Kankar Bhattacharya

Kankar Bhattacharya

Professor & Associate Director (Advanced Training) of Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

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(519) 746-3077
EIT 4172, 200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada, N2L 3G1
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After obtaining his PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in India, Prof. Bhattacharya served in the faculty of Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India (1993-98); and the Department of Electric Power Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (1998-2002); he joined the University of Waterloo in 2003. Bhattacharya’s research interests include power system operations, planning and economics, electricity markets, renewable energy sources, demand side management and demand response, and various emerging problems in the smart grid environment. He received the Runner-up Award for “Application of Operations Research to Development” from the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) in 1996, Best Paper Award at the 2001 IEEE T&D Conference, the Gunnar Engstrom Foundation Award from ABB Sweden in 2001 for his research in power system economics. He is the author of the book- Operation of Restructured Power Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers (2001). He served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2005-2011) and IEEE Power Engineering Letters (2005-2011). Currently he serves on the Editorial Board of Optimization and Engineering (Springer). He is actively involved in Study Committee SC5 of Cigre and serves as the Canadian National Member of Cigre SC C5 and in Working Group C5.18.