Associate Professor

Paul Hines received a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 and M.S. (2001) and B.S. (1997) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific University, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor, and the L. Richard Fisher Professor, in the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Department, with a secondary appointment in the Dept. of Computer Science, at the University of Vermont, and a member of the adjunct research faculty at the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center. He is also co-founder and President of a cleantech startup company known as Packetized Energy. Formerly he worked at the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Alstom ESCA (now Alstom Grid) and for Black and Veatch. He currently serves as the vice-chair of the IEEE PES Working Group on Cascading Failure. He is a National Science Foundation CAREER award winner and his research on blackouts has been featured in Science magazine and Scientific American.

Curriculum Vitae

Paul Hines

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Electrical energy systems, cascading failure in power systems, complex networks and vulnerability, optimization, energy policy


  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University


  • 802.656.9660
Office Location:

203 Farrell

Office Hours:

By appointment.

  1. Paul's Website

Courses Taught

  • EE 003 - Linear Circuit Analysis I
  • EE 217 - Smart Grid
  • EE 113 - Electric Energy Systems