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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 was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Reserach Fellowship in 2004. He was elevated to the IEEE Fellow class in 2023He is also Fellow of AAIA and Fellow of HEA.

Dr. Gao is currently the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Industral Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, ISA Transactions (Elsevier), Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (Springer), and and the editorial board member of Renewable Energy (Elsevier). From 2023, he has been appointed as the Senior Editor of IEEE Access. 

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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