Thomas J. Overbye

Thomas J. Overbye, is the Fox Family Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he has taught since 1991. He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research interests include electric power system analysis, visualization, dynamics, and cyber security. Dr. Overbye is also the original developer of PowerWorld Simulator, an innovative computer program for power system analysis, education and visualization, a co-founder of PowerWorld Corporation, and is an author of the Power System Analysis and Design book. He was also the recipient of the IEEE PES Walter Fee Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 1993, the IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2011, and participated in the August 14th 2003 DOE/NERC Blackout investigation.