Kalpesh Joshi

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Although formal education plays important role in shaping an individual, its contribution towards overall development of a human being is surely partial. Records showing academic performance can hardly indicate strengths and weaknesses of one’s character and personality. In fact, the educational details do not even stand credible as an indicator of one’s abilities to think and comprehend, analyze and infer, lead and support. And yet, many of us would continue to consider the academic background as a major criteria to assess one’s credibility on ideas and originality in thinking. In this context, I like the following thoughts on education, its meaning and significance:

At present in Canada, working as a post-doctoral researcher

Active researcher in distributed generation and storage technologies for over six years

Alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Associated as and with:

Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI)

Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

We may be highly educated, but if we are without deep integration of thought and feeling, our lives are incomplete, contradictory and torn with many fears; and as long as education does not cultivate an integrated outlook on life, it has very little significance.

Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education.

The purpose of education is not to produce mere scholars, technicians and job hunters, but integrated men and women who are free of fear; for only between such human beings can there be enduring peace.

I like to believe that I want to perceive the essential, and meanwhile enjoy being called ‘educated’!

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My self - An Inveterate Idea

Ph.D.

Electrical Engineering Department

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Dec. 2011-Dec. 2016

  • Thesis Title:  Analysis and Optimization of Distribution Networks with Photovoltaic Generation and Battery Energy Storage System
  • Degree Awarded: August 2017
  • Performance index: 9.25 out of 10.00
  • Published 11 peer-reviewed publications collectively in journals, conference proceedings and as book chapters; publishers include IEEE, IET, Springer, and Taylor and Francis among others
  • Selected and worked as a Graduate Teaching Fellow to teach the course of Power System Analysis
  • Won competitive institutional grant for Overseas Research Exposure and worked as a Visiting Research Scholar at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, June 2015 to Jan. 2016
  • Received Additional Fellowship for ‘Excellent Academic Credentials’ from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, India
  • Received Graduate Fellowship from Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi, India
  • Developed detailed models of six distribution feeders including two actual feeders in Pullman, WA, USA and one existing feeder in Ahmedabad, India
  • Reported high level of case-specificity in distribution networks’ response to PV penetration
  • Proposed a phase-sensitive Fuzzy multi-objective optimization approach for day-ahead dispatch of battery energy storage system in unbalanced distribution networks

Electrical Engineering Department

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Electrical Engineering Department

BVM Engineering College,

Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India

Thesis Title: On Some Aspects of Distribution System Analysis and Optimization

Thesis Supervisor: Prof P R Bijwe

Performance index: 8.361 out of 10.00

Secured All India Rank (AIR) of 158 with 99.19 percentile in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE-2006).

Received highly competitive graduate scholarships from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD, Govt. Of India) from June 2006 to May 2008 based on my score in GATE-2006

M.Tech. (Power Systems)

B.E. (Electrical Engg.)