CPEEE 2021-Keynote Speakers

  • IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow

    Prof. Yonghua Song, Rector of the University of Macau, China


    Biography:  Prof. Yonghua Song has been serving as the ninth Rector of the University of Macau since 9 January 2018. Professor Song has held a number of leadership positions at British and Chinese universities and has rich experience in higher education management at a senior level. He has been actively promoting internationalization and institutional cooperation and is particularly familiar with the development and operational models of higher education institutions in Europe, the United States and Asia.

    Professor Song received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University) and the China Electric Power Research Institute in 1984 and 1989 respectively.

  • In 2002, he was awarded DSc by Brunel University for his outstanding contributions to power system research and knowledge. In 2014, he was awarded Honorary DEng by University of Bath. In 2019, he was awarded Honorary DSc by University of Edinburgh. From 1991 to 1996, he held various teaching and research positions at University of Bristol, University of Bath and John Moores University in the UK. In 1997, Professor Song was appointed Professor of Power Systems at Brunel University, making him the youngest engineering professor in the UK at the time. He was also the Royal Academy of Engineering/Nuclear Electric/Siemens Chair of Power Systems. In 2004, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and was also appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Graduate Studies at Brunel University. He was the first-ever Chinese scholar who assumed a senior management position of higher education in the UK. In 2007, he took up a Pro-Vice Chancellorship and Professorship of Electrical Engineering at the University of Liverpool, holding the Executive President position at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University in Suzhou, China.

    In 2009, Professor Song was invited to return to China as a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University and was appointed Assistant President in the same year. He was also the Director of Chinese National Office of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts. From November 2012 to December 2017, Professor Song served as Executive Vice President of Zhejiang University, the Founding Dean of International Campus and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Higher Education of Zhejiang University. He played an active role in promoting globalization, planning of university development and facilitating the recruitment of top young talents at Zhejiang University. Professor Song is also serving as the Vice President of the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS) and the Chairman of the International Education Committee, where he focuses on promoting and formulating education development strategies, education planning, as well as conducting research and giving advice on major policy-making.

    Professor Song has long been engaged in electrical power system research. He enjoys an international reputation in areas such as energy, information and control engineering. His research and expertise have promoted the development of the electric power industry. Professor Song was elected a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) in 2004, IEEE fellow in 2007 and a member of Academia Europaea in 2019. He is also a fellow of International Euro-Asia Academy of Sciences, IET Fellow, Vice President of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE), Vice President of Chinese Electrotechnical Society, and an expert in the World Bank Energy Program for Romania Power and for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) aided project for Chinese Power Industry Reform. Professor Song also has an early connection with Macao as he has been appointed as Advisor of Science and Technology Committee of the Macao SAR Government since 2002.



  • IEEE Fellow

    Prof. C.Y. (Tony) Chung, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


    Biography:  Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC, IET and HKIE. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and a member of IEEE PES Fellow Evaluating Committee.

  • Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 130 international journal papers, mostly in well-respected IEEE transactions, but has also resulted in successful transference of two new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him has been widely used by power industries. He has provided consultancy services to both government agencies and well-known private companies.

    Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) and Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board and also the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative. He was the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE EPEC2017 and IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.

    Dr Chung is currently a Vice Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, a Subject Editor of “IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution”, an Editor of “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems”, “IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy”, and “IEEE Power Engineering Letters”, and an Editorial Board Member of “CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems”.