4th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference

During September 16-19, 2018 the 4th IEEE International Smart Cities Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. This is the flagship conference of the IEEE Smart Cities Technical Community of which the IEEE SMC Society is a member. A panel session held on September 17th as part of the opening plenary session will feature Prof. Loi Lei Lai, IEEE SMC Representative to IEEE Smart Cities along with representatives from other IEEE Smart Cities partners. Professor Lai will address the topic of “Artificial Intelligence Applications in Smart Grids for Smart Cities.”


Artificial Intelligence Applications in Smart Grids for Smart Cities


As a result of information technology advancement and its deep integration with the electric power industry, the smart grid forms a solid foundation to build the smart city. Meanwhile, the construction of smart city will also greatly stimulate the enormous potential of the smart grid. City managers must be fully aware of the potential of the smart grid, so that smart urban construction can play an important role. It is expected that with the continuous advancement of technology, smart grid and smart city construction will mutually promote and facilitate each other.

In this talk, what is smart grid for smart city will be explained. The reason and possibility of getting a low-carbon economy will be discussed. Some real-life examples in applying artificial intelligence techniques to power and energy systems and devices will be reported. Challenges and opportunities for Artificial Intelligence applied in energy Internet applications will be looked at. The way forward will be discussed.


Loi Lei Lai

University Distinguished Professor

Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China


Loi Lei Lai

Professor Loi Lei Lai received B.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. from University of Aston and City, University of London respectively. Presently he is University Distinguished Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, China. He is a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee and IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee Chair. He was Director of Research and Development Centre at the State Grid Energy Research Institute, China; Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, China; Vice President in IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS); Professor & Chair in Electrical Engineering at City, University of London; and Fellow Committee Evaluator in IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) UKRI Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 & 2009, IEEE/SMCS Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 & 2014 and the Most Active Technical Committee Award in 2016. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET & National Distinguished Expert in China (Listed in the Honorary list of the National Distinguished Expert in 2015, less than 1% of experts were selected) and Distinguished Expert in State Grid Corporation of China.