Keynote Speakers


Prof. Xiaodong Liang

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

Fellow of IET

Speech Title: Optimal Microgrid Implementation in Distribution Grid Modernization

Short biography: Xiaodong Liang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in 2013. She is currently a full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology Solutions for Energy Security in Remote, Northern, and Indigenous Communities at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. She was previously a lecturer at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China from 1995 to 1999, a Power Systems Engineer with Schlumberger (SLB) in Edmonton, Canada from 2001 to 2013 (promoted to Principal Power Systems Engineer in 2009), an Assistant Professor and later an Associate Professor with Washington State University in Vancouver, United States and Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s, Canada from 2013 to 2019. Her research interests include power systems, renewable energy, and electric machines. In these research areas, she has authored/co-authored more than 230 refereed journal and conference papers, four book chapters, and numerous research reports. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, the Chair of the Power System Engineering Committee of IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS), and a Fellow of IET.



Prof. Michael Negnevitsky

University of Tasmania, Australia

Fellow of IEEE

Short biography: Michael Negnevitsky received the B.S.E.E. (Hons) and Ph.D. degrees from Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus in 1978 and 1983, respectively. From 1978 to 1980 he worked at the Electrical Maintenance, Construction and Commissioning Company in Minsk, Belarus as an electrical engineer. From 1980 to 1983 Michael was a full-time PhD student. From 1984 to 1991, he worked as Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Byelorussian University of Technology, Minsk. After his arrival in Australia, Michael was with Monash University, Melbourne. In 1993, he joined the University of Tasmania as Lecture in Electrical Power Engineering. In January 1996, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer, and in March 2002 to Associate Professor. In 2006, he was appointed Professor, Chair in Power Engineering and Computational Intelligence, and Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems.


More speakers to be announced...


PSET Previous Dinguished Speakers

Prof. Mariusz Malinowski

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

(Fellow of IEEE)


Prof. Tobias Geyer

ABB System Drives, Switzerland

(Fellow of IEEE)


Prof. Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam

Aalborg University, Denmark



Prof. Marjan Popov

Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

(Fellow of IEEE)


Prof. Zhe Chen

Aalborg University, Denmark

(Fellow of IEEE)


Prof. Vladimir Terzija

Newcastle University, UK

(Fellow of IEEE)


Prof. PABLO ARBOLEYA

Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

Asst. Prof. Xinglong Wu

Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Assoc. Prof. Sohrab Mirsaeidi

Beijing Jiaotong University, China