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Professional Activities:

       Service        Invited Referee        Session Chair        Memberships        Recent Talks

  

  Service:

  • Co-chair of the symposium “Demand Response and Dynamic Pricing” for IEEE SmartGridComm 2014.

  • Member of the program committee for Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems 2014.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for European Control Conference 2014.

  • Co-organizer of the invited panel “The Future of Optimal Power Flow" in  IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2014. 

  • Member of the program committee for Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 2014.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for American Control Conference 2014.

  • Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Associated Editor for European Control Association.

  • Conference Editorial Board (CEB) Associated Editor for IEEE Control Systems Society.

  • Organizer of the invited session “Control and Optimization for Smart Grid" in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: Smart Grid Services and Management Models.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: Support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-grids.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee for IEEE SmartGridComm 2013, Symposium: The Whole Picture - Sense, Communicate, Compute, Control.

  • Associate Editor for Systems Science & Control Engineering since 2012.

  • Member of the International Program Committee of the European Control Conference 2013.

  • Co-organizer of the invited panel "Distributed control – bringing together the power and control communities" in 2012 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.

  • Member of the International Program Committee of the 2013 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE SmartGridComm 2012.

  • Co-chair of Tutorials and Workshops in 25th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2012.

  • Member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE SmartGridComm 2011.

  • Member of the International Program Committee of the 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control.

  • Co-chair of the Control & Robotics Symposium in 24th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2011.

  • Co-chair of the Control & Robotics Symposium in 23rd IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering 2010.

  • Vice chair of the Control Systems Chapter of  the IEEE Montreal Section, 2008-1010.  

  Invited Referee:

  • Journals:  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, International Journal of Control, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Systems & Control Letters, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Operations Research, Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Systems Man & Cybernetics, Journal of Optimal Control Applications and Methods, Mathematical Reviews, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Transactions on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Nonlinear Dynamics, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Journal of Control Science and Engineering,  Control and Intelligent Systems, Journal of Circuits Systems and Computers,  Journal of Latin American Applied Research, Journal of Zhejiang University, Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems,  IEEE Systems Journal,...

  • Conferences: IEEE Conference on Control and Decision, American Control Conference, European Control Conference, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control, IEEE Global Communications Conference, IFAC World Congress,...

  Session Chair:

  • Chair of the session “Optimization II” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013.

  • Chair of the session “Control and Optimization for Smart Grid” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013.

  • Chair of the session “Support for Storage, Renewable Resources and Micro-grids I” in IEEESmartGridComm 2013.

  • Co-chair of the session "Energy Markets"  in American Control Conference 2012.

  • Chair of the session "Biologically-Inspired Methods and Applications"  in American Control Conference 2011.

  • Co-chair of the session "Power Systems II"  in American Control Conference 2011.

  • Co-chair of the session "Stability of Linear Systems"  in American Control Conference 2009.

  • Chair of the session "Stochastic Systems III"  in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2009.   

     

  •   Professional Memberships:

    • Senior Member of IEEE, 2010-present (member since 2006)

    • Member of IEEE Control System Society, 2007-present

    • Member of IEEE Communications Society, 2010-present 

    • Elected full member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society, 2007-present

    • Member of American Mathematical Society, 2008-present

      Recent Talks:

    1. IBM Ireland, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, April 2014.

    2. Iowa State University, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, April 2014.

    3. NYU, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, February 2014.

    4. IBM Watson, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, November 2013.

    5. University of California-Los Angeles, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, October 2013.

    6. Google, “Convex Relaxation for Polynomial Optimization: Application to Power Systems and Decentralized Control”, October 2013.

    7. ABB, “An Efficient Computational Method for Nonlinear Power Optimization Problems”, August 2013.

    8. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, "Low-Rank Solution for Nonlinear optimization over AC Transmission Networks", July 2013.

    9. Electric Power Control Centers (EPCC) Workshop, Various Techniques for Nonlinear Energy-Related Optimizations, June 2013.

    10. University of Wisconsin–Madison, Optimization Seminar, "Low-Rank Solution for Nonlinear Optimization over Graphs", March 2013.

    11. University of Wisconsin–Madison, Departmental Seminar, "An Efficient Computational Method for Large-Scale Operations Planning in Power Systems", March 2013.

    12. Rutgers University, DIMACS Workshop on Energy Infrastructure: Designing for Stability and Resilience, “Various Techniques for Nonlinear Energy-Related Optimizations”, February 2013.

    13. Stanford University, Information Systems Laboratory Seminar, "Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems ", January 2013.

    14. UC Berkeley, Networking Seminar, "Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems", January 2013.

    15. Caltech, Information Science and Technology Seminar, "Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems", January 2013.

    16. Energy Workshop in Conference on Decision and Control, Robust and Stochastic Control Methods for Sustainable Engineering, “Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems“, December 2012.

    17. Concordia University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, "An Efficient Computational Method for Large-Scale Operations Planning in Power Grids", November 2012.

    18. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, "An Efficient Computational Method for Large-Scale Operations Planning", June 2012.

    19. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Santa Fe), "Operation Planning for Electrical Power Networks", May 2012.

    20. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), "An Efficient Computational Method for Large-Scale Operations Planning", May 2012.

    21. TomKat Center's Smart Grid Workshop (Stanford University), "Operation Planning for Electrical Power Networks", April 2012.

    22. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Seminar on Directions in Systems and Control,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", March 2012.

    23. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Energy Seminar,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", March 2012.

    24. Georgia Institute of Technology, Computational Science and Engineering Seminar,  "Resource Allocation for Electrical Power Networks", March 2012.

    25. Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", March 2012.

    26. Columbia University, Joint Seminar for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", March 2012.

    27. Princeton University, Joint Seminar for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", February 2012.

    28. UC San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", February 2012.

    29. UC Santa Barbara, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", February 2012.

    30. UC San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar,  "Modernization of Electrical Power Networks", February 2012.

    31. UC Berkeley, Networking Seminar, "Convexification of Nonlinear Optimizations Associated With Power Networks", November 2011.

    32. University of Pennsylvania, Market and Social Systems Engineering Seminar, "Challenges in Modernization of Electrical Power Networks: Operation Planning and Market Design", November 2011.

    33. UC Berkeley, Energy Seminar for IEOR, "Challenges in Modernization of Electrical Power Networks: Operation Planning & Market Design", November 2011.

    34. Lund University, Workshop on Dynamics, Control and Pricing in Power Systems, "Hidden Convexity in Fundamental Optimization Problems in Power Networks", May 2011.

    35. Caltech, Social and Information Sciences Laboratory Seminar, "Hidden Convexity in Fundamental Optimization Problems in Power Networks", April 2011.

    36. Cornell University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, "Complex Large-Scale Systems: From Antenna Circuits to Electricity Grids", March 2011.

    37. University of Michigan, Electrical Engineering Seminar, "Complex Large-Scale Systems: From Antenna Circuits to Electricity Grids", March 2011.

    38. MIT, Aeronautics and Astronautics Seminar, "Synthesis of Complex Large-Scale Control Systems", March 2011.

    39. Stanford University,  Electrical  Engineering & Precourt Institute for Energy Seminar, "Complex Large-Scale Systems: From Antenna Circuits to Electricity Grids", February 2011.

    40. Caltech, RSRG Seminar, "Synthesis of Complex Large-Scale Control Systems", January 2011.

    41. UIUC, Communications Seminar, "Optimal Wireless Protocol and Devices", November 2010.

    42. UIUC, Decision and Control Seminar, "Hidden Convexity in Fundamental Optimization Problems in Power Systems", November 2010.

    43. Ohio State University, MURI meeting, "Optimal Wireless Protocols and Devices", October 2010.