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Yongge Wang

Yongge WangYongge Wang received his PhD degree from the University of Heidelberg of Germany. Since then, Dr. Wang worked in the industry for a few years until he joined UNC Charlotte in 2002. In particular, Dr. Wang has worked in Certicom (now a division of Research In Motion Inc.) as a cryptographic mathematician specializing in efficient cryptographic techniques for wireless communications. He has actively participated in and contributed to the standards bodies such as IETF, W3C XML Security protocols, IEEE 1363 standardization groups for cryptographic techniques, and ANSI T11 groups for SAN network security standards. Dr. Wang is the inventor of Remote Password Authentication protocols SRP5, which is an IEEE 1363.2 standard, and the inventor of Identity based key agreement WANG-KE, which is an IEEE 1363.3 standard. He has also worked with Cisco researchers and American Gas Association researchers to design security protocols for the SCADA industry. Dr. Wang has been actively working in the research areas of information theory, cryptography, network security, and smart grid security. More information can be found at Dr. Wang’s homepage:

Michael Mackay

Michael MackayMichael Mackay is a lecturer in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University. He has been involved in a range of research projects for the EPSRC and IST such as 6NET, ENTHRONE2, and EC-GIN. His main research interests include IPv6, network mobility, IPTV media streaming and cloud computing.

David O'Brien

David O'BrienDavid O'Brien is a former Vermont Commissioner of Public Service and is now a strategic consultant to utilities at the Bridge Energy Group, where he advises ComEd, among others, on regulatory matters. As a Vermont commissioner and member of the state governor's administration, he was responsible for regulation of the electric, natural gas, telecommunications and water industries. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Bridgeport, in Connecticut, and a master's in finance from Fairfield University.

Bruno Sinopoli

Bruno SinopoliBruno Sinopoli received a doctorate in engineering from the University of Padua in 1998, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2003 and 2005 respectively. He did postdoctoral work at Stanford University and then joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; he has courtesy appointments in Mechanical Engineering and in the Robotics Institute. He was awarded the 2006 Eli Jury Award for outstanding research achievement in the areas of systems, communications, control and signal processing at University of California at Berkeley, as well as the NSF CAREER Award in 2010.

Matt Wakefield

Matt WakefieldMatt Wakefield is a Senior Program Manager at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Area Manager for EPRI's Smart Grid Research Programs. At EPRI, he focuses on information and communications technology, cyber security and large-scale smart grid demonstrations integrating distributed energy resources. He has over 24 years of energy industry experience. Prior to joining EPRI, he was Manager of Applied Technology for Integrys Energy Group, as well as a nuclear reactor operator for the U.S. Navy. He received his B.S. degree in technology management from the University of Maryland University College.

Joseph H. Eto

Joseph H. EtoJoseph H. Eto, an IEEE member, is a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he manages a national lab/university/industry R&D partnership called the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS). He has been involved in the preparation of every major electricity policy study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy over the past decade, including the Power Outage Study Team (2000), the National Transmission Grid Study (2002), the US-Canada Final Report on the August 14, 2003 Blackout and both DOE National Electric Transmission Congestion Studies (2006 and 2009). He holds an AB in philosophy and an MS in energy and resources, both from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of California.

Andrew L. Ott

Andrew L. OttAndrew L. Ott, a senior member of IEEE, is Senior Vice President of Markets for PJM Interconnection and serves as a board member for the Association of Power Exchanges, PJM Technologies and PJM Environmental Information Services. He has been with PJM for more than 15 years, supervising the divisions responsible for market operations and strategy, regulatory affairs, customer relations and performance compliance. He serves as the U.S. representative and working group chair for the CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems) C5 Study Committee on Electricity Markets and Regulation. Ott received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an MS in applied statistics from Villanova University.

Yimin Wang

Yimin WangYimin Wang, a senior member of IEEE, is chief of the science and technology department at SGCC. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the deputy chief of the National Electric Power Dispatching and Communication Center, and chief of the department of production technology at SGCC. He is an expert in power dispatching and automation technology and has extensive experience in management of electric assets, power planning and technology. Under his leadership, SGCC has achieved breakthroughs in smart grid planning design, standardization and technology research and development.

Arvind Durai

Arvind DuraiArvind Durai is an Advanced Services Technical Leader for Cisco Systems. His primary responsibility for the past twelve years has been to support the company’s major customers, including those in finance, manufacturing, e-commerce, state government, utilities (smart grid networks) and health care. The focus of his work often has been on security, multicast or network virtualization. Durai holds a B.S. in electronics and communication, a M.S. in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). He is a coauthor of the Cisco Secure Firewall Services Module and TcL Scripting for Cisco’s Internetwork Operating System (IOS).

Vikram Varakantam

Vikram VarakantamVikram Varakantam is a Solutions Architect on the smart grid solutions team within the Cisco customer advocacy group. He has more than nine years of experience in the information technology and networking industry, and he currently supports several large Cisco utility enterprises in WAN, data center and security projects. He leads the company's efforts in security architecture, strategy and implementation, where the smart grid is a focal point. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's in computer science.

Phillip McCrory

Phillip McCroryPhillip McCrory, a senior member of IEEE, is the T&D Services Director for Oncor Electric Delivery’s operations IT systems. During his 40 year career, he has been responsible for transmission planning and the installation of Oncor’s EMS and Smart Grid systems. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Arkansas and his master’s at the University of Texas at Arlington, both in electrical engineering.

Jeff Walz

Jeff WalzJeff Walz is Product Manager of Advanced Distribution Management Systems for Siemens Smart Grid Division in North America. He has over 18 years of electric utility industry experience in control systems, distribution automation, demand response and AMI/AMR. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University in Ames.

Bradley R. Williams

Bradley R. WilliamsBradley R. Williams is Vice President, Industry Strategy, at Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit, which is responsible for outage management, distribution management, mobile workforce management, work and asset management, and load analysis utility applications. He is in charge of Oracle's smart grid strategy. Previously, he was a research director at Gartner, director of technology development at PacifiCorp, and a supervising engineer at Southern California.

Eugene Litvinov

Eugene LitvinovEugene Litvinov, a senior member of IEEE, is a Chief Technologist at the Independent System Operator New England (ISO-NE). He is responsible for advanced system and markets solutions and leads research and development activities. He also heads up all smart grid related efforts at the ISO-NE, including the DOE funded SIDU project. Litvinov has more than 35 years of professional experience in power system modeling, analysis and operation; electricity markets design, implementation and operation; and information technology. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Kiev Technical University (1970 and 1973) and a doctoral degree in electrical engineering from Ural State Technical University (1987).

José-Fernán Martínez-Ortega

José-Fernán Martínez-OrtegaJosé-Fernán Martínez-Ortega is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and Telematic Architectures at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), which he joined as a faculty member in 1997. He received his Ph.D. in telematic engineering from UPM in 2001. From 1993 to 1996, he worked at the National Telecommunications Company in Colombia (TELECOM) where he managed several research projects, and he was the technical manager of his own company, S&H Ltda. His main areas of interest and expertise are new services for wireless sensor networks and internet of things, ubiquitous computing, service management, advanced telecom services, advanced software architectures, component-based distributed applications and telematic services for Internet new generation.

Luigi Glielmo

Luigi GlielmoLuigi Glielmo, an IEEE senior member, holds a master degree in electronics engineering and a research doctorate in automatic control, both earned at Università di Napoli Federico II in 1986 and 1990, respectively. He was head of the engineering department at the University of Sannio from 2001 to 2007. Before that, he taught at the University of Palermo and the University of Naples Federico II. His current research interests include singular perturbation methods, model predictive control methods, automotive controls, deep brain stimulation modeling and control, and smart-grid control.

David G. Hart

David G. HartDavid G. Hart, a senior member of IEEE, is Senior Vice President, Systems & Products, at Elster Solutions LLC, in Raleigh, N.C. Elster is the world's largest metering and solutions company with over 3 million smart meters deployed. Hart earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University, in Clemson, S.C. In 1992, he joined what was then the ABB Transmission Technology Institute, where his most recent position involved distribution and feeder automation.

Jim Parks

Jim ParksJim Parks, an IEEE member, is a program manager in the smart grid department at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District. His current focus is on determining smart grid benefits in order to develop a long-term roadmap for SMUD. He also oversees the utility's commercial customer smart grid projects. Prior to his current assignment, he worked on emerging energy efficiency technologies, electric transportation, energy efficiency program development, energy efficiency implementation and transmission planning. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

Robert M. Simpson III

Robert M. Simpson IIIRobert M. Simpson III, a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida, is Major Project Manager, Smart Grid—Distribution System Demand Response, with Progress Energy Carolinas, in Raleigh, N.C. During his 34 years with Progress, he has served as Manager, Transmission System Performance; Manager, Business Services; Director, Distribution Control Center; and Director, Distribution Projects. In his current role, he leads and manages a project to invest in the Progress Energy Carolinas' electrical distribution system, to condition it to perform as a new demand side resource that operates at high efficiency levels with the capability to reduce peak load demand. He was educated at Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.

Gregorio Cappuccino

Gregorio CappuccinoGregorio Cappuccino, a senior member of IEEE, is an associate professor in the Department of Electronics, Computer Science and Systems at the University of Calabria, Italy. He works on architecture for fast-response amplifiers and electronic systems for high-efficiency charging of batteries for electric vehicles and grid storage. He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Analog and Signal Processing, a member of the Advisory Committee for the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative and associate editor for the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers and the Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications.

Francesco Antonio Amoroso

Francesco Antonio AmorosoFrancesco Antonio Amoroso is a research assistant in the Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems at the University of Calabria, Italy. He received a master’s degree in electronics engineering University of Calabria in 2006 and a Ph.D. from University Mediterranea in Reggio Calabria, Italy in 2011. He is chief operating officer of CalBatt, a spin-off company of the University of Calabria, which specializes in high-efficiency energy and is headquartered in Rende (CS), Italy. His current research interests include the design of electronic systems for electric vehicles, energy storage and smart grids, and high-performance mixed-signal circuits.

Andre Smit

Andre SmitAndre Smit has worked in the protective relaying field for more than two decades. He studied at Vaal Triangle Technikon in South Africa and graduated in 1987 with a degree in electrical power engineering. He joined Siemens in 1989 and in 1998 moved to Siemens USA, where he developed a system engineering and production capability for protection systems. A member of the IEEE Power Systems Relaying Committee, Smit directed the Siemens USA protective relay business unit from 2004 to 2008.

Thierry F. Godart

Thierry F. GodartThierry F. Godart is president of the Siemens Smart Grid Division in North America. A graduate of the École Supérieure d'Electricité (SUPELEC) in Paris, France, he has more than twenty years experience in the application of information technology to the power industry. Godart earned a doctoral degree in electrical engineering and master's degrees in applied mathematics and electrical engineering at Georgia Tech. He is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and CIGRÉ.

Paul L. Springer

Paul L. SpringerPaul L. Springer, PE, is chief engineer in Southwire's overhead transmission engineering department. Prior to his move to Southwire in 2010, he was the program manager for transmission infrastructure at the National Electric Energy Testing Research and Applications Center (NEETRAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His career spans distribution, generation, and transmission assignments.

Kevin M. Klein

Kevin M. KleinKevin M. Klein, a senior applied mechanics engineer in the energy industry, is pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. His research involves mathematical modeling and statistical analysis for the development of predictive models.

W. Z. Black

W. Z. BlackW. Z. Black, an IEEE fellow, has degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois and Purdue University. He is currently a Regents Professor Emeritus in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Steve Gelatko

Steve GelatkoSteve Gelatko is Manager, Distribution Asset Management for PPL Electric Utilities, in Allentown, Pa. His responsibilities include system reliability, distribution capacity planning, distribution maintenance, research and development, and optimization of distribution investment. Previously, he was the Manager of Technology Development and Application. In the summer of 2009, Gelatko led the team that formulated PPL's successful smart grid grant application under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from DeSales University, in Center Valley, Pa.

Carl Imhoff

Carl ImhoffCarl Imhoff manages the electricity infrastructure market sector within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) Energy and Environment Directorate. He is responsible for PNNL's research and development program in advanced power transmission reliability, demand response, renewables integration, policy and strategy for smart grid concepts, and crosscutting grid analytic tools in visualization and high performance computing. During his 30 years at PNNL, he also has been involved in a number of electric power system organizations including the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative, the GridWise Alliance, the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council. In 2011, he was appointed to the Consumer Advisory Council of the New York Independent System Operator.

Varun Chandola

Varun ChandolaVarun Chandola is a research scientist in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota in 2009. His research interests include large-scale data mining and machine learning. His expertise is in the area of anomaly detection in massive and complex data sets. He is the author of the widely cited survey on anomaly detection, published in ACM Computing Surveys, and a survey on anomaly detection for discrete sequences, published in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Alexandre Sorokine

Alexandre SorokineAlexandre Sorokine is an R&D research member in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in physical geography at Moscow State University and his Ph.D. in geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo. His experience and major research interests are in the fields of geographic databases and data models, parallel processing of geographic data, geospatial ontology and environmental modeling. His industrial expertise is concentrated in the areas of GIS application design and programming. He has done academic, government and private sector work in the United States, Japan, Germany and countries of the former Soviet Union.

Olufemi A. Omitaomu

Olufemi A. OmitaomuOlufemi A. Omitaomu is a research scientist in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Lagos State University, Nigeria in 1995 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Lagos in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering with a concentration in information engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2006. Prior to enrollment in the doctoral program, he was a project engineer at Mobil Producing Nigeria. His research expertise includes data mining of sensor data, applications of computational intelligence to energy and power systems, and modeling of sustainable homes and cities.

Brian D. Gemmell

Brian D. GemmellBrian D. Gemmell, an IEEE member, is General Manager of Siemens Power Technologies International, in Schenectady, N.Y. He worked for ScottishPower from 1994 to 2000 in substation engineering and transmission planning, spent seven years working on FACTS and HVDC business development in North America and was a visiting engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992. Gemmell received his M.Eng. and Ph.D. in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Strathclyde, UK, in 1990 and 1995.

Hugo R. Bashualdo

Hugo R. BashualdoHugo R. Bashualdo, an IEEE member, is Senior Manager, Smart Grid Consulting, at Siemens Power Technologies International in Schenectady, N.Y. He led various technical areas at Northern Lima Hydro (Edelnor) from 1994 to 2004, and spent more than five years with British Columbia Hydro (2006-2012), as Senior Engineer in T&D Engineering Division. Bashualdo received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering from Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Peru, in 1994; an M.B.A. from Peruvian University of Applied Science, Peru, in 2000; and graduated from Humber College, Canada with Honors in Project Management in 2006.

Gian Carlo Montanari

Gian Carlo MontanariGian Carlo Montanari, an IEEE fellow, is professor of electrical technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Bologna, where he teaches courses on technology, reliability and asset management. He has worked since 1979 in the field of aging and endurance of solid insulating materials and systems, of diagnostics of electrical systems and innovative electrical materials (magnetics, electrets, super-conductors). He has also been engaged in the fields of power quality and energy market, power electronics, reliability and statistics of electrical systems, as well as smart grid. He is a member of Associazione Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica Italiana and of the Institute of Physics. Since 1996 he has been president of the Italian chapter of IEEE's Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, and he is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. He is founder and president of the startup TechImp, established in 1999.

Andrea Cavallini

Andrea CavalliniAndrea Cavallini, an IEEE member, has been an associate professor at Bologna University since 1998. He worked as a researcher at Ferrara University the previous three years. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna in 1990 and 1995. His research interests are diagnosis of insulation systems by partial discharge analysis, reliability of electrical systems and artificial intelligence. He is a member of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society's AdCom and chair of the educational committee. He is co-founder of the startup TechImp.

Peter Morshuis

Peter MorshuisPeter Morshuis, an IEEE member, is an associate professor of high voltage engineering at the Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. In 2012, he started the company Solid Dielectric Solutions, which focuses on training and consultancy in the field of high voltage and high field applications. His current primary research fields of interest are on-line monitoring and diagnostics of dielectric phenomena, such as partial discharge and space charge, "green" insulation technologies, nanodielectrics and nanofluids. He is active in Cigré and IEEE's Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS), and DEIS's AdCom. He is an associate editor of the Transactions on DEI.

Kwok W. Cheung

Kwok W. CheungKwok W. Cheung is the R&D Director, Market Management Systems at Alstom Grid in Redmond, Washington. He received his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., in 1991. Cheung is a senior member of IEEE, a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington and a certified Project Management Professional of PMI (the Project Management Institute). He is serves as the Vice-Chair of the PSACE System Economic Subcommittee of the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

Ronald Mao

Ronald MaoRonald Mao is a member of IEEE and a contributor to 3G/4G wireless standards. His research interests include communication protocols and wireless networking. He has over twenty years of experience in system design and product development. He received an M.S. in computer science from DePaul University in Chicago, and a B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Beijing, China. He is a senior manager at Huawei Technologies USA, Inc.

Vibhor Julka

Vibhor JulkaVibhor Julka received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has over 17 years of experience in the telecom industry in system design and 3G/4G wireless standards development. His research interests include wireless networks, machine-to-machine communications, smart grid and sensor networks. He is a member of IEEE and Tau Beta Pi. He has worked as a consultant for Huawei Technologies USA, Inc.

Iñaki Laresgoiti

Iñaki LaresgoitiIñaki Laresgoiti, a member of the Engineering Association of Bizkaia, has headed support systems for network operation at LABEIN and later on TECNALIA since 1989. LABEIN is a technological research centre in Spain that has become part of a bigger organization called TECNALIA, the product of the merger of different technological centers of the Basque Country. He holds master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and applied mechanics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research focuses on the design of support systems for network management.

Antonello Monti

Antonello MontiAntonello Monti, a senior member of IEEE, received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy in 1989 and 1994. From 1990 to 1994, he was with the Research Laboratory, Ansaldo Industria, Milan, where he was responsible for the design of the digital control of a large power cycloconverter drive. In 1995, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, and in 2000 the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. He is currently Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems, E.ON Energy Research Center, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.

Ferdinanda Ponci

Ferdinanda PonciFerdinanda Ponci, a senior member of IEEE, received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1998 and 2002. In 2003 she joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of South Carolina. She is currently an adjunct professor with the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems at the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. Her research is in multi-agent systems for control and monitoring of power electronics systems, methods for uncertainty representation and propagation.

Susan Lysecky

Susan LyseckySusan Lysecky is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona, where she coordinates research efforts for the Ubiquitous and Embedded Computing Laboratory. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of California, Riverside in 2003 and 2006, and is a member of IEEE and ACM. Her current research interests include embedded system design, with emphasis on self-configuring architectures, human-computer interaction and facilitating the design and use of complex sensor-based system by non-engineers.

Sioe T. Mak

Sioe T. MakSioe T. Mak, an IEEE life fellow, is an associate consultant with ESTA International, LLC. Previously he was senior staff scientist at Distribution Control Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Corp. He has served on many IEEE committees, published widely in areas such as power frequency communication technology and smart grid applications, and holds numerous U.S. and world-wide patents. His diploma in electrical engineering is from the University of Indonesia, and he earned an M. Sc. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Shawkat Ali

Shawkat AliShawkat Ali, a senior member of IEEE, is with the School of Information and Communication Technology, CQ University, Australia. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University, in Australia. His research interests include computational intelligence, data mining, cloud computing and biomedical engineering. He leads a research group on computational intelligence and is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Sciences and Engineering (IJETSE), Canada.

Young-Jun Son

Young-Jun SonYoung-Jun Son is a professor of systems and industrial engineering, a da Vinci Fellow, an Arizona Engineering Faculty Fellow, and Director of the Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies Program at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on modeling and control of complex manufacturing and service enterprises, distributed federation of multi-paradigm simulations, and modeling human decision-making and social behaviors. A member of IEEE, he received the SME 2004 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the IIE 2005 Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award, the IERC Best Paper Awards (in 2005, 2008 and 2009), and Best Paper of the Year Award in 2007 from IJIE.

Janet Roveda

Janet RovedaJanet Roveda, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Arizona and IEEE senior member, earned a bachelor's degree in computer science at the East China Institute in Nanjing, China in 1991, and master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998 and 2000. She was a recipient of the NSF career award in 2005, the PEACASE award in 2006, the University of Arizona Outstanding Achievement Award in 2007 and the R. Newton Graduate Research Project Award from the Design Automation Conference. Her primary research interests focus on smart grid circuit design, VLSI circuit modeling and analysis, and low power multi-core system design.

Jim Reilly

Jim ReillyJim Reilly is a consultant working on projects related to the integration of renewable energy into the distribution system, microgrids and related standards. He has facilitated use cases related to distributed control systems for microgrids that include wind, solar, fuel cells, gas generators and multiple storage technologies. Recently, he has worked closely with the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Development Organization on standards related to demonstration projects in New Mexico and Hawaii. A member of the IEEE Power Engineering Society he is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S.) and Columbia University (M.B.A.).

Benjamin Kroposki

Benjamin KroposkiBenjamin Kroposki is Director of Energy Systems Integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in engineering systems from Colorado School of Mines. His expertise is in the design and testing of renewable and distributed power systems with a focus on photovoltaic systems and grid integration. An IEEE senior member, he served as chairman of the IEEE 1547.4 standards group for distributed resource integration and secretary of the IEEE 1547.1 distributed energy conformance testing group.

Siddharth Suryanarayanan

Siddharth SuryanarayananSiddharth Suryanarayanan, a senior member of IEEE, teaches in the department of electrical engineering and is a Resident Faculty Fellow in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. His research and teaching interests lie in the area of design, operation and economics of advanced electric power systems. He received the IEEE Power & Energy Society's T. Burke Hayes Faculty Recognition Award in 2009, and in 2011 he was invited to participate in the U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium conducted by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Alvaro A. Cárdenas

Alvaro A. CárdenasAlvaro A. Cárdenas, an IEEE member, is a research staff engineer at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. Prior to this he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked on security of critical infrastructure systems. His current research focuses on "big data" analytics for security, smart grid, network security, cyber-physical systems, and wireless communications for embedded systems and the Internet of Things. He holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. from Universidad de los Andes.

Gelareh Taban

Gelareh TabanGelareh Taban is a security engineer working in Silicon Valley. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. Her research interests include security and privacy in networks, applied cryptography, and digital rights management.

Christof Weinhardt

Christof WeinhardtChristof Weinhardt has headed the Institute of Information Management and Systems at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2000. He holds a master's degree in industrial engineering and management and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from KIT. Before joining the institute he held full professorships at the universities of Giessen and Bielefeld. His research focuses on the design and analysis of new markets in the finance, energy and services industry.

Michael C. Caramanis

Michael C. CaramanisMichael C. Caramanis is a professor of mechanical and systems engineering at Boston University. He teaches in the areas of stochastic control, supply chains and power markets, and has consulted on power market design in the United States, United Kingdom and Italy. His current research concerns sustainable advanced building design and operation, and the extension of power markets to provide access to distributed loads and resources while incorporating distribution/retail costs and congestion. An IEEE member, he earned a BS degree in chemical engineering at Stanford and an MS and PhD in engineering at Harvard.

Fang Yang

Fang YangFang Yang, a member of IEEE, works as a senior research and development engineer with the ABB Inc. US Corporate Research Center in Raleigh, N.C. She received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests include distribution automation, power system reliability analysis, and the application of intelligent techniques in power system control.

Zhao Li

Zhao LiZhao Li, a member of IEEE, works as a senior software architect with the ABB Inc. US Corporate Research Center in Raleigh, N.C. He received his M.S. degree in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include the application of software technologies in process automation and power systems, performance analysis, and information system design and tuning.

Chao Chen

Chao ChenChao Chen is a doctoral student in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. He received a bachelor's degree at Anhui University, in China, in 2005, and a master's at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, in 2008. His interests center on sensor networks in smart environments, smart grids and machine learning applications in energy consumption.

Diane Cook

Diane CookDiane Cook, an IEEE Fellow, is Huie-Rogers Chair Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. She received a bachelor's degree at Wheaton College in 1985 and a master's at the University of Illinois in 1987. She earned her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Illinois in 1990. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, graph-based relational data mining, smart environments, and robotics.

Sandeep Agrawal

Sandeep AgrawalSandeep Agrawal obtained a B.E. degree in electronics and power engineering from Nagpur University, in Nagpur, India in 1986. He has worked for the Indian government at the Department of Atomic Energy, Garware Chemicals Aurangabad, IBM and Neilsoft Limited. Presently, he is working as the executive vice president of Neilsoft Limited in Pune. He has global certifications in IT security such as CISSP, and contributes to the U.S. National Board of Information Security Managers smart grid cyber security panel.

Manoj B. Daigavane

Manoj B. DaigavaneManoj B. Daigavane obtained a B.E. degree in power electronics engineering from Nagpur University in Nagpur, India in 1988. He received a M.S. degree in electronics and control engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani (Raj) in 1994, and a M.E. degree in power electronics engineering from Rajeev Gandhi University of Technology, Bhopal (M.P) in 2001. He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from RSTM Nagpur University in 2009. From 1988 to 2007 he taught at the B. D. College of Engineering, Sewagram (Wardha), which is affiliated with Nagpur University. From 2007 to 2009, he was professor and head of electrical and electronics engineering at theDisha Institute of Management and Technology, Raipur (C.G.). He is currently principal of the S. D. College of Engineering, Wardha—Maharashtra.

Momen Bahadornejad

Momen BahadornejadMomen Bahadornejad, a member of IEEE, works as a research associate at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He previously taught at the Power and Water University of Technology, Iran, where he established and directed the Centre for Electricity Market Studies. His current research interests include power system stability and control, application of digital signal processing to power system problems, application of IEC 61850 to smart grids, distributed generation, and electricity market studies.

Nirmal-Kumar C. Nair

Nirmal-Kumar C. NairNirmal-Kumar C. Nair, a senior member of IEEE, is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Adam Hahn

Adam HahnAdam Hahn, an IEEE member, is an information security engineer at the MITRE Corporation.

Adam Hahn

Adam HahnAdam Hahn, an IEEE member, is an information security engineer at the MITRE Corporation.

George Larry Clark

George Larry ClarkGeorge Larry Clark, an IEEE senior member, is principal engineer, power delivery, with Alabama Power Company, where he supports distribution SCADA, distribution automation, electronic mapboard (a computer-based, digital presentation of the Distribution Switching Diagram), the integrated distribution management system and smart grid strategy. He chairs the distribution automation subcommittee of DistribuTECH Advisory Committee and is Vice Chairman of the IEEE PES Smart Distribution Working Group.

Robert Uluski

Robert UluskiRobert Uluski, an IEEE member, has over 35 years of electric utility experience, with a focus on planning and implementing distribution automation systems.

Georges Simard

Georges SimardGeorges Simard, an IEEE senior member, is a power engineer consultant. He has worked in distribution network development for more than 30 years for Hydro-Québec Distribution, where he has been responsible for developing roadmaps and writing standards. He chairs the IEEE / PES Smart Distribution Working Group and is a member of the IEEE/PES Intelligent Grid Coordinating Committee and the international projects subcommittee of DistribuTECH's Advisory Committee.

Harry Stephey

Harry StepheyHarry Stephey is an IEEE member and has over 40 years of experience in engineering management, product development and project management. Since joining KEMA, he has managed a number of major projects involving Advanced Metering Infrastructure, renewable energy and ARRA Stimulus Fund applications. He has also been a major contributor to several international AMI programs involving U.S. government installations and international utilities. He is the Project Manager for implementation of KEMA's Smart Grid Interoperability Lab (SGIL) and construction of a microgrid at KEMA PowerTest facilities in Chalfont, Pennsylvania.

Stefano Galli

Stefano GalliStefano Galli is the Director of Technology Strategy at ASSIA, leading the company's overall standardization strategy and contributing to its efforts in wired and wireless access and home area networking. ASSIA is the leading provider of high-performance management software and services for DSL service providers. Galli received his master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1994 and 1998. An IEEE fellow, he previously worked for Panasonic Corporation and Bellcore (now Telcordia Technologies).

Adel S. Elmaghraby

Adel S. ElmaghrabyAdel S. Elmaghraby, an IEEE Senior Member, is professor and chairman of the Computer Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Louisville. He has also held appointments at Carnegie Mellon’s Software Engineering Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has advised over 60 master's graduates and 24 doctoral graduates. His research and publications span intelligent systems, neural networks, cyber-security, visualization and simulation. The IEEE-Computer Society has recognized his work with multiple awards including a Golden Core membership.

James H. Graham

James H. GrahamJames H. Graham, an IEEE senior member, is the Henry Vogt Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Louisville, and chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Educated at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Purdue University, he worked as a product design engineer for General Motors Corporation and taught at Purdue University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, before joining the University of Louisville faculty in 1985. His current research focuses on cyber-security of industrial control systems.

Matthew Turner

Matthew TurnerMatthew Turner, an IEEE member, is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering technology at Purdue University. Previously with the University of Louisville’s Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, his research interests include power distribution system modelling, best practices for power systems education, and electric energy and public policy. Additionally, his work in wireless sensing and control networks for biomedical and smart grid applications has been recognized by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

Yukio Hiranaka

Yukio HiranakaYukio Hiranaka is a senior member of IEEE and a professor at Yamagata University, Yonezawa, Japan. His research interests include network infrastructures, network simulators, and communication abstraction. He received his doctorate in the field of instrumentation physics from the University of Tokyo.

Anthony M. Giacomoni

Anthony M. GiacomoniAnthony M. Giacomoni, a student member of IEEE, is currently a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota. He received a B.S. degree in electric power engineering and economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y. in 2007, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN in 2009 and 2011 respectively. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. His research interests include electricity markets, optimization, distribution automation, microgrids and complex interactive networks.

Jack Pokrzywa

Jack PokrzywaJack Pokrzywa, as International Director of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards, is responsible for the overall performance of the SAE Ground Vehicle Standards support system. Prior to joining SAE, he was a manager at the Automotive Industry Action Group and held marketing management positions in Germany and the UK with Octal GmbH. Pokrzywa is an M.A. graduate of Warsaw’s Catholic University and has an engineering certificate from Warsaw’s Technical Institute.

Mary Reidy

Mary ReidyMary Reidy is a staff member of National Grid’s Smart Technology Center in Liverpool, N.Y. where she is responsible for identification of appropriate university-industry collaborations. She chairs the IEEE p2030.1 working group. A licensed professional engineer in New York State, Reidy has a doctoral degree and master's degrees in business and engineering.

Christine Hertzog

Christine HertzogChristine Hertzog, Managing Director of the Smart Grid Library, has over 20 years of experience managing successful introductions of transformational innovations in new technologies, services, business models and processes for partners and clients. A veteran of the telecommunications industry, she serves as a consultant and adviser to smart grid startups, private equity firms, investor groups, and utilities. She is the author of the Smart Grid Dictionary,and co-author of The Smart Grid Consumer Focus Strategy.

Jim Maguire

Jim MaguireJim Maguire is Senior Vice President of Engineering and Grid Segment, at American Superconductor. He joined AMSC in 1997 and, after serving in a succession of management positions, was put in charge of the company’s superconductor projects in 2007. In 2010 he became Senior Vice President of Projects & Engineering. Prior to joining AMSC, Maguire was founder and president of Applied Engineering Technologies, Ltd.

Fereidoon P. Sioshansi

Fereidoon P. SioshansiFereidoon P. Sioshansi is President of Menlo Energy Economics and the editor and publisher of EEnergy Informer, a monthly newsletter. He has worked at Southern California Edison Company (SCE), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), National Economic Research Associates (NERA), and, Ventyx, now part of ABB. He has degrees in engineering and economics from Purdue University.

Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy

Ganesh Kumar VenayagamoorthyGanesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy a senior member of IEEE, is a professor of electrical and computer engineering and the founding director of the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is the principal investigator of the Brain2Grid project sponsored by the US National Science Foundation Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation. He chairs the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Intelligent Systems Subcommittee and Working Group on Intelligent Control Systems, as well as the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society’s Task Force on Smart Grid.

Robert Schober

Robert SchoberRobert Schober is a professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. An IEEE fellow and fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, he works on information theory, wireless communication, statistical signal processing and the smart grid.

Vincent W.S. Wong

Vincent W.S. WongVincent W.S. Wong is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia. An IEEE member, he does research on communication networks protocol design, with applications to the Internet, wireless networks, and the smart grid.

Pedram Samadi

Pedram SamadiPedram Samadi received bachelor's and master's degrees from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran and currently is a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Richard Walsh

Richard WalshRichard Walsh is an application services director in the global strategic solutions group at S&C Electric Company. He became part of S&C when the company acquired a software division from Current Group, headquartered in Germantown, Md., in May 2011, where he was vice president for business development. At Current Group he had been responsible, among other things, for the delivery and operations of the largest commercial Broadband over Powerline network in the world, covering 55,000 premises and associated devices on Duke Energy’s grid. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a business degree in finance.

Chi Zhou

Chi ZhouChi Zhou received bachelor’s degrees in automation and business administration from Tsinghua University, China, in 1997. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University in 2000 and 2002 She taught at Florida International University from 2002 to 2006, and since 2006, she has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Abiodun Iwayemi

Abiodun IwayemiAbiodun Iwayemi is an IEEE Student member and PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. He is currently working on the IIT Perfect Power Smart Grid project being deployed across IIT’s main campus. His research interests include energy management systems for home automation networks, non-intrusive load management, and wireless sensor networks.

Dominique Guinard

Dominique GuinardDominique Guinard is a researcher at the Institute for Pervasive Computing of ETH Zurich. Previously, he was research associate for SAP Research Zurich, working on using SOAs to connect smart things with business applications, and a visiting researcher at the MIT Auto-ID Labs. In 2007, he co-founded the initiative with the aim of reflecting on how to use the Web to create a global grid of interconnected, everyday objects and machines.

Wanda Reder

Wanda RederWanda K. Reder is chair of IEEE Smart Grid, immediate past-president for IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), and has served on the IEEE PES Governing Board since 2002. She leads the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative. Ms. Reder is also a member of Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s Electricity Advisory Committee, and vice president of the Power Systems Services Division at S&C Electric Company.

George W. Arnold

George ArnoldGeorge W. Arnold is national coordinator for smart grid interoperability at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined NIST in September 2006 as deputy director of technology services after a 33-year career in the telecommunications and information technology industries. Arnold has served as chairman of the board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and as president of the IEEE Standards Association. He is currently vice president for policy with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Marcus Torchia

Marcus TochiaMarcus Torchia is research manager of intelligent grid strategies at IDC Energy Insights. He has 15 years of experience helping utility end-users, technology vendors and service providers optimize technology and business planning decisions for intelligent grid initiatives. Prior to joining IDC, he worked at the Yankee Group on its Enterprise Applications and Mobile Solutions team and for the Nokia Research Center's Incubation Group.

Jean-Philippe Faure

Jean-Philippe FaureJean-Philippe Faure is chairman of the IEEE 1901 Working Group, a member of both the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board and IEEE Communications Society Standards Board and an IEEE-SA representative to the NIST Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Since 1994, Faure has served as chief executive officer of Progilon, a leading provider of strategic consultancy in PLC technology, standardization and worldwide regulation. Previously, he helped develop home network technologies at Landis+Gyr and international relationships at Hewlett-Packard.

Clark W. Gellings

Clark W. GellingsClark W. Gellings, a fellow at the Electric Power Research Institute, has had a long career in technical management at EPRI, serving in seven vice-presidential positions. He is a life fellow of IEEE and an honorary and distinguished member of CIGRE, the International Council on Large Electric Systems. He is a past-president of CIGRE’s U.S. National Committee.

Lorenzo Peretto

Lorenzo PerettoLorenzo Peretto, an IEEE Senior Member, joined the EE Department at the University of Bologna as an assistant professor and subsequently became an associate professor.

Alessandro Ferrero

Alessandro FerreroAlessandro Ferrero is a professor at the Politecnico di Milano. His research interests include uncertainty evaluation, the application of digital methods to electrical measurements, and measurements on electric power systems under non-sinusoidal conditions. He is the recipient of the 2006 Joseph F. Keithley IEEE Field Award for Instrumentation and Measurement.

Mihaela Albu

Mihaela AlbuMihaela Albu, an IEEE senior member, is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, and a founding member of Mic roDERLab, Politehnica University of Bucharest. She is a member of DERlab, European Distributed Energy Resources Laboratories e. V., andserved as the VP of Membership (2011), Technical and Standards Activities (2012-2013) within the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society.

Shirley Siluk

Shirley SilukShirley Siluk is research director at, a sustainability markets analysis firm with offices in London and San Francisco. It provides its corporate clients with insight into government legislation, industry standards, new products and services, trends and markets. A veteran journalist with more than two decades of experience covering issues ranging from energy and the environment to politics and information technology, Siluk has written for The Chicago Tribune, and Web Hosting Magazine, among other publications. She has also operated her own analyst organization focused on the web hosting industry.

David Wagman

David WagmanDavid Wagman is chief editor of Power Engineering magazine and Renewable Energy World North America magazine. He has also served as conference committee chairman for POWER-GEN International, Coal-Gen and Renewable Energy World Conference & Expo North America. Wagman has more than 20 years experience writing about the energy industry, including four years as a staff member at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Dick DeBlasio

Dick DeBlasioDick DeBlasio is chief engineer at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., has worked for more than 40 years has worked with IEEE members and stakeholders to standardize how renewable resources such as solar, wind and hydro power are to be interconnected with the electricity grid. He is chair of the IEEE P2030 Working Group, a member of the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors.

Chuck Adams

Chuck AdamsChuck Adams is the 2009-2010 President of the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). He chairs its Board of Governors and represents Standards on the IEEE Board of Directors.

During his Board of Governors tenure, Chuck was the first Chair of the IEEE-SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) and played a pivotal role in the launching of the IEEE’s corporate standards program.

Robert Heile

Robert HeileBob Heile is a 30-year veteran in data communications and wireless data and is widely known for his many articles and presentations on the topic. He is the Chairman and founding member of the ZigBee Alliance, Chair and founding member of the IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs), Co-Chair of the P2030 Smart Grid Communications Task Force, and is a founding member of IEEE 802.11.

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