Xinghuo Yu
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections
IEEE Power & Energy Chapter of the Vancouver Section
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Distinguished Lecturer Program

Speaker: Prof. Xinghuo Yu
Director, Platform Technologies Research Institute
RMIT University, Australia

Title: Control and optimization in Smart Grids

Monday, November 16, 2015, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
BC Hydro Edmonds A01, Auditorium Center Room, 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Light refreshments will be served.
The event is open to public.
We would greatly appreciate if you would please register so that we may more accurately estimate the room size and refreshments.
Map: BC Hydro


Smart Grids are electric networks that employ innovative and intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies to deliver better connections and operations for generators and distributors, flexible choices for prosumers, and reliability and security of electricity supply. Smart Grids are complex cyber-physical network systems in nature that face many new technological challenges for the future developments.

In this talk, we will first give a brief overview of Smart Grids and their recent developments, focusing on broad challenging research issues from a control and optimization perspective. The future impact of Cyber-Physical Systems on Smart Grids will also be discussed. Some of our recent research projects in this field will be reported as case studies.


Xinghuo Yu is the Founding Director of Platform Technologies Research Institute at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include variable structure and nonlinear control, complex and intelligent systems, and smart energy systems.

Professor Yu is serving/served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part I, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He received a number of awards and honors for his contributions, including 2013 Dr.-Ing Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and 2012 IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine Best Paper Award. In 2015 he was named a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters which ranks him among the top 1% most cited for his subject fields and year of publication.

Professor Yu is a Fellow of the IEEE, Vice-President for Publications and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Tue Nov 17 22:08:55 PST 2015.