Electric power systems dynamics; security, monitoring and control of non-linear hybrid systems; design and control of terrestrial power systems; shipboard systems; intelligent information processing including neural nets, fuzzy systems and blind source separation techniques.
Dr. Niebur joined Drexel University in March 1996, where she is now an
associate professor. From 2007-2009 she joined the National Science
Foundation on an IPA assignment from Drexel University. At NSF she served as
the Program Director for the Power, Controls and Adaptive Networks (PCAN)
Program of the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS) Division
in the Directorate for Engineering (ENG). Her responsibilities within the
PCAN program included Power and Energy Networks as well as Alternate Energy
Before joining Drexel, she held research positions at the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology as
well as a computer engineering position at the University of Lausanne and a
summer visiting professor appointment at CEPEL, Brazil.
Dr. Niebur's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation,
the US Department of Energy, the Office of Naval Research, the Electric
Power Research Institute and others. She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER
Dr. Niebur co-authored over 100 refereed publications. In addition, she is
the co-editor of the first book on neural networks for power systems, the
IEEE Power Engineering Society (IEEE-PES) Tutorial Lecture Notes, and
Educational Video Series on the same topic.
Recent professional service includes chairing of the IEEE-PES Technical
Committee on Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, founding member
of the IEEE PES Pus Scholarship Initiative, Editor for the IEEE Transactions
on Power Systems, Associate Editor for the American Control Conference,
member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of
Engineering Intelligent Systems for Electrical Engineering and
Communications, technical vice-chair and proceedings editor of the
International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Power Systems (ISAP)
2005 and 2007, members of ISAP's Board of Directors, technical committee
membership of the IFAC Symposium on Power, Plants and Power Systems Control,
Power System Computation Conference and others.