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IEEE Award: Stephen McArthur is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award

Professor Stephen McArthur is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award “For innovative contributions to the advancement of intelligent systems for power engineering applications.” He has been a long-term participant in the IEEE Power and Energy Society, having led the Multi-Agent Systems Working Group and the Intelligent Systems Subcommittee in the past. In 2010 he was awarded the IEEE Power & Energy Society Technical Committee Prize Paper Award.

He received a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1992, followed by a PhD in 1996 from the University of Strathclyde. His area of expertise is intelligent system applications in energy, covering condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, active network management, and wider smart grid applications. He serves as the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids and is the Academic Director of the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre at the University of Strathclyde. Professor McArthur also leads the UKRI EnergyREV programme, which brings together 22 universities and over 60 researchers to deliver novel research and innovation that will accelerate the uptake, value, and impact of Smart Local Energy Systems. EnergyREV is a key component of the UK Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme.

He is the Deputy Associate Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde. He also co-founded Bellrock Technology in 2012 and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. This is a spin-out company from the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Energy and Environment which focuses on accelerating the delivery and value from data-driven applications.

Professor Stephen McArthur stated, “I am delighted to have been recognized through this award, and will be using the prize to fund research interns who can engage with industry and the IEEE to deliver intelligent system solutions for power engineering problems.”

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Professor Stephen McArthur
BEng (Hons) PhD CEng FIET FIEEE

Distinguished Professor &
Deputy Associate Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation
Institute for Energy and Environment