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
Professor of Power Engineering, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University, USA
Professor G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy received a B.Eng. (Honors) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (Nigeria) in 1994. He then worked for Square One Comnet (Lesotho) from 1994 to 1995. He joined the University of Natal (South Africa) in October 1995 where he received his M.Sc.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in April 1999 and Feb. 2002, respectively. Professor Venayagamoorthy was on the academic staff at the Durban Institute of Technology (South Africa) as a full-time Lecturer (March 1996 to April 2001) and Senior Lecturer (May 2001 to April 2002). He had visiting research scholar appointments with Texas Tech University in 1999, University of Missouri-Rolla in 2000/2001, and ABB Corporate Research Center (Sweden) in 2007. Prior to joining Clemson University as the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology where he held the ranks of an Assistant Professor (tenure-track, 2002-2006), Associate Professor (tenured, 2006-2011) and Professor (2011). He is the Founder and Director of the Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (http://rtpis.org). Professor Venayagamoorthy is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK and the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE). He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and the International Neural Network Society, and a Member of the American Society for Engineering Education. He is member of Board of Governors of INNS (2009-2011), and re-elected for a second three year term.