• Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Regents Professor
  • Eugene E. Webb Professor
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
Mladen Kezunovic

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas – 1980
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas – 1977
  • Dipl.Ing., Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo – 1976

Research Interests

  • •Protective Relaying
    •Power Systems
    •Computational Intelligence
    •Smart Grids

    Teaching Courses

    ELEN 459
    ELEN 666
    ELEN 679

Awards & Honors

  • Guest Professor in State Key Laboratory of Simulation of Power System and Generation Equipment, Tsinghua University, China, 2018-2021
  • Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, Texas A&M University, 2018
  • Distinguished member, US National Committee, International Council on Large Electric Systems-CIGRE, 2018
  • Special Visiting Scholar, Science without Borders, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil, 2015-2017
  • IEEE PES Prize Paper Award, "Advancements in Centralized Protection and Control Within a Substation", The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, 2017
  • Eminent Scholar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar, 2015-2016
  • Regents Professor, Texas A&M University, 2016

Selected Publications

  • K. M. Silva, J. S. G. Pena, H. D. M. Braz, M. Kezunovic, “An Algorithm to Mitigate the Infeed Effect on Overreaching Distance Zones,” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (In Print).
  • M. Pavlovski, M. Alqudah, T. Dokic, A. Abdel Hai, M. Kezunovic, Z. Obradovic, “Hierarchical Convolutional Neural Networks for Event Classification on PMU Data,” IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 70, 2021, DOI: 10.1109/TIM.2021.3115583
  • A. Abdel Hai, T. Dokic, M. Pavlovski, T. Mohamed, D. Saranovic, M. Alqudah, M. Kezunovic, Z. Obradovic, “Transfer Learning for Event Detection from PMU Measurements with Scarce Labels” IEEE Access, Vol. 9, 127420 – 127432, 10 September 2021, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3111727.
  • B. Bhalja, M. Kezunovic, “Novel Fault Distance Estimation Method for Three-Terminal Transmission Line” IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 406-417, February 2021.
  • M. Kezunovic, P. Pinson, Z. Obradovic, S. Grijalva, T. Hong, and R. Bessa, “Big Data Analytics for Future Electricity Grids,” Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 189, No., pp. 106788, 2020.
  • M. Soleimani and M. Kezunovic, “Mitigating Transformer Loss of Life and Reducing the Hazard of Failure by the Smart EV Charging,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 5974-5983, Sept.-Oct. 2020.
  • J. Leite, J. R. S. Mantovani, T. Dokic, Q. Yan , P.-C. Chen, and M. Kezunovic, “Resiliency Assessment in Distribution Networks Using GIS Based Predictive Risk Analytics,”IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol., No., pp., April 24, 2019.
  • P. Dehghanian, Y. Guan, and M. Kezunovic, “Real-Time Life-Cycle Assessment of High Voltage Circuit Breakers for Maintenance using Online Condition Monitoring Data,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 1135-1146, March/April 2019.
  • Q. Yan, B. Zhang and M. Kezunovic, “Optimized Operational Cost Reduction for an EV Charging Station Integrated with Battery Energy Storage and PV generation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 2096-2106, March 2019.
  • B. Zhang, P. Dehghanian, and M. Kezunovic, “Optimal Allocation of PV Generation and Battery Storage for Enhanced Resilience,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 10, No. 99, pp. 535-545, January 2019.