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Dr. Kory Hedman

ARPA-E Program Director Dr. Kory Hedman

Dr. Kory Hedman currently serves as a Program Director at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). His focus at ARPA-E includes electric power systems, power systems operations and planning, management of renewable and distributed resources, power flow control technologies, and electric energy markets.

Prior to ARPA-E, Hedman was an Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering. There, he led a number of research projects, including one as a part of ARPA-E’s NODES program that designed software that provides system operators with real-time guidance to help coordinate between bulk generation and large numbers of distributed energy resources and demand response. In 2017, President Obama awarded him the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Hedman holds six degrees. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley. He also earned an M.S. in economics and electrical engineering from Iowa State University. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in economics, both from the University of Washington.