Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

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, as well as a Public Voices Fellow at the OpEd Project.

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The Value of Being Ordinary: Access to Energy is Not Like Youth Sports or GRE Scores

As an electrical engineering professor, I’m used to people thinking that access to electrical energy…