ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
The founder and director of the EESG group is Carnegie Mellon ECE and EPP
, who is also Director of the SRC ERI/Smart Grid Research
Center, as well as Honorary Chaired Professor for Control of Future Electricity
Network Operations, . Prof. Ilić formally founded
the group in 2008 with a generous handful of faculty and students and an
impressive seminar series (see link on
Education page). However, the ground-
work for the group was laid much earlier with the establishment of relevant
projects, interdepartmental ties, and a major annual conference including
leaders from academia, government, and industry.
ABOUT THE CO-DIRECTOR
joined the EESG group in 2009, bringing
to Carnegie Mellon's ECE Department experience from the Power Systems
Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Switzerland as well as experience in the Special
Studies Group of Hydro One in Canada. She has been an organizer/host
the ECE Graduate Seminar Series at CMU, has already made energy-related
ties with faculty in other departments on campus, and has brought in advisees
The Electric Energy Systems Group (EESG) is a group of faculty, researchers, and graduate students actively pursuing creation of curriculum, research programs, a software laboratory, and an outreach program for modern electric energy systems.
The curriculum development (see ) highlights universal concepts underlying future energy systems by building directly on general courses in applied physics, signal processing, computing, and control. The objective is to prepare engineers as workforce candidates for industries which are developing electric energy distributions to homes, aircrafts, cars, ships, spacecrafts, etc.
The research programs uniquely build on the university’s strength in information processing, (see , , and ) and view future electric energy systems as physical systems enabled by sensing, computing, communications, and control technologies that shape their performance according to well understood and sustainable goals.
As part of EESG outreach, an annual conference () is held.
EESG is actively pursuing close collaboration with technology developers as well as technology users. The group’s strong links with policy researchers prepare for design of novel policies in support of non-traditional electric energy technologies at well-understood value (see ).
Director: milic at ece dot cmu dot edu
Co-Director: ghug at ece dot cmu dot edu
Assistant: cbauerle at ece dot cmu dot edu