JMThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest professional organization for the advancement of technology, has elevated Joydeep Mitra, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering to IEEE Fellow. The grade of Fellow recognizes engineers who have achieved distinction and demonstrating outstanding proficiency in their profession. It is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Congratulations!

Dr. Joydeep Mitra was named an IEEE Fellow “for contributions to the development of power system reliability methods". Dr. Mitra is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Director of the Energy Reliability & Security (ERiSe) Laboratory, and Senior Faculty Associate at the Institute of Public Utilities. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, and a B.Tech.(Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has five years of industry and consulting experience and eighteen years of academic experience. Prof. Mitra conducts research in power system modeling, analysis, stability, control, planning and simulation, and is known for his contributions to power system reliability analysis and reliability-based planning. Prof. Mitra has about 200 publications and patents in the power systems area, and is co-author of the book, “Electric Power Grid Reliability Evaluation: Models and Methods,” and of IEEE Standard 762. Prof. Mitra's research has been funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. National Laboratories, and several electric utilities. Prof. Mitra serves as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and Power Engineering Letters. In the past, he has served as Chair of the IEEE-PES Analytic Methods for Power Systems Committee, Chair of several IEEE-PES Subcommittees, and as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Prof. Mitra engages actively in several IEEE activities such as organizing conference tracks and contributing to the development of IEEE standards.