2018 IEEE Student Conference on Electric Machines and Systems
Dec. 14-16, 2018
Huzhou, China

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"Vehicle electrification in Improving Comfort and Safety in Automobiles"

IEEE Industry Applications Society, USA

Biography Lecture  
Tomy Sebastian received the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from Regional Engineering College Calicut (presently National Institute of Technology, Calicut), India, the M.S. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, MA.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada. From 1979 to 1980, he was with the R & D Center of KELTRON, Trivandrum, India. From 1987 to 1992, he was with the Research and Applied Technology Division of Black and Decker Corporation, Towson, MD. From 1992 to 2013 and with the Delphi Saginaw Steering Systems and Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw, Michigan, where his last responsibility was as the Chief Scientist at the Innovation Center. Currently he is the Director of Motor Drive Systems at Halla Mechatronics in Bay City, Michigan. He also taught several courses on Power Electronics, Motor Drives and Advances Motor Design at University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio at various times.
Dr. Sebastian has done extensive research in the area of permanent magnet motor design and control issues and applications in steering systems. He has published over 60 technical articles and holds 31 US patents.  In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow of IEEE. During 2008-2009, he served as a distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industry Applications Society. He was inducted in to the Delphi / Nexteer Innovation Hall of Fame in 2006. He is the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society outstanding achievement award.  He was the General Chair for the First IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (IEEE ECCE 2009) held in San Jose, CA. He also served as Co- General Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems (PEDES 2012) in Bengaluru, India. Currently he is the President of IEEE Industry Applications Society.

"The Traction Drive System for Railway Applications"

Zhejiang University, China

Biography Lecture  
Xiaoyan Huang received the B.E. degree, from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2003, and received the Ph.D. degree in electrical machines and drives from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2008. From 2008 to 2009, she was a Research Fellow with the University of Nottingham. Currently, she is a professor with the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, where she is working on electrical machines and drives. Her research interests are PM machines and drives for aerospace and traction applications. Professor Xiaoyan Huang is the PI of 3 NSFC project and FP7 Marie Curie Staff Exchange Program. In the recent years, she has more than 100 published papers (51 SCI index journal papers), and 16 patent was granted.

"Arc Flash Hazard and Electrical Safety"

University of Texas, USA
Biography Lecture  
Professor Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
In 1986, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center.
He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, 1584, and dot 3000 series development. He is the Vice President of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS). He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine and editorial board member of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy (MPCE) and CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems. He has been inducted as a member of Academy of Distinguished Scholar at the University of Texas at Arlington since 2012. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project.
Prof. Lee has been involved in research on utility deregulation, renewable energy, smart grid, microgrid, energy internet and virtual power plants (VPP), arc flash hazards and electrical safety, load and wind capacity forecasting, power quality, distribution automation and demand side management, power systems analysis, online real-time equipment diagnostic and prognostic system, and microcomputer based instrument for power systems monitoring, measurement, control, and protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects with the total amount exceed US$15 million dollars. He has published more than one hundred and forty journal papers and two hundred fifty conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations.
Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.





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