ICRED2017 Keynote Speakers



Fellow of IEEE Prof. Tony C.Y. Chung

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.  




Prof. Hossam A.Gabbar

Professor, Director of Energy Safety and Control Lab, Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (Cross-Appointed)

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Dr. Hossam Gaber, is a Professor in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (cross-appointed) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), and the Director of the Energy Safety & Control Lab at UOIT. He is a world-leading scholar in the fields of smart energy grid engineering and process systems engineering, with focus on plasma engineering, micro energy grids, and energy safety and control. He is certified Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland), Fellow RAMSP and Senior Member of IEEE. He is the founding Chair of Toronto Chapter of the IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Science Society, and the founding Chair of the Technical Committee on Intelligent Green Production Systems at IEEE, Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Society. Dr. Gaber is the chair and co-founder of the Symposium on Plasma and Nuclear Systems, and the founder of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Process Systems Engineering. He also founded the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety Professionals (RAMSP) Society, and currently serves as its VP, Safety. Dr. Gaber has successfully managed the completion of 57 theses, has more than 212 academic journal publications to his name, holds several inventions/patents, has published several books, and is regularly invited as a speaker at international symposiums and conferences. His previous successfully completed projects include Modeling & Simulation of Green Hybrid Energy Production / Supply Chains with Grid Integration, Automated Control Recipe Design for Flexible Chemical Batch Production Plants, Biomass Production Chain Planning, and Plastic Production Chain with Recycling.  




Prof. Hassan Bevrani

Dept. of Electrical & Computer Eng., University of Kurdistan, Iran


Hassan 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 the 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 250 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is senior member of IEEE and his current research interests include Microgrid dynamics and control, Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in http://hbevrani.ir and http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.



Plenary Speakers



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.



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).