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J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. He is part of the Energy Systems research group housed at the Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility (WESRF). He earned the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 2009 and 2012, respectively. His primary field of research is the vulnerability of electrical infrastructure, in particular, the study of cascading outages. Part of his research is developed through collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, among others. He is a member of the IEEE Cascading Failures Working Group.

Research group: 
Research Interests: 
  • Cascading outages in power grids 
  • Complex systems and complex networks 
  • Chaos and nonlinear dynamics 
  • Big data and high performance computing 
  • PMU-supported power system stability monitoring

Contact Information

3023 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-8926
(541) 737-1300