Leland Barclay Fellowship in EngineeringProfessor
Dr. Ross Baldick is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.
He received his B.Sc. and B.E. degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1991-1992 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. In 1992 and 1993 he was an assistant professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Baldick has published over forty refereed journal articles and has research interests in a number of areas in electric power.
His current research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under deregulation, and the robustness of the electricity system subject to terrorist interdiction. In 1994, Dr. Baldick received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award. He recently completed a textbook based on a graduate class, "Optimization of Engineering Systems" that he teaches in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at The University of Texas. He also teaches a three-day short-course "Introduction to Electric Power for Legal, Accounting, and Regulatory Professionals" and a one-day short-course "Locational Marginal Pricing" for non-technical professionals in the electricity industry. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and the chairman of the System Economics Sub-Committee of the IEEE Power Engineering Society.
- Optimization and economic theory of electric power systems
- Public policy and technical issues associated with electricity restructuring
- Robustness of the electric grid under interdiction