2024 Keynote Speakers / 主旨报告

Prof. Kashem Muttaqi
University of Wollongong, Australia
Fellow of IEEE, IET, FIEAust, FAAIA

Prof. Kashem Muttaqi is the Director of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids (ARC Future Grids ITTC), sponsored by Australian Government, and several industries and Universities in Australia. He is also the Director of the Australian Power and Energy Research Institute (APERI) at the University of Wollongong (UOW), New South Wales, Australia. He is a Senior Professor and the Discipline Leader – Electrical Engineering at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong.
Professor Muttaqi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1993, the M.Eng.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Multimedia University (MMU), Selangor, Malaysia in 2001. Professor Muttaqi has 25 years of academic experience and authored or coauthored more than 500 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has supervised more than 29 higher degree research students to completion.
Professor Muttaqi served as the Postgraduate Coursework Degree Coordinator at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong from 2008 to 2010, and the Cluster Head for 09 Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) at the University of Wollongong from 2019 to 2021. He was associated with the University of Tasmania, Australia as a Research Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2002 to 2007, and with the Queensland University of Technology, Australia as a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he worked for Multimedia University, Malaysia as a Lecturer from 1997 to 2000. He also worked as an Electrical Executive for KTA Tenaga (Consulting Engineers) in Malaysia from 1996 to 1997. Dr. Muttaqi worked as the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power systems (CREPS) at the University of Tasmania before he joined the University of Wollongong. In recognition of his skills in the sphere of teaching and learning, he was awarded a 'Teaching Merit Certificate' in 2004 from the University of Tasmania.
Currently, Professor Muttaqi is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He is also the Chair of Industrial Automation and Control Committee (IACC) for IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He has served as an Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE Trans on Industry Applications, IEEE Trans on Sustainable Energy, and IET Generation, Transmission & distribution. He is the General Chair for IEEE International Conference in energy Technologies for Future Grids (IEEE ETFG 2023) to be held on 3–6 December 2023 at Wollongong, Australia. He is a Member of EEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Power Electronics Society.
Professor Muttaqi is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK (FIET). Professor Muttaqi is a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA). Recently, he has become a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE) for contribution to modeling and control of renewable and distributed energy resources.

Prof. Concettina Buccella
University of L' Aquila, Italy
Fellow of IEEE

Prof. Concettina Buccella received her M.Sc. degree in Electrotechnics Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy, in 1988, and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1995. From 1988 to 1989, she has been a R&D Engineer with Italtel SpA, a telecommunication company. Since 1991 she has been with the University of L’Aquila, where she is a Professor of Power Converters, Electric Machines, and Drives and the Chair of the B.Sc. in ICT Engineering. Her research contributions have been in a number of distinct directions including modeling of electrostatic precipitators, impact of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic compatibility, composite materials, modeling of power converters, control and modulation techniques for power converters, renewable energy, smart grids, analytical and numerical modeling of electric systems. Prof. Buccella was a corecipient of the 2012 and of the 2013 Best Paper Award for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. She has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, and for the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL. From 2017 to 2018, she was the Chair of the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems. In 2007, she was a founder of DigiPower Ltd., L’Aquila, Italy, a R&D company active in the field of power electronics where she has been C.E.O. for many years and since 2017 is the Chief Scientific Officer.

Prof. Wei Xu
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Fellow of IEEE

Speech Title: Advanced Linear Induction Machines and Drive Systems Adopted to Transportation

Prof. Wei Xu (IEEE Fellow) received the double B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2002 and 2005, and the Ph.D. from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IEECAS), in 2008, respectively, all in electrical engineering. His research topics mainly focus on design and control for linear machines and drives.
From 2008 to 2012, he made Postdoctoral Fellow with University of Technology Sydney, Vice Chancellor Research Fellow with Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Japan Science Promotion Society Invitation Fellow with Meiji University, respectively. From Oct. 2013 to Dec. 2023, he was one Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. Since Jan. 2024, he has been one professor with IEECAS and Director for Key Laboratory of High Density Electromagnetic Power and Systems (Chinese Academy of Sciences). He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). He is the General Chair for 2021 International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA 2021) and 2023 IEEE International Conference on Predictive Control of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics (PRECEDE 2023). He has been Associate Editor for several peer-review IEEE journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and so on. He has authored/edited 8 books, published over 170 IEEE journal papers, been granted over 150 invention patents in the related field of LMs and drives.

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