For significant contributions and outstanding service to the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Loi Lai was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Contribution award concurrently with Professor Daniel Yeung. Most recently, Professor Lai served as Vice President of Membership and Student Activities and Chair, Distinguished Lecturer Program Committee. He also served as General Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems, Systems, Man and Cybernetics, USA held concurrently with the San Diego Conference. He was General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, held in Manchester UK.
Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems and Transaction on Industrial Informatics In 2013 and 2014 he served as Organising Chair, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Celebration Lecture Series to Northern Ireland, UK, Canada and China, for which he received the Outstanding Contribution Award, IEEE Transaction on Systems, Man and Cybernetics in 2013. He is also Chair, Technical Committee in Intelligent Power and Energy Systems of the Society.
He was Secretary of the Society in 2008 and Member-at-Large, Board of Governors of SMC in 2009.
About Professor Lai
Professor Lai received BSc (First Class Honours, the only one), PhD and DSc from University of Aston and City University London respectively. He is Director of Research and Development Centre, Guest Professor, Visiting Professor and Vice President for State Grid Energy Research Institute, Fudan University, Southeast University. He was Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor and Professor & Chair in Electrical Engineering for Zhejiang University and City University London respectively. He conducted high-level consultancy for major international projects such as Channel Tunnel between UK and France.He has given 10 keynotes to main international conferences sponsored by IEEE or IET. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 and 2009, Scientific Chinese Prize for People of the 2012 and IEEE/SMC Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 and 2014. His research interests are in smart grid, clean energy and computational intelligence applications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and Specially Appointed National Expert in China.