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Thesis Award 2022: Dr. Ashok Valabhoju

Dr. Ashok Valabhoju, from the National Institute of Technology Raipur, India, has been awarded the CIGRE Thesis Award for his PhD thesis on “Pattern Recognition Based Protection Schemes for Power Transmission Line” - Theme of the Thesis: Electrical Power Transmission Line Protection.



The paper will be published in the next issue of CIGRE Science & Engineering.

He has completed Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India in the year 2021, completed M.Tech. in Power Systems with Emphasis on High Voltage Engineering from University College of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Kakinada, India in the year 2011 and pursued B.Tech. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad, India in the year 2008.

He has also completed a certificate course on Electricity Regulatory Affairs Commercial Aspects in Indian Power Sector from National Power Training Institute, Faridabad, India in the year 2016. 

He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Kakatiya Institute of Technology & Science, Warangal, India.

He has pursued Ph.D. degree in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Raipur, Raipur during the year 2016-2021. He worked as a Junior Research Fellow (under RSoP-Project) in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur during August 2016- September 2019. Also, he was employed as an Engineer (PSS), at Power Research & Development Consultants, Bangalore during February 2014- June 2014, he worked as a Senior Research Fellow (under RC-Project), at Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore during March 2012- July 2013 and also served as a Project Staff (under ISRO-Project), at Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Hyderabad during November 2011- January 2012.

His research interest includes power system protection and applications of artificial intelligence techniques in electrical power & energy systems.

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