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Dr. M. Fayyaz Akram

paulo.jpg (236426 bytes)completed his MS in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1993 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Clarkson University, respectively. He has been working on Con-Ed research fellowship and won the US Department of Energy Research proposal. He started work in Power Technologies Inc. Schenectady, NY, USA. Currently, he is working in the Electrical Department of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He is also working as a consultant in Precision POWER-tek International Private Limited, Lahore, Pakistan and working on system studies projects for different utilities in association with power technologies Inc. USA and Stone studies related to utilities and private power additions. He is a member of the IEEE and PES working group on harmonics in Power systems. 






Aysen Arsoy

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(student member’94) received her BS/EE and MS/EE degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 1992 and University of Missouri-Rolla in 1996, respectively. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. degree in the Electrical Engineering Department of Virginia Tech. Her research interests include power system stability, control and transient analysis.

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Reuben F. Burch, IV

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(M 70) was born in Eastman, GA, on August 5, 1948. He received his BEE degree from Auburn University in 1970. He is a Principal Engineer in Enhanced Power Quality at Alabama Power Co. in Birmingham, AL, where he mainly performs voltage flicker and harmonic analyses. He is a member of IEEE, PES, and IAS and is a registered professional engineer in Alabama and Georgia.







Dr. Gary W. Chang

CWK.JPG (4760 bytes)(M 94) received his Electrical Engineering Diploma from National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1982, and the MSEE and Ph.D. degrees from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and the University of Texas at Austin in 1988 and 1994, respectively. From 1995 through 1998, he worked in the Operations Planning Department of Siemens Power Systems Control, a Division of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution, LLC. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan. His areas of interest include power systems optimization, harmonics, and power quality. Dr. Chang is a member of Tau Beta Pi and a registered professional engineer in the state of Minnesota.

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J. J. Dai

(S86, M94) received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toledo, Ohio in 1995, in Electrical Engineering. Since 1992, he has been associated with Operation Technology, Inc., where he is involved in the development of computer software for power system modeling and simulation studies, and currently serves as Vice President of Advanced Technology. His interests and experience include power system stability study and improvement, power system harmonic analysis and correction, industrial power system conceptual design, and computer modeling and simulation of power system operation and control. Dr. Dai is a member of IEEE-PES and IEEE-IAS where he serves as secretary of the Power System Analysis Subcommittee and the Chair of the Low-Order Harmonics Task Force of the IAS Harmonics Working Group.




Dr. S. Mark Halpin

halpin.jpg (3754 bytes)(M 93) received his BEE, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Auburn University in 1988, 1989, and 1993, respectively. He is  currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University. His teaching interests include power systems, control systems, and network analysis. His research interests are in the areas of modeling and simulation techniques for large-scale power systems, power system transients and harmonics, and computer algorithms. He is active in the IEEE Power Engineering Society and Industry Applications Society, where he serves as chairman of the IEEE-IAS Working Group on Harmonics.

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Dr. C.J. Hatziadoniu

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(M 97) received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from West Virginia University in 1987. He is currently an associate professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at Southern Illinois University. His interests include power electronics, HVDC, and modeling and simulation of power systems.

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Dr. Takashi Hiyama

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received his B.E., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1969, 1971, and 1980, respectively. He joined Kumamoto University in 1971, and he currently is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. During the period of June 1985 through September 1986, he was at Clarkson University, and was involved with power system harmonics research. His current interests include intelligent control of electric power systems using fuzzy logic control and neural networks, measurement and real time control of photovoltaic systems, and harmonic analysis of distribution systems. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of IEE of Japan, SICE of Japan, and the Japan Solar Energy Society.

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Dr. Yilu Liu

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is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She received the BS degree from Xian Jiatong University, China, in 1982, and MS and PhD degrees from The Ohio State University in 1985 and 1989, respectively. Dr. Liu is the recipient of the 1993 National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award and the 1994 Presidential Faculty Fellow Award.

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Dr. Thomas Ortmeyer

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Dr. Satish J. Ranade

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(SM) received his BE degree from the Indian Institute of Science, India, the MSEE from New Mexico State University, and the Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He is currently a professor at New Mexico State University. His teaching and research interests are in power systems, machinery, power electronics, and AI applications in operation and control. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi, and serves as the counselor for the student branch at NMSU.

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Dr. Paulo F. Ribeiro

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received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil, in 1975, completed the Electric Power Systems Engineering Course with Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI), in 1979, and received the Ph.D. from the University of Manchester - UMIST, England, in 1985. Dr. Ribeiro is a Senior Member of the IEEE, member of the CIGRE International Voltage Quality Working Group 36-05, and Vice-Chairman of the IEEE Task Force on Harmonics Modeling and Simulation. Dr. Ribeiro conducted research at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, and the Electric Power Research Center, Palo Alto, California, and has taught electrical engineering in Brazil and the USA (full-time and part-time) since 1978. Dr. Ribeiro is presently with the Naval Nuclear Fuel Division of BWX Technologies, in Lynchburg, Virginia, where he is a Power Systems Chief Engineer.

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Dr. Wilsun Xu

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obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, in 1989. From 1990 to 1996, he was with PowerTech Labs Inc. and B.C. Hydro as an electrical engineer. He joined the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, as an Associate Professor or Electrical Engineering in September 1996. Dr. Xu’s research interests are in the areas of power quality, voltage stability, and distribution automation

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Dr. Zhenyuan Wang

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is a research scientist of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, China, in 1990, 1992 and 1996, respectively. His current research interests are power quality, power system equipment modeling, monitoring and diagnoses.






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