Noel Schulz profile
Dr. Noel Schulz, Paslay Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University
Noel Schulz was born and raised in the state of Virginia, living in several different cities during her childhood. She received her B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA in 1988 and 1990, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in EE from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1995. Before joining K-State, Dr. Schulz spent eight years at Mississippi State University (MSU) where she was the TVA Endowed Professor in Power Systems Engineering. She has a total of over 16 years of teaching experience including other schools such as Michigan Technological University, University of North Dakota and Virginia Tech.
Noel is active in teaching, research and service. She enjoys teaching electrical engineering and power engineering topics to students. In research and graduate studies, she has been very active having graduated 36 MS and 10 PhD students; published 145 papers including 25 articles and 1 book chapter; and brought in over $10 M in external research through individual and collaborative projects including an NSF CAREER award.
Her research interests are in the computer applications in power systems including power system operations, shipboard power systems and intelligent system applications. A sampling of topics for recently funded research projects include CHP interconnection issues, distributed generation (DG) impact on stability, DG impact for intentional islanding, distributed simulation, state estimation with major data losses, contingency analysis for multiple contingencies, DC protection for shipboard power systems, survivability indices for shipboard power systems, and shipboard power systems reconfiguration using optimization, genetic algorithms and multi-agent systems.
She is active in the IEEE Power & Energy Society (an international technical society with over 27,000 members worldwide) serving as Secretary from 2004-2007, Treasurer from 2008-2009, President-Elect 2010-11, and President for 2012-2013. Dr. Schulz is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Black Engineers. She served on the Board of Directors for ASEE from 2008-2010.