Venkata Dinavahi

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept


Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
(780) 492-1003
11-356 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



Venkata Dinavahi received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. He joined the ECE faculty at the University of Alberta in 2001 where is currently a Professor. Dr. Dinavahi is a Fellow of IEEE and a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Alberta. He is active in various committees of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES).


Research Interests

  • Electromagnetic Transients
  • Real-Time Simulation of Large-Scale Power Electric and Power Electronic Systems
  • Power Electronics and Digital Control
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Embedded and Reconfigurable Systems Design


ECE 430 - Power System Analysis

Transmission line design parameters; power flow computations; Generator control systems, load frequency control; economic operation of power systems; Symmetrical components theory; Symmetrical and unsymmetrical fault analysis. Prerequisite: ECE 330 or E E 330. Corequisite: ECE 332 or E E 332. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 430 or E E 430.

Fall Term 2020
ECE 633 - Modeling and Simulation of Electromagnetic Transients in Electrical Circuits

Analysis of electromagnetic transients in electrical power systems. Computer-aided analysis of electronic circuits. Models of commonly used power system components for time-domain simulation: linear and nonlinear elements, transmission lines, transformers machines, models for the latest power electronic compensators, solution algorithms, analog simulators, real-time digital simulations, architectures and algorithms for parallel and distributed simulators. Transient simulation software.

Winter Term 2021

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