I am a Ph.D. candidate at the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), University of California, Berkeley. I am being advised by Professor Javad Lavaei. My research focuses on designing and analyzing algorithms for complex and large scale optimization problems, mainly related to electric power systems.
Office: 621 Sutardja Dai Hall
Email: spark111 AT berkeley.edu
- November 2020: Our paper “Uniqueness of Power Flow Solutions Using Monotonicity and Network Topology” has been published in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.
- July 2020: Our paper “Homotopy Method for Finding the Global Solution of Post-contingency Optimal Power Flow” has won the Best Student Paper Award of 2020 American Control Conference (ACC).
- February 2020: Our paper “Homotopy Method for Finding the Global Solution of Post-contingency Optimal Power Flow” has been selected as one of the finalists for 2020 American Control Conference (ACC) Best Paper Award.
- July 2019: I gave a talk on “Topology Error Detection and Robust State Estimation Using Nonlinear Least Absolute Value” in the 2019 American Control Conference (ACC).
- April 2019: I received the Marshall Oliver-Rosenberger Fellowship from the Department of IEOR, UC Berkeley.
- March 2019: I was nominated by the Department of IEOR, UC Berkeley to receive the 2018-2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
- January 2019: Our paper “Comparing Scenario Reduction Methods for Stochastic Transmission Planning” to appear in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.
- January 2019: I gave a talk on “Monotonicity Between Phase Angles and Power Flow and Its Implications for the Uniqueness of Solutions” in the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
- September 2018: I successfully passed the Doctoral Qualifying Examination and advanced to candidacy.
- August 2018: Our paper “Monotonicity Between Phase Angles and Power Flow and Its Implications for the Uniqueness of Solutions” to appear in 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).
- July 2018: I will give a talk on ‘‘ Joint State Estimation and Sparse Topology Error Detection for Nonlinear Power Systems’’ at 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting.
- May 2018: I successfully passed the Doctoral Preliminary Examination.
- March 2018: New paper on joint state estimation and topology error detection: “Nonlinear Least Absolute Value Estimator for Power Systems State Estimation and Topological Error Detection.”
- November 2016: I joined Professor Javad Lavaei’s group at UC Berkeley as a PhD student.
- May 2016: I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering