Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Larry Hughes is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Dr. Hughes’s research
examines energy systems, energy security, and energy policy issues.
He has many years of experience in research and publications on energy
security and climate change.
Some of his recent activities include:
Intervener at Maritime Link rate hearings (2013).
Visiting scholar at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary (August
to December 2012).
Awarded an Erasmus Mundus fellowship for €14,400 from the EU to visit
Lund University (Sweden) and Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
A contributing author to the Global Energy Assessment Knowledge Module 5 on
Energy Security (2009 to present).
One of 40 energy security experts invited to the Lee Kuan Yew School of
Public Policy and the National University of Singapore in Singapore
to participate in a workshop on energy security in Asia (November 2009).
Visiting research scientist with the Global Energy Systems research group
at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden (July to December 2009).
Member of Halifax Chamber of Commerce energy security committee
(2005 to 2009).
Member of Halifax Regional Municipality’s Regional Planning Committee
(2002 to 2004).
Intervener in NSPI rate increase hearings (2004, 2005, and 2008)
In addition to the above, Dr. Hughes has given numerous talks to
community groups in Nova Scotia.
Between 2002 and 2005, he issued annual, independent reviews of Nova
Scotia’s energy strategy.
He is also a frequent contributor to various media outlets in Canada
including the Globe and Mail, the Chronicle Herald, and AllNovaScotia.com.
He has been interviewed on television (CBC, CTV, ATV, BNN), CBC
radio (Information Morning, Maritime Noon, Mainstreet, and The Current),
and local talk radio.
His PhD in Computing Science is from the Computing Laboratory of the
University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Last updated: 1 October 2010
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