Keynote & Invited Speakers

PEEE 2021 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Om P. Malik, IEEE Fellow
University of Calgary, Canada

Biography: Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of controllers for application in electric power systems and wind power generation over the past 45 years. After extensive testing, the adaptive controllers developed by his group are now employed on large generating units. His other interests include digital protection, control of renewable power generation and micro-grids, and AI applications in power system control. He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals and is the coauthor of two books. Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965. He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Over 100, including 45 Ph.D., students have graduated under his supervision. Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards. He was Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada during 2010-11 and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2014-2016. 


Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci, IEEE Fellow
University of Bologna, Italy

Biography: Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. From January 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as IEEE PES Region 8 Rep in 2009 and 2010. Since January 2010, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier). He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission Board Sub-group “Climate-neutral and Smart cities”, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region. Italy. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. He is also serving as vice-chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP. 


PEEE 2021 Invited Speaker

Assoc. Prof. Qiuwei Wu
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Biography: Qiuwei Wu (M’08-SM’15) obtained the PhD degree in Power System Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2009. He was a senior R&D engineer with Vestas Technology R&D Singapore Pte Ltd from Mar. 2008 to Oct. 2009. He has been working at Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) since Nov. 2009 (PostDoc Nov. 2009-Oct. 2010, Assistant Professor Nov. 2010-Aug. 2013, Associate Professor since Sept. 2013). He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Industrial Engineering & Operations Research (IEOR), University of California, Berkeley, from Feb. 2012 to May 2012 funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation (DASTI), Denmark. He was a visiting professor named by Y. Xue, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, at Shandong University, China, from Nov. 2015 to Oct. 2017. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University from Nov. 2017 – Oct. 2018 funded by the Otto Mønsted Fond. He has published 204 scientific papers (including 108 WoS journal papers), 2 books, 4 book chapters and 2 patents. His research interests are operation and control of power systems with high penetration of renewables, including wind power modelling and control, active distribution networks, and operation of integrated energy systems. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and IEEE Power Engineering Letters. He is also an Associate Editor of International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He is a subject editor for IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and IET Renewable Power Generation.  


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