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Professor Saifur Rahman at the Transmission and Distribution Conference, Denver Colorado

Professor Saifur Rahman gave opening remarks introducing the IEEE PES at the T&D Conference in Denver Colorado in a presentation entitled:  IEEE Power and Energy Society, Who We are and Where We are Going.

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World Utility Summit Elecrama 2018

Professor Saifur Rahman was one of the keynote speakers at the World Utility Summit Elecrama 2018,  March 2018.

Over 300 delegates were present at the inaugural session presided over by Mr Arvind Singh, Principal Secretary (Energy) at the Maharashtra government. Also present at the summit were Mr Shreegopal Kabra, President of Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA); Mr Vijay Karia, Chairman of ELECRAMA 2018; Mr Vikram Gandotra, Convenor of World Utility Summit 2018; Mr Saifur Rahman, President of US-based IEEE Power and Energy Society; Mr Jasper Wieck, Head of the Department for Economic and Global Affairs at German Embassy in New Delhi; and Mr R. Nagaraja, Chair of World Utility Summit 2018.

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Professor Saifur Rahman interviewed by The Asian Age Magazine

Professor Saifur Rahman gave an interview at The Asian Age Daily. He also met with M. Shoed Chowdhury, Chairman of  TheAsian Age and Honorary Consul of Malta.

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Professor Saifur Rahman was interviewed on Prothom Alo, a major daily newspaper in Bangladesh.

Professor Saifur Rahman was interviewed on Prothom Alo, a major daily newspaper in Bangladesh.

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IEEE PES and Northeast Electric Power University of China sign an MOU

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, and The Northeast Electric Power University of China (NEEPU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 30, 2017 in Jilin City, China. Prof. Cai Guowei, the President of NEEPU, and Professor Saifur Rahman, President 2018-19 of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, signed this MOU and held talks on mutual cooperation.

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IEEE PES, State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) and China Electric Power Institute signed an MOU

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, and The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on November 27, 2017 in Beijing, China. Mr. Jinbai Yang, Vice President of SGCC, and Professor Saifur Rahman, President 2018-19 of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, signed this MOU and held talks on mutual cooperation.

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Virginia Tech team’s software fills important niche in building efficiency

Article about BEMOSS on the SouthEast Energy News website written by Jim Pierobon

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Virginia Tech helps smaller commercial buildings increase energy efficiency

The energy efficiency of three small-to-medium-sized buildings in Virginia — two in the National Capital Region and one in Blacksburg — has increased significantly as the result of a recently completed Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Prof. Saifur Rahman Interviewed by the Asian Age Newspaper

Asian_Age NewspaperProfessor Saifur Rahman was interviewed by the Asian Age newspaper on January 03, 2016 where he shared his views on the role of public and private universities in technological development, research and education in Bangladesh.  He also talked about the problems and prospects of the power and energy sector in Bangladesh.

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Saifur Rahman voted IEEE Power and Energy Society president-elect for 2016 and 2017

The IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) recently voted Saifur Rahman president-elect for calendar years 2016 and 2017. He will serve as the president of this society for 2018 and 2019. Rahman is the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, National Capital Region.

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