Marija D. Ilić
  Professor of ECE and EPP
Dept of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Dept of Engineering & Public Policy
Carnegie Mellon University
Room PH-B25 5000 Forbes Avenue

, PA   15213-3890

Tel:  412/268-9520
Fax:  412/268-3890
Dr. Marija Ilić holds a joint appointment at Carnegie Mellon as Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, where she has been a tenured faculty member since October 2002.  Her principal fields of interest include electric power systems modeling; design of monitoring, control, and pricing algorithms for electric power systems; normal and emergency control of electric power systems; control of large scale dynamic systems; nonlinear network and systems theory; modeling and control of economic and technical interactions in dynamical systems with applications to competitive energy systems.
Dr. Ilić received her M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis and earned her MEE and Dip. Ing. at the University of Belgrade.  She is an IEEE Fellow and an IEEE distinguished lecturer, as well as a recipient of the First Presidential Young Investigator Award for Power Systems.  In addition to her academic work, Dr. Ilić is a consultant for the electric power industry and the founder of New Electricity Transmission Software Solution, Inc. (NETSS, Inc.).  From September 1999 until March 2001, Dr. Ilić was a Program Director for Control, Networks and Computational Intelligence at the National Science Foundation.
Prior to her arrival at Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Ilić held the positions of Visiting Associate Professor and Senior Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  From 1986 to 1989, she was a tenured faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she taught since 1984.  She has also taught at Cornell and Drexel.  She has worked as a visiting researcher at General Electric and as a principal research engineer in Belgrade
Dr. Ilić has co-authored several books on the subject of large-scale electric power systems:  Ilić and Zaborsky, Dynamics and Control of Large Electric Power Systems, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000; Ilić, Galiana, and Fink (eds.), Power Systems Restructuring:  Engineering and Economics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2nd printing, 2000; Allen and Ilić, Price-Based Commitment Decisions in the Electricity Markets, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 1999; and Ilić and Liu, Hierarchical Power Systems Control:  Its Value in a Changing Industry, Springer-Verlag London Limited, 1996.  Dr. Ilić has also served as an associate editor for a multi-volume Encyclopedia of Energy, Cutler J. Cleveland (ed.), Elsevier Inc., 2004 and a co-editer of Control and Optimization Methods in Smart Grids (Springer, 2011). Her most recent book, Engineering IT-Enabled Sustainable Electricity Services: The Tale of Two Low-Cost Green Azores Islands, appeared from Springer in August 2013.

Recently, Professor Ilić developed and taught a course in Electric Energy Processing and co-developed/co-taught a course entitled, “Electric Power Systems Reading Seminar.”  (See .)  She is the PI of a major NSF ITR award (see ) and the co-PI of an interdisciplinary DOE grant entitled, “Bundling Energy Systems of the Future.”  She has co-organized an annual multidisciplinary Electricity Industry conference series at Carnegie Mellon (ECE, EPP, and Tepper) with participants from academia, government, and industry; the conference is looking forward to its ninth year in 2013 (see ).Dr. Ilić is the Director of the Electric Energy Systems Group at Carnegie Mellon ( ), Director of the SRC ERI/Smart Grid Research Center (,and the Honorary Chaired Professor for control of Future Electricity Network Operations at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.

Professor Ilic received from the Carnegie Institute of Technology at Carnegie Mellon University the Phillip L. Dowd Fellowship Teaching Award in 2010 and the Steven J. Fenves Award for Systems Research in 2012.

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