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Rui Bo (柏瑞 in Chinese)

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., IEEE Senior MemberDepartment of Electrical and Computer EngineeringMissouri University of Science and Technology235 Emerson Electric Co. Hall301 W 16th StreetRolla MO, 65409Phone: 573-341-6400Email: rbo@mst.edu, rui.bo@ieee.org

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Dr. Bo is an assistant professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly known as University of Missouri Rolla). He received the BSEE and MSEE degrees in electric power engineering from Southeast University (China) in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in 2009. He worked at ZTE Corporation and Shenzhen Cermate Technologies Inc. as a software engineer and then architect from 2003 to 2005, respectively. From 2009 to 2017, he worked at Mid-continent Independent Transmission System Operator (MISO) at Eagan, Minnesota, USA as an engineer, senior engineer, and then principal engineer and project manager.

Dr. Bo is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include, but not limited to, computation, optimization and economics in power system operation and planning; high performance computing; electricity market simulation, evaluation and design. He has authored and co-authored over 60 technical papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He is an editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and IEEE Power Engineering Letter, and a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems/Smart Grid/Sustainable Energy, Journal of Energy Engineering, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems. He is also the founding chair of a new IEEE Task Force on Advanced Methods for Computational Intensive Power System Planning Applications.

Dr. Bo is the recipient of 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award. Previously, he received IEEE Twin Cities Section Outstanding Engineer Award, and MISO Outstanding Achievement Award. He was also a source-code contributor to the world-renowned open-source research and education software package in power systems, A MATLAB Power System Simulation Package (MATPOWER).


Dr.Bo was interviewed by Missouri S&T: Missouri S&T researchers win multimillion dollar grant to build fast-charging stations for electric cars.

Dr. Bo chaired the kickoff meeting of the newly founded IEEE Task Force on Advanced Methods for Computational Intensive Power System Planning Applications in the 2018 IEEE PES General Meeting in Portland USA in August 2018.

Dr. Bo received 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award in July 2018.

Dr. Bo was interviewed by Missouri S&T: Partnership among Missouri S&T, Ameren and Hyperion pursues improved energy technology, and interviewed by Energy News Network Report: Utility investment in fiber optics could enhance smart grid.

Missouri S&T's Mars Rover Design Team won the 2017 University Rover Challenge, becoming the first team from the United States to win the University Rover Challenge (URC) since 2010. Congratulations!

About Dr.Bo's research

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About Power Engineering Program at Missouri University of Science and Technology

The power engineering program at Missouri S&T is a mature program with high national recognition, strong industrial support, and multi-disciplinary ties. Missouri S&T has consistently ranked in the top five power programs receiving funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Missouri S&T is one of the five partner universities of the NSF Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Engineering Research Center (ERC).

Missouri S&T (formerly known as University of Missouri - Rolla) is one of the nation’s leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master’s and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master’s degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.

Missouri S&T is the University of Missouri System’s only highly selective university. In 2017, Missouri S&T was ranked #3 in top engineering schools by college factual, #15 public college with the highest-earning graduates by Forbes, #24 top STEM college by Forbes. Missouri S&T was ranked #63 in top undergraduate engineering schools and #89 in top graduate engineering schools by US News&World Report.