CPEEE 2020-Keynote Speakers


IEEE Fellow

Prof. Ryuichi Yokoyama, Waseda University, Japan


Biography:  Ryuichi Yokoyama received the degrees of B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, in 1968, 1970, and 1974 respectively. He is a professor of the Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering in Waseda University. His fields of interests include planning, operation, control and optimization of large-scale environment and energy systems, and economic analysis and risk management of energy systems and markets. He is a fellow of IEEE and a senior member of IEE of Japan, and a member of CIGRE. Chairmen of Standardization Commissions of Electric Apparatus in METI Japan. The president of Consortium of Power System Technology of Japan and Chairman of Smart Community Project Commission.


  • 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”.


  • Prof. Ryuji Matsuhashi, The University of Tokyo, Japan


    Biography:  Born in 1963, Mr. Ryuji Matsuhashi earned the Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo in 1985, and the Doctor of Engineering in 1990 from the same department.

    He became an Associate Professor at the Department of Geosystem Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Tokyo since 1994 after serving as the Research Associate of the same from 1990 to 1993.  He has become an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, since 1999.  Next, he has become a Professor at the same institute of the University of Tokyo, since 2003. Then he has become a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Graduate School of Engineering in the same university, since 2011.

  • His intensive works in the analysis of energy systems and global environmental issues produced various books and papers.  He is currently a member of Japan Society of Energy and Resources, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, the Japan Institute of Energy.


  • Prof. Mohan Lal Kolhe, Universitetet of Agder, Norway


    Biography:  Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the Faculty of Engineering and Science as full professor in Energy Systems Engineering with focus on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems. He has also received the offer of Hafslund Professorship in Smart Grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Prof. Kolhe has more than twenty-five years' academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities eg University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); and Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada).

  • Prof. Kolhe was a member of the Government of South Australia's first renewable energy board (2009-2011) and actively contributed on developing renewable energy policies for South Australia.

    Prof. Kolhe's academic work range from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, energy storage, electrical vehicles, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation.

    Prof. Kolhe has been successful in winning research funding from prestigious research councils (eg EU, Norwegian Research Council, EPSRC, BBSRC, Northern Research Partnership Scotland, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the area of Energy Systems Engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses.He also has been a member of many academic promotion committees as well as expert member of international research councils.