[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 visiting research associate.
[Sep. 2018] I joined the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology as an associated editor.
Multiple Ph.D. positions are available to start the joint doctorate program of Electrical and Computer Engineering departments at UC San Diego and San Diego State University for Fall 2019. Successful candidates will receive full tuition support from UC San Diego and a competitive stipend with benefits from San Diego State University. It is strongly desired that the applicants hold a master’s degree in electrical engineering or other STEM disciplines with relevant expertise in applying optimization, data analytics, or control techniques to power system operation and planning problems. The research focus will be on grid modernization with specific applications to microgrids, renewable energy integration, interdependent infrastructures, and demand response. Interested individuals with the willingness to learn and motivations to conduct research in smart grid topics are invited to submit a copy of their credentials including CV, standard test scores, unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts, and sample publications to email@example.com. A demonstrated record of publication is a plus but not required.
Multiple master’s positions are available in my research group. Successful candidates will receive hourly compensation and can work up to 20 hours per week. It is strongly desired that the applicants are familiar with machine learning and data analytics techniques with a demonstrated record of coding implementations (e.g. Julia, Python, R, and MATLAB). The research focus is on the integration of data analytics methods for enhancing the operational planning of the smart electricity grid. A basic knowledge of power system operation is encouraged but not required. Interested individuals with the willingness to learn and motivations to conduct research in smart grid topics are invited to submit a copy of their credentials including CV, sample work, and unofficial undergraduate/graduate transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Highly qualified undergraduate students are also encouraged to apply.
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 in 2018. I received the Ph.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, in 2018; the M.S. degree from the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY, in 2014; and the B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2012 all in electrical engineering. I was the recipient of Frederick E. Terman Award from Bobby Lyle School of Engineering in 2016. 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.