Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is a Carl Bodine Distinguished Professor and Chairman in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Illinois Institute of Technology. He serves on the Governing Board of the IEEE Power and Energy Society as the VP of Publications and is the Editor‐in‐Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He is the co‐chair of the 2011 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference. He is the author of more than 300 technical papers and five books on electric power systems planning, operation, and control.
Dr. Shahidehpour was the recipient of 2009 Honorary Doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, 2008 IEEE/PES Best Transactions Paper Award, and 2007 IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics. As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, he has lectured across the globe on electricity restructuring issues. He is an Honorary Professor at North China Electric Power University in Beijing and Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. Dr. Shahidehpour is the author of several books and papers on electric power systems including a book published in 2003 on communication and control in electric power systems. He is an IEEE Fellow.