Professor Loi Lei Lai received B.Sc., Ph.D. and D.Sc. from University of Aston and City, University of London respectively. Presently he is University Distinguished Professor at Guangdong University of Technology, China. He is a member of the IEEE Smart Grid Steering Committee and IEEE Smart Cities Steering Committee. He is also IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee Chair. He was Director of Research and Development Centre, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China; Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, China; Vice President with IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS); Professor & Chair in Electrical Engineering at City, University of London; and a Fellow Committee Evaluator for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) UKRI Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 & 2009, IEEE/SMCS Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 & 2014 and the Most Active Technical Committee Award in 2016. He is a Fellow of IET and IEEE & National Distinguished Expert in China (In the Honor list of the National Distinguished Expert in 2015, less than 1% of experts were selected) and Distinguished Expert in State Grid Corporation of China.