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 100 technical papers in peer reviewed journals and international conferences. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Energy Markets, Policy and Regulation, and IEEE Power Engineering Letter. He is the founding chair of IEEE Task Force on Advanced Methods for Computational Intensive Power System Planning Applications, vice-chair of IEEE PES Bulk Power System Planning Subcommittee, and secretary of IEEE PES Power System Economics Subcommittee.
Dr. Bo is the recipient of 2022 IEEE St.Louis Section Outstanding Research and Scholarship Award, 2021-2022 Dean's Scholar Award, 2020 Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award, 2020 University of Missouri System President’s Award for Career Excellence - Early Career, 2018 DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2012 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).