The International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS) is a leading conference in the area of Power Engineering. ICPS 2019 will reflect the state of art and will serve as a forum where researchers, academicians, industry personnel, and scientists can present their original research, exchange ideas on the development of Smart, Sustainable and Flexible Power Grids and promote networking for scientific & industrial collaboration.
Noel N. Schulz is Washington State University’s First Lady and the Edmund O. Schweitzer Chair in Power Apparatus and Systems in the WSU School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. Prior to arriving at WSU in summer of 2016, she served as Associate Dean for research and graduate programs in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University. She also directed the KSU Engineering Experimental Station and the Electrical Power Affiliates Program and was the Paslay Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. A nationally recognized expert in power systems engineering, Dr. Schulz is also dedicated to recruiting and retaining women in the field of engineering and mentoring female engineering faculty. She has initiated faculty networks for women at three universities. Dr. Schulz has more than 26 years of teaching experience at Kansas State, Michigan Technological University, Mississippi State University, University of North Dakota, and Virginia Tech. She has taught courses in power systems, energy conversion, application of computer programs to power engineering, application of intelligent systems to engineering problems, fundamentals of electrical circuits, renewable and distributed generation, and smart grid technologies. She has graduated 45 master’s students and 13 doctoral students. Dr. Schulz’s research has focused on power systems modeling and analysis, smart grid applications, microgrids, renewable energy, and shipboard power systems. The research has been funded by multiple national agencies—including the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security—and private power equipment companies. She has published 175 papers and two book chapters. During her career, Dr. Schulz has brought in more than $40 million in external research funding through individual and collaborative projects, including a National Science Foundation CAREER award. Dr. Schulz is the recipient of the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, the 2014 IEEE Education Society Hewlett-Packard Harriet B. Rigas Award for outstanding contributions in advancing recruitment and retention of women in IEEE and the engineering professions, and the 2014 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Fellow. Dr. Schulz was IEEE PES President in 2012-2013 and spent 12 years on the IEEE PES Governing Board.
Chanan Singh is current Regents Professor and Irma Runyon Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. From 1995 to 1996, he served as the Director of Power Program at the National Science Foundation, USA and from 1997 to 2005, he served as the Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. His research and consulting interests are in the application of probabilistic methods to power systems. He has authored/co-authored over 300 technical papers and three books and has contributed to several books. He has consulted with many major corporations and given short courses nationally and internationally.Dr. Singh is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the 1998 Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award given by the IEEE Power Engineering Society. For his research contributions, he was awarded a D.Sc. degree by the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1997. In 2008, he was recognized with the Merit Award by the PMAPS International Society. In 2010, he was the inaugural recipient of the Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award given by the IEEE Power Engineering Society.
Tarlochan S. Sidhu received a B.E (Hons.) degree from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.He has worked for the Regional Computer Center, Chandigarh, India, Punjab State Electricity Board, India and Bell-Northern Research Ltd., Ottawa, ON, Canada. From July 1990 to June 2002, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, where he served as Professor and Graduate Chairman of the Department. From 2002-2011, he was Professor and Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. He also held the NSERC/Hydro One Networks Senior Industrial Research Chair in Power Systems Engineering. Effective January 2012, Dr. Sidhu joined the University of Ontario Institute Of Technology, Canada as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.He has published more than 300 papers in refereed journals and conferences, has delivered many invited talks, short courses, tutorials around the world and has regularly provided consulting to power industries in Canada and abroad. Dr. Sidhu is a well-known international expert in the area of smart grid, substation automation and protection, and micro grids. He has supervised the work to completion of 25 Ph.D., 30 Master’s and 14 post-doctoral fellows.Dr. Sidhu has provided technical leadership as Chair or Member of working groups or sub-committees for international professional organizations such as IEEE Power System Relaying Committee(PSRC) and CIGRE (France). He has been involved in development of international standards and guides in the general area of smart grid and specifically in substation automation. A number of these works have won awards from these organizations and he was given the Distinguished Service Award of IEEE PSRC in 2011.Dr. Sidhu is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems published by De Gruyter(Germany). He has served as Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (2001-2012), Member of Editorial Board, Electric Power Components and Systems (published by Taylor and Francis), Member of Editorial Board, Electric Power Systems Research (published by Elsevier) and as Member of Editorial Board, IEEE Power Engineering Letters.Dr. Sidhu is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (U.K), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is also a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K.