0.1.2 Meet the instructors

Course subject(s) Module 0. Getting started


Prof. Dr. Peter Palensky 

Peter Palensky is Professor for Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at TU Delft, The Netherlands. Previously, he was Principal Scientist for Complex Energy Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology, Associate Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, Department of Electrical,  Electronic and Computer Engineering, University Assistant at the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California. He is active in international committees such as IEEE and is the associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. His main research field is complex and integrated energy systems. He works on developing methods for intelligent and integrated energy systems. One of the main activities is hybrid numerical models and how to describe and use them. Using such models, a formerly incomprehensible and complex energy system can be analyzed for efficiency, stability margins, optimality, and other expected features. With his team, he works on industry and smart cities, transmission and distribution, security of supply and cybersecurity, hardware-in-the loop setups and number crunching for future and complex power systems.


Dr. Ir. José Reuda Torres 

José Luis Rueda Torres is an associate professor for Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, TU Delft, The Netherlands. He received the Electrical Engineer Diploma (cum laude) from Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador in 2004. In 2009, he received his PhD degree in electrical engineering (mark: outstanding) from the National University of San Juan.

Kaikai Pan 

Kaikai Pan is a PhD researcher on Intelligent Electrical Power Grids at the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, Delft University of Technology. He received the BSc degree (with honors) in information engineering in 2012 and MSc degree (with honors) in electrical engineering in 2015, both from Beihang University, Beijing, China. Currently, he is working towards cyber-secure intelligent power grids or cyber-physical systems including vulnerability assessment and anomaly detection, as a doctoral researcher. He was awarded the IEEE Communication Society Travel Grant at the IEEE SmartGridComm conference in Dresden, Germany, in October 2017. He also serves as a reviewer in IEEE Trans. Power Systems, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, among others.

Ibrahim Diab 

Ibrahim Diab is a PhD researcher on trolley grids with the DC systems, Energy conversion, and Storage (DCE&S) group at the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy, TU Delft, The Netherlands. He completed his masters (honors) with the same group, with an MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET). He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.

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