I am currently a Research Engineer in the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Residential Buildings group at NREL. I received my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in December 2014. I'm interested in how advanced controls and optimization methods can help integrate renewables, facilitate buidling-to-grid interactions, and foster efficient operation of our future smart grids and smart cities.

I will be joining the University of Colorado, Boulder as an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Architecutral Engineering Department this Fall to continue my research on building-to-grid interactions, renewable energy integration, smart buildings/cities, and power systems. If you're a creative student who is interested in these topics and have a strong Applied Math background, please feel free to contact me about joining my research group. Go Buffs!


   PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, 2010-2014

      Thesis: "Coordination of Resources Across Areas for the Integration of Renewable Generation: Operation, Sizing, and Siting of Storage Devices"

   M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, 2009-2010

   B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, 2006-2009

Recent News

6/2017 I presented and participated in the Mathworks Research Summit in Newton, MA.

4/2017 I presented our paper, "Network-Cognizant Design of Decentralized Volt/VAR Controllers," at the IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Conference in Arlington, VA.

4/2017 The smart home energy management controller/optimizer we designed was featured in Denver's "5280" Magazine! [Picture]

4/2017 Our paper, "Efficient Relaxations for Joint Chance-Constrained AC OPF," was accepted for publication in Elsevier's Electric Power Systems Research journal.

2/2017 Our paper, "Modeling Stationary Lithium-Ion Batteries for Optimization and Predictive Control," won Best Paper Award at the 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI).

1/2017 Our paper, "Chance-Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow for Distribution Systems with Renewables," has been accepted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

12/2016 I presented our paper, "Adaptive Optimal Power Flow for Distribution Systems under Uncertain Forecasts," at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Las Vegas, NV.

11/2016 I presented our paper, "Frequency Regulation Services from Connected Residential Devices," at ACM BuildSys, at Stanford, CA.

10/2016 I was awarded NREL's "Employee of the Month" for my work on designing an intelligent home energy management system.

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