Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara（IEEE Fellow）
University of Houston, USA
Member of the US National Academy of Engineering
Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Kaushik Rajashekara (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. In 1989, he joined the Delphi division of General Motors Corporation in Indianapolis, USA, as a Staff Project Engineer. In Delphi and General Motors, he held various lead technical and managerial positions, and was a Technical Fellow and the Chief Scientist for developing propulsion and power electronics systems for electric, hybrid, and fuel cell vehicle systems. In 2006, he joined Rolls-Royce Corporation, as a Chief Technologist for electric systems for electric and hybrid aircraft systems. In August 2012, he joined as a Distinguished Professor of Engineering with the University of Texas at Dallas, TX, USA. Since September 2016, he has been a Distinguished Professor of engineering in University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. He has authored or coauthored over 250 papers in international journals and conferences, has 37 US and 15 foreign patents, and has written one book. He has given more than 200 invited presentations in international conferences and universities. He has received a number of awards including the 2022 Global Energy Prize, 2021 IEEE Medal on Environment & Safety Technologies and 2013 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award for his contributions to electrification of transportation and renewable energy. He was elected as a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2012, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2013, and a Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2021, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in 2015. His research interests include power/energy conversion, transportation electrification, renewable energy, and microgrid systems.
Prof. Yang Shi (IEEE Fellow)
University of Victoria, Canada
Co-Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Yang SHI received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and automatic control from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. In 2009, he joined the University of Victoria, and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. His current research interests include networked and distributed systems, model predictive control (MPC), cyber-physical systems (CPS), robotics and mechatronics, navigation and control of autonomous systems (AUV and UAV), and energy system applications. Dr. Shi received the University of Saskatchewan Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2007, and the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 at the University of Victoria (UVic). He is the recipient of the JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term) in 2013, the UVic Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research in 2015, the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award, the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2018. He is Vice President of IES, Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, and was on the IES Fellow Evaluation Committee during 2017-2019. Currently, he is Co-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; he also serves as Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, etc. He is General Chair of the 2019 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE) and the 2021 International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS). He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME, CSME, and Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.
Prof. Jinliang Ding
Northeastern University, China
Jinliang Ding is a Professor of the State Key Laboratory of Synthetical Automation for Process Industry, Northeastern University. He has authored or co-authored over 200 refereed journal papers and refereed papers at international conferences. He has also invented or co-invented over 50 patents. His research interests include modeling, plant-wide control and optimization for the complex industrial systems, machine learning, industrial artificial intelligence, and computational intelligence and application. Dr. Ding was a recipient of the Young Scholars Science and Technology Award of China in 2016, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2015, the National Technological Invention Award in 2013, and four First-Prize of Science and Technology Awards of the Ministry of Education in 2006, 2012, 2018 and 2022, respectively. One of his articles published on Control Engineering Practice was selected for the Best Paper Award of 2011–2013.
Xin Lin (Member, IEEE) was born in Shaanxi, China, in 1961. She received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 1982, 1985, and 1989, respectively. She is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, Shenyang, China, leading the research group on electric apparatus. Her research interests include high voltage apparatus, high voltage and insulation techniques, plasma arc discharge theory in high-voltage electrical equipment, SF6 alternative technologies, and more. Most of her research results have been applied directly to the design, manufacturing and operation of extra- and ultra-high voltage circuit breakers in China. She is a Member of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE) and a Member of CIGRE A3 representing China.