ZOU Runmin received the B.Eng. in automatic control and M.Eng. degrees in control theory and control engineering from the Central South University (CSU), Changsha, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. In 2006, he arrived in France to continue his doctoral study, with the laboratory “Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes”, and obtained the Ph.D degree in automatic control from Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France, in 2009.
From 2005 to present, Dr. Zou has been working in the School of Information Science and Engineering, the predecessor of School of Automation, CSU, where he is a full professor since 2012. He serves as the deputy dean of School of Automation since February 2019, and in charges of the international affairs. He is the reviewer of some top control journals and has finished dozens of industry control projects or products, involving electricity, finance, medical, communications and other fields. His research interests lie in the intersection of control theory, artificial intelligence and power electronics with their applications to renewable energy and complex dynamical systems.
Dr. Zou is currently the leader of the Institute of Smart Energy and Advance control, which is mainly engaged in the study of the automation control technology of smart energy systems.