Prof. Buxiang Zhou, Sichuan University, China
Buxiang Zhou received the B.S. and M.D. degrees in engineering from Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University), Chengdu, China, respectively, in 1986 and 1993, and the Ph.D. degree in engineering from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China in 1998. His research interests include dispatch automation, distribution network automation, and power system planning. He is a Professor at the College of Electrical Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He is a director of the Grid Operation & Control Technological Subcommittee of the IEEE PES China Power System Protection and Control Technology Committee. He has published more than 100 papers and 3 books. He leads the research team “Power System Dispatching Control and Information Processing with Hybrid Energy.” Under his leadership, the team has worked in the planning, management, and operation of the distribution network and participated in many projects of automation and information technology for smart grid construction. The work of distribution network planning covers 16 provinces across China and has led the planning of provincial and regional-level distribution networks multiple times, achieving fruitful results in distribution network planning. He received the Second Prize for Teaching Achievements of Sichuan Province and the Second Prize for Technological Progress of Sichuan Province.