Prof. Wei-Jen LEE, IEEE Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
President Elect of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS)
Vice Chair, IEEE Power Africa Steering Committee
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
Professor Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
In 1986, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center.
He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, 1584, and 3002.8 development. He is the President Elect of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS), a Prominent Lecturer (PL) of IEEE IAS (2019-2020), and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project.
Prof. Lee has been involved in research on Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP), AI for Load, Price, and Wind Capacity Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation, Demand Response, Power Systems Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis and Relay Coordination, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage System, PEV Charging Infrastructure Design, AMI and Big Data, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects with the total amount exceed US$16 million dollars. He has published more than one hundred and seventy journal papers and two hundred eighty conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations.
Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Load Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, Power Systems Analysis, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection
Prof. Changyun Wen, IEEE Fellow
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Changyun Wen received his B.Eng from Xi’an Jiaotong
University, China in July 1983 and Ph.D from the University
of Newcastle, Australia in Feb 1990. From August 1989 to
August 1991, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University
of Adelaide, Australia. Since August 1991, he has been with
the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at
Nanyang Technological University , where he is currently a
He is an Associate Editor of a number of journals including Automatica and IEEE Control Systems Magazine. He also served the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control as an Associate Editor from January 2000 to December 2002. He has been actively involved in organizing international conferences playing the roles of General Chair, General Co-Chair, Technical Program Committee Chair, Program Committee Member, General Advisor, Publicity Chair and so on. He received the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2005 from the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) in 2005. His main research activities are in the areas of adaptive control, development of battery management systems, ejector based air-conditioning systems, switching and impulsive systems, system identification, control and synchronization of chaotic systems, bio-medical signal processing.
He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Control Systems Society.
Prof Wen's areas of expertise are Adaptive Control,Switching and Impulsive Systems,Modeling and Design of Steam Ejector Based Air-Conditioning Systems,Modeling, Monitoring, Control and Optimization of Water Distribution Networks, Iterative Learning Control,Control of Nano-Systems, Control of Biomedical Systems,Optical signal Processing,Active Vision and Its Applications,Chaos-Based Secure Communication Systems,Robust Control,2-D Systems and Image Processing. Currently his current research works focus on Adaptive Control,Modeling and Design of Steam Ejector Based Air-Conditioning Systems,Modeling, Monitoring, Control and Optimization of Water Distribution Networks, Control of Nano-Systems, Control of Biomedical Systems,Chaos-Based Secure Communication Systems.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Strunz,
Technical University of Berlin, Germany
Chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources
Professor Kai Strunz graduated with the Dr.-Ing. degree with summa cum laude from Saarland University, Germany, in 2001. From 1995 to 1997, he pursued research at Brunel University in London. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Strunz worked at the Division Recherche et Développement of Electricité de France (EDF) in the Paris area. From 2002 to 2007, he was tenure-track Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since September 2007, he has been Professor and holder of the chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at Technische Universität Berlin.
Dr. Strunz is recipient of the IEEE PES Prize Paper Award 2015 and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics First Prize Paper Award 2015. He received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award of the USA in 2003. Kai Strunz received the Outstanding Teaching Award of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington in 2004.
Professor Strunz was General and Technical Program Chair of the conference IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2012. He is Chairman of the IEEE PES (Power & Energy Society) Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources and Past Chairman of the IEEE Subcommittee on Research in Power & Energy Education. Dr. Strunz is editor of the open access IET Engineering Journal launched in 2013. He co-manages the operation of the Power-Globe email forum. He acted as a Review Editor for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) from 2009 to 2011.
Prof. Axel Sikora, IEEE Senior Member
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Axel Sikora holds a master (M.Sc. / Dipl.-Ing.) of Electrical Engineering and a master of Business Administration (MBA, Dipl. Wirt-Ing.), both from Aachen Technical University, Germany. He is a DAAD alumnus from 1990/91 in St Petersburg Politechnical Institute. He has done a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute of Microelectronics Circuits and Systems, Duisburg, with a thesis on SOI-technologies. After various positions in the telecommunications and semiconductor industry, he became a professor at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Loerrach in 1999. In 2011, he joined Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, where he now leads the Institute of Reliable Embedded Systems and Communication Electronics (ivESK). Since Jan 2016, he is also deputy member of the board to Hahn-Schickard Association of Applied Research, one of the state-funded research institutes in Baden-Wuerttemberg, where he now leads two engineering divisions "Embedded Solutions" and "Software Solutions". Within this two engineering devisions there is a long standing experience in AI applications in particular in the IoT field. Since October 2019, he is also affiliated to Technical Faculty of Freiburg University, allowing him to serve as primary Ph.D. supervisor.
His major interest is in the field of efficient, energy-aware, autonomous, and value-added algorithms and protocols for wired and wireless embedded communication with a strong focus on primary communication, gateway solutions, and data analytics for cyber-physical systems. Dr. Sikora is founder and shareholder of STACKFORCE GmbH, an independent and successul spin-off engineering company around IoT connectivity solutions. He is author, co-author, and editor and coeditor of several textbooks and more than 200 papers in the field of embedded design and wireless & wired networking. Amongst many other duties, he serves as Chairman of the annual embedded world Conference (Nuremberg), the world's largest event on the topic.