Kezunovic part of prestigious panel organized by Naval Studies Board

February 6, 2019
| By: Deana Totzke

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, Regents Professor and the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently invited to participate in a prestigious panel organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine under the leadership of the Naval Studies Board.

The panel was part of a two-day workshop titled “Maintaining Operational Effectiveness for U.S. Naval Forces in Highly Degraded Environments: Ensuring Trusted Resilient Data in the Face of Data Warfare.” Representatives from different areas of the U.S. Naval Forces community attended the workshop. Kezunovic was part of panel session two, “Aggregating, Pre-Processing and Storing Data.”

Kezunovic is director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station’s Smart Grid Center, site director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center, and director of the Power System Control and Protection Lab. His expertise is in protective relaying, automated power system disturbance analysis, computational intelligence and data analytics, and smart grids. Before joining Texas A&M in 1986, he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and Energoinvest in Europe.

Among his many honors, Kezunovic was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Energy to serve on the Electricity Advisory Committee for the Department of Energy. He has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Life Fellow and a Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) Fellow, honorary member and distinguished member. He has published more than 550 papers in journals and conference proceedings and has been invited to give more than 120 lectures worldwide. He is also listed as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. While at Texas A&M he has been the principal investigator on more than 120 research projects and supervised more than 60 graduate students.

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