Ian Hiskens Presented with an IEEE Power & Energy Society Prize Paper Award for Best Paper of the Past 5 Years

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Ian Hiskens
Prof. Ian Hiskens, Vennema Professor of Engineering

Prof. Ian Hiskens was presented with the 2010 Technical Committee Prize Paper Award from the IEEE/PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee during the 2011 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, held in Detroit, MI July 24-28, 2011. The topic of this meeting was “The Electrification of Transportation & The Grid of the Future.”

The Technical Committee Prize Paper Award is presented to the author(s) of an outstanding technical paper related to power system dynamic performance published during the preceding 5 years. The paper selected was:

Sensitivity, Approximation, and Uncertainty in Power System Dynamic Simulation, by Ian Hiskens and Jassim Alseddiqui, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 21, No. 4, November 2006, pp. 1808-1820.

Prof. Hiskens's research interests include power system analysis, and the analysis and control of nonlinear non-smooth dynamical systems. His current projects include large-scale integration of wind generation, grid controllability, system integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), dynamics and control of microgrids, and the development of methods for analyzing the impact of uncertainty on system dynamic performance. He recently received a grant to develop the technology will allow the nation's grid system to accommodate large-scale alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power [read more].

Prof. Hiskens earned bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, and the doctor of philosophy from The University of Newcastle, Australia. He spent more than a decade with the Queensland Electricity Commission, where he held the positions of EMS Security Applications Engineer and Planning Engineer Transmission Systems, before returning to academia. Most recently he was a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Research and Education in Power System Dynamics (IREP), Treasurer of the IEEE Systems Council, and a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Power System Dynamic Performance Committee. Professor Hiskens is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, and a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia.   

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Posted: November 9, 2011 by
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator
cmsj@umich.edu or 734-936-2965