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S. Mark Halpin

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Biography

Dr. S. Mark Halpin has been a driving force in the development of uniform power systems and power quality standards that promote worldwide reliability and safety.

He has worked tirelessly to create international standards that advance the state of the art of power systems engineering. His work in both the IEEE Power Engineering and IEEE Industry Applications Societies resulted in the creation of nearly 40 IEEE power standards.

Besides authoring or contributing to the IEEE Color Book series of power standard, he also initiated a major reorganization of the series, thus enhancing its usefulness to practicing engineers and engineering students.

Dr. Halpin, who is the Alabama Power Company Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, has made many other related contributions. These include pioneering methods for both power quality measurement and techniques to identify areas of bulk power transmission systems subject to voltage and angular stability problems.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Halpin received the 1998 IEEE IAS Outstanding Young Member Award and an IEEE Third Millennium Medal.