Prof. Hua Geng, IEEE Fellow, Tsinghua University, China
Hua GENG received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and application from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. He joined Automation Department of Tsinghua University in June 2010 and is currently a full professor.
His current research interests include advanced control on power electronics and renewable energy conversion systems. He has authored more than 170 technical publications and holds more than 20 issued Chinese/US patents. He was granted the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. He is the editors of IEEE Trans. on Energy Conversion and IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, associate editors of IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, IET Renewable Power Generation, Control Engineering Practice. He served as general co-chairs, track chairs and session chairs of several IEEE conferences. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IET Fellow, convener of the modeling working group in IEC SC 8A, Standing Director of China Power Supply Society (CPSS), vice chair of IEEE IAS Beijing Chapter.
Prof. Vladimiro Miranda, IEEE Fellow, INESC TEC and University of Porto, Portugal
Vladimiro Miranda is an IEEE Fellow since 2006 and recipient of the IEEE PES Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award 2014. He was President of INESC Macau, China, and International Advisor for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. He has been serving also as evaluator of R&D institutions for CONICET, Ministry of Science, Argentina. Besides responsible for many projects in Europe, the USA and Brazil, he served in the Board of start-up companies generated by INESC TEC. He is the author/co-author of many publications in top international scientific journals (SCOPUS h-index: 37 in mar.2021). His main interest domain has been the application of computational intelligence to power systems. His innovative solutions have been incorporated in industrial products in use in several continents.
Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou, IEEE Fellow, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Nikolaos Hatziargyriou received the Diploma in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens in 1976 and the MSC and PhD degrees from UMIST, Manchester, UK in 1979 and 1982, respectively. Since 1984 he is with the Power Division of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of NTUA and since 1995 he is full professor in Power Systems. Since April 2015 he is Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator (DEDDIE). From February 2007 to September 2012, he was Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece, responsible for Transmission and Distribution Networks, island DNO and the Center of Testing, Research and Prototyping. He is Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, Honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is co-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition. He is member of the Energy Committee of the Athens Academy of Science. He has participated in more than 60 R&DD Projects funded by the EC and the industry and has coordinated among others, "CARE", "MORE CARE", "MERGE", “Microgrids” and “More Microgrids”. He is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and member of the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Development and the IEEE Power and Energy magazine. He is author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 200 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He is included in the 2016 Thomson Reuters' list of the top 1% most cited researchers.
Prof. Tony Wood, Grattan Institute, Australia
Tony has been Director of the Energy Program since 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. From 2009 to 2014 he was also Program Director of Clean Energy Projects at the Clinton Foundation, advising governments in the Asia-Pacific region on effective deployment of large-scale, low-emission energy technologies. In 2008, he was seconded to provide an industry perspective to the first Garnaut climate change review. In January 2018, Tony was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his significant service to conservation and the environment, particularly in the areas of energy policy, climate change and sustainability. In October 2019, Tony was elected as a Fellow to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.