Center, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China; a Vice President for Membership and Student Activities with IEEE/SMCS; and a Fellow Committee Evaluator for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is a Fellow of IET and Life Fellow of the IEEE.

Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Jizhong Zhu, South China University of Technology, China

Title of Speech: New Type Power System Operation for Renewable Energy Accommodation

Jizhong Zhu is a Professor of South China University of Technology, and National Distinguished Expert. He is an IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, CSEE Fellow, Chair of IEEE Standard IEEE P2781 WG and P2783 WG, Chair of IEEE PCCC SBLC Technical Committee, IEEE SMC Intelligent Power and Energy Systems Technical Committee member. He has been an Expert of IEEE 2030.9 Standard WG on Micro-grids, Expert of International Electrotechnical Commission WGs IEC SEG6, IEC TC22 AHG1, IEC TC22 AHG2, respectively, and Chair of IEEE SBLC Load Subcommittee as well as Chair of IEEE SBLC Asia-Pacific Working Group. Dr. Zhu has worked at ALSTOM Grid Inc. in Washington State, Howard University in Washington, D.C., the National University of Singapore, Brunel University in England, and Chongqing University and CSG in China. He was a Senior Principal Engineer as well as a Fellow with ALSTOM Grid Inc., and an honorable advisory professor of Chongqing University. He has published six books as an author and co-author, as well as about three hundred papers in the international journals and conferences. His research interest is in the analysis, operation, planning and control of power systems, smart grid, power markets as well as applications of renewable energy.

Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Yongpei Guan, University of Florida, USA

Title of Speech: Robust and Distributionally Robust Optimization for Power System Operations Incorporating Renewable Generation

Yongpei Guan is the George and Rolande Willis Endowed Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is the Director of the University of Florida Center for Applied Optimization. He is also the Director of the Computational Optimization and Energy Systems Lab at the University. His research interests include optimization under uncertainty and power system operations. He is currently the Energy Systems Department Editor for IISE Transactions, Associate Editor for Journal of Global Optimization, Associate Editor for Computational Optimization and Applications, and Associate Editor for Journal of Combinatorial Optimization. He is a Fellow of IEEE (class of 2021) and a Fellow of IISE (class of 2019).



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