Interim Deputy Director of NCAR
Senior Scientist, Division Director of MMM
Lead Scientist, USWRP
P. O. Box 3000
Boulder, Co 80307-3000
Dr. Robert Gall was recently appointed Interim Deputy Director of NCAR. He has been the Lead Scientist of USWRP since 1999, and a Senior Scientist and Director of the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division (MMM) at NCAR since 1991. In 1993, he became an AMS fellow. Before joining NCAR, Dr. Gall was a professor at the University of Arizona from 1984-1991. He holds a BS in atmospheric science from Pennsylvania State University, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin.
MARIJA D. ILIC
Professor of ECE and EPP
Carnegie Mellon University
Porter Hall B25
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
Dr. Marija Ilic has recently been appointed full professor at the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. She has been a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT since 1987. Her interest is in control and design of large-scale systems. She conducts research and teaches graduate courses in the area of electric power systems. Dr. Ilic is a consultant for Alfatech, Inc. and the California ISO. From September1999 until March 2001, Dr. Ilic was a Program Director for Control, Networks and Computational Intelligence at the National Science Foundation.
Prior to her years at MIT, Dr. Ilic was a tenured faculty member at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She is a recipient of the First Presidential Young Investigator Award for Power Systems. Dr. Ilic is also an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
Dr. Ilic received her M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Dr. Ilic has co-authored several books on the subject of large-scale electric power systems: Ilic and Zaborsky, Dynamics and Control of Large Electric Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000; Ilic, Galiana and Fink (eds.), Power Systems Restructuring: Engineering and Economics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2nd printing 2000; Allen and Ilic, Price-Based Commitment Decisions in the Electricity Markets, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 1999; Ilic and Liu, Hierarchical Power Systems Control: Its Value in a Changing Industry, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 1996. Dr. Ilic is also a contributing editor for Unlocking the Benefits of Restructuring: A Blueprint for Transmission (PU Reports, 2000).
1816 South Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 384-6330
Fax: (217) 384-6329
James D. Weber is Director of Operations at PowerWorld Corporation in Champaign, IL. His primary duties involve the development and maintenance of the PowerWorld Simulator software product as well as working on new products that will move Simulator's graphic capabilities to real-time information systems such as trading floors and energy management systems. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville in 1995, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois in 1997 and 1999.
STEPHEN T. LEE
Area Manager, Grid Operations and Planning
Electric Power Research Institute
Internet ID: email@example.com
Dr. Stephen Lee has extensive experience in power system planning and operation for electric utilities, developing and applying new techniques of simulation and optimization for combined generation and transmission systems, interchange distribution, congestion management, transactions and energy scheduling, generation system production simulation, maintenance scheduling, unit commitment, generation and transmission planning, system security and adequacy, and system stability.
With EPRI since May 1998, Stephen Lee was the Area Manager of Grid Operations & Planning until June 2002, responsible for EPRI research projects and cooperative projects with the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) for supporting security processes. He is currently the GOP Senior Technical Leader and the project manager for the Transmission Program of the EPRI Power Delivery Reliability Initiative. He was the project manager of the NERC Interchange Distribution Calculator which is used to implement the NERC guidelines for Transmission Loading Relief for curtailing transactions in the Eastern Interconnection. He is also active in NERC committees and a representative for EPRI on the NERC Market Interface Committee. He is closely involved in the latest developments of transactions information system, transactions management, and congestion management.
Stephen Lee received his B.S., M.S., Engineer, and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T. in Electrical Engineering, specializing in Power System Engineering and Control Theory. Dr. Lee is a registered Professional Engineer in California and Massachusetts, and a Senior Member of IEEE.
M.U.P., Urban Planning, University of Washington
Planning, Oestereichische Akademie fur Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
B.A., Anthropology, Colorado College
Jane Preuss has 24 years of experience in planning and provides expertise in two interrelated areas. One is land use and environmental planning. Theother pertains to mitigation and preparedness against the effects of natural hazards such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, tsunamis, and high winds. Jane also has considerable experience in preparing community plans. She often works with community groups to elicit their comments and suggestions as well as to prioritize issues and implement strategies. Jane has worked on international projects in locations such as Peru, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. In the United States Jane has completed projects in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, and Hawaii.
Dr. Frank A. Monforte
Vice President, Forecasting
Dr. Frank A. Monforte is Vice President of Forecasting at RER, where he specializes in the areas of energy and price forecasting, end-use forecasting, and statistical and mathematical modeling. He is a leading authority in the areas of short-term control area forecasting, load profiling, and retail scheduling. Dr. Monforte directs the development, support, and implementation of RER's forecasting and load profiling tools, including MetrixND, NDauto, and ProForm. Dr. Monforte's short-term load forecasting expertise includes models for the New York ISO, California ISO, PJM, NEPOOL, and the Australian System Operator, NEMMCO. Dr. Monforte directs the implementation of RER's load profiling systems, including systems in California, Illinois, and Texas. As the lead econometrician, Dr. Monforte was part of the team that developed the ERCOT Load Profiling System. Examples of retail scheduling system implementations he has directed include PPL, SCE, SDG&E, LCRA, ENRON, AMEREN, Illinois Power, and Alliant. In addition to these systems, Dr. Monforte directs the implementation of RER's Web-based forecasting tools and services, including eMetrix and eShapes. Dr. Monforte is the lead architect of Gaz de France's Web-based forecasting system, which is the first of its kind in the industry. He also directed the implementation of AMEREN's Web-based Load Profile Forecasting application that provides online load profile forecasts that retailers use in support of their market operations.
In addition to his forecasting responsibilities, he is a nationally recognized authority in the area of industrial end-use analysis. He has directed numerous commercial and industrial on-site survey projects. He has developed market potential estimates and forecasts for industrial technologies for both utilities and EPRI. He is the principal investigator for EPRI's industrial end-use forecasting model, INFORM. He is a principal investigator for an EPRI-sponsored study on the environmental benefits of increased electrification in the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors.
Dr. Monforte has co-authored publications on a range of problems including the use of neural networks for short-term load forecasting, long-term end-use forecasting, and the use of nonlinear programming techniques for development of a least cost gas supply planning tool.
Dr. Monforte received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
Energy Science and Technology Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, K5-16
Richland, WA 99352
Michael Kintner-Meyer is Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, WA. He is leading PNNL’s Load-As-A-Resource program and actively involved in the assessment of demand response programs.
He has a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen, Germany and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. He is member of ASHRAE’s technical committee “Smart Building Systems”. He chairs the Communications and Integration Subcommittee.
Director, Advanced Power and Energy Program
University of California at Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3550
Dr. Samuelsen is interested in energy conversion, fuel cells, combustion, fuel sprays, laser diagnostics, air quality, turbulent transport, alternative fuels, the modeling of reacting flows, practical energy systems, and the conflict between energy and the environment.
Dr. Samuelsen’s current research activity focuses on energy generation, distribution and utilization, and includes the production of electricity, motive power and propulsive power from both fuel cells, gas turbines and hybrids of both. His work also explores the environmental impact of these energy systems, the dynamic between energy generation and atmospheric quality, and the development of environmentally preferred, high-efficiency energy generation integrated into buildings and building complexes.
Dr. Samuelsen directs the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), which encompasses the National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), the UCI Combustion Lab (UCICL) and the Pacific Consortium on Energy and the Environment (PARCON).
His work at the UCICL is directed toward the development of advanced stationary gas turbine power systems. Research at the NFCRC is leading the evolution of power generation fuel cells, and the PARCON accelerates the development and deployment of advance energy systems around the world.
Meteorologist, Electrical System Operations
Tennessee Valley Authority
Walshe started his career as an operational meteorologist at The Weather Channel in 1989 in Atlanta, GA. He was involved in all aspects of forecasting until he accepted the position of Assignment Manager at TWC in 1997. As a meteorologist in a news oriented field, Walshe was responsible for coverage of the most significant weather events of the last five years. The combined experience at TWC made him uniquely qualified to accept a position as meteorologist at the Tennessee Valley Authority in late 2001. Currently, Walshe is working on decreasing short and mid term forecast errors for temperature and demand for the nation's largest public utility.
Walshe earned a bachelors degree in Meteorology at Florida State University in 1988. He helped pioneer IP delivery of broadcast quality severe weather video in near real time as well as change the way television covers weather events and stories. During the most recent summer, Walshe helped TVA attain its lowest forecast temperature and demand error of record.
Richard P. Wilson
Director of Operations and Energy Services
420 Bedford Street, Suite 320
Lexington, MA 02420-1506
Fax: 781-676-1001Director of Energy
With Meteorlogix for nearly 10 years, Richard P. Wilson serves as Director of Energy Services for Meteorlogix. In this position he is responsible for successfully establishing and expanding business opportunities within the energy and utility industries. He also provides expertise in the conceptualization of value-added weather for those markets.
Wilson previously managed and directed the company’s MxInsight product line, including energy and long range forecast products. He has held other key positions at Meteorlogix, including Vice President of Meteorological Operations for the company’s Minneapolis and Boston offices, and Director of Operations in Boston.
Wilson earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Boston College and a degree in Meteorology from Plymouth State College (the University System of New Hampshire) in Plymouth, NH. Wilson is a member of the American Meteorological Society.
Director, Research Applications Program
A specialist in mesoscale meteorology, Foote came to NCAR as a postdoctoral fellow in 1970. He was a project leader with the National Hail Research Experiment during the 1970s and became a senior scientist in 1982, serving in the Field Observing Facility, the Mesoscale and Microscale Meteorology Division, and, most recently, in RAP.
Foote earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics and his master's and doctoral degrees in atmospheric sciences at the University of Arizona. He recently ended an eight-year tenure as editor of the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, has served on several national and international committees, and led a number of large field programs, including most recently an experiment to study terrain-induced wind shear and turbulence in Hong Kong.
Research Applications Program
National Center for Atmospheric Research
PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO. 80301
Mr. Mahoney began working with NCAR as an associate scientist in 1981 as part of the Joint Airport Weather Studies Project (JAWS), where he flew onboard the University of Wyoming’s Super King Air research aircraft studying windshear associated with microbursts and gust fronts. He participated in the development of the Low Level Windshear Alert System (LLWAS) and eventually led NCAR’s team in the development and demonstration of the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR). Mr. Mahoney is a well-known expert in windshear and windshear detection systems.
As an NCAR Program Manager, Mr. Mahoney has led several FAA-sponsored aviation weather projects with a particular emphasis on interactive processing systems. He led a research and system development program in Hong Kong, which resulted in the implementation of the Windshear and Turbulence Warning System (WTWS) at Hong Kong International Airport. More recently, Mr. Mahoney managed an aviation weather system modernization program for the Taiwan Civil Aeronautics Administration. This project involved the development and tailoring of high-resolution numerical weather forecast models, advanced, interactive processing systems, and implementation of windshear detection systems at Taiwan’s major airports.
Mr. Mahoney is also involved in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Weather Information for Surface Transportation (WIST) initiative and is leading a team of five national laboratories on the development of a Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS) for winter road maintenance managers.
In addition to his program management duties, Mr. Mahoney is involved in program development and commercialization activities at NCAR.
Mr. Mahoney received his M.S. degree from the University of Wyoming in 1983, specializing in windshear and cloud microphysics. His B.S. degree was in Aeronautics from Miami University of Ohio.
Senior Scientist, ESIG Director
Environmental and Societal Impacts Group
National Center for Atmospheric Research
PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO. 80301
Dr. Robert Harriss is a Senior Scientist and of the Director of the Environmental and Societal Impacts Group (ESIG) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Prior to joining NCAR in 1999, Harriss was a Professor and holder of the Wiley Chair in Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He also initiated and directed the Sustainable Enterprise Institute aimed at finding systemic solutions to natural resource and organizational management problems.
Harriss served 13 years as a NASA Senior Scientist and Science Division Director for the Earth Sciences at the Langley Research Center and NASA Headquarters, respectively. He has also held faculty and research positions with the University of New Hampshire, Florida State University, Harvard University, and the United Nations Environment Program. Honors and awards received include the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award (1985), Election as a Fellow of the AAAS (1988), U.S. Senior Executive Service (1994-1997), and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (1997). Harriss was born in Brownsville, Texas, and received his Ph.D. from Rice University in Houston, Texas.