Bellrock Technology’s CTO, Stephen McArthur received the IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award for his work in smart energy systems.

Stephen McArthur, who is also Deputy Associate Principal for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation at Strathclyde University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity.

The $10,000 award recognises outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering. Professor McArthur is receiving it “for innovative contributions to the advancement of intelligent systems for power engineering applications”. The Kaufmann Award is one of IEEE’s annual Technical Field Awards and is sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Professor McArthur said:

“I am very honoured to have received this award. I share it with a large team of world-leading researchers and innovative industry partners who are focused on delivering solutions to major power engineering challenges through advances in Artificial Intelligence. I will use the prize to support and encourage further advances in this important field.”

McArthur co-founded Bellrock Technology with CEO, Adam Brown in 2012. Bellrock Technology’s product, Lumen, accelerates the deployment of analytics and AI in commercial environments. It is being used in the nuclear power and electricity distribution sectors to deliver intelligent condition monitoring and fault management applications.

McArthur joined IEEE in 1993, becoming a Senior Member in 2007 and a Fellow in 2015 for contributions to intelligent systems with applications in power engineering. Professor McArthur is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.