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Herbert Falk – new IEEE Fellow 

Herbert Falk has been elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions and leadership in secure, reliable, and interoperable communication of the electric power grid”. He graduated with MSEE degree from Northwestern University in 1980. He is the Vice President of Testing for the UCA International User Group (UCAIug) and is responsible for managing the Conformance and Interoperability Test Programs within UCAIug. He has managed IEC 61850 Interoperability Tests bi-annually since 2011. 

He is an editor of IEC 61850 and the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) lead on Cyber Security to IEC TC57 WG15. He is an active member of the IEEE Power Systems Communication Committee (PSCC), IEEE Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC), and the DNP Security Task Force.