Tallinn University of Technology

Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the keynote speaker for BEC2022. More information about topics will be provided soon.

Mariusz Malinowski
Bio: Mariusz Malinowski (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland, in 2001 and 2012, respectively. He was a Visiting Scholar at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; the University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA; the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany; and ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently with the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, WUT. His current research interests include the control and modulation of grid-side converters, multilevel converters, smart grids, and power generation systems based on renewable energies. He has co-authored over 130 technical papers and six books. He holds two implemented patents. Prof. Malinowski was the recipient of the Siemens Prize in 2002 and 2007; the WUT President Scientific Prize in 2015; the Polish Minister of Science and the Higher Education Awards in 2003 and 2008; the Prime Minister of Poland Award for Habilitation in 2013; and the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) David Irwin Early Career Award in 2011 and Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award in 2015. His industry application received several awards and medals, the Innovation Exhibition in Geneva in 2006 and the Exhibition in Brussels "Eureco" in 2006.

Abstract: The fast development of the energy sector, including the increasing number of renewable energy sources (RES), storage, electromobility, hydrogen, and smart grids done thanks to power electronics converters, helps to respond to the challenges of the European Green Deal. The proposed modern solution is the application of multifunctional power electronics converters that is able to not only meet the main basic requirements of the European Green Deal, but also respond to the future challenges defined by the constant progress of technology in all-new fields through highly efficient energy conversion and providing new functionalities in a modern distributed power system.

Bjarte Hoff
“Electric vessels - Prototype Experiences and Future Prospects on Power Conversion and Charging Technology"

Matteo Chiesa
"Perspective on Emerging Next Generation Photovoltaics "

Daniel Foty, Gilgamesh Associates, LLC Fletcher, Vermont   USA
"Constructing Next-Generation Wireless Networks for Smart Technologies and Services"

Although the meanings of the terms "smart technologies" and "smart services" are, at this point,
rather ill-defined, it is fairly obvious that they will be data-intensive.  In addition to 
involving copious amounts of data, that data will be widely spread-out, diffuse, and heavily-related
to a large number of mobile end-nodes.  Thus, smart technologies and smart systems will be required
to readily-handle the generation, transmission, and reception of large amounts of data - at data rates
that must be suitable for the data-intensive tasks that will be at hand in such systems.

This talk will examine the design and architecture of the types of next-generation heterogeneous networks
that will be required to enable smart technologies and smart services - and to enable them to reach their
full potential and promise.  In particular, the need for distributed wireless technologies (as part of these
heterogeneous networks) will be highlighted - along with discussion of the particular advances in wireless
technology that will be necessary for the data-intensive nature of smart technologies and smart systems.