D.P. KOTHARI, Ph.D., is Director-Research, S.B. Jain Institute of Technology, Management and Research, Nagpur. Earlier, he has been Vice-Chancellor at VIT University, Vellore; Director General at VITS, Indore and at Raisoni Group of Institutions, Nagpur; and Director-Research at Wainganga College of Engineering and Management, Nagpur. He has also served as Director-in-Charge, IIT Delhi (2005); Deputy Director (Administration), IIT Delhi (2003–2006); Principal, National Institute of Technology, Nagpur (1997–1998); and Professor and Head, Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi (1995–1997). Dr. Kothari has been visiting professor at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, from 1982–1983 and in 1989. He has also been NSF Fellow at Purdue University, USA in 1992.
Dr. Kothari is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (FNAE), Indian National Academy of Science (FNASc), Institution of Engineers (FIE), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). A recipient of most Active Researcher Award, Professor Kothari has authored extensively towards Optimal Hydro-thermal Scheduling, Unit Commitment, Maintenance Scheduling, Energy Conservation, and Power Quality and Energy Systems Planning and Modelling. He is also the recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award (2009) by the World Management Congress, New Delhi, for his contribution in the areas of educational planning and administration. He has guided 48 PhDs and 65 MTechs; authored 42 books on power systems; and published 780 research publications in various national and international journals/conferences. He has also delivered 50 video lectures on YouTube with maximum of 40,000 hits!
J. S. DHILLON, Ph.D., is Professor, Department of Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Longowal, where he also served as the head of the department (from 2002 to 2005). Earlier he served as Assistant Professor (1992–2002) Giani Zail Singh College of Engineering and Technology, Bathinda and Lecturer (1987–1992), Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. Professor Dhillon has published/presented 91 research papers in various national and international journals/conferences. His research interests include microprocessor applications, multiobjective thermal dispatch, hydrothermal scheduling, neural networks, fuzzy set theory and soft computing applications in power systems.