Smart Grids are electric networks that employ innovative and intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies to deliver better connections and operations for generators and distributors, flexible choices for consumers, and reliability and security of electricity supply. Smart Grids are complex networks in nature that face many new theoretical and practical challenges for the future developments. In this talk, we will first give a brief introduction of Smart Grids and their recent developments, and then examine the research issues in Smart Grids from a complex network viewpoint. Some of our recent research in this field will also be discussed.
Prof. Xinghuo Yu
Xinghuo Yu received B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his PhD degree from South-East University, China in 1988. He has published over 380 refereed apers in technical journals, books and conference proceedings, as well as co-edited nine research books.
Professor Yu is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and several other scholarly journals.
He received the 1995 Central Queensland University Vice Chancellor's Award for Research, and was made Emeritus Professor of Central Queensland University Australia in 2002 for his long-term contributions.
He is also a Chang Jiang Scholar (Chair Professor) appointed by the Ministry of Education of China and Southeast University, Nanjing China in 2009, and a recipient of an Award from the Thousand Talents Pro gram of the Chinese Government
Professor Yu is Vice-President for Planning and Development of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society for 2010/2011. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, and a Fellow
of the Australian Computer Society. He is chairing the Technical Committee on Smart Grids of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.