Keynote speakers

Mario Paolone (EPFL, Switzerland)
Mario Paolone received the M.Sc. (with honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2005, he was appointed assistant professor in power systems at the University of Bologna where he was with the Power Systems laboratory until 2011. In 2010, he received the Associate Professor eligibility from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Since 2011 he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is now Full Professor, Chair of the Distributed Electrical Systems laboratory and Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES (Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure). He was co-chairperson of the technical programme committees of the 9th edition of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients (IPST 2009) and of the 2016 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2016). He is chair of the technical programme committee of the 2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2018). In 2013, he was the recipient of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award.

He was co-author of several papers that received the following awards: best IEEE Transactions on EMC paper award for the year 2017, in 2014 best paper award at the 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Durham, UK, in 2013 Basil Papadias best paper award at the 2013 IEEE PowerTech, Grenoble, France, in 2008 best paper award at the International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His research interests are in power systems with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operation, power system protections, power systems dynamics and power system transients. Mario Paolone is author or coauthor of over 220 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and international conferences.


Andrew Roscoe (University of Strathclyde, UK)

Andrew Roscoe is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. His research interests are focussed on power systems with high penetrations of converter-connected resources: converter control techniques and “grid-forming” converters, frequency and ROCOF measurement and management, and real-time power hardware-in-the-loop and simulation techniques. He is a member of the IEEE Synchrophasor working group, a member of the CENELEC TC8X “System aspects of electrical energy supply” WG07 “Power frequency measurement for DER management”, and a member of the ENTSO-E Expert Group on “Fault Current Contribution and Converter performance related aspects in power systems with 50-100% penetration of RES”.


Dubravko Sabolić (University of Zagreb – FER, Croatia)

Dubravko Sabolić was born in 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia. He earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2004, and another Ph.D. degree in economics in 2016, from the University of Split, Croatia. He has got over twenty years of experience in power industry, as well as ten years of experience in university teaching (engineering economics and management, electricity markets, state regulation of industry). From 2007 to 2012 he was the CEO of Croatian Transmission System Operator, Ltd. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Commissioner at the Telecommunications Council, Croatia’s national telecom regulator. He was a member of several governmental advisory bodies and working groups. He published about one hundred professional and scientific papers, and three books. Today he works as the Compliance Officer of the Croatian Transmission System Operator. He is also an Associate Professor of the University of Zagreb.


Walter Sattinger (Swissgrid AG, Switzerland)

Dr. Sattinger graduated from the University of Stuttgart in 1988 and received his PhD in Electrical Engineering in 1995. From 1995 to 2003 he was responsible for power system dynamic analysis studies with DIgSILENT GmbH, Gomaringen, Germany. Since 2003 he has been a senior expert for power system operation with ETRANS AG respectively Swissgrid AG, Laufenburg, Switzerland.

Dr. Sattinger has got extensive experience in power system dynamic analysis. He has been working for 30 years in the field of power system modelling and power system control. In several studies he has worked in all project stages from the on-site data collection to the organisation and implementation of system tests, dynamic model identification, system modelling, power system monitoring, performing of studies, reports and finally the presentation of the study results.

Currently he is working as a project engineer at the interface between planning and operation at the Swiss transmission system operator Swissgrid and he is responsible for the implementation of concepts to enhance system security.

He has worked in a few international working groups of UCTE, CIGRE, IEEE and ENTSO-E.


Vladimir Terzija (University of Manchester, UK)

Professor Vladimir Terzija is the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Chair Professor in Power System Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K., where he has been since 2006. He was born in Donji Baraci (former Yugoslavia). He received the Dipl-Ing., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988, 1993, and 1997, respectively. From 1997 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia. From 2000 to 2006, he was a senior specialist for switchgear and distribution automation with ABB AG Inc., Ratingen, Germany.

His current research interests include smart grid application of intelligent methods to power system monitoring, control, and protection; wide-area monitoring, protection, and control; switchgear and fast transient processes; and digital signal processing applications in power systems. Prof. Terzija is currently leading a number of large scale projects funded by the UK Government, UK and international industry and European Union. The total value of these projects is more than £30m. In his research team he has currently 10 PhD students and 5 Postdoctoral Research Associates. He is currently convenor of the Cigré Working Group B5.57 “New challenges for frequency protection” and a contributing member of several IEEE working groups. He was the convenor of the Cigré Working Group B5.14 “Wide area protection & control technologies”. Prof Terzija has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and in proceedings of international conferences. He held Distinguished Professorship at the Shandong University (Jinan, China), Otto Mønsted Guest Professorship at the DTU (Kopenhagen, Denmark), as well as Visiting Professorships at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), the University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) and University of Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia). He also servs as a consultant to a number of industry and government agencies including National Grid, UK, Scottish Power, UK, Electricity North West, UK, EPSRC and many others.

He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. Prof. Terzija is IEEE Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, as well as a DAAD (Germany) and Taishan (China) Scholar.