James (Jim) Sweeney, Director of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center of Stanford University
James (Jim) Sweeney is the director and founder of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. His professional activities focus on economic policy and analysis for energy and the environment, especially energy efficiency. He is a senior fellow of the US Association for Energy Economics, California Council on Science & Technology, Hoover Institution, Precourt Institute for Energy, and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Professor Sweeney serves on the external advisory council of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and on California Energy Commission’s Petroleum Market Advisory Committee. Professor Sweeney was the co-author of Handbook of Natural Resource and Energy Economics, author of The California Electricity Crisis (an analytical history of California’s electricity restructuring and subsequent crisis) and of Energy Efficiency: Building a Clean, Secure Economy.
Jim earned an MIT bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a Stanford PhD in engineering-economic systems.
Minyou Chen, Professor in Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University
Dr. Minyou Chen, Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Vice Chair of IEEE Smart Village-China, received his PhD in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering from University of Sheffield in 1998. He was elected to the Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Intelligent Control Society in 1991. He currently serves as a professor in School of Electrical Engineering at Chongqing University, and director of the third research center in the State Key Lab of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security and New Technology. His main research areas include intelligent modeling and control, multi-objective optimization, distributed control of micro-grid, control-optimization and management for distributed energy resources, reliability analysis and health management of power electronic equipment, and. As an author or co-author, he has published more than 200 research papers.