Ass't Prof. Anurag K. Srivastava to speak at ISIS

We will have a visitor, Anurag K Srivastava, from Mississippi State University on November 13th. He will be giving a seminar on “Smart Power Grid: Research Opportunities and Making it Reality”, followed by an open discussion at 10:00 AM in the large conference room.

There will be drinks and coffee at the presentation. If you have any questions about the seminar or wish to meet the speaker afterwards, contact Abhishek Dubey.

An abstract for his presentation and brief CV are attached.

Abstract: As social, economic, and political pressures drive new generation and load technologies with changing policies and standards onto the power grid, the system must continue to operate with a high level of stability, security and reliability. Recent blackouts in the United States and other parts of the world provided evidence that more sophisticated operation and control techniques with enhanced situational awareness and decision support are needed to operate complex electric grid and to ensure secure and reliable energy. Development in digital technology, power generation technology and several other related advancements created opportunities for engineering the smarter power grid. This talk will present research opportunities of interdisciplinary nature for making smart power grid a reality. Specific research work funded by US Department of Homeland Security (DoHS) related to development of well engineered human-machine interface that allows knowledge discovery for comprehensive wide area monitoring and control using techniques based on load flow based sensitivity, Common Information Model (CIM), state estimation including Phasor Measurement Units (PMU) and Sensor Web will be discussed. This talk will also summarize efforts going on at Mississippi State University to build real-time monitoring and control test bed for smart grid using Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS), Phasor Data Concentrator (PDC) and PMU.

Bio: Anurag K. Srivastava received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (power system) from department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA in 2005, M. Tech. in control system from Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India in 1999 and B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India in 1997. He has been working as Assistant Research Professor at Mississippi State University since fall 2005. Before that, he worked as Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA and as Senior Research Associate at Electrical Engineering Department at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India as well as Research Fellow at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. His research interests include power system security, power system modeling and real time simulation, power system restructuring and artificial intelligence applications in power system. Dr. Srivastava is a member of IEEE, IET, ASEE, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES), Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu. He is co-chair of IEEE PES career promotion subcommittee, secretary of IEEE PES student activities subcommittee and active member of several other PES technical committees. He is the recipient of numerous awards and listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in professional in research and science. He is author of more than 75 technical publications including book and serves as reviewer and editor for numerous international journals and conferences.

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