• Parvania Receives 2019 Faculty Recognition Award

    Parvania Receives 2019 Faculty Recognition Award

    Dr. Parvania receives a 2019 Faculty Recognition Award from the Career & Professional Development Center at the University of Utah. Nominated by students, the award aims to recognize faculty members who have contributed to career development or exploration of students in University of Utah. The awardees were recognized during the awards banquet held on April…
  • $4.4M Department of Energy Award to Develop Automated Resilience Management System (ARMS)

    $4.4M Department of Energy Award to Develop Automated Resilience Management System (ARMS)

    Utah Smart Energy Laboratory (U-Smart) has received a three-year, $4.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. This project will develop an automated resilience management system (ARMS) to enhance the city’s power grid in case…
  • Konstantinos’ Research Featured in 2019 Student Innovation @ the U

    Konstantinos’ Research Featured in 2019 Student Innovation @ the U

    Konstantinos Oikonomou’s research on water-energy nexus is featured by the Lassonde Entrepreneurship Institute at the University of Utah in their 2019 Student Innovation @ the U report. Great job Konstantinos! Read the article online: https://lassonde.utah.edu/saving-water-energy/
  • U-Smart Team Participates in DOE CyberForce Competition

    U-Smart Team Participates in DOE CyberForce Competition

    A team of four U-Smart students participated in the U.S. DOE CyberForce Competition, and stood in the second place at the regional competition held on Dec. 1, 2018, at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U-Smart team included Jonathon Brugman, AmarachiUmunnakwe, MohammedKhan, and Philip Smith. The competition aimed to increase cybersecurity awareness around…
  • Opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Opening for Postdoctoral Research Associate

    The Utah Smart Energy Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Utah has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The candidates should have a strong background in mathematical optimization, machine learning, and power systems operation. Strong candidates with proven record of participating/leading successful research projects may be considered…
  • U-Smart Receives $2 million Grant to Enhance the Cyber-Physical Resiliency of Power Grid

    U-Smart Receives $2 million Grant to Enhance the Cyber-Physical Resiliency of Power Grid

    The U-Smart lab is awarded a three-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research beginning July 1 to develop the next generation of microgrid controllers with built-in cyber-security solutions. As part of this project, U-Smart will build and host a testbed to test and validate the microgrid controllers. U-Smart will also partner with the Utah Science…
  • Parvania Receives 2017 IEEE Utah Section Outstanding Educator Award

    Parvania Receives 2017 IEEE Utah Section Outstanding Educator Award

    Dr. Parvania receives the 2017 IEEE Utah Section Outstanding Educator Award. The award was given during the Awards banquet held on May 19, 2018. The Outstanding Educator Award is given annually to a IEEE member who have inspired an appreciation and understanding of Mathematics, Science and Technology and the engineering process in students, and who have encouraged students…
  • Roohallah Khatami receives the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer Award

    Roohallah Khatami receives the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer Award

    Mr. Roohallah Khatami, a third-year PhD candidate in U-Smart, receives the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Best Reviewer Award! Congratulations Roohallah, well-deserved! See the full list of recipients: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=8233362  
  • Opening for Postdoctoral Scholars and PhD Students

    Opening for Postdoctoral Scholars and PhD Students

    The U-Smart lab is currently looking for talented and self-motivated Postdoctoral Scholars and PhD students who are passionate to pursue their PhD degree towards shaping the future sustainable and resilient power and energy systems. The Postdoctoral Scholars and PhD students will work on funded projects and receive competitive salary and benefits. We are specifically looking for candidates with…
  • U-Smart Students received the ECE Best Senior Project Award

    U-Smart Students received the ECE Best Senior Project Award

    U-Smart senior students, Brian Barkey, Camille Saint Louis, Krysta Rasmussen, and Frank Tsai, received the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Best Senior Project Award. Congratulations the team! The team presented their project on “Analyzing and Mitigating Electromagnetic Interference Between Power Lines and Commercial Irrigation Systems” during the ECE technical open house held on April 20, 2017, and received the Best Senior…
  • Konstantinos Receives Scholarship from Utah Governor’s Office

    Konstantinos Receives Scholarship from Utah Governor’s Office

    Konstantinos Oikonomou, a second-year PhD student at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) receives a prestigious scholarship from the Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED) and Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) through the Energy Research Triangle (ERT) Scholars competitive grant program. Konstantinos is pursuing his PhD degree at the ECE’s Utah…
  • Rebecca Novy receives IEEE PES Scholarship

    Rebecca Novy receives IEEE PES Scholarship

    Rebecca Novy, an undergraduate student at the U-Smart lab, is selected to receive an award from the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative for the 2016/2017 academic year. Rebecca is an outstanding student interested in power and energy systems, and passionate about pursuing her career in the power industry. She is also vice-chair of the IEEE PES…
  • Panel Session on Ramping Scarcity Mitigation at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

    Panel Session on Ramping Scarcity Mitigation at INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

    The 2016 INFORMS Annual Meeting was held at Nashville, TN on November 13-16, 2016. Dr. Parvania and Dr. Sahraei-Ardakani presented at a panel session on Power System Operation Models for Ramping Scarcity Mitigation. The full list of panelists and the presentation titles included: Dr. Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, University of Utah, “Ramping Deliverability Enhancement Through Flexible Transmission” Dr. Erik Ela, EPRI,…
  • Presentation at the 10th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference

    Presentation at the 10th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference

    The 10th Annual Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference was held at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington, DC, on Thursday, November 10, 2016. More info at the conference website: http://systems.jhu.edu/10th-annual-trans-atlantic-infraday-conference/ Dr. Parvania presented at the confernece on “Continuous-time Marginal Pricing in Electricity Markets”. The presentation was based on a recently published paper on continuous-time marginal pricing of electricity in power systems.
  • U-Smart Activities in 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

    U-Smart Activities in 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

    The 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting was held in Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA. Dr. Parvania presented the newly published Transactions paper titled “Unit Commitment with Continuous-time Generation and Ramping Trajectory Models”. PhD Student Mr. Roohallah Khatami presented a poster on “Continuous-time Generation Scheduling for Ramping Scarcity Healing” during the PESGM 2016.  
  • Presentation at FERC Software Conference

    Presentation at FERC Software Conference

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) held a technical conference on June 27-29, 2016 to discuss opportunities for increasing real-time and day-ahead market efficiency through improved software. Dr. Parvania presented at the conference on recent developments on novel continuous-time Unit Commitment (UC) model for power systems operation. The new continuous-time UC model schedules for continuous-time power…
  • Dr. Parvania receives a National Science Foundation Award

    Dr. Parvania receives a National Science Foundation Award

    Dr. Parvania receives a National Science Foundation (NSF) Award for his new development on continuous-time flexiblity scheduling in electricity markets. The research offers a solution for the ramping scarcity problem in electricity markets with providing a continuous-time schedule for the generating units in day-ahead electricity markets, thus naturally taking care of sub-houlry and fast ramping of renewable energy resources.
  • U-Smart Activities in 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

    U-Smart Activities in 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

    The 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting is held in Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO. Dr. Parvania presented his newly published Transactions paper titled “ISO’s Optimal Strategies for Scheduling the Hourly Demand Response in Day-ahead Markets”. Dr. Parvania and Mark O’Malley (University College Dublin) co-chaired a well-received panel session on “Demand Response…