Samarth Deo

R&D Manager, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Samarth Deo works for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Sweden as an R&D Manager. Among other things, he is responsible for development and maintenance of the MACH (Modular Advanced Control of HVDC) computer, which is known as the brain of HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) control and protection system.
Samarth did his MSc. thesis on Phasor Measurement Unit in 2013 while pursuing Masters from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His area of focus is Embedded Systems, with emphasis on Real Time Operating Systems and Digital Signal Processing. He joined Hitachi ABB (ABB back then) soon after and in 2018, took over as the R&D Manager for the team that develops and maintains the software for MACH system. His thesis work is partly used in HVDC projects around the world. He was selected as one of the two IEC Young Professionals to represent Sweden in 2017.

Samarth is an active IEEE member and executed the first EPICS in IEEE project in Region 10, back in 2010-2011. He is currently the Chair of EPICS in IEEE Committee and the Chair of IEEE Sweden Section. In 2015, he was awarded the “IEEE Region 8 Exceptional Young Professionals Volunteer Award.”