Dr Chun Sing Lai is a Lecturer and module leader for EE1618 Devices and Circuits, taught at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunication (CQUPT). He is an academic member of the Transnational Education (TNE) CQUPT programme for BEng Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a member of Brunel Interdisciplinary Power Systems (BIPS) Research Centre. His current interests are in power system optimisation, energy system modeling, data analytics, and energy economics for renewable energy and storage systems.
From 2018 to 2020, Dr Lai was an EPSRC Research Fellow with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Leeds and also a Visiting Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Automation, Guangdong University of Technology, China. He is Vice Chair of the IEEE Smart Cities Publications Committee. He organised the workshop on Smart Grid and Smart City, IEEE SMC 2017 in Canada and workshop on Blockchain for Smart Grid, IEEE SMC 2018 in Japan. He was a Publications Co-Chair for IEEE International Smart Cities Conference ISC2 (2020 and 2021). Dr Lai is a Technical Programme Chair for IEEE ISC2 2022. Since 2022, Dr Lai is Associate Vice President, Systems Science and Engineering of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS).
Since 2020, Dr Lai is an Associate Editor for IET Energy Conversion and Economics. He is a Topics Board member for Electronics and Reviewer Board member for Applied Sciences, as well as Guest Editor for: Applied Sciences: "Electrification of Smart Cities" (deadline: 31 Dec 21); Electronics: "Electrification of Smart Cities" (deadline: 31 Dec 21); Processes: "Operation and Life-Cycle Management of Energy Storage Systems for Smart Cities" (deadline: 30 Nov 21); Electronics: "Memristive Devices and Systems: Modelling, Properties & Applications" (deadline: 01 Dec 21); IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications: "Smart Buildings for Smart Cities" (deadline: 01 Dec 21).
Dr Lai has co-authored one book on "Smart Grids and Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities", Springer, 2021.
- Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, 2021
- DPhil Engineering Science, thesis title: "Hybridisation of high penetration photovoltaic, anaerobic digestion biogas power plant and electrical energy storage", University of Oxford, 2019
- BEng (First Class Honours) Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Brunel University London, 2013
Module Leader for EE1618 Devices and Circuits
Newest selected publications
Pan, K., Chen, Z., Lai, CS., Xie, C., Wang, D., Li, X., (2022) 'An unsupervised data-driven approach for behind-the-meter photovoltaic power generation disaggregation'. Applied Energy, 309. pp. 1 - 18. ISSN: 0306-2619 Open Access Linket al.
Khaloie, H., Toubeau, J-F., Vallee, F., Lai, CS. and Lai, LL. (2021) 'An Innovative Coalitional Trading Model for a Biomass Power Plant Paired with Green Energy Resources'. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 13. ISSN: 1949-3029 Open Access Link
Zhao, Z., Zhang, M., Zhang, Z., Wang, Y., Cheng, R., Guo, J., (2021) 'Hierarchical Pigeon-Inspired Optimization-based MPPT Method for Photovoltaic Systems under Complex Partial Shading Conditions'. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 0 (in press). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 0278-0046 Open Access Linket al.
Ji, X., Dong, Z., Zhou, G., Lai, CS., Yan, Y. and Qi, D. (2021) 'Memristive System Based Image Processing Technology: A Review and Perspective'. Electronics, 10 (24). pp. 1 - 25.Open Access Link
Lai, CS., Strasser, TI. and Lai, LL. (2021) 'Editorial to the Special Issue on Smart Cities Based on the Efforts of the Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society'. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, 52 (1). pp. 2 - 6. ISSN: 2168-2216 Open Access Link