Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez
Associate Professor
Associate Head for Graduate Programs
Electrical & Computer Engineering

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


Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University. 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 electrical infrastructure resilience and protection, in particular, the study of cascading outages. His power system modeling work includes modern loads, microgrids, remedial action schemes, and cyber security. Cotilla-Sanchez is the secretary of the IEEE Working Group on Cascading Failures and president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Oregon Chapter.


Research Interests

  • Cascading outages in power grids
  • Power system protection, resiliency, and cybersecurity
  • Smart grids and microgrids
  • Wide-area power system data