CPEEE 2024-Keynote&Plenary Speakers


  • Life Fellow of the IEEE

    Prof. Le Yi Wang, Wayne State University, USA

    Speech Title: Cyber-Physical Contingency Detection in Modern Power Systems: A Stochastic Hybrid System Method

  • Le Yi Wang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1990. Since 1990, he has been with Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of complexity and information, system identification, robust control, H-infinity optimization, time-varying systems, adaptive systems, hybrid and nonlinear systems, information processing and learning, as well as medical, automotive, communications, power systems, and computer applications of control methodologies. He was a keynote speaker in several international conferences. He serves on the IFAC Technical Committee on Modeling, Identification and Signal Processing. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and several other journals, and an Associate Editor of Journal of Control Theory and Applications. He was a Visiting Faculty at University of Michigan in 1996, a Visiting Faculty Fellow at University of Western Sydney, Australia, in 2009 and 2013, a Visiting Faculty at Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2016, an Organizer and Lecturer of the Advanced Study Institute in INSA Bourges and INRIA Lille, France, in 2022. He is an Eminent Engineer in Tau Beta Pi, a member of Academy of Scholars at Wayne State University, and a Life Fellow of IEEE.


  • Fellow of IEEE

    Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid, University of Brest, France


    Speech Title: Mapping a Machine Learning Path Forward for Tidal Stream Turbines Biofouling Detection and Estimation

  • Mohamed Benbouzid (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000. After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is currently a Full Professor of electrical engineering. He is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines. He is a fellow of the IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation.


  • Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan


    Speech Title: Importance of Development of High-efficiency Solar Cells and Modules toward Creation of Clean Energy Society

  • Dr. Masafumi Yamaguchi is now Professor Emeritus and Invited Research Fellow at the Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan. He is the Chairman, PV R&D Review Committee under the NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization): since 2008. He was the Research Supervisor of the “Creative Clean Energy Generation using Solar Energy” under the JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency): 2009-2017. Prof. Yamaguchi has contributed to R&D for high-efficiency multi-junction, Si tandem and Si solar cells, space solar cells, defects in semiconductors, PV-powered vehicle applications. He has received numerous awards such as The Becquerel Prize from the European Commission in 2004, The William Cherry Award from the IEEE in 2008, The PVSEC Award in 2011, The WCPEC Award in 2014, The Science and Technology Award by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2015 for his outstanding contributions to the development of science and technology of photovoltaics such as high-efficiency multi-junction solar cells, space solar cells, concentrator solar cells and as one of the world leaders of the development of photovoltaics and as one of the driving forces for international co-operation.


  • Prof. Marc A. Rosen, Engineering Institute of Canada, Canada


    Speech Title: Engineering Sustainability for Sustainable Development: With a Focus on Energy

  • Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at Ontario Tech University (formally University of Ontario Institute of Technology) in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen was President of the Engineering Institute of Canada. A registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of several journals and was a Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 60 research grants and contracts and 900 publications, Dr. Rosen is active in sustainability, sustainable energy, environmental impact, and energy technology (including hydrogen energy, renewable energy and efficiency). Much of his research has been carried out for industry, and he has written numerous books. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, and the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto. Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards and honors, and is a fellow of several societies and organizations, including the Royal Society of Canada.


  • Prof. Koki Ogura, Kyushu Sangyo University, Japan


    Speech Title: Test Results of a High Capacity Wayside Energy Storage System for DC Electric Railway at New York City Transit

  • Dr. Koki Ogura is a full professor in Electrical Engineering at Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka, Japan. He received the B.S. Eng., the M.S. Eng. and the Dr. Eng. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan in 2000, 2002 and 2005 respectively. From 2005, he was working at Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kobe, Japan, where he was engaged in the development of the next-generation, onboard battery-driven, low-floor light rail vehicle (LRV) and the advanced wayside energy storage system using a battery power system for electric railways in New York City Transit (NYCT), Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Tokyo Monorail Co., Ltd., Japan.

    His current interests include circuit design and integration of high-frequency soft switching resonant power conversion circuits and systems, power electronics applications in home appliances, transportation and renewable energy systems.