EnergyREV Co-l for Cyber-Physical Advances in Smart Local Energy Systems
Zhong Fan is a Professor and Academic Director of SEND (Smart Energy Network Demonstrator) at Keele University, leading a team of PhD students and postdocs to work on machine learning and industrial IoT with a particular focus on applications to smart energy systems. He is an Advisory Board Member of the IEEE Industry Community on IoT. Funded by the ERDF and BEIS, SEND centres on strong collaborations between Keele, Siemens and local SMEs with the aim to create Europe’s first ‘at scale’ multi-vector smart energy demonstrator on Keele campus – a living laboratory where new smart energy and IoT technologies can be researched, developed and tested. Within EnergyREV, Zhong's main interests are cyber security and the applications of AI and IoT technologies to smart energy system management and control (CPS WP).
He is also interested in the skill needs assessment WP.