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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.
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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


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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


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Honors/Awards top-arrow

Academic

Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar

2015-2016

Eminent Scholar

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

2015-2017

Special Visiting Scholar, Science without Borders

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

2018

Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research

2016

Regents Professor

2010

Faculty Service Award, Department of ECEN

1998

Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Senior Fellow

The King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

2010

ARAMCO Chair in Electrical Power

Tsinghua University, China

2018 - 2021

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

South China University of Technology, China

2005

Honorary Title, Guest Professor

Professional

National Institute of Standards and Technology

2012-2013

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 2.0 Director, Board of Directors

2009-2013

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel 1.0 Governing Board, Elected Member

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

2017

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

2015

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

2012

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

2011

IEEE, Educational Activities Board Standards Education Award

2011

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

2010

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

International Council on Large Electric Systems-CIGRE

2018

Distinguished member, US National Committee

2014

CIGRE Paris, Fellow and Honorary Member

2012

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


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Students top-arrow

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


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Service top-arrow

Texas A&M University

2016-Present

Hiring Committee

2012-2014

Member, ECE Tenure and Promotion Committee

2011-2013

Member, Energy Action Plan 2015 Advisory Committee

2010-2012

Member, Entrepreneurship Committee, Texas A&M University

NIST, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

2013

Director, Board of Directors, SGIP 2.0

2010-2013

Member, Testing and Certification Committee

2009-2013

Member, Governing Board, SGIP 1.0

2009-2013

Chair, GB WG on Communication, Marketing and Education

2009-2013

Member, Priority Action Plan 13

2009-2013

Member, Domain Expert Working Group for T&D

National Research Council

2015-2016

Review Panel, NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory

The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Power Systems Relaying Committee

1995-Present

Member, Power Systems Relaying Committee

1993-Present

Member, Line Protection Subcommittee

1990-Present

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

1997-Present

Member, Subcommittee on Intelligent System Applications

International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE)

2017-2020

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)

1990-Present

Member, U. S. National Committee

2010-2014

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

1992-Present

Member of six working groups

Editorial Boards

1990-Present

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

Reviewer

2016-Present

IEEE transactions in Instrumentation and measurements

2010-Present

IEEE Transactions on Smart grids

2010-Present

Science Foundation of Serbia

1995-Present

National Science Foundation

2000-Present

Canadian Electrical Association

1996-Present

IEE Proc. Generation, Trans& Distribution, England

1994-Present

IEEE Power Engineering Society, Trans. on Power Systems

1990-Present

IEEE Power Engineering Society, Trans. on Power Delivery

1996-Present

Journal on Engineering Intelligent Systems, England

1996-Present

Journal on Elec. Power and Energy Systems, Elsevier Science

Conferences/Workshops

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"

2013-present

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


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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)

2017-2022

“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"




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Publications top-arrow

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Books

  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," Springer Verlag, Data Science and Big Data: An Environment of Computational Intelligence, Pedrycz, Witold, Chen, Shyi-Ming (Eds.), 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," Chapter on Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, and Solutions, Stuart Borlase, Editor, CRC Press, 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.

Standards

  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 136 are listed)

  1. M. Kezunovic "Energy & Distribution: What's Next in These Management Systems," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 2, March/April 2018
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. C. M. Affonso, and M. Kezunovic, “Technical and Economic Impact of PV-BESS Charging Station on Transformer Life: A Case Study,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Accepted for Publication, in Press, 2018.
  5. 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, Accepted for Publication, in Press, 2018.
  6. 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, 2018.
  7. 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.
  8. 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. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1, January 2018.
  9. V. Malbasa, C. Zheng, P.-C. Chen, T. Popovic, and M. Kezunovic, “Voltage Stability Prediction Using Active Machine Learning,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 3117-3124, November 2017.
  10. B. Zhang, P. Dehghanian, and M. Kezunovic, “Optimal Allocation of PV Generation and Battery Storage for Enhanced Resilience,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1, August 2017.

Papers in Proceedings of Refereed Conferences (only last 10 out of 380 are listed)

  1. M. Kezunovic, T. Dokic, R. Said, "Optimal Placement of Line Surge Arresters Based on Predictive Risk Framework Using Spatiotemporally Correlated Big Data," at CIGRE General Session, Paris, France, Aug. 2018.
  2. J. Leite, J. Mantovani, T. Dokic, Q. Yan, P.-C. Chen, M. Kezunovic, "Resiliency Assessment in Distribution Networks Using GIS Based Predictive Risk Analytics," to be presented at IEEE PES 2018 Transmission and Distribution Latin America (T&D LA), Peru, Sep. 18-21, 2018.
  3. C. M. Affonso, Q. Yan, M. Kezunovic, "Risk Assessment of Transformer Loss-of-Life due to PEV Charging in a Parking Garage with PV Generation", at IEEE PES General Meeting, Portland, Aug. 4-10, 2018.
  4. C. M. Affonso, M. Kezunovic, "Probabilistic Assessment of Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Impact on Residential Distribution Transformer Aging", at International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems - PMAPS, Boise, Idaho, USA, June 24-28, 2018.
  5. M. Tasdighi and M. Kezunovic, "Hierarchically Coordinated Protection: A Key Element in Improving Power System Resilience," IEEE International Energy Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, June 3-7, 2018.
  6. P. Dehghanian, Y. Guan, and M. Kezunovic, "Real-Time Life-Cycle Assessment of Circuit Breakers for Maintenance using Online Condition Monitoring Data," IEEE/IAS 54th Industrial and Commercial Power Systems (I&CPS) Technical Conference, 5-8 May 2018, Niagara Falls, Canada.
  7. C. Qian and, M. Kezunovic, "A Novel Time-Frequency" Analysis for Power System Waveforms Based on "Pseudo-Wavelets," to be presented at IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO, USA, April 16-19, 2018.
  8. M. Kezunovic, Z. Obradovic, T. Dokic, S. Roychoudhury, "Systematic Framework for Integration of Weather Data into Prediction Models for the Electric Grid Outage and Asset Management Applications," The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - HICSS, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, January 2018.
  9. T. Dokic, M. Kezunovic, "Real-Time Weather Hazard Assessment for Power System Emergency Risk Management," CIGRE US National Committe 2017 Grid of the Future Symposium, Cleveland, OH, October 2017.
  10. J. Leite, J. Mantovani, T. Dokic, Q. Yan, P.-C. Chen, M. Kezunovic, "Failure Probability Metric by Machine Learning for Online Risk Assessment in Distribution Networks," IEEE/PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America (ISGT-LA), Quito, Ecuador, September 20-22, 2017.

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