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Student Awards for Best Poster and/or Paper


IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES-GM); Boston, MA; July 2016.
  • First Prize: Xingxing Jin, University of Saskatchewan
    for the poster titled “High Speed Digital Distance Relaying Scheme for Extra High Voltage Transmission Lines”

  • Second Prize: Marcos Netto, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the poster titled
    “A Robust Extended Kalman Filter for Power System Dynamic State Estimation Using PMU Measurements”

  • Third Prize: Amarsagar Reddy, Iowa State University
    for the poster titled “Novel Synchrophasor based Real-Time Monitoring and Characterization of Delayed Voltage Recovery”

A special thanks to all the volunteers that helped to judge the competition.  A list of judges is available here.


North American Power Symposium (NAPS); Charlotte, NC; October 04 - 06, 2015.

  • FIrst Prize: Mohammed Muthalib, Drexel University, for the paper co-authored with Chika Nwankpa entitled “Evaluation Load Flow Capability with Thermostically Controllable Building Loads.”

  • Second Prize: Amarsagar Reddy Ramapuram Matavalam, Iowa State University, for the paper co-authored with Venkataramana Ajjarapu entitled “PMU Based Real-Time Monitoring for Delayed Voltage Response."

  • Third Prize: Mohamed Abuella, UNC Charlotte, for the paper co-authored with Badrul Chowdhury entitled “Solar Power Forecasting Using Artificial Neural Networks.”

IEEE PES General Meeting; Denver, CO; July 26-30, 2015.

  • Participation (Undergrad): Allan Bartlett, University of Kentucky – Poster Title: Study Abroad: Supplement to Engineering Education

  • Participation (Undergrad): Daniel Daneshka, Colorado State University – Poster Title: A Framework for Home Energy Management Systems Using the Analytical Network Process

  • Participation (Undergrad): Jungseok Hong, South Dakota State University – Poster Title: Development of a Cyber-Physical Testbed for Relay Protection Scheme

  • First Prize (Graduate): Nahid Al-Masood, University of Queensland– Poster Title: Frequency Response and its Enhancement Using Synchronous Condensers in Presence of High Wind Penetration.

  • Second Prize (Graduate): Zhen Ni, University of Rhode Island– Poster Title: Multi-Machine Power System Control Based on Goal Representation Adaptive Dynamic Programming.

  • Third Prize (Graduate): Miki Ichihara, Waseda University – Poster Title: A Highly Reliable Power Flow Calculation Method Requiring No Jacobian Matrix.

  • Third Prize (Graduate): Junjie Qin, Stanford University – Poster Title: Distributed Online Modified Greedy Algorithm for Networked Storage Operation Under Uncertainty


IEEE PES General Meeting, National Harbor, MD July 27-31, 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo, Chicago, IL, April 14-17,    2014

  • First(Undergraduate) - Brad Tuffley and Douglas Rapier - Washington State University
  • Second (Undergraduate) - Ivan Riaño -  Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
  • Third (Undergraduate) - Matthew Harvey - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • First (Graduate) - Saugata Biswas - Washington State University
  • Second (Graduate) - Sayonsom Chanda - Washington State University
  • Third (Graduate) - Prem Alluri - West Virginia University


IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada July 21-25, 2013

  • First(Undergraduate) - Jasper Quach, University of South Florida, USA
  • Second(Undergraduate) - Ashton Webberley, University of Denver, USA
  • Third(Undergraduate) - Ivan Riaño, Universidad Distrital Francisco
  • First (Graduate) - Jaeyeong Yoo, Yonsei University
  • Second(Graduate) - Megha Goyal, Queensland University of Technology
  • Third(Graduate) - Sayonsom Chanda, Washington State University


IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 22-26, 2012

  • First(Undergraduate) - Mio Nakatsuji-Mather, University of Queensland, Australia Poster
  • Second(Undergraduate) - Jinchi Han, Tsinghua University, China
  • Third(Undergraduate) - Sruti Nuthalapati, University of Texas at Austin Poster
  • First (Graduate) - Subhadarshi Sarkar, Iowa State University Poster
  • Second(Graduate) - Maryam Hassani Variani, University of Tennessee Poster
  • Third(Graduate) - Manish Mohanpurkar, Colorado State University Poster

IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, May 07-10, 2012

  • First(Undergraduate) - Mr. Samer Said, Qatar University
  • Second (Undergraduate) - Mr. A. Rehman, Washington State University
  • Third (Undergraduate) - Walter Bomela, University of North Carolina
  • First (Graduate) - Emmanuel Taylor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Second (Graduate) - Ms. Nicole U. Segal, Drexel University
  • Third (Graduate-Tie 1) - Mr. Ravindran Vinoth, Wichita State University
  • Third (Graduate-Tie 2) - Mr. K. Balasubramaniam, Clemson University


IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, MI, July 24-29, 2011

  • First (Undergraduate)- Mr. P. Finnie, University of North Carolina
  • Second (Undergraduate) - Mr. D. Ahmed, American University of Sharjah
  • Third (Undergraduate)- Mr. J. Follum, University of Wyoming
  • First (Graduate) - Ms. S. Jayasuriya, Drexel University
  • Second (Graduate) - Mr. E. Farantatos, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Third (Graduate) - Mr. D. Mejia, Iowa State University

IEEE PES Power System Conference & Expo, Phoenix, AZ, March 20-23, 2011

  • First (Undergraduate)- Ms. E Reinhard, Kansas State University
  • Second (Undergraduate)- Mr. N. Day, Washington State University
  • First (Graduate) - Mr. S. Lahiri, Drexel University
  • Second (Graduate) - Mr. O. Limaye, University of Texas-Arlington
  • Second (Graduate) - Ms. L. Gopireddy, University of Tennesse
  • Third (Graduate) - Mr. V. Ramachandran, West Virginia University


IEEE North American Power Symposium, Arlington, TX, September 26-28, 2010

  • First - Himanshu Hirlekar, Missouri University of S&T
  • First - Murali Bottu, Missouri University of S&T
  • Second - Sudipta Dutta, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Third - Ravi Bhatt, Missouri University of S&T
  • Youngest Presenter - Xinyi Chen, Highland Park High School

IEEE PES General Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 25-29, 2010

  • First - Sanjay Chaudhary, Aalborg University
  • Second - Chuan Fu, Iowa State University
  • Third - Mahmoud Amin, Florida International University
  • Third - Yingzhong Gu, Texas A&M University

IEEE T&D Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 19-22, 2010

  • First (Undergraduate)- Bradley reaves, Mississippi State University
  • Second (Undergraduate)- Andrew Clarke, Clemson University
  • First (Graduate) - Juan Jimenez, Drexel University
  • Second (Graduate) - Bipul Luitel, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Third (Graduate) - Viet Nguyen, Kansas State University
  • Third (Graduate) - Josune Armas, Colorado School of Mines    


North American Power Symposium, Starkville, MS, USA, October 4-6, 2009

  • First- Stephen Robson, Cardiff University
  • Second-Jason Stefani, University of Neveda, Reno
  • Third- Dan Johnston, University of Idaho

IEEE PES General Meeting, Calgary, Canada, July

26-30, 2009

  • First - Palak Jain, New Mexico State University
  • Second - Huijuan Li, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Third - N. P. Yu, Iowa State University

IEEE PES Power System Conference & Exposition, Seattle, WA, USA, March 15-18, 2009

  • First- Chuan Fu, Iowa State University
  • Second- Rui Bo, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Third- Kai Yin Kenny Poon, Washington State University

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