PES Webinar - Conversations with PES Leadership – Saifur Rahman, PhD
IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series
Conversations with PES Leadership – Saifur Rahman, PhD
June 17 2019 • 11:00 am EST
Presented by: Saifur Rahman, PhD, President, IEEE Power & Energy Society 2018-2019,
Joseph Loring Professor & Director, VT Advanced Research Institute
As part of a new webinar series – Conversations with PES Leadership – Dr. Rahman will provide a brief overview and 2019 update on the IEEE Power & Energy Society. He will then answer questions from the attendees. This town-hall style webinar is meant to provide a forum for open dialog between members and PES leadership in order to improve the membership experience for all.
Professor Saifur Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, USA where he is the Joseph R. Loring professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He is the president of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) for 2018 and 2019. He was the founding editor-in-chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine and the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. In 2006 he served on the IEEE Board of Directors as the vice president for publications. He is a distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Power & Energy Society and has lectured on renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart grid, electric power system operation and planning, etc. in over 30 countries. He served as the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2013. He has conducted several energy efficiency related projects for Duke Energy, Tokyo Electric Power Company, the US Department of Defense, the State of Virginia and the US Department of Energy.