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IEEE Fellow and PES Member, Distinguished Professor Stephen McArthur, wins “IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award”

Professor Stephen McArthur, Deputy Associate Principal at the University of Strathclyde for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award.

Professor McArthur’s expertise is in the industrial application of intelligent systems for the power and energy sectors. He integrates state-of-the-art artificial intelligence research with established industry techniques to deliver applications that enhance energy system operation, control and management.

In his career, Professor McArthur has developed innovative solutions to condition monitoring and asset management challenges in electric power systems and nuclear generation. He has also delivered smart grid applications for anomaly detection, fault diagnosis and fault prediction. His focus lies in ensuring that advances in Artificial Intelligence deliver tangible value in industrial environments. He works with a range of international companies on the design, planning and integration of intelligent system techniques within their operational systems.

Professor McArthur joined IEEE in 1993, becoming a Senior Member in 2007 and a Fellow in 2015 for contributions to intelligent systems with applications in power engineering. Professor McArthur is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The IEEE UK and Ireland PES Chapter is honoured to have Professor Stephen McArthur as a member and wants to express its warmest congratulations on this massive achievement and well-deserved success.

About the Award

The IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1986. The Award is named in honour of Richard Harold Kaufmann in memory of his many important contributions to industrial systems engineering and his dedicated service to the IEEE Industry Applications Society. Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

The $10,000 award recognises outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering. Professor McArthur is receiving it “for innovative contributions to the advancement of intelligent systems for power engineering applications”.