Massoud Amin is the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient at the University of Minnesota. He is Chairman of the IEEE Smart Grid, a Fellow of the IEEE and ASME, and a member of two utility industry regional entities that oversee reliability: the Texas Reliability Entity (as board chairman) and the Midwest Reliability Organization (as a board member). Before joining the University, Dr. Amin was with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, Calif. He pioneered R&D in smart grids in 1998, led the development of 24 technologies that transferred to industry and, after 9/11, directed all security-related R&D for U.S. utilities. He has led research, development and deployment of smart grids, and the enhancement of critical infrastructures’ security during this period and is considered the father of smart grid. At EPRI, he twice received the Chauncey Award, the Institute’s highest honor. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, editor of seven collections of manuscripts, and serves on the editorial boards of six academic journals.
Dr. Amin holds B.S. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
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