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Registration Opens for Inaugural IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and Analytics

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Feb. 6 -- The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station issued the following news:

The first-ever Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Smart Grid Synchronized Measurements and Analytics (SGSMA) will be held at Texas A&M University May 20-23, 2019. The conference will bring together leading researchers and developers from academia, research and industry from all over the world to facilitate innovation, knowledge transfer and technical progress in addressing synchronized measurements and analytics to advance smart grids. Registration for the conference is open, and early-bird rates are available through March 15.

"Some of the greatest smart grid minds will be joining us, including Terry Boston, Dr. Jay Giri, Dr. Zarko Sumic, and Mahesh Sudhakaran," said Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, SGSMA conference chair. Kezunovic is also a Regents Professor and the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M and the director of the Smart Grid Center at the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES).

Boston is a 2017 presidential appointee to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Giri, before becoming a consultant and a faculty member at University of Washington, was the director of power systems technology and strategic initiatives at GE Grid Software Solutions. Sumic is the vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner where he provides innovative strategic and operational advice to Gartner utility clients using his extensive technology leadership and business experience. And, Sudhakaran is the chief digital officer at IBM Energy Environment and Utilities. He will be sharing the biggest challenges with artificial intelligence, internet of things and blockchain technology facing the three IBM global teams--energy operations, customer experience and asset management.

"In addition to the invited speakers and guests, our conference will feature more than 40 paper presentations selected among the best research teams working on smart grids" said Dr. Mario Paolone, technical program chair for SGSMA and professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. "We understand the importance of creating space for researchers to network and share their recent projects and findings."

SGSMA is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and IEEE-PES, the Power and Energy Society of IEEE. IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Other sponsors include TEES, the Texas A&M University Division of Research, the TEES Smart Grid Center, and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M, along with the department's Power and Energy Group. Additional conference support is provided by TEES EDGE, the professional and continuing education program for TEES.

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