Dr. Valentina Cecchi, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, is tenured in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Her research focus is in electric power systems - modeling and analysis, transmission and distribution systems, transmission line modeling and dynamic line ratings, mathematical modeling and simulation of multi-frequency power systems, distribution system planning and operation, smart grid and micro-grids, and grid integration of renewables and distributed energy resources. She received her Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2010; M.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2007; and B.S. from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA in 2005.