IEEE ICECIE’2023 Keynote Speakers:

1. Prof. Alfredo Sanz

Alfredo Sanz He was born in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1964, he has been an active member of the Technical Working Group and the Board of Directors of the PRIME Alliance since its founding. He is full Professor at the University of Zaragoza since 1997, he received his PhD in Industrial Engineering in 1994 and his degree in Industrial Engineering in 1989. He leads Microchip’s Smart Energy group and has been contributing to power grid communications technology and the energy sector for more than 20 years.

His current work focuses on the development and application of new communication technologies in
new applications in the energy sector such as Street Lighting, PV, Electric Vehicles, Distributed
Generation and Grid Interconnection.

2. Dr. Hoa Le Minh

I am interested in science and applied applications. One of my current work in partnership with industry is to transform general illumination sources to high-speed optical wireless data communications system that could be integrated into your next generation Smartphones and future wireless networks.
In Faculty of Engineering and Environment, I am an Associate Professor (Reader) in Optical Communications, and currently the Director of Education for Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering, contributed to University CONCORDAT (2012-2014) and WorkStream-3 (2020) working groups. Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2010, I was a Research Fellow at University of Oxford (UK), a R&D Researcher at Siemens AG (Munich, Germany), and a Lecturer at Hochiminh University of Technology (Vietnam). I am interested in research related to photonics, optical wireless communications, signal processing, Smartphone technology and intelligent systems with over 200 publications in journals, conferences and book chapters. I have worked in a number of projects funded by Innovate UK, EPSRC, EU Frameworks and industries, and participated in a number of grant funding panels including EPSRC ICT and other international funding bodies.
In my free time, I volunteer for Associate Editor roles for IET and IEEE journals, chair a number of international conferences, and currently as a Chairman of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) UK and Ireland Chapter.

3. Prof. Jonathan Bird

From January 2007 to December 2008 he was a senior design engineer at General Motor’s Advanced Technology Center in Torrance, CA. From 2009 to 2015 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). Professor Bird’s research areas are at the intersection of applied electromagnetics, mechanics and controls. His graduate work involved investigating the performance capabilities of an electrodynamic wheel for high-speed ground transportation applications. While at General Motors, Dr. Bird designed high torque density motors for hybrid and fuel-cell vehicles. At Portland State University Dr. Bird has been continuing his research into the use of electrodynamic wheels as well as investigating the capabilities of magnetically geared electrical machines and variable stiffness magnetic actuators for renewable energy applications.
Dr. Bird has authored or coauthored over 40 peer reviewed papers in major journals and conferences. Dr. Bird’s research has been funded by the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, NASA and the North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute.