Mohamed-Slim Alouini was born in Tunis, Tunisia. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Califonia Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1998. He served as a faculty member at the University of Minnesota then in the Texas A&M University at Qatar before joining in 2009 the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he is now a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE as well as of the OSA and he is currently particularly interested in addressing the uneven global distribution, access to, and use of information and communication technologies in far-flung, low-density populations, low-income, and/or hard-to-reach areas.
Keith Bell joined the University of Strathclyde in 2005 having previously worked as a researcher in Manchester and Naples and been a system development engineer in the electricity supply industry in Britain. He was appointed to the ScottishPower Chair in Smart Grids in late 2013 and became one of the co-Directors of the UK Energy Research Centre in 2014. In July 2018, he became Scientific Director of the Electrical Infrastructure Research Hub established by the University of Strathclyde with the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Manchester. In April 2019, became a member of the Committee on Climate Change, a body established in 2008 to provide independent advice to Government in the UK on reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaption to climate change.
Andy is the President of the International Geothermal Association (Germany/Global) and co-founder of Upflow (NZ), a geothermal consultancy, research and innovation company that builds expert teams to provide intelligent solutions to global industry. The nexus between science, business and community is where her expertise sits. She has a deep understanding of the drivers relating to the business of science, and a proven ability to turn scientific ideas into economic gains. A passionate advocate for diversity Andy is the co-founder of Women in Geothermal (WING) a global movement of men and women for the empowerment of women in the geothermal industry.
Dr. Qingyan (Yan) Chen is James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, USA and the Editor-in-Chief of Building and Environment, The International Journal of Building Science and its Applications (Elsevier). Before he joined Purdue University, he was a faculty member at TU Delft and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Chen has many other parallel appointments in his career, such as Honorary Professor at RMIT University in Australia, Otto Monsted Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Denmark, New Millennium Yuelu Outstanding Visiting Professor at Hunan University in China, Professorial Fellow at the Cardiff University in the UK, Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Visiting/Guest/Adjunct Professor at Tokyo Polytechnic University in Japan, Helsinki University of Technology in Finland, and Tianjin University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Tsinghua University, Southeast University, Dalian University of Technology, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Soochow University, Centra South University, Hunan University and Guangzhou University in China. In addition, he has co-supervised Ph.D. students from the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, the University of Cagliari and the University of Padua in Italy, and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.
Prof. Dr. Sc. Neven Duić is a full professor at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, with main areas of interest being energy policy and planning, energy economics, sustainable development policy and resource planning, climate change mitigation, combustion engineering, and modelling. He is head of the Energy Systems Department, Croatian Academy of Engineering, President of the International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems. He also serves as editor of Energy Conversion and Management (Elsevier), Subject Editor for Energy Planning in Energy (Elsevier), and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water, and Environment Systems.
Erol Gelenbe is a Fellow of IEEE and of ACM. After retiring from Imperial College in 2019 and from the University of Paris-Descartes in 2005, he is currently a Professor in the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from METU (Ankara), a Master's and Ph.D. from New York University in the same field, and a Doctor of Science Degree in mathematical sciences from the Sorbonne (Paris). He specializes in the performance and security of computer systems and networks, and has graduated over 95 PhDs in a career spanning Europe and the USA. He was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Technologies of France, the Royal Academy of Belgium, the Science Academies of Hungary and Poland, and of Bilim Akademisi (Istanbul). He holds three "honoris causa" honorary PhDs and has received many international awards and prizes.
Dr. Han received an NSF Career Award in 2010, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communication Society in 2011, the EURASIP Best Paper Award for the Journal on Advances in Signal Processing in 2015, IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize in the field of Communications Systems (best paper award in IEEE JSAC) in 2016, and several best paper awards in IEEE conferences. Currently, Dr. Han has been an IEEE fellow since 2014, an AAAS fellow since 2019, and an ACM distinguished member since 2019. Dr. Han is 1% highly cited researchers according to Web of Science since 2017. Dr. Han is also the winner of the 2021 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award, for outstanding early to mid-career contributions to technologies holding the promise of innovative applications, with the following citation: "for contributions to game theory and distributed management of autonomous communication networks."
Roland N. Horne is the Thomas Davies Barrow Professor of Earth Sciences at Stanford University, USA, Senior Fellow in the Precourt Institute for Energy, and Director of the Stanford Geothermal Program. He holds BE, Ph.D., and DSc degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, all in Engineering Science. Roland is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is also a Fellow of the College of Engineering, University of Tokyo, and an Honorary Professor of the China University of Petroleum – East China.
Prof. Dr. Victor C.M. Leung PEng, Ph.D., FIEEE, FRSC, FEIC, FCAE, is a registered member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Canada. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Royal Society of Canada, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a voting member of ACM. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2012. He is serving on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Network, IEEE Access, Computer Communications, and several other journals. He has previously served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (Wireless Communications Series and Series on Green Communications and Networking), IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and Journal of Communications and Networks. He has guest-edited many special journal issues and served on the technical program committee of numerous international conferences. He has provided leadership to the technical program committees and organization committees of many international conferences. Dr. Leung was a recipient of the 2011 UBC Killam Research Prize, the IEEE Vancouver Section Centennial Award, the 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research, and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc TGCC Distinguished Technical Achievement Recognition Award. He co-authored papers that won the 2017 IEEE ComSoc Fred W. Ellersick Prize, the 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, and the 2018 IEEE ComSoc CSIM Best Journal Paper Award. Dr. Leung is listed among the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers.
Henrik Lund is a highly ranked world-leading researcher. He is listed among ISI Highly Cited researchers ranking him among the top 1% researchers in the world within engineering. Henrik Lund is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s high-impact journal Energy with annual 9000+ submissions. Henrik Lund is the author of more than 400 books and articles including the book ''Renewable Energy Systems”. He is the architect behind the advanced energy system analysis software EnergyPLAN, which is a freeware used worldwide that have form the basis of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers around the world.