Scientific Advisory Board
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Terry Boston is President and Chief Executive Officer of PJM Interconnection. He also serves as chairman of two groups, the North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI), and the North American Transmission Forum. After the August 2003 Northeast/Midwest blackout, Boston was one of eight industry experts selected to direct the NERC investigation.
Mr. Boston was Executive Vice President of the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) power systems operations before joining PJM. In the 35 years he worked for TVA, he directed power iterations, pricing contracts, electric system reliability, and divisions in transmission. He served on the NERC Board/Stakeholders Committee for three years. During that time he was elected to the NERC Members Representative Committee. He presently serves as a U.S. Vice President of the International Council of Large Electric System (CIGRE) and Vice President of the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions.
Mr. Boston received his B.Sc.in engineering from Tennessee Technological University and his M.Sc.in engineering administration from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Hingorani retired from EPRI in 1995 as Vice President of Electrical Systems. He now works as a consultant specializing in the application of power electronics in power systems. Before joining EPRI, Dr. Hingorani worked six years at Bonneville Power Administration. His responsibilities included commissioning of the Pacific DC Intertie and Series Capacitor compensation for AC Interties.
Dr. Hingorani’s many awards include the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Uno Lamm Medal for outstanding contributions in High Voltage Direct Current Technology (1985), the 1995 IEEE Lamme Gold Medal for leadership and pioneering contributions to the transmission and distribution of electric power, and the Franklin Institute’s Bower Medal and Prize for Science in 1996. He served as Chairman of CIGRE Study Committee 14: DC Links and Power Electronics from 1988-1996, and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1998. He has written over 150 papers and is a co-author of two books, one on HVDC power transmission and the other on Flexible AC Power Transmission.
Dr. Hingorani received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Baroda University, India, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
Petar V. Kokotovic is the founder and director of the University of California-Santa Barbara’s Center for Control Engineering and Computation. Before joining UCSB, he taught at the University of Illinois for more than 25 years. While at Illinois, he pioneered singular perturbation techniques which are used today in power systems and adaptive controllers.
Dr. Kokotovic has co-authored numerous papers and 10 books. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. His many honors include the Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award, the IEEE Control Systems Field Award, the IF AC Quazza Medal, the D.C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award, and two Outstanding IEEE Transactions paper awards.
Dr. Kokotovic received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Belgrade, and his Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Chen-Ching Liu is a Professor in the School of Electrical, Electronic, and Mechanical Engineering at University College, Dublin. Dr. Liu also serves as Deputy Principal of the College of Engineering, Mathematical, and Physical Sciences. From 2005 to 2008, he was Palmer Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. He also was Professor of Electrical engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, from 1983 to 2005. From 2000-2005 he served as Associate Dean of Engineering while at the University of Washington.
Dr. Liu is an internationally recognized researcher companies in the areas of intelligent system applications, power system dynamics, smart grids, and power system economics. Dr. Liu is an IEEE Fellow, and is currently Chair of the Power and Energy Society’s Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee. His many awards and honors include the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), the IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award (2004), and an Attwood Associate Award from the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE (2006).
Dr. Liu received his M.S. and B.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Arun Phadke is a Research University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech. His primary research is in power system engineering, microcomputer-based monitoring, protection, and control of power systems. Dr. Phadke is the editor of and contributor to the book Handbook of Electrical Engineering Computations. He also coauthored two books on relaying: Computer Relaying for Power Systems and Power System Relaying. He was the Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery and the Chairman of the Technical Committee of USNC CIGRE.
Dr. Phadke is an IEEE Fellow and has been honored with many IEEE awards, including the Third Millennium Medal (2000), and the Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution award (2000). In recognition of his teaching accomplishments, he received the Power Engineering Educator Award of the EEI (1986) and was named an Outstanding Power Engineering Educator by the IEEE (1991). In 2008, he was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his significant contributions to the power industry. He is also a recipient of the Eta Kappa Nu Karapateff Award and the Distinguished Alumus Award from IIT Kharagpur, India. In 2006, Dr. Phadke was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Grenoble Institute of Technology.
Dr. Phadke earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Sauer is the Grainger Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is also a cofounder of both the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) and PowerWorld Corporation.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Sauer was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2003. His many honors and recognition include the Alumni Achievement Award, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2006; Outstanding Electrical Engineer Award, Purdue University, 2004; IEEE Power engineering Society Prize Paper Award, 1999; and Grainger Chair Professorship, 1988 through present.
He received his B.S. from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University.