“Wide Area Monitoring, Protection and Control with Synchronized Measurements: Technology and Future Prospects”
Dr. Athula Rajapakse received the B.Sc. (Eng.) degree from the University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 1990, the M.Eng. degree from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998. Dr. Rajapakse is currently a professor at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Manitoba, Canada, and leads the Intelligent Power Grid Laboratory. His research interests include power system protection, wide area protection and control, protection of future HVDC grids, and grid integration of renewable energy. He is a senior member of IEEE, a registered Professional Engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada, and a Fellow of Engineers, Canada. Dr. Rajapakse is a member of several IEEE and the Cigre Working Groups, and currently serve as the convener of Cigre/IEEE joint working group C4/C2.62 on review of advancements in synchrophasor technology and applications.