IEEE Press Series on Power and Energy Systems

Aims and Scope

The broad areas covered by the IEEE Press Series on Power and Energy include Energy Conversion, Power Delivery, Power Systems, Industry Applications, and Industrial and Power Electronics theory, practice, and applications. While emphasizing the practical aspects of its areas of coverage, the Series strives to provide the reader with comprehensive treatments of the fundamental underpinnings of the most recent developments. Many books in this series provide useful background references for the practicing engineer and are suitable for textbook and classroom use.

Series Editor: Kumar Venayagamoorthy

Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University, USA

G Kumar Venayagamoorthy joined Clemson University as the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Power Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clemson University in January 2012. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Rolla, USA where he was from 2002 to 2011, and a Senior Lecturer in Department of Electronic Engineering, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, where he was from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Venayagamoorthy is the Founder (2004) and Director of the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory. Dr. Venayagamoorthy received his PhD and MScEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa, in April 2002 and April 1999, respectively.  He received his BEng degree with a First-Class Honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria in March 1994. He holds an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Clemson University, SC (August 2016). Dr. Venayagamoorthy’s interests are in the research, development and innovation of Smart Grid and Artificial Intelligence (AI). He is a 2004 NSF CAREER Awardee, a 2007 ONR Young Investigator Program (YIP) Awardee, and a 2008 NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Awardee. He is an inventor of technologies that addresses complexity of modern power systems for its efficient real-time operations. He has published over 500 refereed technical articles which are cited ~20,000 times with a h-index of 66 and i10-index of over 280. Dr. Venayagamoorthy has given over 500 invited technical presentations including keynotes and plenaries in over 40 countries to date. Dr. Venayagamoorthy is involved in the leadership and organization of conferences including the Clemson University Power System Conference. He has served/serves as Editor/Associate Editor/Guest Editor of a number of IEEE Transactions and Elsevier Journals. He is the Editor for the IEEE Press Series on Power and Energy Systems. He has received several awards from professional societies and universities for excellence in research and teaching including the 2006 IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award, 2005 IEEE IAS Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award and 2003 INNS Young Investigator Award. Dr. Venayagamoorthy is an IEEE Fellow (with the citation: for contributions to the application of artificial intelligence to power systems), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Fellow of SAIEE (South Africa) and a Senior Member of International Neural Network Society. Dr. Venayagamoorthy is among the 25,000-top scientist across all fields globally by a recent Stanford study.

Meet Dr. Venayagamoorthy

In this video interview where he discusses his background and his vision for the series going forward.

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