BiographyDavid J. Hill received the BE (Electrical Engineering) and BSc (Mathematics) degrees from the University of Queensland, Australia, in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia, in 1977.
He holds the Chair of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. He is also a part-time Professor in the Centre for Future Energy Networks at The University of Sydney, Australia. During 2005-2010, he was an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow at the Australian National University and, from 2006, also a Chief Investigator and Theme Leader (Complex Networks) in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems. Since 1994, he has held various positions at the University of Sydney, Australia, including the Chair of Electrical Engineering until 2002 and again during 2010-2013 along with an ARC Professorial Fellowship. He has also held academic and substantial visiting positions at the universities of Melbourne, California (Berkeley), Newcastle (Australia), Lund (Sweden), Munich and Hong Kong (City and Polytechnic). During 1996-1999 and 2001-2004, he served as Head of the respective departments in Sydney and Hong Kong. He currently holds honorary professorships at City University of Hong Kong, South China University of Technology, Wuhan University, and Northeastern University, China.
His general research interests are in control systems, complex networks, power systems and stability analysis. His work is now mainly on problems related to the control and planning of future carbon-constrained energy networks.
Professor Hill is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, USA, the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.