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Mladen Kezunovic (S’77-M’80–SM’85–F’99-LF’17), received the Dipl. Ing., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1974, 1977, and 1980, respectively. He has been with Texas A&M University for 31 years.
Currently, he is Regents Professor and Eugene E. Webb Professor, Director of the Smart Grid Center, and Site Director of "Power Engineering Research Center, PSerc" consortium. His expertise is in Protective Relaying, Automated Power System Disturbance Analysis, Computational Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Smart Grids. He has published over 550 papers, given over 120 seminars, invited and short courses, and consulted for over 50 companies worldwide. He is the Principal of XpertPower™ Associates, a consulting firm specializing in power systems data analytics.
Dr. Kezunovic is an IEEE Life Fellow, a CIGRE Fellow, Honorary and Distinguished Member, and a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Current Employment top-arrow

Texas A&M University (TAMU), Department of ECEN, College Station, TX

2016 - present

Regents Professor

2012 - present

Director, Smart Grid Center

2000 - present

Eugene E. Webb Professorship

1996 - present

Professor, Tenured

1992 - present

Director, Power Systems Control and Protection Laboratory

National Science Foundation I/UCRC

2000 - present

Site Director, Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC)

Test Laboratories International, Inc. d.b.a. XpertPower Associates

1992 - present

President& CEO, Principal Consultant

Texas Board of Professional Engineers

1993 - present

Registered Professional Engineer, License No. 76824


Education top-arrow

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Jun 1980

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering

Oct 1977

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering

University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Bosnia

Oct 1974

Diploma of Engineering, Electrical Engineering


Honors/Awards top-arrow


Tsinghua University, China

2018 - 2021

Guest Professor in State Key Laboratory of Simulation of Power System and Generation Equipment

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar


Eminent Scholar

National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil


Special Visiting Scholar, Science without Borders

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX


Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research


Regents Professor


Faculty Service Award, Department of ECEN


Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Senior Fellow

The King Saud University, Saudi Arabia


ARAMCO Chair in Electrical Power

South China University of Technology, China


Honorary Title, Guest Professor


National Institute of Standards and Technology


Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0 Director, Board of Directors


Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 1.0 Governing Board, Elected Member

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers


IEEE PES Prize Paper Award, "Advancements in Centralized Protection and Control WIthin a Substation"


IEEE PES Technical Committee, WG Recognition Award “Understanding, Prediction, Mitigation and Restoration of Cascading Failures”


Power Systems Relaying Committee (PSRC), Service Award for 25 Years


IEEE, Educational Activities Board Standards Education Award


Power Systems Analysis, Computing and Economics Committee, Chairman Certificate of Appreciation, TF on "Fault Analysis"


The IEEE Standards Association, Outstanding contribution to development of IEEE Standard C37.239-2010

International Council on Large Electric Systems-CIGRE


Distinguished member, US National Committee


CIGRE Paris, Fellow and Honorary Member


CIGRE Paris, Technical Committee Award for "remarkable technical contribution to the study committee B5, protection and automation"


Students top-arrow

27 Former Ph.D. graduate students
21 Former M.Sc. graduate students
8 Former M.E. graduate students
6 Ph.D. candidates
2 M.Sc. candidates


Service top-arrow

Texas A&M University


Hiring Committee


Member, ECE Tenure and Promotion Committee


Member, Energy Action Plan 2015 Advisory Committee


Member, Entrepreneurship Committee, Texas A&M University

NIST, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel


Director, Board of Directors, SGIP 2.0


Member, Testing and Certification Committee


Member, Governing Board, SGIP 1.0


Chair, GB WG on Communication, Marketing and Education


Member, Priority Action Plan 13


Member, Domain Expert Working Group for T&D

National Research Council


Review Panel, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Power Systems Relaying Committee


Member, Power Systems Relaying Committee


Member, Line Protection Subcommittee


Member of 28 working groups
Power Systems Analysis, Computing and Economics Committee


Member, Subcommittee on Intelligent System Applications

International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)


Convener, U.S. Representative, Working Group B5.62, Life Cycle Testing of Synchrophasor Based Systems used for Protection, Monitoring and Control, Study Committee B5 (Protection)


Member, U. S. National Committee


Convener, U.S. Representative, Working Group B5.10, "Education, Qualification and Continuing Professional Development of Engineers in Protection and Control," Study Committee B5 (Protection)


Member of six working groups

Editorial Boards


Member, Editorial Advisory Panel, Electric Power Systems Research Journal, Switzerland



IEEE transactions in Instrumentation and measurements


IEEE Transactions on Smart grids


Science Foundation of Serbia


National Science Foundation


Canadian Electrical Association


IEE Proc. Generation, Trans& Distribution, England


IEEE Power Engineering Society, Trans. on Power Systems


IEEE Power Engineering Society, Trans. on Power Delivery


Journal on Engineering Intelligent Systems, England


Journal on Elec. Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier Science


May 2015

Chair, NSF-PSerc Workshop, Physical and Cyber Infrastructure to Support the Future Grid: Unresolved Research Problems and Technology Requirements for the Next 10 Years

Jan 2013,
Feb 2014,
Feb 2015

Member, Technical Committee, "IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)", Washington DC

Dec 2013

Chair, NSF Workshop on "Energy Cyber-Physical Systems"


Chair, Annual Smart Grid Workshop,
Texas A&M University


Research top-arrow

Total project funding raised is $43,397,792 (TAMU portion is $23,396,730)

(only the most recent 10 projects out of over 100 awarded are listed)


“US-India Collaborative for Smart Distribution System with Storage (UI-ASSIST)”

Oct 2016-Oct 2019

"Timing Intrusion Management Ensuring Resiliency (TIMER)"

Sep 2016-Sep 2019

"Smart Grids Big Data Spoke"

Feb 2016-Jan 2017

"Vegetation Management Risk Model"

Feb 2016-Jan 2019

"Integration of Solar Generation and Electrical Vehicles Into The Smart Grid"

Jan 2016 - Dec 2018

"Detection, Classification, and Mitigation of Cybersecurity Attacks on Synchrophasor Systems"

July 2015-Aug 2018

"High Impact Project Title: Life-cycle Management of Mission-Critical Systems Through Certification, Commissioning, In-Service Maintenance, Remote Testing, and Risk Assessment"

Sep 2014-Aug 2016

"Development of Advanced Open-Source PMU/PDC Lab and Applications with Synchronized Data Obtained from Simulation and Actual Power Network"

Sep 2014-Aug 2016

"Energy Cyberphysical Systems: Experimental Open Source Ecosystem for Synchrophasor Research"

Jan 2014-Dec 2014

"The Use of Big Data for Outage Management in Distribution Systems"


Publications top-arrow

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  1. M. Kezunovic, Z. Obradovic, T. Dokic, B. Zhang, J. Stojanovic, P. Dehghanian, and P. -C. Chen, "Predicting Spatiotemporal Impacts of Weather on Power Systems using Big Data Science," Pedrycz, Witold, Chen, Shyi-Ming (Eds.), Springer Verlag, Data Science and Big Data: An Environment of Computational Intelligence, ISBN 978-3-319-53474-9, 2017.
  2. M. Kezunovic, et al., "Design, Modeling and Evaluation of Protective Relays for Power Systems," Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-20919-7, 2016.
  3. M. Kezunovic, S. Meliopoulos, S. Venkatasubramanian, V. Vittal, "Application of Time-Synchronized Measurements in Power System Transmission Networks," Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-06218-1, 2014.
  4. M. Kezunovic, et al., "Smart Grid Barriers and Critical Success Factors," Stuart Borlase, Editor, Chapter on Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, and Solutions, ISBN 978-1-4398-2905-9, 2012.
  5. M. Kezunovic and S. Travis Waller, "Vehicle-Power Grid Interaction for Multi-fueling (EBV, PHEV)," R. Meyers, Editor, Chapter on Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Springer, ISBN 987-0-387-89469-0, 2012.
  6. M. Kezunovic, "Fundamentals of Power System Protection," Wai-Kai Chen, Editor, The Electrical Engineering Handbook, Chapter on Electric Power Systems, pp 787-804, Elsevier Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-170960-0, 2005.
  7. M. Kezunovic, B. Perunicic, "Fault Location," J. G. Webster, Editor, Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Terminology, Vol. 7, pp 276-285, John Wiley, ISBN 978-0-4713-4608-1, 1999.


  1. M. Kezunovic, et al., "IEEE Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems - Amendment 1: Modification of Selected Performance Requirements," IEEE C37.118.1a-2014.
  2. M. Kezunovic, et. al, "IEEE Guide for Synchronization, Calibration, Testing, and Installation of Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) for Power System Protection and Control," IEEE C37.242-2013.
  3. M. Kezunovic, et. al., "IEEE Guide for Phasor Data Concentrator Requirements for Power System Protection, Control and Monitoring," IEEE C37.244-2013.
  4. M. Kezunovic, et. al.," IEEE Standard for Synchrophasor Data Transfer for Power Systems," IEEE C37.118.2-2011.
  5. M. Kezunovic, et. al., "IEEE Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems," IEEE C37.118.1-2011.
  6. M. Kezunovic, et al., "IEEE Standard for Common Format for Event Data Exchange (COMFEDE) for Power Systems," IEEE C37.239-2010
  7. M. Kezunovic, et.al, "IEEE Guide for Power System Protection Testing," IEEE Std. C37.233-2009.
  8. M. Kezunovic, et al, "IEEE Recommended Practice for Naming Time Sequence Data Files," IEEE Std C37.232-2007.
  9. M. Kezunovic, et al,"IEEE Guide for Determining Fault Location on AC Transmission and Distribution Lines," IEEE Std C37.144-2004.
  10. M. Kezunovic, et al., "IEEE Standard Common Format for Transient Data Exchange (COMTRADE) for Power Systems," IEEE C37.111-1999.
  11. M. Kezunovic, et al., "IEEE Standard Common Format for Transient Data Exchange (COMTRADE) for Power Systems," IEEE C37.111-1991.

Journal Papers (only last 10 out of 150 are listed)

  1. J. Leite, J. R. S. Mantovani, T. Dokic, Q. Yan , P.-C. Chen, and M. Kezunovic, “Resiliency Assessment in Distribution Networks Using GIS Based Predictive Risk Analytics,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, April 24, 2019.
  2. P. Dehghanian, Y. Guan, and M. Kezunovic, “Real-Time Life-Cycle Assessment of High Voltage Circuit Breakers for Maintenance using Online Condition Monitoring Data,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 1135-1146, March/April 2019.
  3. Q. Yan, B. Zhang and M. Kezunovic, “Optimized Operational Cost Reduction for an EV Charging Station Integrated with Battery Energy Storage and PV generation,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, PP, no. 2, pp. 2096-2106, March 2019.
  4. B. Zhang, P. Dehghanian, and M. Kezunovic, “Optimal Allocation of PV Generation and Battery Storage for Enhanced Resilience,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 10, pp. 535-545, no. 99, January 2019.
  5. P. Dehghanian, B. Zhang, T. Dokic and M. Kezunovic, “Predictive Risk Analytics for Weather-Resilient Operation of Electric Power Systems,” in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 10, pp. 3-15, January 2019.
  6. T. Dokic, M. Kezunovic, “Predictive Risk Management for Dynamic Tree Trimming Scheduling for Distribution Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Accepted for Publication, in Press, 2018.
  7. C. M. Affonso and M. Kezunovic, “Technical and Economic Impact of PV-BESS Charging Station on Transformer Life: A Case Study,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol., PP, no., pp. 1-1, August 2018.
  8. M. Kezunovic "Energy & Distribution: What's Next in These Management Systems," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 2018
  9. M. Kezunovic and T.J. Overbye, "Off the Beaten Path: Resiliency and Associated Risk," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 2018
  10. C. Qian and M. Kezunovic, “A Power Waveform Classification Method for Adaptive Synchrophasor Estimation,” in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 67, no. 7, pp.1646-1658, July 2018.

Papers in Proceedings of Refereed Conferences (only last 10 out of 418 are listed)

  1. C. Seidl, M. Kezunovic, "Tools for End-to-end Analysis, Calibration and Troubleshooting of Synchrophasor Systems", ISGT Europe 2019, Bucharest, Romania, September 2019.
  2. J. Leite, J. R. S. Mantovani, and M. Kezunovic, “Use of Distribution Network Topological Fractality and Sunburst Charts in the Online Risk Assessment,” IEEE international Conference on Innovative Smart Grid technologies-Latin America, Brazil, September 2019.
  3. M. Soleimani, C. Affonso, M. Kezunovic, "Transformer Loss of Life Mitigation in the Presence of Energy Storage and PV Generation," 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bucharest, Romania, September 2019.
  4. C. Qian, M. Kezunovic, "Power System Fundamental Frequency Estimation Using Unscented Kalman Filter," IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2019.
  5. C. M. Affonso, M. Kezunovic, "Technical and Economic Feasibility Analysis of a Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charging Station," IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2019.
  6. A. M. Ospina, M. Kezunovic, "A Data-Driven Framework for Optimal Placement of Grid-Connected Solar Generation," IEEE PES General Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, August, 2019.
  7. C. M. Affonso, M. Kezunovic, "Probabilistic Sizing of PV Generation on Commercial Parking Lot with PEVs to Avoid Transformer Aging," PowerTech 2019, Milan, Italy, June 2019.
  8. M. Kezunovic, C. Qian, C. Seidl, J. Ren, "Testbed for Timing Intrusion Evaluation and Tools for Lab and Field Testing of Synchrophasor System," The First IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and Analytics (SGSMA),. College Station, TX. May 20-23, 2019.
  9. C. Qian, M. Kezunovic, "Hybridization Framework for Improved Dynamic Phasor Parameter Estimation Algorithms," 2019 IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies North America (ISGT NA 2019), Washington, D.C., USA, February 2019.
  10. T. Dokic, M. Pavlovski, Dj. Gligorijevic, M. Kezunovic, Z. Obradovic, "Spatially Aware Ensemble-Based Learning to Predict Weather-Related Outages in Transmission," The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - HICSS, Maui, Hawaii, January 2019.

Patents & Copyrights

Apr 1983

"Data Highway Access Control System," U.S. Patent No. 4,379,294

May 1996

"RISC-Based Open-Loop Simulator for Relay Testing - Hardware Design," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-273-793

May 1996

"Design Document for RISC-Based Two Terminal Open-Loop Relay Testing Software," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-275-950

May 1996

"RISC-Based Open-Loop Simulator for Relay Testing - Hardware Installation Manual and I/O System Design Documentation," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-275-951

May 1996

"Digital Simulator for Real-Time and Open-Loop Relay Testing - Installation Manual," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-275-952

May 1996

"Digital Simulator for Real-Time and Open-Loop Relay Testing - Software Documentation," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-286-737

May 1996

"RISC-Based Two Terminal Open-Loop Simulator Application Software-User's Manual," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-298-403

May 1996

"Expert System Installation at STP Substation-User Manual and Design Documentation," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-294-172

May 1996

"Real-Time Simulator Doc.," U.S. Copyright, Reg. No: TX 4-280-248