invited Speakers

2022 The 8th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Control and Robotics (EECR)

Bioraphy: Jamil Akhtar was born in 1959 and obtained B.Sc(Hons), M.Sc and Ph.D. Worked briefly at BEL Ghaziabad as Planner-B and moved to CSIR-CEERI, Pilani in 1980 on CSIR Fellowship and later in 1983 was appointed as scientist for R&D in Semiconductor Devices and Technology and subsequently reached to the grade of Chief Scientist and established Flexible and Non-Silicon Electronics Group (FlexEANS@ceeri) at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani. He officiated as Director CSIR-CEERI Pilani intermittently. Superannuated in March 2019 from CSIR-CEERI, Pilani and joined Manipal University Jaipur (MUJ) as Director & Professor in School of Electrical, Electronics and Communication (SEEC) Engineering under PRE scheme. He was also associated with AcSIR New Delhi as Professor and coordinated Advanced Semiconductor Electronics Course at CSIR-CEERI, Pilani. He visited Technical University of Munich, Germany as DAAD fellow in 1991. He was associated to School of Physical Sciences J.N.U., New Delhi as research fellow during 1998-2001. He has been involved in a number of projects sponsored by DRDO, DAE, ISRO and CSIR and completed successfully with designated deliverables. He has been instrumental in imparting Hands-on-Training in MEMS at CSIR-CEERI Pilani under NPMASS program to faculties from Engineering Institutions and Universities. His passion is to develop working prototypes. He participated in the first Leadership Development Program (LDP) of CSIR New Delhi at HRDC Ghaziabad. Also served as Advisor in UPSC New Delhi for IES.

Prof. Jamil Akhtar

Manipal University Jaipur, India


Bioraphy: Simon Fong graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a 1st Class Honours BEng. Computer Systems degree and a PhD. Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is a co-founder of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and Technology.  Prior to his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and technical posts, such as systems engineer, IT consultant and e-commerce director in Australia and Asia. Dr. Fong has published over 432 international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers, mostly in the areas of data mining, data stream mining, big data analytics, meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, and their applications. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications of Elsevier (I.F. 3.5), IEEE IT Professional Magazine, (I.F. 1.661) and various special issues of SCIE-indexed journals. Simon is also an active researcher with leading positions such as Vice-chair of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Task Force on "Business Intelligence & Knowledge Management", and Vice-director of International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI).


Assoc. Prof. Simon Fong

University of Macau, China


  • BEng (Electrical, Electronics and Systems), Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1993.

  • MSc (Control Systems Engineering), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 1995.

  • PhD (Control Systems Engineering), Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK, 2003.


  • Head of Advanced Control Research Group, School of Electrical Engineering, 2017 - now.

  • Head, Department of Control and Mechatronics Engineering, Nov 2012 - Oct 2016.



Prof. Zaharuddin Mohamed

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Bioraphy: A/Professor Farhad Shahnia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, in 2012. He is currently an A/Professor at Murdoch University. Before that, he was a Lecturer at Curtin University (2012-15), a research scholar at QUT (2008-11), and an R&D engineer at the Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Iran (2005-08). He is currently a Fellow member of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of IEEE, and member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education.
Farhad’s research falls under Distribution networks, Microgrid and Smart grid concepts. He has authored one book and 11 book chapters and 100+ peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences and journals, as well as being an editor of 6 books.
Farhad has won 5 Best Paper Awards in various conferences and has also received the IET Premium Award for the Best Paper published in the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution journal in 2015. One of his articles was listed under the top-25 most cited articles in the Electric Power System Research Journal in 2015 while one of his 2015 journal articles has been listed under the top-5 most read articles of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the recipient of the Postgraduate Research Supervisor Award from Curtin University in 2015 and the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2016.
Farhad is currently a Subject Editor, Deputy Subject Editor, and Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Access, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Smart Grid, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems and has served 35+ conferences in various roles such as General, Technical, Publication, Publicity, Award, Sponsorship, and Special Session Chairs.
Farhad is currently the Chair of the IEEE Western Australia Section and a member of IEEE’s Industrial Electronics Society (IES)’s Technical Committees of Smart Grid and Energy Storage.



A/Prof. Farhad Shahnia, Murdoch University, Australia

Bioraphy: Nik Rumzi Nik Idris received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, the M.Sc. degree in power electronics from Bradford University, Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K., and the PhD degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia, in 1989, 1993, and 2000, respectively.
He is a senior member of the IEEE and was a past chair (2014-2016) of the IEEE Power Electronics Malaysia Chapter. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and also the head of the Power Electronics and Drives Research Group (PEDG). His research interests include ac drive systems and DSP applications in power electronic systems.






Assoc. Prof. Nik Rumzi Nik IdrisU

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia


Bioraphy: To be added...









Dr. Kamyar Mehran

Queen Mary University of London, UK