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Rich Christie

Rich Christie
Associate Professor
Energy Systems
222 EE/CSE
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-9689

Carnegie Mellon University 1989 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Eng.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1974 ME, Electric Power Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1973 BS, Electric Power Engineering


Presidential Young Investigator 1990

Research Interests

Power system operations, distribution system reliability, software engineering

Power and Energy Systems Analysis Lab:

Recent Work

Selected Publications

R. D. Christie, B. F. Wollenberg, I. Wangensteen, "Transmission Management in the Deregulated Environment," IEEE Proceedings, Vol. 88, No. 2, Feb. 2000, pp. 170-195.

R.D. Christie, I.W. Wangensteen, "The Energy Market in Norway and Sweden: Congestion Management," IEEE Power Engineering Review, Vol. 18, No. 5, May, 1998, pp. 61-63.

I. Dabbaghchi, R.D. Christie, G.W.Rosenwald, C.-C. Liu, "Artificial Intelligence Application Areas in Power Engineering," IEEE Expert, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-February 1997, pp. 58-66.

H. Mitsui and R.D. Christie, "Visualization of Large Scale Power Systems," IEEE Computer Applications in Power, Vol. 10, No. 3, July 12, 1997, pp. 32-7.

R. Khare and R.D. Christie, "Prioritizing Emergency Control Problems With Fuzzy Set Theory," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 12, No. 3, August 1997, pp. 1237-44.

Recent Conference Papers

R.D. Christie, "Decentralized Unit Commitment in Competitive Energy Markets," Presented at the DIMAC Conference on Unit Commitment, Rutgers, New Jersey, September 1999. Also published as a chapter in Hobbs, Rothkopf, O'Neill and Chao, eds., The Next Generation of Electric Power Unit Commitment Models, Kluwer, 2001.

R.D. Christie and P. Trinidad, "Visualizing Pedagogical Circuits," Proceedings of the 1998 ASEE Conference, Seattle, WA, June 27-30, 1998.

R.E. Brown, S.S. Venkata, R.D. Christie, H.J. Lee, "Hybrid Reliability Optimization Methods For Electric Power Distribution Systems," Proceedings of the 1997 International Symposium on Intelligent System Application to Power Systems (ISAPS'97), Seoul, South Korea, April, 1997, pp. 611-617.

R.D. Christie and A. Bose, "Load Frequency Control In Hybrid Electric Power Markets," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA 96), Detroit, MI, September 15-18, 1996.

R.D. Christie, "Applying Cooperative Learning To A Graduate Power Systems Analysis Course: It Works For Me!," Proceedings of the Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, (MWSCAS 96), Ames, IA, August 15-17, 1996.

Active Grants

"Improving Electric Power Industry Competitiveness Through the Application of Artificial Intelligence", National Science Foundation, 8/98 - 7/01, P.I. (50% with Dan Tylavsky, Arizona State University. Co-PIs at UW: C.-C. Liu, M.A. El-Sharkawi, M.J. Damborg.)

Recent Graduate Students

P. Kuntz, Ph.D. 1999, "Optimal Reliability Centered Distribution System Maintenance"
J. Xu, MS 2000,  "Flexible Market Simulator"
J. Chang, MS 2000, Course option
P. Hines, MS 2001, "Teaching Power System Design"

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