This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Advancement in Energy, Drives, and Control. It covers frontier topics in optimization and control. It covers applications of optimization processes in areas such as computer architecture, communication systems, system optimization, signal processing, fluid dynamics and process control. This book is of use to researchers, professionals, and students from across engineering disciplines.
Sri Niwas Singh is currently the Vice-Chancellor of Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India and a professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He obtained his M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1989 and 1995, respectively. Prof Singh was an assistant engineer at UP State Electricity Board 1988 to 1996, and was an assistant professor at Roorkee University (now IIT Roorkee) from 1996 to 2000, and at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand from 2001 to 2002. Prof Singh has received numerous awards, including Young Engineer Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India). He is also the recipient of the German Humboldt Fellowship and the Danish Otto-Monsted Fellowship. In 2013, Prof Singh became the first Asian to receive the IEEE Educational Activity Board Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education. He was also the recipient of the INAE Outstanding Teacher Award in 2016 and IEEE R10 region (Asia-Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2016. His research interests include power system restructuring, FACTS, power system optimization and control, wind power and security analysis. Prof Singh has published more than 440 papers in international/national journals/conferences, and written two books.
Fushuan Wen is a professor at the School of Electrical Engineering in Zhejiang University, China. He completed his B.E. and M.E. at Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and went on to do his Ph.D. at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, all in Electrical Engineering. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1991, and has been a full professor and the director of the Institute of Power Economics and Information since 1997, and the director of Zhejiang University-Insigma Joint Research Center for Smart Grids since 2010. He has undertaken various teaching, research and visiting appointments at the National University of Singapore (NSTB Postdoctoral Fellowship, Research Fellowship), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Research Fellowship, Visiting Assistant Professorship), University of Hong Kong (Research Assistant Professorship), South China University of Technology (University Distinguished Professorship), University of New South Wales (ARC Senior Fellowship), Queensland University of Technology (CSIRO Visiting Fellowship), University of Technology Brunei (Professorship in Power Systems), Technical University of Denmark (Otto Monsted Guest Professorship in Power Systems), Nanyang Technological University (Visiting Fellowship). His research interests include power economics and electricity markets; power system investment; planning and operation optimization; smart grids and electric vehicles; power system alarm processing; fault diagnosis; and system restoration. Prof. Wen is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and associate editor of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, the Journal of Energy Engineering (ASCE), and the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (Springer). He is also on the editorial boards of more than 10 journals.
Monika Jain is a professor and head of the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering at ITS Engineering College, Greater Noida. Prof Jain is a senior administrator and passionate educationist with more than 20 years of experience in various prestigious institutions. She completed her M.Sc. in Instrumentation at IIT Roorkee and subsequently an M.Tech. from DAVV Indore and Ph.D. from BITS, Pilani. She has been the recipient of many awards and travel grants and has convened various high profile conferences and seminars sponsored by AICTE, DST, IEEE and other funding agencies/sponsors. She has received several financial grants from the Government of India for hosting these events. Her major contributions include the establishment of a 'Project Lab on Virtual Instrumentation' funded by AICTE under the 'MODROBS' scheme. Prof Jain has published more than 40 research papers in respected international journals and conferences, and her Ph.D. work was published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting. Her research interests include MPEG systems, set-top box domains, embedded systems, IoTs, PLC, SCADA and automation. She serves as a reviewer for various leading conferences and journals. She is a member of IEEE, life member of IETE and member of the Indian Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ISIAM).