California State Polytechnic University Pomona


Dr. Ha Thu Le

Associate Professor, ECE Department, Cal Poly Pomona



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Address:        3801 West Temple Ave, Pomona, CA 91768, USA

Office:            9-417

Phone:           (909) 869-2523




Dr. Ha Thu Le earned her BSEE from Odessa College (Ukraine, 1994), MEEE from the University of Queensland (Australia, 2003), MS and PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin (Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2008 and 2010).  Presently, she is an Associate Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to joining CPP, she has over 12-year work experience with several industrial, research, and academic institutions in Vietnam and in the U.S. Her US-based employment included appointments at the University of Texas at Austin, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and Virginia Tech.

Dr. Le participated in developing and implementing many training and research projects in Vietnam and in the U.S. Between 2007 and 2011, she was a developer and/or Co-PI of three US-based research projects, which were funded by the National Science Foundation with the total funding of US$1.05 million. Her research topics and interests include wind and solar power, smart grid, energy storage, power system stability and protection, demand response, distributed generation, optimization, energy efficiency, power quality, and electric vehicles. Her research has been published in peer-review international journals and presented at various IEEE conferences. She also reviews the work of other researchers for many international journals. 

Dr. Le has won over 120K in 10 awards and grants from CPP between 2013 and 2019. She is very active in providing service to CPP and IEEE. Her service for CPP includes member of CPP Senate Standing committees, member of CPP Graduate Council, chair of Search Committee for College of Engineering (CoE) Associate Dean for Research, member of CoE Graduate and Scholarship committees, ECE Graduate Coordinator, chair of some department committees, an advisor for the university Power and Energy Society Student Club. Her IEEE service includes chair of Educational Activities Committee (IEEE Foothill Section), chair of technical sessions and judge at 3 IEEE conferences. 







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