Prof. Hazlie Mokhlis, Universiti Malaya
Title: Application of Nature Inspired Optimization in Recent Power System Research
Abstract: Research in power system optimization evolves from focusing on conventional planning such as unit commitment, load flow, economic despatch to more advanced problems. These including adapting with renewable energy penetration, electric vehicles, smart grids and most recent on extreme weathers. Some of the research had explored natured inspired optimization such as Genetic Algorithm, Particle Swarm Optimization and Evolutionary Programming as a tool to obtain optimal planning and operation of power systems. The main aim of this talk is to discuss the application of natured inspired optimization techniques in recent power system research. The current challenges on power systems, mainly on renewable energy and extreme weather will be discussed. Potential researches in relation with these challenges will be presented with the application of natured inspired optimizations. Finally, few examples of research work on the use of natured inspired optimizations will be presented to give some ideas on the applications.
Experience: Hazlie Mokhlis is a Professor in Power & Energy Systems. He is actively involved in research as a principal investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2.5 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications in international journals and proceedings. Up to now, he had successfully supervised 33 PhD and more than 60 Master Studenst. He is also active as reviewer for many reputable journals and several international conferences in the area of power and energy system. His outstanding research had been recognized by Stanford University in 2020 as one of the top 2% scientists in the world. In 2021 he was awarded Top Research Scientist Malaysia by Academic Science Malaysia. Besides research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian's Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is also an external examiner/assessor for many local universities for the Electrical Engineering programme. Currently, he is chairman of IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter for 2020-2021 and Associate Editor for IEEE Access journal. His research is focusing on improving the efficiency and resiliency of power system operation.