Publishing High Quality Papers and Attending Conferences for Professional Networking

Publishing High Quality Papers and Attending Conferences for Professional Networking
Prof. Brad Lehman, ECE Dept. Northeastern University

Prof. Jinjun Liu, Xi’ an Jiaotong University

This talk will provide insight into how to get research work published and presented in high quality venues. First, the journal submission and review processes will first be presented. Afterwards, insight into specific features of high-quality papers will be presented.  A summary of common weaknesses of research papers that are rejected will be explained, with hints about how to address them prior to the submission process.  Then an introduction to the conference and professional networking process will be presented that will focus on how to let people know about your work and the best ways to be actively involved in and make full use of various events during conferences.  At the end of the tutorial, there will be open discussions about how to build a research program or academic career in research.


Professor Brad Lehman (IEEE Fellow) is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University (Boston, MA). Dr. Lehman was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2013-2018 and is presently 2022 President-elect of the IEEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS).  He was previous recipient of the 2015 IEEE PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award, a 2016 IEEE Standards Medallion, the 2018 IEEE Award for Achievement in PELS, and the 2019 IEEE PELS  Harry A. Owen, Jr. Distinguished Service Award. He has been listed in the inaugural edition of the book The 300 Best Professors, Princeton Review, 2012. Dr. Lehman performs research in power electronics and controls, with applications to solar energy, LED lighting, battery energy management systems, high density DC/DC converters, and reliability. Before becoming a professor, Brad was the head swimming and diving coach at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Jinjun Liu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. He then joined the XJTU Electrical Engineering School as a faculty. From late 1999 to early 2002, he was with the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA, as a Visiting Scholar. In late 2002, he was promoted to a Full Professor and then the Head of the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Center at XJTU. He is currently a XJTU Distinguished Professor of Power Electronics. His research interests include modeling, control, and design methods for power converters and electronified power systems, power quality control and utility applications of power electronics, and micro-grids for sustainable energy and distributed generation. Dr. Liu received for many times governmental awards at national level or provincial/ministerial level for scientific research/teaching achievements. He also received the 2006 Delta Scholar Award, the 2014 Chang Jiang Scholar Award, the 2014 Outstanding Sci-Tech Worker of the Nation Award, the 2016 State Council Special Subsidy Award, the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2016 and 2021 Prize Paper Awards, the Nomination Award for the Grand Prize of 2020 Bao Steel Outstanding Teacher Award, and the 2022 Fok Ying Tung Education and Teaching Award. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS since 2006, 2015-2019 Executive Vice President and 2020-2021 Vice President of IEEE PELS, and was elevated IEEE Fellow in 2018. He was the Vice President for International Affairs, China Power Supply Society (CPSS) from 2013 to 2021, and since 2016, the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. He was elected the President of CPSS in Nov. 2021. Since 2013, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Chinese National Steering Committee for College Electric Power Engineering Programs.

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