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Professor Loi Lei Lai receives the 2014 Outstanding

For significant contributions and outstanding service to the IEEE Systems, Man, and
Cybernetics Society, Loi Lai was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Contribution award
concurrently with Professor Daniel Yeung. Most recently, Professor Lai served as Vice
President of Membership and Student Activities and Chair, Distinguished Lecturer Program
Committee. He also served as General Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent
Energy Systems, USA held concurrently with the San Diego Conference. He was General
Chair, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, held in Manchester

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems and
Transactions on Industrial Informatics In 2013 & 2014 he served as Organizing Chair, IEEE
Systems, Man and Cybernetics Celebration Lecture Series to Northern Ireland, UK, China
and Australia, Taiwan, Canada  & USA respectively. For the planning and organization, he
received the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013. He is also Chair, Technical Committee
in Intelligent Power and Energy Systems of the Society.

He was Secretary of the Society in 2008 and, Member-at-Large, Board of Governors of SMC
in 2009

About Professor Lai
Professor Lai received BSc (First Class Honours, the only one), PhD and DSc from University
of Aston and City University London respectively. He is Director of Research and
Development Centre, Guest Professor and Visiting Professor for State Grid Energy Research
Institute, Fudan University, Southeast University respectively. He was Pao Yue Kong Chair
Professor and Professor & Chair in Electrical Engineering for Zhejiang University and City
University London respectively. He conducted high-level consultancy for major international
projects such as Channel Tunnel between UK and France. He has given 10 keynotes to main
international conferences sponsored by IEEE or IET. He was awarded an IEEE Third
Millennium Medal, IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) United Kingdom & Northern
Ireland Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, IEEE/PES Energy Development
and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 and 2009, Scientific Chinese Prize for
People of the 2012. His research interests are in smart grid, clean energy and computational
intelligence applications. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET and Specially Appointed National
Expert in China.
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