Dmitry Kosterev received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Dr. Kosterev is with Bonneville Power Administration, where his responsibilities include network planning, power system modeling, power system performance monitoring. He chaired WECC Modeling and Validation Work Group from 2007 to 2011, and WECC Load Modeling Task Force since 2002. Dmitry Kosterev is actively involved with synchro-phasor technologies, and has served as a co-chair of Planning Implementation Task Team at North-American Synchro-Phasor Initiative.