Professional and Technical Background
Dr. Kavasseri is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University (NDSU).
Dr. Kavasseri received his BS from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur, India in 1995, his M.S. from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India in 1998 and PhD from Washington State University, Pullman in 2002, all in Electrical Engineering. He worked briefly for a year (1995-1996) in the research and development wing for General Electric Company/ALSTHOM in Bangalore. He received the Gold Medal for the Best Masters thesis from IISc in 1998. Soon after his PhD, he joined NDSU and has been a faculty member there since 2002.
His primary research expertise is in bulk power system dynamics, power systems computation, stability and control, and the operation of renewable energy-interfaced medium voltage distribution systems. His secondary research interests include nonlinear dynamics and time-series analysis. His recent work includes the theory of cyber-physical systems (CPS), cyber-security in energy management systems and integration of renewable energy resources into microgrids.
Dr. Kavasseri’s research has won several prestigious awards from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). His recent research has been recognized as “Breakthrough” by the NSF and investigates the prospects for resilient protection for the electric grid where computation and control play a fundamental role. He has served on several panels for the NSF and is currently serving as an evaluator for engineering research centers funded by the NSF. He co-chaired the IEEE R4 EIT conference in 2013 and is currently the Chair for the 2018 North American Power Symposium to be held at NDSU. He has over 50 publications in journals and conferences. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and is a senior member of the IEEE.