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Awards, Scholarships

Outstanding Young Engineering Award from IEEE PES- Dr. Xie

Dr. Le Xie, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been awarded the 2017 Outstanding Young Engineering Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) for his contribution to the power systems analytics research and leadership in big data. The

Love of Learning Award Recipient

Ph.D. candidate Ahad Esmaeilian has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Love of Learning Award by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Ahad was selected as one of the $500 award recipients due to his superior academic record and career ambitions. Congratulations Ahad!

Montgomery Award Recipient

Ph.D. candidate Payman Dehghanian has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Montgomery Award. Students eligible for the Montgomery Award are student leaders making major contributions to the academic opportunities and quality of life of their fellow graduate students here at Texas A&M. Whether through demonstrated leadership in international students groups or service organizations,

NSF Workshop Travel Grant

Title: “BD Spokes: SPOKE: SOUTH: Collaborative: Smart Grids Big Data” PI: Mladen Kezunovic (ECE) Co-PIs:  Dilma Da Silva (CSE), P. R. Kumar (ECE), and Le Xie (ECE) at TAMU and Dr. Zoran Obradovic from Temple University and Santiago Grijalva from GaTech. Amount: $49,950 Project end date: August 31st, 2020. More information can be found here>

NSF CRISP Grant to Peacock, Rosenheim and Goldberg

TAMU researchers Walter Gillis Peacock (Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center), Nathanael Rosenheim (Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center and Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning), and Dan Goldberg (Geography; Computer Science & Engineering), have been awarded a grant for a NSF sponsored project on Critical Infrastructure Systems and Communities (CRISP). The

IEEE PWRD Exceptional Editor Nominee – Po-Chen Chen

Po-Chen Chen, P.h.D. candidate (Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) has just been nominated as one of the IEEE Exceptional Reviewers of 2016. Exceptional reviewers are those recommended by editors for special recognition due to their exceptional review work. Po-Chen is supervised by Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, E.E. Webb Professor and director of the Smart Grid Center. A

Four Undergraduate Students Receive Scholarships from IEEE Power & Energy Society

Four undergraduate students at Texas A&M have been awarded scholarships from the IEEE Power & Energy Society. The IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative recognizes highly qualified electrical engineering undergraduate students with multi-year scholarships and assists in connecting them with relevant and meaningful career experiences. The recipients of the scholarship include Benjamin Jack, Donald Okoye, Kevin Dwyer, and

IEEE Star Reviewer of 2016 – Po-Chen Chen

Po-Chen Chen, a P.h.D. candidate (Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), has just been named one of the Star Reviewers of 2016. Po-Chen was nominated by the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion as an individual who has consistently provided rigorous quality reviews in a timely fashion and on multiple occasions within a given

Kezunovic Named Regents Professor

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, Eugene E. Webb Professor and Smart Grid Center Director, has just been named a Texas A&M Regents Professor. Each year, The Regents Professor Award honors individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent whose distinguished performance in teaching, research and service have been exemplary. The award is the highest honor bestowed by

Ph.D. Student Research Chosen to be Presented at IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop

Tamara Becejac, Ph.D. candidate (ECE), has been invited to present her research at the 2017 IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop (ESW). Her submission, “Synchrophaser Technology: Powerful Tool That Increases Grid Reliability and Advances Electrical Safety” will be presented at the workshop in Reno, Nevada on January 31st- February 3rd 2017. The ESW is sponsored by the