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[Sep. 2020] Our paper, “A SOCP Relaxation for Cycle Constraints in the Optimal Power Flow Problem” is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

[May 2020] Our paper, “Optimal Switch Placement in Distribution Systems: A High-Accuracy MILP Formulation” is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

[May 2020] Our paper, “A Novel Energy-Reliability Market Framework for Participation of Microgrids in Transactive Energy System” is accepted by International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems.

[Oct. 2019] Our paper, “Assessing the Impact of Spatial Proximity Data on the Solar Insolation Prediction” is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement.

[Aug. 2019] Four new memebrs joined our team: Arash, Reza, Muhammad, and Bin Jasim.

[Aug. 2019] Our project, “Toward an Efficient Algorithm for the Optimal Power Flow Problem” is funded by GEIRINA.

[Jul. 2019] I gave a talk at the IEEE San Diego PES & PELS joint chapter meeting on ”Economics of Rooftop Solar”. Details are available at https://bit.ly/2ZuzJxq

[Jun. 2019] Our paper, “Strategic Behavior of In-motion Wireless Charging Aggregators in the Electricity and Transportation Networks” is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.

[May 2019] Our postdoctoral research associate, Dr. Sungwan Bae, joined Qualcomm.

[April 2019] Our paper, “A Distributed Convex Relaxation Approach to Solve the Power Flow Problem” is accepted by IEEE Systems Journal.

[Feb. 2019] Our paper, “A convex relaxation approach for power flow problem” is accepted by Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy.

[Dec. 2018] Our new project, “Strategic Coordination of Critical Infrastructures to Enhance Supply-Security of Energy Supply” is funded by the University Grant Program.

[Nov. 2018] Our new project, “A Data-driven Operational Framework for Imperial Valley Power Grid with a High Penetration of PV Generation” is funded by Sustainability Energy Center.

[Oct. 2018] Dr. Sunghwan Bae joined our research group as a postdoctoral research associate.

[Sep. 2018] I joined the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology as an associated editor.

[May 2018] I will be joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University as an assistant professor starting Fall 2018.

[May 2018] I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX  under the supervision of Dr. Mohammad Khodayar

Bio

Prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at San Diego State University as an assistant professor, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside. I received the Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX; the M.S. degree from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY and the B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran all in electrical engineering. I was the recipient of Frederick E. Terman Award from Bobby Lyle School of Engineering. I serve as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology and as a reviewer for several IEEE Transactions journals including Smart Grid, Sustainable Energy, Power Systems, and Industrial Informatics. My current research interests include smart grid, microgrids, integrating renewable and distributed resources, and power system operation and planning.

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