Vittal_Vijay_8951b_wVijay Vittal

Ira A. Fulton Chair Professor
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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 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 to 2011. Vittal has published 154 articles in refereed journals, 130 refereed conference proceeding articles, twelve books and book chapters, and 13 research and technical reports.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1982
M.Tech., Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India,1979
B.E., B.M.S. College of Engineering, Bangalore, India, 1977

Recognition and awards
IEEE Herman Halperin Transmission and Distribution Field Award, (2013); ASU Foundation Professor of Power Systems Engineering (2013); Ira A. Fulton Chaired Professor (2005); Member National Academy of Engineering (2004); Iowa State University College of Engineering Anson Marston Distinguished Professor (2004); Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research (2003); IEEE Fellow; IEEE Power Engineering Society Technical Council Committee of the Year Award (2000-2001); Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, PES, IEEE (2000); Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award (2000).

Professional associations
Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2004

Kezunovic, M., S. Meliopoulos, V. Venkatasubramanian, V. Vittal, Application of Time-Synchronized Measurements in Power System Transmission Networks, Springer, 2014.

Selected Publications

Murugesan, V., Y. Chakhchoukh, V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, N. Logic, and S. Sturgill, “Error Detection and Error Correction for PMU Data as Applied to State Estimators,” IEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, Vol. 2, pp. 1-9, 2015.

Eftekharnejad, S., G.T. Heydt, and V. Vittal, “Optimal Generation Dispatch with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 1013-1020, July 2015.

Yang, L., M. He, J. Zhang, and V. Vittal, “Support Vector Machine Enhanced Markov Model for Short-term Wind Power Forecast,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 6, No.3, pp. 791-799, July 2015..

Ganger, D., J. Zhang, V. Vittal, “Statistical Characterization of Wind Power Ramps Via Extreme Value Analysis, “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 6, pp. 3118-3119, November, 2014.

Quintero, J., V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, H. Zhang, “The Impact of Increased Penetration of Converter Control Based Generators on Power System Modes of Oscillation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp.2248-2256, September, 2014.

Zhang, S., V. Vittal, “ Wide-Area Control Resiliency Using Redundant Communication Paths,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp.2189-2199, September, 2014.

Quintero, J., H. Zhang, Y. Chakhchoukh, V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, “Next Generation Transmission Planning Framework: Model, Tools, and Educational Opportunities,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp.1911-1918, July, 2014.

He, M., L. Yang, J. Zhang, and V. Vittal, “A Spatio-temporal Analysis Approach for Short-term Forecast of Wind Generation,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp.1611-1622, July, 2014.

Chakhchoukh, Y., V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, “PMU Based State Estimation by Integrating Correlation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No.2, pp. 617-626, March 2014.

Fan, M., V. Vittal, G.T. Heydt, R. Ayyanar, “Preprocessing Uncertain Photovoltaic Data,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 351-352, January 2014.