Vijay Vittal

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Research expertise
Electric power, power system dynamics and controls, nonlinear systems, computer applications in power, sustainable energy, modeling and simulation of complex systems

Vijay Vittal joined the ASU faculty in 2005. Prior to ASU, he was an Anston Marston Distinguished Professor at the Iowa State University’s, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. In addition, he was a Murray and Ruth Harpole Professor and director of the university’s Electric Power Research Center and site director of the NSF/IUCRC Power System Engineering Research Center (PSERC). Currently, he is the director of PSERC, headquartered at ASU. From 1993 to 1994, he served as the program director of power systems for the NSF Division of Electrical and Communication Systems in Washington, D.C. He was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems from 2005-2011. Professor Vittal has published 122 articles in refereed journals, 105 refereed conference proceeding articles, nine books and book chapters, and 13 research and technical reports.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1982
M.T., electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1979

Recognition and awards
Iowa State University College of Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor, 2004
Iowa State University Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, 2003
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Power Engineering Society Technical Council Committee of the Year Award, 2000-2001
Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, Power Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000
Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000

Professional associations
Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2004

Selected Publications
Zhang, H., V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, J. Quintero, “A Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Approach for Multi-Stage Security-Constrained Transmission Expansion Planning,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 1125-1133, May 2012.

Hou, G., V. Vittal, “Cluster Computing Based Trajectory Sensitivity Analysis Application to the WECC System,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No.1, pp. 502-509, February 2012.

Ma, F., V. Vittal, “Right-Sized Power System Dynamic Equivalents for Power System Operation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 26, No.4, pp.1998-2005, November 2011.

Zhang, Q., V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, N. Logic, S. Sturgill, “The Integrated Calibration of Synchronized Phasor Measurement Data in Power Transmission Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 26, No.4, pp.2573-2581, October 2011.

Wang, C., V. Vittal, K. Sun, “OBDD-Based Sectionalizing Strategies for Parallel Power System Restoration,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 1426-1433, August 2011.