Dr. Radian Belu is Assistant Professor within the Engineering Technology (ET) program - Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is holding a PHD in power engineering and the other in physics. Before joining to the Drexel University Dr. Belu hold faculty and research positions at universities and research institutes in Romania, Canada and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as project manager, senior engineer and consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in power electronics, power systems, renewable energy technologies, smart grids, control theory, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics. His research interests included power system stability, control and protection, renewable energy system analysis, assessment and design, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines for wind energy conversion, radar and remote sensing, wave and turbulence simulation, measurement and modeling, numerical modeling, electromagnetic compatibility and engineering education. During his career Dr. Belu published eight book chapters, several papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings in his areas of the research interests. He has also been PI or Co-PI for various research projects United States and abroad in power systems analysis and protection, load and energy demand forecasting and analysis, renewable energy, microgrids, turbulence and wave propagation, radar and remote sensing, instrumentation, atmosphere physics, electromagnetic compatibility, and engineering education.
Dr. Richard Chiou is Associate Professor within the Engineering Technology Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His educational background is in manufacturing with an emphasis on mechatronics. In addition to his many years of industrial experience, he has taught many different engineering and technology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His tremendous research experience in manufacturing includes environmentally conscious manufacturing, Internet based robotics, and Web based quality. In the past years, he has been involved in sustainable manufacturing for maximizing energy and material recovery while minimizing environmental impact.
Dr. Tseng is an associate professor of Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He received his M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering (concentration on manufacturing systems and decision sciences) from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1993 and 1995 respectively and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 1999. Dr. Tseng is also a Certified Manufacturing Engineer from Society of Manufacturing Engineers since 2002. Dr. Tseng is specialized data mining, knowledge management, decision sciences and statistical analysis, specifically in the area of IBDSS. Over the years, he has served as principle investigators sponsored by NSF, NIST, NASA, DoEd, , KSEF and industry like LMC, GM and Tyco Inc.
Dr. Tseng delivered research results to many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, IIE Proceedings, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Expert Systems with Applications and Computer Standards & Interfaces and other conferences (over 160 refereed publications. Moreover, he was listed in the “Who’s Who in America” for his achievement in 2005 and he also received 2009 and 2013 University Research Awards at University of Texas at El Paso. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces (CSI) and editor boards of International Journal of Data Mining, Modeling and Management (JDMMM) and American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM). He is currently a Senior Member of IIE and SME and is actively involved in several consortia activities.
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