Keynote Speakers

Prof. Pierluigi Siano, Eng., Ph.D., SMIEEE, University of Salerno, Italy

Pierluigi Siano (M’09–SM'14) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. His research activities are centered on demand response, on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids and on planning and management of power systems. He has co-authored more than 480 papers including more than 250 international journal papers that received in Scopus more than 8400 citations with an H-index equal to 46. He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids.

Prof. Thuong Le-Tien, Ph.D., MIEEE, Hochiminh City University of Technology, Vietnam

Thuong Le-Tien (M’96) was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He received the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Ho Chi Minh City, in 1980 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications from the University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS, Australia, in 1998.,He has been a Faculty Member with the Telecommunications Department, HCMUT, since 1981. He was a Visiting Scholar with Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, from 1989 to 1992. He served as the Deputy Department Head for many years and was the Telecommunications Department Head from 1998 to 2002. He was appointed as the Director of the Center for Overseas Studies from 1998 to 2010. He has authored over 130 research articles and many teaching materials for university students related to electronic circuits 1 and 2, digital signal processing and wavelets, antenna and wave propagation, and communication systems. His current research interests include communication systems, digital signal processing, and electronic circuits.,Dr. Le-Tien received the title as a National Distinguished Lecturer and various certificates for his engineering education contributions from the Academic State Council and the Chairman of National. (Based on document published on 16 March 2016).