Few people understand the relationship between knowledge and power better than Stanley Horowitz. An author, consultant, lecturer and engineer, he has guided policy and educated himself and others on safe and robust power distribution for more than 50 years.
Born in New York City in 1925, Horowitz graduated from the City College of New York in 1949. He attended Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute Graduate School in 1957–1958, General Electric Power System Engineering Course in 1957, Westinghouse Atomic Power Division Nuclear Course in 1961 and the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business in 1964.
He joined American Electric Power Service Corp. in 1950 and retired in 1989, having served as head of the system protection section, assistant head of the electrical engineering division and consulting electrical engineer. Numerous awards and milestones mark his career.
He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1995 and has been an active member of Section 6 — Electric Power and Energy Systems Engineering, serving on its peer election committee.
Horowitz is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, having been elected a Fellow in 1978. He served as chairman of the IEEE/PES Power System Relaying Committee (PSRC) from 1975–1978, was a member of the Power Engineering Society (PES) Executive Board 1987–1988, chairman of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee of the PES, member of the Life Member Committee, and member of the PES Fellows Committee. He was technical program chairman of the 1993 IEEE PES Winter Meeting and technical program coordinator of the 2001 Winter Meeting. He has been awarded the PSRC Distinguished Service Award and a prize paper award for “An Ultrafast Sensor for a Fault Current limiting Device.” Horowitz also is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.
He was chairman of Study Committee 34: Protection and Control of the International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems (CIGRE) from 1980-1986. In 1997 he was awarded the CIGRE Attwood Associates Award for notable contributions to CIGRE and a prize paper award for “Torsional Oscillations and Fatigue of Steam Turbine-Generator Shafts caused by System Disturbances and Switching Events”.
Horowitz co-authored a textbook entitled, “Power System Protection,” edited the IEEE Press book, “Protective Relaying for Power Systems,” Volumes I and II, and authored more than two dozen technical papers. He was editor-in-chief of the IEEE Power Engineering Society magazine Computer Applications in Power from 1996 to 2002 and was a lecturer at Columbia University Graduate School and guest lecturer at the Universities of Wisconsin-Madison, Marquette, Auburn, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Lund University and Grenoble University,.
Horowitz and his wife, Sylvia, have two children and are residents of Columbus, OH