About the authors
Feifei Bai (SM’13-M’16) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degree from the southwest Jiaotong Univeristy, Chengdu, China, in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She was a joint-Ph.D. student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, from Sep. 2012 to Dec. 2014.
Her main research interests include small signal stability analysis and wide-area damping control.
Yong Liu received the B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Shandong University, Jinan, China, in 2007 and 2010 repectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, in 2013.
He is currently a research assisstant professor with the DOE/NSF- cofunded Engineering Research Center CURENT, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. His research interests include power system wide-area measurement, large scale power system simulation, renewable energy integration and power system dynamic analysis.
Yilu Liu (S’88–M’89–SM’99–F’04) received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Ohio State University, Columbus, in 1986 and 1989. She received the B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. She is currently the Governor’s Chair at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). She is also the deputy Director of the DOE/NSF-cofunded engineering research center CURENT. Prior to joining UTK/ORNL, she was a Professor at Virginia Tech. She led the effort to create the North American power grid Frequency Monitoring Network (FNET) at Virginia Tech, which is now operated at UTK and ORNL as GridEye.
Her current research interests include power system wide-area monitoring and control, large interconnection-level dynamic simulations, electromagnetic transient analysis, and power transformer modeling and diagnosis.
Kai Sun (M’06–SM’13) received the B.S. degree inautomation in1999 and the Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering in 2004 both from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Arizona State University, Tempe, from 2005 to 2007, and was a project manager in grid operations and planning areas at EPRI, PaloAlto, CA from 2007 to 2012. He iscurrently an assistant professor at the Department of EECS, University of Tennesseein Knoxville.
His research interests include power system dynamics, stability and control and complex systems.
Navin B. Bhatt (F’09) received a BSEE degree from India, and MSEE and PhD degrees in electric power engineering from the West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA. He works at EPRI since July 2010, where his activities focus on R&D in the smart transmission grid, and transmission operations & planning areas. Before joining EPRI, Dr. Bhatt worked at AEP for 33 years, where he conducted, managed and directed activities related to advanced analytical studies; managed AEP’s transmission R&D program; participated in the development of NERC standards; and participated in North American Synchrophasor Initiative (NASPI) activities.
Dr. Bhatt is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio. He has authored/co-authored over 50 technical papers. Dr. Bhatt was a member of the NERC technical team that investigated the August 14, 2003 blackout on behalf of the US and Canadian governments. He was a co-author of an IEEE working group paper that received in 2009 an award as an Outstanding Technical Paper. Dr. Bhatt has chaired 3 NERC teams and a NASPI task team.
Alberto Del Rosso (M’07) received his PhD degree from the Instituto de Energía Eléctrica, in Argentina, andElectromechanical Engineer diploma from the Universidad Tecnológica Nacional (UTN), Mendoza-Argentina. He was visiting researcher at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineer of the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada.
Dr. Del Rosso is currently with EPRI, Knoxville, TN. He leads the EPRI’s Transmission Modernization Demonstration (TMD) Initiative, and has also managed a variety of R&D and engineering projects related with transmission planning, smart grid technologies, transmission system operation optimization, dynamic security assessment, reactive power planning, wind generation integration, and vulnerability of nuclear power plants, among others. Formerly he worked for many years as power system consultant. He chairs and actively participates in several task forces and working groups at the CIGRE, IEEE and NERC.
Evangelos Farantatos (S'06, M ‘13) was born in Athens, Greece in 1983. He received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in 2006 and the M.S. in E.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009 and 2012 respectively.
He is currently a Sr. Project Engineer/Scientist at EPRI. In summer 2009, he was an intern in MISO. His research interests include power systems state estimation, protection, stability, operation, control, synchrophasor applications, renewables integration and smart grid technologies.
Xiaoru Wang (M’02–SM’07) received her B.S. degree and M.S. degree from Chongqing University, China, in 1983 and in1988 respectively, and a Ph.D. degree from Southwest Jiaotong University, China, in 1998. Since 2002, she has been a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University.
Her research interests lie in the areas of power systems protection and emergency control. Since 2009, she has extended her research to modern power system with a large scale renewable power penetration.