Chanan Singh

Regents Professor & Irma Runyon Chair Professor

Chanan Singh

Office: WEB 320C
Phone: 979.845.7589
Fax: 979.845.6259

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Research Interests

  • Reliability and Security of Electric Power Systems
  • Theory and Applications of System Reliability
  • Production Costing
  • Power Quality

Awards & Honors

  • Inaugural recipient of IEEE-PES Roy Billinton Power System Reliability Award, for “Contributions to the methodological developments, education and practice of power system reliability evaluation”, 2010
  • Guest Professor, Tsinghua University, Department of Electrical Engineering (State Key laboratory of the Control and Simulation of Power System and Generation Equipment),April, 2010
  • PMAPS Merit Award 2008 – Life long achievement award by the Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems International Society (PMAPS), “for developing probabilistic methods for power systems”.
  • IEEE Power Engineering Society, “Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award”, 1998
  • Doctor of Science, “For research contributions", by the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, May 1997
  • IEEE/PES Outstanding Working Group Award – 1997
  • IEEE/PES Technical Committee Prize Paper Award for “Pooling Generating Unit Data for Improved Estimates of Performance Indices,” 1997
  • Elected Fellow of IEEE for "Contributions to Theory and Applications of Quantitative Reliability Methods in Electric Power Systems," 1991
  • Ross Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada for the best Electrical Engineering paper for 1972, ``The Frequency and Duration Method of Generating Capacity Reliability Evaluation'', Transactions of EIC, Vol. 15, No. C-1, March 1972.
  • Gold Medal of the Punjab University for being the overall top most student in all branches of engineering and in all affiliated colleges in the graduating class.
  • Gold Medal of the Punjab Engineering College, for the top-most student in Electrical Engineering.
  • Distinguished Electrical Engineering Professor, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Chapter, 2004. I was told this was a special award by the student chapter given for the first time.
  • Named Texas A&M System Regents Professor, Texas A&M System, December 2001.
  • Awarded the Texas A&M Former Student’s Association, University Level Distinguished Award in Research (Highest university award in research), TAMU, 1997.
  • Dresser Professorship, for excellence in research and education 1992-1993.
  • Halliburton Professorship for excellence in research and education, 1986--1987.
  • Senior TEES Fellow, for excellence in research 1989-present.
  • TEES Fellow, for excellence in research 1987-89.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
  • B.S. (Honors), Electrical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India.

Selected Publications

”Probabilistic Assessment of TTC in Power Systems Including Wind Power Generation”, IEEE Systems Journal, H. Falaghi, M. Ramezani,M. Haghifam, (accepted for publication).

”Composite Reliability Evaluation Using Monte Carlo Simulation and Least Squares Support Vector Classifier”, N. M. Pindoriya, P. Jirutitijaroen, D. Srinivasan, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, (accepted for publication).

“A Methodology for Evaluation of Hurricane Impact on Composite power System Reliability”, Y. Liu,IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 26, No.1, Feb 2011.

“Wind Farm Diversification and its Benefits for Power System Reliability”, Yannick Degeilh, International Journal on electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol 33,issue 2, Feb 2011

” Evaluation of hurricane impact on composite power system reliability considering common-cause failures”, International Journal Systems Assurance Engineering Management, Y. Liu, Vol 1, No. 2, April-June 2010.

“State-space partitioning method for composite power system reliability assessment”, J. He, Y.Sun, D.S.Kirschen, L.Cheng, IET Gener. Trans. Distrib., vol 4,Issue 7, 2010

” Efficient Traffic Loss Evaluation for Transport Backbone Networks”, G. Booker*, A. Sprintson, E. Zechman, S. Guikema, Computer Networks Computer Networks, vol 24, No 10,July 2010.

“Reliability Evaluation of Composite Power Systems Using Markov Cut-Set Method”, Yong Liu, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 25,no.2, may 2010.

“Generating Capacity Reliability Evaluation based on Monte Carlo Simulation and Cross- Entropy Method”,Armando Lete da Silva,reinlado Fernandes,IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol 25, Feb 2010.

“Improving power system reliability calculation efficiency with EPSO variants“,V. Miranda,L. M. Carvalho,A. Rosa,A. M. Leite da Silva, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Nov 2009.