Biography: Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of controllers for application in electric power systems and wind power generation over the past 45 years. After extensive testing, the adaptive controllers developed by his group are now employed on large generating units. His other interests include digital protection, control of renewable power generation and micro-grids, and AI applications in power system control. He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals and is the coauthor of two books. Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University 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. Over 100, including 45 Ph.D., students have graduated under his supervision. Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards. He was Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada during 2010-11 and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2014-2016.
Speech Title: Control of Power-Electronics Based Renewable Energy Sources
Abstract: Micro-grids as distribution networks with distributed energy sources have gained significant interest over the past 20 years. The energy sources are predominantly renewable energy sources, most of which are interfaced with the network through power electronics converters. AC/DC converters are conventionally regulated by fixed parameter proportional-integral (PI) controllers designed off-line for a nominal operating condition. Their performance is affected by the change of parameters of passive components depending on temperature and operating conditions. Thus, they cannot provide good converter performance over its entire operating range. Converter performance can be improved by using adaptive control that can track the operating conditions in real-time. An adaptive controller that determines, in real-time, the parameters of the system model transfer function and computes control to match the system parameters is proposed. Converter performance in a hierarchical control environment in a microgrid is described.
Biography: Professor Fangxing “Fran” Li received the B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA, in 2001. He had worked at ABB Consulting in Raleigh, NC as a Senior Engineer and then a Principal Engineer from 2001 to 2005. He has been a faculty member at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) since 2005. Currently, he is a James McConnell Professor in electrical engineering at UTK and the Campus Director of CURENT, an NSF/DOE Engineering Research Center headquartered at UTK. His research interests include renewable energy integration, demand response, power markets, power system control, and power system computing.
Professor Li has received numerous research awards including R&D 100 Award in 2020 and the IEEE PES Technical Committee Prize Paper award in 2018. Presently, he is serving as the Editor-In-Chief (EIC) of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy (OAJPE) and the Chair of IEEE Power System Operation, Planning and Economics (PSOPE) committee. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Biography: Prof. A. R. Al-Ali (Life Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering (EE) from Aleppo University, Syria, the M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. From 1991 to 2000, he was a Faculty Member with the Department of EE, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. Since 2000, he has been working as a Professor of computer engineering with the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. His research interests include embedded systems, cyber physical systems, and the Internet of Things (IoT) and IIoT applications in smart cities. Professor Al-Ali has been invited to deliver keynote speeches and webinars on the recent evolution and development in internet of things, cyber physical systems, smart manufacturing, smart grid and smart cities in several local and international conferences. He co/chaired several regional and international conferences. (https://www.Aus.Edu/Faculty/Dr-Abdulrahman-Al-Ali )
Speech Title: Digital Twins Rising Role in Smart Cities Applications
Abstract: Digital Twins are gaining ground and becoming increasingly popular in smart city applications such as smart energy, smart buildings, smart factories, smart transportation, smart farming, and smart healthcare. The digital twin concept is evolving as complementary to its counter physical part. While an object (thing) is stationary on the move, its operational and surrounding environmental parameters are collected by an edge computing device for local and/or cloud-based decisions. A virtual replica of such object is based in the cloud computing platform and hosts the real-time physical object data, 2D and 3D models, historical data, and bill of materials (BOM) for further processing, analytics, and visualization.
This talk will present digital twin multi-layers model namely; physical, communication, virtual space, data analytic and visualization, and application as well as the overlapping security layer. Moreover, the hardware and software enabling technologies that are used in building such a model will be described in detail. A use case will be presented to show how the layers collect, exchange, and process the physical object data from the ground to the cloud.
Biography: Masayuki Morimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degree all in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1975, 1977 and 1990 respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. from 1977 to 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he was a Professor at the Department of electrical and electronics engineering, Tokai University, Japan. Now he is a lecturer at the same University. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and its applications, electric machines and drives, and also, automotive power electronics. He is a Fellow of IEEJ, member of IEEE and several academic societies. He is the single author of 11 technical books in Japanese and the coauthor/editor of more than 15 technical books in Japanese. He has received IEEJ awards, Prize of book in 2010 and 2019.
Title of Speech: The First Hybrid Electric Vehicle in the World
Abstract: Toyota Prius is a popular hybrid electric vehicle from last century in the world. And many manufacturers supplies various hybrid electric vehicles now in 21st century. However, Toyota Prius is the first hybrid electric vehicle in the world? Some literature tells the hybrid system invented by Dr. Porsche is the first one, but this is not true. The first idea of hybrid electric vehicle was proposed in USA in 1898, and several prototypes appeared in automobile shows in 1899. It was the same era that battery electric vehicles are popular. In the early 1900s, several types of hybrid system such as series, parallel, range extender or integrated starter generator were developed. In this speech, the technical history of early hybrid electric vehicles will be presented.