KEY_001 - Damir Novosel

Damir Novosel is president and founder of Quanta Technology, a subsidiary of Quanta Services, a Fortune 250 company. While at Quanta, he was also president of Quanta Energized Services which achieved a perfect safety record, Previously, he was vice president of ABB Automation Products and president of KEMA T&D US. Dr. Novosel is also an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Damir is an IEEE Fellow since 2003, holds PhD, MSc, and BSc degrees in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University (where he was a Fulbright scholar), the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and the University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, respectively. Dr. Novosel was selected as Mississippi State University Distinguished Engineering Fellow.

Topic: “The Grid Modernization Initiative: Resilient Distribution Systems Portfolio Review”
Date: 15 September 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 hrs  GMT-5

Damir Novosel

President and founder of Quanta Technology

KEY_002 - Ross Baldick

Ross Baldick is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia, and graduate degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. His current research involves optimization, economic theory, and statistical analysis applied to electric power systems, particularly in the context of increased renewables and transmission. Dr. Baldick is a Fellow of the IEEE and the recipient of the 2015 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award.

Topic: “Texas Power Grid under Extreme Weather”
Date: 16 September 2021, 17:00 – 18:00 hrs  GMT-5

Ross Baldick

Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Univerity of Texas at Austin

KEY_003 - Vladimiro Miranda

Vladimiro Miranda is an IEEE Fellow since 2006 and recipient of the IEEE PES Renewable Energy Excellence Award 2014. He was President of INESC Macau, China, and International Advisor for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. He has been serving also as evaluator of R&D institutions for CONICET, Ministry of Science, Argentina. Besides responsible for many projects in Europe, the USA and Brazil, he served in the Board of start-up companies generated by INESC TEC. He is the author/co-author of many publications in top international scientific journals (SCOPUS h-index: 37 in mar.2021). His main interest domain has been the application of computational intelligence to power systems. His innovative solutions have been incorporated in industrial products in use in several continents.

Topic: “From state estimation to system awareness in the era of Smart Grids”
Date: 17 September 2021, 09:30 – 10:30 hrs  GMT-5

Vladimiro Miranda

President of INESC P&D Brasil