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Dr David (Zhiwei) Gao

Reader. Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Before joining Northumbira University, he held research and academic positions respectively in Newcaslte University, University of Liverpool, University of Leicester, University of Manchester, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Tianjin University. 

He is the IEEE Fellow and the Fellow of AAIA and Fellow of HEA.

Dr. Gao was the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Industral Electronics.  He is currently the Co-EIC of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Senior Editor of IEEE Access, Area Editor of Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Springer), Assoicate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, and  ISA Transactions (Elsevier), and the editorial board member of Renewable Energy (Elsevier).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering, PhD

14 Apr 199631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 14 Apr 1996


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