ICRED2020 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci Fellow of IEEE

University of Bologna, Italy

Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. From January 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as IEEE PES Region 8 Rep in 2009 and 2010. Since January 2010, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier). He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission Board Sub-group “Climate-neutral and Smart cities”, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region. Italy. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. He is also serving as vice-chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP.


Prof. Masakazu Kato Fellow of IEEE

Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Masakazu Kato was born in Osaka, Japan in 1954. He received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and D.Eng., all from the University of Tokyo, in 1977, 1979 and 1982, respectively. After an assistant professor at Hiroshima University, he joined Toshiba Corp. in 1984. At Heavy Apparatus Engineering Laboratory (later Power and Industrial Systems R&D Center), he had engaged in R&D of electric power systems. From 1991 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher of AIAI (Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute) of the University of Edinburgh, U.K. From 2005, he is a professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tokyo Denki University. He was a Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University from 2014 to 2017.
Dr. Kato is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and a Distinguished Member of CIGRE.



Prof. Tony C.Y. Chung Fellow of IEEE

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

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 now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and a member of IEEE PES Fellow Evaluation Committee.
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, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His 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 130 international journal papers, mostly in well-respected IEEE transactions and IET journals, but has also resulted in successful transference of two 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. He has provided consultancy services to both government agencies and well-known private companies.
Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) and Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board and also the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative. He was 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 EPEC2017 and 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 “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems”, “IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy”, and “IEEE Power Engineering Letters”, a Subject Editor of “IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution”, and an Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, and “CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems”.



Prof. Hassan Bevrani

University of Kurdistan, Iran

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/.



Invited Speakers


Prof. Kei Eguchi
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan

Kei Eguchi was born in Saga, Japan in 1972. He received the B.Eng., the M. Eng., and the D.Eng. Degree from Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. His research interests include nonlinear dynamical systems, intelligent circuits and systems, and low-voltage analog integrated circuits. From 1999 to 2006, he was an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in Kumamoto National College of Technology. From 2006 to 2012, he was an Associate Professor in Shizuoka University. In 2012, he joined the faculty of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, where he is now a Professor. Prof. Dr. Eguchi received Top Peer Reviewer Award2019 (Publons), ICEAST2019 Best Paper Award, ICICIC2018, 2017, 2016, and 2009 Best Paper Award, 2016 Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers Award, 2010 Takayanagi Research Encourage Award, and 2010 Paper Award of Japan Society of Technology Education. He is the president of the Intelligent Networks and Systems Society and a senior member of IEEJ.


Prof. Toshihisa FUNABASHI
University of the Ryukyus, JAPAN

Toshihisa FUNABASHI received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan, in 1975. He received the Doctor degree in electrical engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2000. In 1975, he joined Meidensha Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, where he had been engaged in research on power system analysis and also distributed generation applications in power systems. From April 2014, he was a professor of IMaSS, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan. Since April 2018, he is a visiting professor of University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. His current interest are operation and control of power systems with renewable energy sources, and optimization of generation, transmission, and distribution systems considering large integration of renewable energy sources and power electricity markets. He has published over 100 journal papers and over 150 international conference papers in these technical areas. Prof. Funabashi is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K, a member of IET, a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of IEE Japan. Academic press has published his book titled “Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Power Systems, -Implementation, Operation and Control-” on March, 2016.



Prof. Takeyoshi Kato
IMaSS, Nagoya University, Japan

Takeyoshi Kato was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1968. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He became an assistant professor of Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering in 1996, an assistant professor in 2000 and an associate professor in 2005 of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a professor of Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (former Ecotopia Science Institute) in 2015, Nagoya University. From Oct/2001 to Sep/2002, he was a researcher at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.
His research interests include modeling/forecasting of electricity demand/renewable power output, control and planning of electric power system, integration of renewable energy with urban design, etc. Dr. Kato is a member of IEEE, IEE of Japan, Japan Society of Energy and Resources, Japan Solar Energy Society.