Keynote Speakers

Prof. Zhaoyang Dong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Professor Zhao Yang Dong is with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also cluster director of Internet of Energy and Digital Grids with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). His previous roles include SHARP professor and Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute at the University of New South Wales, Director of ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, Ausgrid Chair Professor and Director of the Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project of Australia. His research interests include power system planning and stability, smart grid and smart cities, renewable energy systems, and electricity market. His H-index is 95, and he is a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Dean Sharafi
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Australia

Professor Dean Sharafi is heading System Management, the operator of South-West Interconnected System in Australia. Dean holds a degree in Applied Physics, a degree in Electrical Engineering and a degree in Business Management. He has over 25 years of experience in power system engineering which includes Power System Protection, High Voltage Systems, Asset Management and Power System and Electricity Market Operation. He is a member of Australian Institute of Management, a Member of Engineers Australia and a senior member the IEEE. Dean has been actively involved with IEEE Power and Energy Society initiatives and Cigre Working Groups over the last decade. Dean is a member of the Governing Board of the IEEE PES, representing Region 10. Dean has published many papers on power system protection, condition monitoring and asset management and power system operations. He also lectures as a Sessional Academic on Power System Earthing at Curtin University in Western Australia.

Prof. King Jet Tseng
Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore

Professor King-Jet Tseng was born in Singapore and received B.Eng. (First Class) and M.Eng. from National University of Singapore, and Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England. He has more than 30 years of academic, research, industrial and professional experience in electrical power and energy systems. He has been the Head of Power Engineering Division in Nanyang Technological University and the Board Member of the Singapore Green Building Council. He co-founded the Singapore-Berkeley Building Efficiency and Sustainability for the Tropics (SinBerBEST) program funded by Singapore’s National Research Foundation, and the Electrical Power Systems Integration Laboratory @ NTU, a Rolls-Royce research facility. He has graduated more 30 PhD students, published more than 300 papers and inspired a number of technology start-up companies. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET, a Fellow of IES and registered as Chartered Engineer with UK Engineering Council. Currently, he is the Professor and Leader for Electrical Power Engineering at Singapore Institute of Technology, working on his vision of future urban electrical distribution architecture which can provide flexible and heterogeneous power quality. Concurrently, he is also serving as the Director of Programmes, Engineering at SIT.