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Srivastava named IEEE Fellow for power grid resilience technology

Anurag Srivastava

Anurag Srivastava, professor and chairperson 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, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers.

Story by Olivia Miller, Communications Specialist

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Srivastava was one of the first to develop a factor-based power grid resilience assessment utilizing multi-criterion decision making algorithms to integrate factors impacting resiliency. These solutions developed by Srivastava for electric grid resiliency assessment and analysis are driven by system characteristics and depend on system network, control, energy sources and critical load locations.

According to Srivastava, power grid resiliency refers to system ability to anticipate, withstand and rapidly recover from an adverse event.

“Grid resilience is critical for national security with increasing cyber events and extreme weather events driven by climate change impacting critical infrastructure,” Srivastava said. “New technologies are needed to enable resilient grid and minimizing impact on dependent national infrastructure saving billions of dollars.”

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select individuals whose extraordinary accomplishments have contributed importantly to the advancement or application of engineering, science, and technology, bringing the realization of significant value to society.

“I am honored to join accomplished group of individuals contributing towards science and engineering,” Srivastava said. “Thanks to all my research group members and collaborators, who helped me learn and contribute towards enabling grid resilience.

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation.

IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization whose mission is to encourage its members to revolutionize technology for the benefit of humanity. 



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