Prof. Mario Paolone, Technical Program Chair, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Mario Paolone (M07-SM10) received the M.Sc. (with Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2005, he was appointed Assistant Professor in power systems with the University of Bologna, where he was with the power systems laboratory until 2011. In 2010, he received the Associate Professor eligibility from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Since 2011, he joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is currently Full Professor, Chair of the Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, Head of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research Future Swiss Electrical infrastructure and Chair of the EPFL Energy Centre Directorate. He has authored or co-authored over 260 scientific papers published in reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interests focuses on power systems with particular reference to real-time monitoring and operation aspects, power system protections, dynamics and transients. Dr. Paolone was the Co-Chairperson of the TPC of the 9th edition of the International Conference of Power Systems Transients (2009), Vice-Chair and Chair of the TPCs of the 19th and 20th editions of the Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC). In 2013, he was the recipient of the IEEE EMC Society Technical Achievement Award. He has co-authored several papers that received the awards in mainstream power systems journals and conferences. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics.