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Joydeep Mitra is Associate Professor of Electrical 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 ranging from power system hardware installation to modeling and simulation of energy markets, and seventeen years of academic experience. Prof. Mitra has conducted 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. He has over 170 publications and patents in the power systems area, including an edited book, an IEEE Standard, book chapters, technical articles and research reports. 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 is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He 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.