Professional Activities

Service

  • Member of the program committee for Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control 2015.

  • Associate Editor for American Control Conference 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Associate Editor for European Control Conference 2014.

  • Associate Editor for Conference on Decision and Control 2014.

  • Associate Editor 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Stanford, “Control and Optimization Techniques for Future Energy Systems”, October 2014.

  • UC Berkeley, “Graph-Theoretic Algorithm for Arbitrary Polynomial Optimization Problems with Applications to Distributed Control, Power Systems, and Matrix Completion”, October 2014.

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “Graph-Theoretic Algorithm for Arbitrary Polynomial Optimization Problems”, June 2014.

  • Google, “Redesign of the Brain of Power Systems using Global Optimization and Distributed Control”, June 2014.

  • UC Berkeley, “Redesign of the Brain of Power Systems using Global Optimization and Distributed Control”, June 2014.

  • New York Independent System Operator, “An Efficient Computational Method for Nonlinear Power Optimization Problems”, May 2014.

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

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

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

  • CMU, Annual Electricity Conference, “Graph-theoretic Algorithm for Nonlinear Power Optimization Problems”, February 2014.

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

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

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

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

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “Low-Rank Solution for Nonlinear optimization over AC Transmission Networks”, July 2013.

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

  • University of Wisconsin–Madison, Optimization Seminar, “Low-Rank Solution for Nonlinear Optimization over Graphs”, March 2013.

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

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

  • Stanford University, Information Systems Laboratory Seminar, “Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems”, January 2013.

  • UC Berkeley, Networking Seminar, “Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems”, January 2013.

  • Caltech, Information Science and Technology Seminar, “Optimization over Graph with Application to Power Systems”, January 2013.

  • 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.

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

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “An Efficient Computational Method for Large-Scale Operations Planning”, June 2012.

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory (Santa Fe), “Operation Planning for Electrical Power Networks”, May 2012.

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

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

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

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Energy Seminar, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, March 2012.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Computational Science and Engineering Seminar, “Resource Allocation for Electrical Power Networks”, March 2012.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, March 2012.

  • Columbia University, Joint Seminar for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, March 2012.

  • Princeton University, Joint Seminar for Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, February 2012.

  • UC San Diego, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, February 2012.

  • UC Santa Barbara, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, February 2012.

  • UC San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering Seminar, “Modernization of Electrical Power Networks”, February 2012.

  • UC Berkeley, Networking Seminar, “Convexification of Nonlinear Optimizations Associated With Power Networks”, November 2011.

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

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

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

  • Caltech, Social and Information Sciences Laboratory Seminar, “Hidden Convexity in Fundamental Optimization Problems in Power Networks”, April 2011.

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

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

  • MIT, Aeronautics and Astronautics Seminar, “Synthesis of Complex Large-Scale Control Systems”, March 2011.

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

  • Caltech, RSRG Seminar, “Synthesis of Complex Large-Scale Control Systems”, January 2011.

  • UIUC, Communications Seminar, “Optimal Wireless Protocol and Devices”, November 2010.

  • UIUC, Decision and Control Seminar, “Hidden Convexity in Fundamental Optimization Problems in Power Systems”, November 2010.

  • Ohio State University, MURI meeting, “Optimal Wireless Protocols and Devices”, October 2010.