Keynote speeches

“When e-Transportation Meets Distributed Renewable Energy Resources” Mo-Yuen Chow, IEEE Fellow, Director Advanced Diagnosis, Automation and Control Laboratory at North Carolina State University

Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); and Cornell University (M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Upon completion of his Ph.D. degree, Dr. Chow joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University as an Assistant Professor. He became an Associate Professor in 1993, and a Professor since 1999. Dr. Chow is a Changjiang Scholar and a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University. He worked in U.S. Army, TACOM TARDEC Division as a Senior Research Scientist during the summer of 2003. He spent his sabbatical leave as a Visiting Scientist in 1995 in ABB Automated Distribution Division.

Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow is the founder and the director of the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation and Control Laboratory at North Carolina State University. His recent research focuses on distributed control, and fault management with applications on smart grids, PHEVs, batteries, and mechatronics/robotics systems. He has served as a Principal Investigator in projects supported by various federal agencies and private companies.

He has published one book, seven book chapters, and over two hundred journal and conference articles. Dr. Chow is an IEEE Fellow, a co- Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2010-2012, a co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, a past Technical Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, a past Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics.

He was the Vice President for Publication of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 2006-2007, and the Vice President for Membership of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society in 2000-2001. He was the General Chair of IEEE-IECON05, the General Co-Chair of IEEE-IECON10 and IEEE-ISIE12. Dr. Chow served as a guest editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics Focus Section on Mechatronics in Multi Robot Systems (2009), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics special sections on Distributed Network-Based Control Systems and Applications (2003), on Motor Fault Detection and Diagnosis (2000), and on Application of Intelligent Systems to Industrial Electronics (1993). He was a Senior Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 2003. He has received the IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2004, the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 2005, the IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section Outstanding Service Award in 2007, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anthony J Hornfeck Service Award in 2013. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE IES.


"The High-tech World of Lithography.", Stoyan Nihtianov, ASML, The Netherlands

Stoyan Nihtianov (M’93-SM’98) received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1980 and 1987.

From 1987 till 1995 he was part of the Dept. of Electronics, Technical University - Sofia, where he was an associate professor involved in research and teaching on analogue circuits and smart sensor systems. Since 1995 till 2000 he was with the Laboratory of Electronics, University of Technology - Delft, The Netherlands, where he was a senior research fellow engaged in the research and development of methods and electronic equipment for non- destructive testing. Since 2000, he is with the high-tech company ASML, The Netherlands, in the position of a senior research fellow. Since 2003 he is also a part-time associate professor in the Electronics Instrumentation lab of TU Delft, The Netherlands, leading a research group working on industrial electronic instrumentation. Dr. Nihtianov has authored/co-authored two books and three book chapters, co-edited one book. He has more than 120 scientific papers in the field of sensors and sensor interface electronics, and is an author/co-author of 18 patents.

Dr. Nihtianov is general co-chair of the annual international conference “Electronics” in Sozopol, Bulgaria. He has been a member of the technical program committees of: Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON), International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE). He was an AdCom member and served as a chair of the technical committee on MEMS & Nanotechnology of the Industrial Electronics society (2013/2014). He is also an associate editor of the IEEE Sensors Journal, and serves as an officer “Industrial relations and conferences” of the BeNeLux section of IEEE
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