Anjan Bose Biography

Dr. Anjan Bose has over forty years of experience in industry and academia, as an engineer, educator, and administrator. He is well known as a technical leader in the power grid control industry, a researcher in electric power engineering, an educator in engineering, and an administrator in higher education. He is a Regents Professor at Washington State University (WSU), where he also served as the Dean of Engineering and Architecture (1998-2005) and in 2012-13 served as a Senior Advisor to the US Department of Energy (DOE) in the Obama administration.

Dr. Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (2003) and has served on many National Academy Committees. He is a founding Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and has been elected as its President. He is also a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and is active in several international professional societies. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award (1994), the Third Millenium Medal (2000) and the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award (2006), from the IEEE. He has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur (2005) and the College of Engineering at Iowa State University (1993).

At Washington State University, Dr. Bose is Regents Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, holds the endowed Distinguished Professorship in Power Engineering, and is the Site Director of the NSF sponsored Power System Engineering Research Center. In Fall 2005, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC on leave from the university. From 1998 to 2005 he served as the Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture and before that, from 1993 to 1998, he was the Director of the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Before joining WSU, Dr. Bose was on the faculty of Arizona State University (ASU), where he directed the Electric Power Research Laboratory that he helped establish in 1982. In addition, his own research group became internationally known for applying computation technology to the control and analysis of large power grids. In 1988-89, he was on leave from the university to manage the Program on Engineering Systems (Power) at the National Science Foundation.

Before ASU, Dr. Bose worked for Control Data Corporation in their Energy Management Systems Division (now Siemens Energy Management & Information Systems). He administered a research group of over a dozen professionals and played a crucial role in the technical leadership of the division ($50 million yearly revenue), which became the leading vendor of power system control centers during this time. Major breakthroughs in power system control technology under his leadership are industrial practice today. He has continued to be a technical leader in this industry and a prominent consultant.

He has served on several editorial boards of IEEE publications and the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. He has also served, some as chair, on several international technical committees and conference organizations. He was appointed by the governor to the board of the Washington Technology Center (served as Vice-Chair for three years), and by the US Secretary of Energy on the committees to study the 1999 and 2003 power blackouts. He has consulted for the electric power industry throughout the world and has been an advisor to several governments on grid related issues.

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