Professor Xiaowei Zhao is Professor of Control Engineering at the University of Warwick. He is an EPSRC Fellow and a co-director of the EPSRC Supergen ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Hub. He obtained his PhD in Control Theory from Imperial College London in 2010 and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Control Engineering Group of the University of Oxford until 2013. After that he joined the University of Warwick where he was awarded a chair in 2018. At Warwick he has established the Intelligent Control & Smart Energy (ICSE) research group which currently includes around 20 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. His main research areas are control theory and machine learning with applications to the modelling and control of offshore renewable energy systems and their grid integration, local smart energy systems, and autonomous systems. He currently has six main research projects (four from EPSRC and two from H2020) in these areas with a total project values of £20 million.