Biography: Masayuki Morimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degree in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1975, 1977 and 1990 respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. from 1977 to 2005. Since 2005, He has been a Professor at the Department of electrical and electronics engineering, Tokai University. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and its applications, electric machines and drives, and vehicle application. He is a Fellow of IEEJ, member of IEEE and several academic societies. He is the single author of 10 technical books in Japanese and the coauthor/editor of more than 10 technical books in Japanese.
Om Malik received the McNaughton Medal at the CCECE in Toronto, ON, in May 2001 for "outstanding contributions in research and development of digital and adaptive controllers for power systems and to engineering education".
Dr. Malik graduated from Delhi, India in 1952. After working for 9 years in electric utilities, he returned to academia and obtained his Master's degree from Roorkee University, India, in 1962, Ph.D. degree from London University, and the DIC from Imperial College, London, in 1965.
Dr. Malik has done pioneering work over the past 30 years in the development of digital controllers for application in electric power systems. His research group was the first to propose and investigate digital/adaptive controllers for on-line real time applications to improve the operation of electric power generators. In addition, he has done extensive work in the area of power systems protection, particularly digital and artificial intelligence based protection techniques.
He was teaching and doing research from 1966 to 1997, and is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Dr. Malik has been extremely active with 31 Ph.D. and 17 M.Sc. students having completed their thesis under his supervision. He has published over 400 technical papers in various international journals and conferences.
Dr. Malik has performed extensive service over the years for various technical societies, such as IEEE, CEA, APPEGA, IEE, IFAC, COPIMERA, etc. He has received many honours, medals, and awards. Om Malik is a Fellow of the EIC, a Fellow of the IEE, and a Life Fellow of the IEEE.
Biography: Prof. Dr. Ab Halim Abu Bakar received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1976, M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Technology, Malaysia in 1996 and 2003 respectively. He spent 30 years of industrial experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) before joining University of Malaya. Prof Ir Dr Halim is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Member of IEEE, Cigre, Chartered Engineer (UK) and P.Eng (Malaysia). Currently he is a professor with the UM Power Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is an established academician and a practical engineer. He has to-date published 75 ISI and 139 Scopus papers in journals and 47 papers in proceedings internationally. He has successfully supervised to completion 11 PhD, 3 master by research (M.Eng.Sc), 1 master of philosophy (M.Phil) and 34 Masters by course work project (M.Eng) and has Web of Science H index of 16 and Scopus H index of 18. He is also involved as a reviewer for several Web of Science international journals and several international conferences. Prof Ir Dr Halim won several excellent awards during his professional and academic carrier. In 2008 he won IEEE PES Malaysian Chapter Outstanding Engineering Award. His research interest includes power system protection and power system transients.