Saifur Rahman

Joseph R. Loring Professor & Director, ARI


Phone: 571-858-3301



Saifur Rahman (Fellow – IEEE) is the director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech where he is the Joseph Loring Professor of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the Center for Energy and the Global Environment at the university. He is an IEEE Millennium Medal winner. He currently serves as the vice president for Publications of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and a member of its Governing Board. He is a member-at-large of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee. Professor Rahman is currently the chair of the US National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for International Science and Engineering. Between 1996 and 1999 he served as a program director in engineering at NSF. In 2006 he served as the vice president of the IEEE Publications Board, and a member of the IEEE Board of Governors. He is a distinguished lecturer of IEEE PES, and has published in the areas of smart grid, conventional and renewable energy systems, load forecasting, uncertainty evaluation and infrastructure planning.

Resume of Saifur Rahman (pdf)

PhD. Electrical Engineering
Virginia Tech

M.S. Electrical Engineering
State University of New York, Stony Brook

B.S Electrical Engineering
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Program Oversight Committee, US National Research Council

Director, Center for Energy and the Global Environment

Director, Advanced Research Institute

Editor-in-chief, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Power Engineering

Vice President, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2008-11

Vice President, IEEE Publications Board, 2006

Member, IEEE Board of Governors, 2006

Member, Editorial Board, Proceedings of the IEEE, 2004-2009Vice President, IEEE Power Engineering Society, 1999-2003