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Srivastava named chair of Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Anurag Srivastava

Anurag Srivastava will join the Lane Department as professor and chair.

Anurag Srivastava has been selected as the Raymond J. Lane Chair of the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University, effective July 1, 2021.

Story by Olivia Miller, Communications Specialist

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—

Srivastava previously served as professor of electric power engineering at Washington State University and director of the Smart Grid Demonstration and Research Investigation Lab. He also holds a joint appointment as a senior scientist with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Srivastava will join the Lane Department as professor and chair.

Srivastava’s research focuses on data-driven algorithms for power system operation and control including resiliency analysis. His high impact research projects have resulted in tools installed at the utility control center supported for more than $50 million by the United States Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Siemens Corporate Research, Electric Power Research Institute, Schweitzer Engineering Lab, Power System Engineering Research Center, Office of Naval Research, Office of Naval Research and several national labs. 

“I am very excited to move to Morgantown with my family and honored to have an opportunity to work with excellent faculty, staff, alumni, industry and WVU leadership to lead the Lane Department,” Srivastava said. “My focus in the coming years will be student success, research excellence and economic impact for West Virginia.”

He is a senior member of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization, chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society’s PEEC committee, co-chair of the microgrid working group, vice-chair of power system operation, chair of PES synchrophasors applications working group, co-chair of distributed optimization application in the power grid and vice-chair of tools for power grid resilience. 

He succeeds Professor Matthew Valenti, who served as interim chair in 2019 and was later appointed in 2020. 

“I am delighted that Dr. Srivastava will be joining the Statler College as the new chair of our Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering,” said Glen H. Hiner Dean of the Statler College Pedro Mago. "I am excited about Dr. Srivastava’s energy, enthusiasm, leadership and vision for the future of the Department. I want to thank Dr. Matt Valenti for his leadership and service as chair of the Department during the last two years.” 


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