Biography: Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of controllers for application in electric power systems and wind power generation over the past 45 years. After extensive testing, the adaptive controllers developed by his group are now employed on large generating units. His other interests include digital protection, control of renewable power generation and micro-grids, and AI applications in power system control. He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals and is the coauthor of two books. Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965. He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Over 100, including 45 Ph.D., students have graduated under his supervision. Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards. He was Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada during 2010-11 and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2014-2016.
Biography: Professor Fangxing “Fran” Li received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2001. He had worked at ABB Consulting in Raleigh, NC as a Senior Engineer and then a Principal Engineer from 2001 to 2005. He has been a faculty member at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) since 2005. Currently, he is a James McConnell Professor in electrical engineering at UTK and the Campus Director of CURENT, an NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center headquartered at UTK. His research interests include renewable energy integration, demand response, power markets, power system control, and power system computing.
Professor Li has received numerous research awards including R&D 100 Award in 2020 and the IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper award in 2018. Presently, he is serving as the Editor-In-Chief (EIC) of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy (OAJPE) and the Chair of IEEE Power System Operation, Planning and Economics (PSOPE) committee. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Biography: A. R. Al-Ali (SM IEEE) received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 1990; Master degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA, 1986 and B.Sc.EE from Aleppo University, Syria, 1979. From 1991–2000, he worked as an associate/assistant professor in KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. Since 2000 and till now, he has been a professor of computer science and engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His research and teaching interests include: embedded systems hardware and software architectures, smart homes automations, smart grid evolutions and development, smart factories and cities. Dr. Al-Ali has more than 100 conference and journal publications including two USA and European Patents. Professor Al-Ali has been invited to deliver keynote speeches on the recent evolution and development in internet of things, cyber physical systems, smart grid and smart cities in several local and international conferences (Https://Www.Aus.Edu/Faculty/Dr-Abdulrahman-Al-Ali)
Biography: Masayuki Morimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degree all in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1975, 1977 and 1990 respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. from 1977 to 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he was a Professor at the Department of electrical and electronics engineering, Tokai University, Japan. Now he is a lecturer at the same University. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and its applications, electric machines and drives, and also, automotive power electronics. He is a Fellow of IEEJ, member of IEEE and several academic societies. He is the single author of 11 technical books in Japanese and the coauthor/editor of more than 15 technical books in Japanese. He has received IEEJ awards, Prize of book in 2010 and 2019.