Professor Z.Y. Dong obtained Ph.D. from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1999. He is with the University of NSW, Sydney. He is currently Director of the University of NSW’s Digital Grid Futures Institute; and Director of Australian Research Council Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions. His immediate role was Professor and Head of the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney. He was Ausgrid Chair and Director of the Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks (CIEN) providing R&D support for the $600M Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project. He also worked as manager for (transmission) system planning at Transend Networks (now TASNetworks), Australia. His research interest includes smart grid, power system planning, power system dynamics and stability, load modeling, renewable energy systems, and electricity market. He is Fellow of IEEE.