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ECE Distinguished Colloquium Series (ECE 500): "The Evolution of the Smart Grid from Edison and Steinmetz"

Originating Calendar ECE ILLINOIS Distinguished Colloquium Series
Speaker Anjan Bose
Washington State University
Date: 4/11/2019
Time: 4 p.m.

Grainger Auditorium, Room 1002 ECE Building

Event Contact:

Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia



Event Type: Seminar/Symposium


Soon after Edison started supplying electricity to customers and Steinmetz gave us the ability to analyze large AC circuits, the power companies started interconnecting for economic and reliability
benefits, resulting in today’s continent-wide power grids. What made it possible to plan and operate these grids, the largest man-made machines ever developed, is the utilization of computer, communication and control technologies, which resulted in the smart grid whose evolution continues.

Biographical Summary

Anjan Bose is a Regents Professor and the Distinguished Professor of Electric Power Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, where he also served as the Dean of the College of Engineering & Architecture from 1998 to 2005. He served the US Department of Energy as a Senior Advisor on the electric power grid in the Obama administration. He is a leading researcher on the operation and control of the electric power grid. He has worked in the electric power industry as well as academe for over 40 years. He received his BS, MS and PhD, all in Electrical Engineering, from the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur, University of California – Berkeley and Iowa State University, respectively.

Dr. Bose is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was the recipient of the Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the Third Millenium Medal, and the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission & Distribution Award from the IEEE. He has been recognized by both Iowa State University and the Indian Institute of Technology with their distinguished alumnus awards. He has served on several editorial boards and on many national and international technical committees. He was appointed by the governor to the board of directors of the Washington Technology Center, and by the US Secretary of Energy on the committee to study the 1999 and 2003 power blackouts. He has served on several committees of the US National Academies including those for Engineering Education, Cybersecurity Research, Power Grid Security and America’s Energy Future. He has consulted for many electric power companies and advised government agencies throughout the world.

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