Ali Bidram selected for Outstanding Engineering Educator Award

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Brittney Van D… June 16, 2020

Ali Bidram, an Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico, is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Albuquerque Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, which recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the electrotechnology profession through teaching in industry, government or in an institution of higher learning.

Bidram, a team lead for the NM SMART Grid Center’s Architecture and Deployment research teams, is being recognized for his outstanding contributions in education, engineering, and research in Smart Grid power engineering.

“Dr. Bidram is an extraordinarily prolific and productive engineer, teacher, and mentor,” said Bill Michener, NM EPSCoR Program Director. “It is no surprise to the EPSCoR team that he has been recognized by IEEE with the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award.”

Hired in 2019 with startup support from the NM SMART Grid Center, part of Dr. Bidram’s project-related research has centered around developing cutting-edge cybersecurity schemes that can rapidly detect and mitigate False Data Injection (FDI) attacks on distributed DC microgrid control systems.

Dr. Bidram says he is honored to be selected and would like to specially thank his two nominators, Dr. Edl Schamiloglu and Dr. Matthew Reno.