|1967||B. Tech (Hons). in Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
|1968||M.S. in Electrical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley, California
Research: ‘Estimation of the Post-transient Steady State of a Power System’
|1974||Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Research: “Stability and Compensation of Systems with Multiple Nonlinearities”
|2000||Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
|1993-present||Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Regents Professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (2006- ).
Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering (1993- ). As the holder of this professorship endowed by the power industry, provides leadership of research and teaching activities in this area including the site directorship of the multi-university NSF Power System Engineering Research Center.
Senior Advisor, Department of Energy, Washington, DC (2012-13). Chair of the Grid Tech Team that coordinates all grid related activities across the different offices of DOE on behalf of the Under Secretary. From 2013 appointed by the Secretary of Energy on the Electricity Advisory Council of DOE.
Senior Advisor, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC (2005). On sabbatical leave from the university, provided grid expertise on market oversight and grid reliability
Dean, College of Engineering and Architecture (1998-2005). Overall administration of five departments with 11 academic programs, 150 faculty, 75 staff and 2500 students over four campuses. Since 1998, despite large budget cuts from state funds, the college
Director, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (1993-98). Overall administration of the largest unit in the college with three academic programs and about 40 faculty, 20 staff, 600 undergraduates and 150 graduate students, including those at the branch campuses at Richland, Spokane and Vancouver. In the period 1993-98, the School of EECS at WSU has
|1981-93||Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Director, Electric Power Research Laboratory (1985-93); Associate Professor (1981-85). Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses mainly in the power area. Reorganized the power option curriculum. Liaison with the local power industry. Developed two successful annual short courses at ASU on power system control centers that have also been given in Canada, Venezuela, Italy and India. In-charge of $3 million of sponsored research utilizing other faculty members, full-time professional staff, graduate students, and outside consultants. Serving on many university committees including chairmanship of the college and departmental Personnel Committees.
In 1988-89, served as Director, Program on Engineering Systems (Power), at the National Science Foundation. Was responsible for this new research program in electric power systems with an annual budget of $3.6 million. The collaborative research initiated at that time with the Electric Power Research Institute is still being used as the model for joint funding of federal/private research.
Active in industrial consulting in the power industry. During 1981-84, was Vice-President and Principal Engineer for Power Math Associates Inc., a small consulting firm. Also, in 1991 founded Incremental Systems Partnership, a small company specializing in computer systems for power systems control.
|1976-81||Control Data Corporation, Energy Management Systems Division, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Manager, Power Systems Analysis Department, (1976-81). Was responsible for all internally funded research and development of power applications software for control centers and externally funded (EPRI, DOE, etc.) research projects. This department grew to about a dozen professionals, mostly MS and PhD’s in power systems. Developed new techniques in the areas of security analysis, external modeling and generation scheduling that have become standard practice in industry today and made CDC one of the leading control center vendors. As one of the main technical experts in this $50 million division, was often given special assignments in marketing, implementation projects and customer interfacing.
During this period, taught undergraduate courses and graduate seminars at the University of Minnesota as an Adjunct Assistant Professor.
|1975-76||Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York.
Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering. Taught undergraduate and graduate courses and introduced a new graduate course in power system stability. Guided research of MS and PhD students and set up laboratory apparatus for digital computer control of power systems.
Was consultant to the Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, for the summer of 1976.
|1974-75||IBM Scientific Center, Palo Alto, California.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Power Systems Analysis Group. Worked mainly on a research project in security monitoring, funded by EPRI. Developed dynamic equivalents to run on-line, transient analysis and improved the power system state estimator.
|1970-74||Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Instructor and Administrative Committee Member, Program on Technology and Social Change, (1973-74). Helped with the curriculum development and general policy-making for this new interdepartmental graduate program.
Graduate Assistant, Electrical Engineering (1970-73). Conducted research in power system stability and analysis of large interconnected systems. Helped teach short course on power system stability.
During this period consulted for the Nebraska Public Power District.
|1968-70||Consolidated Edison Co., New York, New York.
Engineer, Systems Planning Department. Conducted computer analysis for planning and operating studies of the Northeast United States generation and transmission system. Did power flow and stability studies of present and projected systems and worked on committees of the New York Power Pool and the Northeast Power Coordinating Council.
|1967-68||University of California, Berkeley, California.
Graduate Assistant, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. Conducted research on numerical methods for power flow analysis. Taught a controls laboratory class.
Distinguished Member, Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE), 2012
Eminent Faculty Award (highest faculty award), Washington State University, 2008
Founding Member, Washington State Academy of Science, 2007
Regents Professor, Washington State University, 2006
Foreign Fellow, Indian National Academy of Engineering, 2006
Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2006
Attwood Award, Conseil International des Grands Reseaux Electriques (CIGRE), 2006
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, 2005
Member, National Academy of Engineering, USA, 2003
Third Millenium Medal, IEEE, 2000
Professional Achievement Citation in Engineering (PACE) Award, Iowa State University, 1995
Outstanding Power Engineer Educator, IEEE, 1994
Outstanding Research Accomplishments, Arizona State University, 1993
Fellow, IEEE, 1989
Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
International Directory of Distinguished Leadership – American Biographical Institute
International Man of the Year – International Biographical Centre
National Academy of Engineering, Member (2003- )
Member, Draper Prize Committee (2012-2015)
Member, Membership Policy Committee (2011-2014)
Member, Committee on Membership (2005-09, 2010-11)
Member, Section 6 (Electric Power/Energy Systems)
Chair, Peer Committee (2005-06, 2010-11), Member, Peer Committee (2004-06)
Chair, Section 6 Search Committee
Member, NAE Committee on Engineering Education (2003-06)
Member, NRC Committee on Improving Cybersecurity Research (2003-07)
Member, NRC Committee on Power Grid Security (2005-08)
Consultant, NRC Committee on America’s Energy Future (2007-10)
Member, NRC Committee on Analytical Foundations for the Next generation Power Grid (2014- )
Washington State Academy of Science
Chair, Study Oversight Committee (2011- )
Founding Board of Directors (2007-..)
Founding Member (2007- )
Engineering Deans Council, Member (1998-05)
Member, Working Group on Workforce Issues (2003-05)
Member, Regional Planning Comm, Engineering Deans Institute 01, Victoria, BC
Board of Directors
Founding Board Member (2007- )
Washington Technology Center (appointed by Governor 1998-2005)
Indian Institute of Technology Foundation (1999- )
Chair, Alumni Advisory Council (2004- )
IEEE Computer Applications in Power Magazine (1986-2002)
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (1990-98, 2001-02)
IEEE Power Engineering Letters (1997- )
Electrical Engineering Handbook, Academic Press & IEEE Press (1998- )
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology (1992-98)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow
Member, Power Engineering Society
Chairman, Power Systems Operations Committee (1999-2001)
Vice-Chairman, Power System Operations Committee (1996-98)
Member, Power System Engineering Committee (1980-96)
Chairman, Systems Control Subcommittee (1990-96)
Member, System Dynamic Performance Subcommittee
Member, Computer and Analytical Methods Subcommittee
Member, Computer Analysis of Power Systems Working Group
Chairman, Steady State Security Analysis Working Group (1985-90)
Chairman, Panel on Optimal Power Flow
Chairman, Panel on Direct Methods for Stability Analysis
Chairman, Stability Terms and Definitions Task Force
Member, Dynamic Security Analysis Working Group
Member, Rapid Analysis of Transient Stability Task Force
Member, VAR Management Task Force
Member, Power Industry Computer Applications Conference (PICA) Board (1993-2001)
Member, International Technical Committee, Transmission & Distribution Conference & Exhibition 2002: Asia Pacific, Yokohama, Japan
Chairman, Technical Program Committee, 2000 Summer Power Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Executive Chairman, 1993 PICA Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
Executive Vice-Chairman, 1991 PICA Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Chairman, Technical Program Committee, 1989 PICA Conference, Seattle, WA.
Vice-Chairman, Technical Program Committee, 1987 PICA Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Member, Technical Program Committee, 1985 PICA Conference, San Francisco, CA. and1983 PICA Conference, Houston, TX
Member, Technical Program Committee, 1980 Summer Power Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
Conseil Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension (CIGRE), Distinguished Member
US Representative and Member, Study Committee C2 – System Operations (2006-14)
Member, Working Group 39.06 Dispatch Training Simulators (1989-95)
Member, Working Group 39.02 Innovative Technology in the Control Center (1995- )
Member, International Advisory Committee, Regional Meeting 2001 on Bulk Power Transmission System Integration in Developing Countries, New Delhi
Accreditation Board for Engineering &Technology (ABET)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Member
Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education
Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC)
PSCC Council (1999- )
Member, Technical Program Committee, 1996 PSCC, Dresden, Germany; 1999 PSCC, Trondheim, Norway; 2002 PSCC, Seville, Spain; 2005 PSCC, Liege, Belgium
Executive Board, International Conference on Electric Power Control Centers (EPCC)
University Representative, American Power Conference, Chicago, IL (1997-2002)
General Chairman, 1988 IASTED International Conference on High Technology in the Power Industry, Phoenix, AZ.
Member, Technical Committee, International Conference on Power System Technologies, Beijing, China, October 1994
Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on Electricity Sector Development & Demand Side Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 1995
Member, Technical Advisory Council, WESCON 1995
Member, International Program Committee, IFAC/CIGRE Symposium on Control of Power Systems and Power Plants, Beijing, China, August 1997
Member, International Program Committee, International Conference on Power System Automation and Control, Bled, Slovenia, October 1997 and October 2000.
Member, International Advisory Committee, IEE International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation & Management, Hong Kong, November 1997.
Member, International Program Committee, International Conference on Power, Automation and Infotech, Kharagpur, India, December 2001.
Member, Technical Program Committee, 12th National Power Systems Conference, Kharagpur, India, December 2002.
Member, Technical Program Committee, IFAC Symposium on Power Plants and Power Systems Control, Seoul, Korea, June 2003
- Goldblatt Systems, Tucson, AZ (2013)
- Power Grid Corporation, Delhi, India (2010- )
- Korea Electric Research Institute (KERI), Seoul, Korea (2008-2009)
- Electrocon Inc., Ann Arbor, MI (2007- )
- Transpower, Newzealand (2007)
- KEMA Consultants, Philadelphia, PA (2006- )
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC (2005)
- L.R. Christensen Associates, Inc., Madison, WI (2003- )
- ABB Network Management, Houston, TX (2000)
- Korea Water Resources Corp (KOWACO), Taejon, S. Korea (1996)
- Macro Corporation, Horsham, PA, (1993)
- Seattle City Light, Seattle, WA, (1992-97)
- ABB-Systems Control, Santa Clara, CA, (1992- )
- Incremental Systems, Inc., Bellevue, WA, (1990- )
- ESKOM, Government of South Africa (1990)
- United Nations Development Program, Government of India (1989)
- ASCE Consultants, Coto de Caza, CA., (1987-96)
- Arizona Public Service Co., Phoenix, AZ, (1987)
- United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Govt. of Chile (1986)
- Energy Management Consultants Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, MN, (1984-97)
- Power Computer Applications Corp., Tempe, AZ, (1984-93)
- Systems Control, Inc., Palo Alto, CA, (1983-84)
- Boeing Energy Systems Division, Seattle, WA, (1983-84)
- Westin Power Consultants, San Jose, CA, (1983-84)
- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, CA, (1982-84)
- Salt River Project, Phoenix, AZ, (1982-84)
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, (1982)
- Control Data Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, (1982-84)
- Arizona Power Authority, Phoenix, AZ, (1982)
- Power Dynamics, Inc., Bromall, PA, (1982)
- Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, (1982)
- Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, (1976)
- Nebraska Public Power District, Columbus, NE, (1972-73)
- Research Grants & Contracts Over 100K
Electric Power Research Laboratory (1983-93) – $1000K – A block grant from Salt River Project to support the power program at Arizona State University. No university overhead was charged on these funds. The agreement was for $100K per year for 5 years, renewed in 1988. The money was used for research projects (not necessarily mine), graduate fellowships, undergraduate scholarships, laboratory upgrading, and secretarial assistance.
Control Center Operator Training Simulator (1985-90) – $875K – This was a subcontract with Control Data Corporation, whose main contract was with the Electric Power Research Institute for $6M. We developed the models, algorithms and software to simulate the behavior of a large power grid in real time so that the control operators can be trained on it. This Simulator has become the defacto world-wide standard today.
Concurrent Processing of Power System Stability (1987-90) – $350K – This was a National Science Foundation grant that I shared with Prof. Daniel Tylavsky, who was a junior colleague at Arizona State Univ. We developed new algorithms to solve the power system dynamic equations on parallel computers and actually tested these algorithms (for the first time) on actual parallel computers available to us at various supercomputer sites in the US.
Power System Dynamic Security Assessment (1990-93) – $420K – This was a contract with the Electric Power Research Institute to recommend new methodology (hardware and software) to enable the power system control center to analyze whether the grid can withstand large short circuits without losing stability i.e. avoid blackouts. This analysis requires too much computation to be done on-line and our task was to find solutions that would be possible with the new computer platforms.
On-Line Security Assessment of Power Systems (1990-94) – $300K – This was a grant from the National Science Foundation to analyze some of the fundamental analytical problems with the formulation of power system security. The idea was to examine the problem structure to find new ways to speed up the solution.
Operator Training Simulator: Phase II (1991-94) – $150K – This was a subcontract with National Systems & Research (Vancouver, WA) who had the main contract of $800K with the Electric Power Research Institute. Our task was to add some new models to this simulator.
Coherency Based Method for Power System Rescheduling (1995-97) – $110K – This was a contract with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop a method for the preventive control of power systems to avoid instability in the power system.
Real-Time Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems: Voltage Dynamics, Collapse and Control (1995-1997) – $220K – This was a contract with Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) to conduct a comprehensive study of voltage dynamics in power systems for the US Department of Energy. The co-PIs were Kevin Tomsovic and Mani Venkatasubramanian.
On-Line Dynamic Security Analysis of Power Systems (1996-99) – $250K – This is a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop computational methodology that will help analyze the security of those power systems that are vulnerable to instability under disturbances such as the power grid in the Western United States.
Simulating Load/Frequency Control Performance in a Deregulated Environment (1996-98) – $120K – This was a contract with the Electric Power Research Institute to determine the feasibility of frequency control of the power grid when the power supply industry is deregulated. The co-PI was Richard Christie of the University of Washington.
Multidisciplinary Education Using Curriculum Re-Engineering, Industry Partnership and Simulation Technology (MERIT2000) (1997-2000) – $270K + matching industry cofunding – Joint project between Washington State University and Texas A&M University supported by the National Science Foundation and the Electric Power Research Institute under their initiative for Innovative Power Engineering Education in a Changing Environment. There are two co-PIs at WSU and three at TAMU.
Power Systems Engineering Research Center (1998-2006) – $375K + matching industry membership fees – Funding from the National Science Foundation to join this IUCRC led by Cornell University with nine other university partners.
Internet2 High Speed Connection (1998-2000) – $350K + matching $100K from industry – Funding from NSF and matching by Cisco Systems for WSU to connect to the high speed Internet2 network. Lynn Cannon and Mike Miller at WSU are co-PIs.
Complex Interactive Networks and Systems (1999-2002) – $350K – Research funded by the US Dept. of Defense and the Electric Power Research Institute. WSU was one of six universities working on this $6M, three-year project. Kevin Tomsovic, Mani Venkatasubramanian and Ali Saberi are co-PIs at WSU.
Increasing Transparency of Transmission Constraints on the Electricity Trading Market (1999-2001) – $225K – Research funded by the National Science Foundation to transfer technology from an university research center to small firms. Kevin Tomsovic of WSU and Robin Podmore of Incremental Systems Inc. are co-PIs.
Advanced Real Time Measurement and Controls (2001- ) – $480K – Research funded by the US Dept. of Energy and the California Energy Commission under the CERTS program. Kevin Tomsovic and Mani Venkatasubramanian of WSU are co-PIs.
Industrial Applications of Information Security to Protect the Electric Power Infrastructure (2001-03) – $245K – Research funded by US National Institute of Standards & Technology for joint research with Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (lead) and the University of Idaho. Co-PI at WSU is Dave Bakken.
Trusted Cyber Infrastructure of the Powergrid (2005-10) – $980K – Research funded by the National Science Foundation, Dept. of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standard & Technology. Co-PIs are Dave Bakken and Carl Hauser. Part of multi-university $7.5M project.
Over the years I have had numerous other small contracts, grants and donations that have supported my graduate students and upgraded my computational laboratory.
Graduate Students Advised
Doctor of Philosophy
Lin Zhang, “Validation, Testing and Implementation of the Linear State Estimator in a Real Power System,” December 2014.
Haoen Li, “Wide Area Voltage Monitoring and Optimization,” May 2013.
Kai Yin (Kenny) Poon, “External Data Exchange Issues for State Estimation in Power Systems,” May 2012.
Tao Yang, “Effects of the Communications Architecture on Wide-Area Control of Power Systems,” May 2011.
Yang Zhang, “Design of Wide-Area Control Systems for Power Systems Low Frequency Inter-Area Oscillations,” December 2007.
Emilia Nobile, “Bilateral Market for Load Following,” December 2002.
Mohamed Vaziri, “Multistage and Multiobjective Formulations of Globally Optimal Upgradable Expansions for Electric Power Distribution Systems,” December 2000 (co-advisor: Kevin Tomsovic).
Hang Liu, “Adaptive Bounding Method for Voltage Security Analysis of Electric Power Systems,” December 1999.
Chengjun Fu, “Contingency Screening for Dynamic Security Analysis,” December 1998.
Wenping Li, “A Coherency Based Generation Rescheduling Method for Dynamic Security,” May 1998.
Ravindra Kuruneru, “Feasibility Study of Transient Stability Analysis for Operator Training Simulators,” March 1996.
Jun Qiang Wu, “Parallel Algorithms for Power System Transient Stability Analysis,” May 1995.
Lan Juan Hou, “Power System Dynamic Simulation Using System Partitioning and Multiple Stepsize Techniques,” December 1994.
Carlos Castro, “Correctability of System Violations in On-Line Contingency Analysis,” December 1993.
Steve D. Kuo, “Dynamic Security Analysis and Security Dispatch of Power Systems,” December 1993
Jason Chai, “Parallel Processing for Power System Dynamics,” December 1992.
Michael William Foley, “Object Oriented Software Techniques for Power System Control Centers,” December 1992.
Ning Zhu, “Concurrent Power System Transient Stability Studies,” May 1991.
Yilang Chen, “Contingency Evaluation Considering the Voltage Problem,” May 1990.
Jegath Giri, “Identification of Dynamic Equivalents for On-Line Transient Security Assessment,” May 1977.
Master of Science
David Kleinschmidt, “An Analysis of the Impact of Transmission Level Voltage Variation on Distribution Feeder Power Quality and Regulation Equipment Operation,” August 2013.
Michael Johnson, “An Analysis of the Effects of Recloser Location and Automatic Transfer Switching on Power System Reliability,” May 2013.
Rohan Chatterjee, “A Methodology for Managing Wind Overgeneration in Hydro Dominant Power Systems,” May 2013.
Marsela Jakub-Wood, “Static Load Modeling to Quantify the Benefits of a Smart Grid,” December 2012.
Bimal Shah, “Load Modeling and Voltage Optimization using Smart Meter Infrastructure,” December 2012.
Mahti Daliparthi, “Analysis of Volt/VAr Control Scheme for Distribution Feeders,” December 2012.
Jared Burns, “Exploring Optimal Switch Topology with a Classical Distribution Reliability Algorithm,” December 2011 (Co-Advisor: Luis Perez).
Jeffrey Doty, “Optimizing Distribution Systems to Reduce Energy Demand,” December 2011 (Co-Advisor: Luis Perez).
Prashant Kansal, “Communication Requirements for Smart Grid Applications in Power Transmission Systems,” December 2011.
Timothy Scheffler, “Wind Energy Systems and Effects of Large Ramping Events on Regulation and Operating Reserves in the Washington Grid,” August 2010.
Ji Tuo, “Wide Area Control,” May 2010.
Jyotirmoy Roy, “Effects of Ancillary Service Markets on Frequency and Voltage Control Performance of Deregulated Power Systems,” December 2007.
Sanjoy Sarawgi, “Modeling the power and communication networks,” August 2004.
Keqi Hu, “Contingency Screening for Voltage Collapse,” August 1997.
Yihua Ding, “Wheeling Rates Evaluation Based on Spot Pricing Theory,” August 1993.
Veena Gowdra, “Global Display of Power System Networks,” December 1992.
Ravindra Shyamalie Kuruneru, “Modeling Enhancements for Power System Operator Training Simulators,” August 1992.
Michael William Foley, “Human Interface for a Real Time Power System Simulator,” August 1989.
Ronald E. Kidner, “Inter-Utility Time Skewing Errors in State Estimation,” August 1989.
Cheryl Johnson, “A Multiterminal High Voltage Direct Current Model and Power Flow for an Operator Training Simulator,” May 1989.
Vani Kola, “Prime Mover Models for Long Term Simulation of Power Systems,” August 1987.
Mehryar Andalib, “Modeling of External Networks for On-Line Security Analysis,” May 1985.
Farajollah Soudi, “Effects of Wrong Assumptions in the External System on On-Line Security Analysis,” May 1984.
Scott MacKenzie, “Power System Monitoring by Mini-computers in the Laboratory,” May 1976.