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Petr Musilek

Associate Chair Research & Planning, Professor


Electrical and Computer Engineering

About Me

Petr Musilek received Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (1991) and PhD degree in Technical Cybernetics (1995) from the Military Technical Academy in Brno, Czech Republic. Between 1995-1997, he was a Director of Computer Applications Group at the Military Medical Academy J. E. Purkyne in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic. In 1997, he was awarded a NATO Science Fellowship, tenured at the Intelligent Systems Research Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, between 1997-1999. Since 1999, he has been with the University of Alberta, where he is presently a Professor and an Associate Chair (Undergraduate Programs). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta (APEGA), and a Senior Member of IEEE.


My research have been focused on intelligent systems and their application to the areas of energy and the environment. In particular, I am interested in theory and applications of distributed computing, deep learning, and metaheurstic optimization methods. The application areas include forecasting, energy management, distributed energy resources, and wireless sensor networks. 

Currently and in the past, my research has been supported by the following agencies CFI, CFREF, MITACS, NSERC, and by a number of industrial sponsors and research partners, including EPCOR Distribution and Transmission Inc., ATCO Electric, NVIDIA, ACQBUILT, Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO), Altalink, BC Transmission Corporation, BC Hydro, Bonneville Power Administration, EDF Energy, Hydro Quebec, NALCOR Energy, NB Power, TEPCO.


The unique combination of research in intelligent systems, energy, and the environment, provides students in my research group with a unique opportunity to prepare for academic and industrial careers in these exciting and sought after fields.