Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yusheng XUE

Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
NARI Group Corporation/State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China

Yusheng Xue received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Liege, Belgium, in 1987. He has been an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since 1995. He is now the Honorary President of State Grid Electric Power Research Institute. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Automation of Electric Power System (in Chinese) and that of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy(in English).

He is one of the leading experts in the area of power system stability analysis and control. The

Complementary–Cluster Energy–Barrier Criterion (CCEBC) developed by him is a rigorous theory and quantitative method for general motion stability of non-conservative and non-autonomous systems. The Extended Equal-Area Criterion (EEAC) developed by him has been proved to furnish a necessary and sufficient condition for stability of multimachine systems. The outstanding performances of EEAC have been demonstrated by on-line operation records in many EMS environments all over the world, and by off-line engineering services of a world-wide commercialized software package. A Wide-Area Monitoring Analysis Protection-Control system (WARMAP) innovated by him has been developed and extensively applied to 4/5 of the provincial and national grids.

He received a National Prize on Science in 1977, a National First Prize of Achievement in the Advance of Science and Technology in 1996, National Second Prizes respectively in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, and 2018.

Prof. Tomy Sebastian

IEEE IAS Past President
IEEE Fellow
Halla Mechatronics, USA

Tomy Sebastian received the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from Regional Engineering College Calicut, Kozhikode, India, in 1979, the M.S. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamilnadu, in 1982, and the MA.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, in 1984 and 1986, respectively.,From 1979 to 1980, he was with the Research & Development Center of KELTRON, Trivandrum, India. From 1987 to 1992, he was with the Research and Applied Technology Division of Black and Decker Corporation, Towson, MD, USA. From 1992 to 2013, he was with Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems and Nexteer Automotive, Saginaw, MI, USA, where he was the Chief Scientist at the Innovation Center. He is currently the Director of motor drive systems at Halla Mechatronics, Bay City, MI, USA. He is IEEE Fellow and has authored over 50 technical publications and holds 31 U.S. patents. His current research interests include electrical machines and variable speed drives.,Dr. Sebastian was a co-recipient of an IEEE Industry Application Society Transactions first-prize paper award. He was the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement award. He has held several positions, in the Industrial Drives Committee and in the Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department and currently the President of the IEEE Industry Application Society. He was the General Chair for the first IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and exposition held in San Jose, CA, USA, in 2009 and the Co-General Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES 2012) in Bengaluru, India.

Speech Title: Vehicle electrification – Opportunities and challenges

Abstract: Electrification of automotive Systems are accelerating at a faster rate due to environmental considerations and in improving driver comfort, convenience and safety. Last few decades have witnessed significant increase in electrical content in terms of both hardware and software controls. We also have seen the introduction of electric vehicles by most traditional OEMs and by several new players. The Electric Vehicle penetration has impact on the power system in terms of charging infrastructure. The talk will focus on the challenges and opportunities for the engineering community in dealing with this growth.


Prof. Hongbin Sun

Chang Jiang Scholar
IEEE senior member and IET Fellow
Tsinghua University, China

Hongbin Sun received his double B.S. degrees from Tsinghua University in 1992, the Ph. D from Dept. of E.E., Tsinghua University in 1996. He joined Tsinghua University as a faculty in 1996. From 2007.9 to 2008.9, he was a visiting professor with School of EECS at the Washington State University in Pullman. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering, ChangJiang Scholar Program, Ministry of Education, China. He is serving as a member of Academic Committee of Tsinghua University and the Chairman of Academic Committee of Electrical Engineering Department of Tsinghua University. He is the Director of Energy Management and Control Research Center, Tsinghua University. He also is the Director of Lab of Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI). He is IEEE Fellow (2018) and IET Fellow (2012).

Prof. Sun has worked with industry for the last 20+ years on power and energy system issues with specific interests in Energy Management System, System-wide Automatic Voltage Control, Energy Internet and Energy System Integration. He has been awarded over ¥150M research grants as the principal investigator on electrical power grid modernization issues. In recent 20+ years, he led a research group at Tsinghua University to develop a system-wide automatic voltage control system (AVC), which has been put into operation in Electrical Power Control Centers of 6 regional power grids (6/7 of total China), 33 provincial power grids (92% of total China) and 13 wind farm bases (100% of total China). The innovative AVC has also been implemented in the control center of PJM interconnection, the largest regional power grid in North America. He has published 500+ papers and 5 books. His Google citation is 13000+. He has been authorized 15 US Patents and 100+ China Patents. He was awarded the first prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2018 for his pioneering contribution on development of system-wide automatic voltage control system, and the second prize of National Technology Innovation Award in 2008 for his contribution on development of new generation of energy management system.

Prof. Sun serves currently as Vice Chair of Energy Committee of World Federal Engineering Organization (WFEO), Chair of IEEE PES Energy Internet Coordinating Committee, Executive Deputy Chair of CSEE Technical Committee on Energy Internet. He also serves as editor of IEEE TPWRS and IEEE PEL, Deputy EIC of CSEE JPES, EIC of JICEE (China side), associate editor of IET RPG, and member of the Editorial Board of Applied Energy and several Chinese journals. He is the founding Chair of IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration (EI^2).


Prof. Zhaohong Bie

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Member of CPC XJTU Standing Committee, Member of CPC XJTU Committee, Director of XJTU Office of Discipline Planning and Construction

Professor Zhaohong Bie takes charges of affairs on discipline planning and construction, and the departments under her direct leadership include XJTU Office of Discipline Planning and Construction, XJTU Library and XJTU-POLIMI Joint School of Design.

Born in 1970, Professor Zhaohong Bie is a doctoral supervisor of XJTU. She obtained her BE and ME from Shandong Polytechnic University respectively in 1992 and 1994, and got her Ph.D. from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1998. From March 2003 to September 2004, she completed her post-doctoral research at Brunel University London. From July to October, 2014, she went to Illinois Institute of Technology as a senior visiting scholar. She has been teaching in XJTU since 1998 and served as thevice dean of XJTU School of Electrical Engineering and the deputy secretary ofthe CPC Branch Committee of the School. In 2017, she became a member of the nation’s Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Program and won the title of National Expert with Remarkable Contributions. She is an expert who enjoys the State Council Special Allowance. She now takes lead in the microgrid standard system team of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC TC8) and takes charge of two international standard formulation related to microgrid. She is also the vice chair of the Chinese National Committee of the International Council on Electricity Distribution (CIRED CNC) and the director of the Smart Grid Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Province.

Her major research fields:
Smart grid, energy Internet. She has long engaged in research and key technologies development on basic theories of electric power system planning and reliability study.

She is the first person who integrated optimized planning, reliability assessment and absorptive competence assessment of electric system, and developed the key technology of comprehensive planning for new energy electric system. This technology makes up for the deficiency of the lack of technology and efficient tools for guiding electric system planning. She took the lead in the formulation of the first international standard for microgrid system, providing guidance for microgrid system planning. In 2017, she won IEC 1906 Award. She has presided over 17 research projects, of which one belongs to the Program 973 (National Key Basic Research Program of China)and one was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. She has published 185 academic papers, 98 of them were indexed by EI journals and 47were indexed by SCI journals.