Professional Activities

I have been involving and serving professional societies for more than three decades. The experience has been extremely positive and rewarding. It allows me to meet many colleagues, friends, scholars, researchers all around the worlds, and have established national and international connections and friendship through the professional activities, edifying each others, develop mutually beneficial programs to advance education, research, and technology developments.

IEEE Society Office, Committee Memberships

  • 2011 – present, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administrative Committee Life Member
  • 2009 – 2011, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administrative Committee Senior Member
  • 2007 – 2009, IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section Industrial Electronics Society Chapter Chair
  • 2003 – 2009, IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section Executive Committee Member
  • 2007 – 2009, IEEE PES Intelligent Fault Management (detection, diagnosis, prognosis, prediction, mitigation) Task Force Chair.
  • 1998 – 2008, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Administrative Committee Member
  • 2006-2007, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Vice President – Publication
  • 2003 – 2006, IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section Computational Intelligence Society Chapter Chair
  • 2000 – 2001, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Vice President – Member Activities
  • 1998 – 2001, IEEE Neural Network Council Administrative Committee member
  • 1996-2000, IEEE Neural Network Council Regional Interest Group Committee Chairman
  • 1996-1998, Triangle Area Neural Network Society President
  • 1995-1997, IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section University Liaison
  • 1992 – present, IEEE Power Engineering Society Intelligent System Application Committee Member
  • 2007 – present, IEEE Fellow
  • 1992 – 2006, IEEE Senior Member,.
  • 1995-1997, IEEE Power Engineering Society Electric Machinery Committee, IEEE 1410 Motor Maintenance and Failure Analysis Working Group Member,.
  • 1994 – present, IEEE Power Engineering Society Power Engineering Education and Research Committee Member
  • 1992 – present, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • 2005 – 2012, IEEE Systems, Men, and Cybernetics Society
  • 1987 – present, IEEE Control Society

Conference Committee Chair (Since 2010)

  • IEEE IECON 2019, Lisbon, Portugal, October 14-17, 2019, General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE ISIE 2019, Vancouver, Canada, June 8-10, 2019, General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE IECon2018, Washington, DC, Oct 2018, General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics for Sustainable Energy Systems (IESES), Hamilton, NZ, Feb 2018, General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE AMC 2018, The 15th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, Tokyo, Japan, March 9-11, 2018. – Program Co-Chair.
  • IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics ISIE 2017, 19-21 June 2017, Edinburgh, UK, Technical Track Co-Chair on Power Systems and Smart Grids, International Advisory Board member.
  • 2016 IEEE 14th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control (AMC) Technical Program Committee, Advisory Board.
  • Resilience Week Symposia 2015 Steering Committee, https://secureweb.inl.gov/Resweek2015/Default.aspx.
  • IEEE IECON15 Program Co-Chair
  • IEEE ICIT15 Track co-chairs of “Control Systems, Robotics and Mechatronics”
  • IEEE IECON14 Power Systems Track Co-Chair
  • IEEE IECON13 Technical Co-Chair
  • IEEE ISIE2013 Technical Co-Chair
  • IEEE ISIE2012 General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE IECON2010 General Co-Chair.
  • IEEE ISIE 2010 Track Chair for Control Systems & Applications.
  • IEEE INDIN 2010 Track Chair for Distributed, Embedded and Networked Control.
  • 2010 IEEE ICIT (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology) Tutorial Co-Chair, Viña del Mar, Chile, March 7-10, 2010.