Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Wei Yao, born in February 1983, Ph.D., is a professor and doctoral supervisor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and a recipient of the National Excellent Young Scientists Fund. senior member of IEEE, senior member of Chinese Electrical Engineering Society and Electrotechnical Society. He is the Deputy Director of Engineering Research Center of Ministry of Education for Electric Power Security and Efficient Utilization, and a member of Special Committee on Power System Automation of Chinese Electrical Engineering Society.He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2004 and 2010, respectively, and spent one year of joint training at University of Liverpool, U.K. from June 2008 to May 2009.He worked as a lecturer in School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in September 2012. He was promoted to Associate Professor and PhD in November 2015 and Professor in November 2020, including postdoctoral research at the University of Liverpool, UK, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) program from November 2012 to October 2014.
Prof. Yao's main research interests include stability analysis and control of AC/DC power systems with high percentage of new energy sources, and new generation of power artificial intelligence technology and applications. He has led more than 40 research projects including 5 National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth, Surface, Integrated Project, Excellent Youth, Joint Key) and 1 National Key Research and Development Program, and participated in the first youth 973 program in electrical discipline in China. He has published more than 240 SCI/EI papers, including more than 80 SCI journal papers (including 1 ESI hot papers, 15 highly cited papers) with H-index of 35, more than 40 authorized invention patents, and 5 soft books. He is the leader of the undergraduate course "Integrated Science Training - Module B", and he is responsible for teaching the undergraduate courses "Power System Analysis" and "DC Power Transmission", and has won the second prize of "Teacher Teaching Competition" and "Excellent Teacher Class Teacher" of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He has been awarded two first prizes of Hubei Science and Technology Progress (ranked 2nd and 3rd), the first prize of China Electric Power Science and Technology Progress (ranked 2nd), China Electric Power Outstanding Young Talent Award, IEEE PES (China) Outstanding Young Talent Award, Huazhong University of Science and Technology "Academic Newcomer Award", "May Fourth Youth Medal", etc.. "For two consecutive years from 2021 to 2022, he was listed in Elsevier's "China's Highly Cited Scholars", Global Scholar Database's "Top 100,000 Scientists in the World", and Stanford University's Stanford University's "Top 2% of Global Scientists" and other lists. He is an editorial board member/associate editor of 8 SCI/EI journals.
Technical Program Committee Member
Prof. Feng Wu, Hohai University, China
Prof. Yonghui Sun, Hohai University, China
Prof. Haitao Hu, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Assoc. Prof. Ye Cai, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China
Assoc. Prof. Chun Chen, Changsha University of Science and Technology, China
Assoc. Prof. Dechang Yang, China Agricultural University, China
Assoc. Prof. Jinhui Zeng, Hunan University of Technology, China
Assoc. Prof. Junru Chen, Xinjiang University, China