Prof. Om Malik, University of Calgary, Canada
    Life Fellow of IEEE

    Bioraphy: Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of adaptive and artificial intelligence based controllers for application in electric power systems over the past thirty five years. After extensive testing in the laboratory and in actual power systems, these controllers are now employed on large generating units.e University of Waterloo high voltage laboratory.

    Professor Malik has also done extensive work in the area of power system protection, particularly digital and artificial intelligence based protection schemes. He has published over 700 papers including almost 350 papers in international Journals.

    Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic, India. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he returned to academia and obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University, India 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, Canada.

    Om Malik has been doing volunteer work for IEEE at the Section, Council, Region and IEEE corporate level for over 40 years. At present he is President-elect for IEEE Canada and Director-elect for IEEE Region 7 (Canada). He is also actively involved in the IEEE Power and Energy Society. He is now the Chair of Electric Machinery Committee and Vice-Chair of the Energy Development and Power Generation Committee of PES.

    Professor Malik is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Institution of Engineering and Technology, World Innovation Foundation and a Life Fellow of IEEE. He has received many awards from IEEE, EIC and APPEGA and the University of Calgary. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and Professional Engineers Ontario. Professor Malik is also actively involved in IFAC and was recently the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Power Plants and Power Systems Control.


    Prof. C.Y. Chung, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    IEEE Fellow

    Bioraphy: 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. Hassan Bevrani, University of Kurdistan, Iran

    Bioraphy: 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 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 300 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a senior member of IEEE and he was the gust editor of two volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia (100 and 147). His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.


    Prof. HISAKI WATARI, Tokyo Denki University, Japan

    Bioraphy: Hisaki Watari has received his PhD in Mechanical System Engineering, from Gunma University, Japan in 2006. He has been researching into properties of magnesium alloy by rapid cooling by using twin roll casting in these fifteen years in Gunma University and Oyama National Colleague of Technology in Japan, in UMIST in the UK. He is now the chair of the Japan Association of Aluminum Forging Technology. He has published more than 130 papers in journals and conducting works relating metal forming of light metals, such as aluminum and magnesium alloys.


    Prof. Muhammad Aziz, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Bioraphy: Dr. Aziz is currently an Associate Professor at Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan. He received B. Eng., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degrees from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2004, 2006 and 2008, respectively, in the field mechanical engineering. He was working previously as lecturer in Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, mechanical designer at Seiko Epson Corp., and also researcher at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan until 2011. In 2011, he moved to Tokyo Institute of Technology as an assistant professor before receiving the current position in 2015.

    His general research area is energy systems. His research interest includes power generation, renewable energy utilization, process modeling, smart grid, electric vehicle, battery, and hydrogen production and utilization. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journals, 15 books and book chapters, and other numerous conference proceedings. In addition, he is also active as a reviewer for more than 30 distinguished journals related to energy research. He also owns Japanese patent related to mechanical movement (drive) adopted until today.

    He received several awards including Young Researcher Award from Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress in 2012, Outstanding paper award from Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan in 2013, and Japan Institute of Energy Award for Encouragement from Japan Institute of Energy in 2016.

    He owns and manages some national and international research projects including Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, Japan), New Energy and Industrial Technology Development (NEDO, Japan), New Energy Promotion Council (NEPC, Japan), and others collaborative research with industries and universities. AEC Center, in where he manages his current research activities, coordinates 6 industrial Collaborative Research Chairs and industrial consortium consisting of 45 companies.