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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 161 articles in refereed journals, 133 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

Li, Q., V. Vittal, “Convex Optimization for DES Planning and Operation Radial Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Photovoltaic Resources,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 985-995, July 2016.

Huang, Q., and V. Vittal, “Application of Electromagnetic Transient-Transient Stability Hybrid Simulation to FIDVR Study,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 2634-22646, July 2016.

Al-Abdullah, Y., A. Salloum, K.W. Hedman, V. Vittal, “Analyzing the Impacts of Constraint Relaxation Practices in Electric Energy Markets,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 2566-2577, July 2016.

Yang, L., M. He, V. Vittal, and J. Zhang, “Stochastic Optimization based Economic Dispatch and Interruptible Load Management with Increased Wind Penetration,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 7, No.2, pp. 730–739, March 2016.

Werho, T., V. Vittal, S. Kolluri, and S.M. Wong, “A Potential Island Formation Identification Scheme Supported by PMU Measurements,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 423-431, January 2016.

Rahmann, C., V. Vittal, J. Ascui, and J. Hass, “Mitigation Control against Partial Shading Effects in Large-scale PV Power Plant,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 173-180, January 2016.

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.