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Sukumar Brahma

Sukumar BrahmaSCE&G Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Ph.D., 2003 - Clemson University
Electrical Engineering
Master of Technology, 1997 - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering, 1989 - Gujarat University, India
Electrical Engineering

Contact Information
Office: 303 Riggs Hall
Office Phone: 864.656.3376
Fax: 864.656.5917

Personal webpage

Sukumar Brahma received his Bachelor of Engineering from Gujarat University in 1989, Master of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1997, and PhD in from Clemson University, Clemson, USA in 2003; all in Electrical Engineering. He joined Clemson university as the South Carolina Electric & Gas Distinguished Professor in August 2018. Before joining Clemson he was William Kersting Endowed Chair Professor at New Mexico State University, USA. Dr. Brahma is the past Chair of IEEE Power and Energy Society's Life Long Learning Subcommittee, past Chair of Distribution System Analysis Subcommittee, past Chair of Power and Energy Education Committee, and a member of the Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC), where he has been contributing to and leading working groups that produce reports, guides and standards in the area of power system protection. He is an editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, and served as Guest Editor-in-Chief for the Special Issue on Frontiers of Power System Protection for the journal. His research, widely published and funded by the National Science Foundation, US department of energy, utilities, and other government agencies has focused on different aspects of power system modeling, analysis, and protection.

Research Interests

Dr. Brahma's research mainly focuses on power system protection. It spans across diverse areas of electrical engineering and computer science, integrating signal processing, machine learning, control and communication to holistically approach the emerging problems in the power and energy domain. Current focus is on protection issues in integration of renewables with power systems and new paradigms in protection of smart grid, at both transmission and distribution levels.