PLENARY SPEAKERS

ICREN2020 conference will gather high-profile Renewable Energy experts to deliver plenary speeches:

 

Prof. Alberto Borghetti

Prof. Alberto Borghetti

Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering, University of Bologna

Alberto Borghetti was born in Cesena Italy on May 29, 1967. He graduated (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. Since then he has been working with the power system group of the same University, where is now a Professor of Electrical Power Systems. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, power system restoration after blackout, electromagnetic transients, optimal generation scheduling, and distribution system operation. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. He has served as Technical Program Committee chairperson of the 2010 30th Int. Conf. on Lightning Protection, chair of the 2016 Bologna CIGRE Colloquium on Lightning and Power systems, and special reporter for CIGRE 2018. IEEE Fellow (class 2015) for contributions to modeling of power distribution systems under transients conditions, he received the ICLP Scientific Committee Award in 2016 and the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award for Study Committee C4. From 2010 to 2017 he served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Currently he is serving as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Associate Editor of MPCE and, since the beginning of 2019, as Editor-in-Chief of Electrical Engineering – Archiv fur Elektrotechnik.

Speech Title: Renewable energy communities: planning and scheduling

 

Prof. Zhe Chen

Prof. Zhe Chen

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Dr. Marialaura Di Somma

Dr. Marialaura Di Somma

Italian national agency for new technologies energy and sustainable economic development, ENEA, Italy

Marialaura Di Somma received the MSc Degree (cum laude) in Mechanical Engineering for Energy and Environment and the Ph. D degree in Mechanical Systems Engineering from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. In 2014, she has been Visiting Research Assistant at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Connecticut (CT, USA). Since December 2014, she is Research Engineer of the Smart Grid and Energy Networks Laboratory | Energy Technologies Department of the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). Her main research interests include: design and operation optimization of distributed energy resources (DER) in the context of local energy communities through multi-objective approach, bidding strategies of DER aggregators for participation to the various market options, demand response, multi-carrier energy systems modeling and optimization, and power systems design and control. Since 2016, she is member of the Steering Committee and General Assembly of the European Energy Research Alliance – Joint Programme on Smart Grids, whereas since 2017, she is member of Mission Innovation – Innovation Challenge 1 on Smart Grids. She is scientific coordinator of a number of National and European projects on energy communities and smart grid topics, by also acting as Vice Project Coordinator and Work Package Leader. She has supervised several MSc theses, and international fellowship programmes. She also acts as guest editor for special issues associated to international scientific journals. She has been plenary speaker in several scientific conferences, chair in international conferences and member of scientific committees. She is author of many scientific papers published in international journals and proceedings of international conferences, most of them awarded as highly-cited papers.

Speech Title: Fostering DER integration in the electricity markets through aggregators and local energy communities

 

Prof. Yi Ding

Prof. Yi Ding

College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Mohammad Dolatabadi

Prof. Mohammad Dolatabadi

Valie Asr University, Iran

Mohammad Dolatabadi was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1979. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, in 2010. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Vali-e-Asr, Rafsanjan. His research interest is mainly Operations Research. 

Speech Title: Graph Theory Based Approach for Minimum Break-point Set Determination in Electric Power Systems

 

Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou

Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou

University of Athens, Greece

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Antonio Moreno Muñoz

Prof. Antonio Moreno Muñoz

University of Córdoba, Spain

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Peter Palensky

Prof. Peter Palensky

TU Delft, Netherland

Peter Palensky received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 2001 and is now Professor for intelligent electric power grids at TU Delft, and Principal Investigator at the Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) Institute (both Netherlands). He also serves as Scientific Director of TU Delft’s PowerWeb institute. Before that he was Principal Scientist for Complex Energy Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) / Energy Department, Austria, Head of Business Unit “Sustainable Building Technologies” atthe AIT, CTO of Envidatec Corp., Hamburg (Germany), associate Professor at the University of Pretoria (South Africa), University Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology (Austria), and researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (California). He is active in international committees such as IEEE, CIGRE, or ISO, and is Editor in Chief of the IEEE Magazine on Industrial Electronics. His main research field is intelligent and integrated energy systems, and especially modeling and simulation of hybrid power systems.

Speech Title: Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Power Systems

 

Prof. Vincenzo Piuri

Prof. Vincenzo Piuri

University of Milan, Italy

Vincenzo Piuri has received his Ph.D. in computer engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (1989). He is Full Professor in computer engineering at the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy (since 2000). He has been Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at George Mason University, USA. 

His main research interests are: artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, intelligent systems, machine learning, pattern analysis and recognition, signal and image processing, biometrics, intelligent measurement systems, industrial applications, digital processing architectures, fault tolerance, dependability, and cloud computing infrastructures. Original results have been published in more than 400 papers in international journals, proceedings of international conferences, books, and book chapters.

He is Fellow of the IEEE, Distinguished Scientist of ACM, and Senior Member of INNS. He has been IEEE Vice President for Technical Activities (2015), IEEE Director, President of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Vice President for Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, Vice President for Publications of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and the IEEE Systems Council, and Vice President for Membership of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. 

He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Systems Journal (2013-19), and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing and IEEE Access, and has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Computers, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement. 

He received the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Technical Award (2002). He is Honorary Professor at: Obuda University, Hungary; Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China; Northeastern University, China; Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan; and the Amity University, India

Speech Title: Artificial Intelligence models for Solar Energy Applications

 

Prof. Miadreza Shafiekhah

Prof. Miadreza Shafiekhah

University of Vaasa, Finland

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Catalina Spataru

Prof. Catalina Spataru

UCL, UK

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Zita Vale

Prof. Zita Vale

Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal

 

Speech Title: Coming soon

 

Prof. Fei Wang

Prof. Fei Wang

North China Electric Power University, China

 

Speech Title: Coming soon