Contributors

Robert Wang

Robert Wang is a Regional Application Specialist and Application Engineer at OMICRON electronics. He is responsible for market research, product development, and implementation of OMICRON products with a particular focus on the distribution market. Robert received his BSEE from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his MEng in Power Systems Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

In his spare times, Robert enjoys traveling, and meeting new people.

Palak Parikh

Palak Parikh   has been with GE Grid Solutions as a product R&D application engineer for the past 6 years. She pursued her PhD at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and her Masters and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in India.  Palak has proven expertise in Distribution Automation, Power System Protection, & Microgrid Solutions. She is author of more than 25 international journal and conference papers and is also a member of the IEEE Smart Distribution Committee.

Outside of work Palak likes to spend lots of time playing with her two boys and family. She enjoys traveling and exploring different places in her spare time.

Seung-Jae Lee

Seung-Jae LEE (known as Paul) was born in Seoul, Korea and received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and his Ph.D. from University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He has been with Myongji University, Korea since 1988 and a director of Next-generation Power Technology Center (NPTC). He was CIGRE SC B5 representative of Korea. He is an Editor in Chief of JICEE. He is the founder of APAP (International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation and Protection. His main research fields are distribution automation, substation automation and protection relaying

Paul loves nature and photography, and in his spare time he enjoys experimenting with his camera.

Shankar V. Achanta

Shankar V. Achanta received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Arizona State University in 2002. He joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) in 2002 as a hardware engineer, developing electronics for communications devices, data acquisition circuits, and switch-mode power supplies. Shankar currently holds 13 SEL patents, and he is an inventor on several patents that are pending in the field of distribution sensors, precise timing, and wireless communications. He currently holds the position of engineering director for the distribution controls and sensors group at SEL.

Shankar loves the ocean and the outdoors, and in his leisure time he enjoys indulging in water activities.

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