The researchers at the U-Smart lab merge interdisciplinary concepts and methods from mathematical optimization, control theory, economics, and reliability theory for resilient and sustainable planning and operation of interdependent critical infrastructure, with emphasis on designing next generation of resilient and sustainable power and energy systems, transportation electrification, and water and energy nexus.

Funded Research Projects

  • SolarSTARTS: Solar-Assisted State-Aware and Resilient Infrastructure Systems, U.S. Department of Energy, 2019-2022
  • Cyber-Physical Control, Health Assessment and Resilient Response for Microgrids, Office of Naval Research, 2018-2021.
  • Scheduling and Pricing of Energy Storage Flexibility in Wholesale Energy and Ancillary Services Markets, U.S. Department of Energy, 2019-2021.
  • Stochastic Continuous-time Flexibility Scheduling and Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets, U.S. Department of Energy, 2017-2020.
  • WestSmartEV: Western Plugin Electric Vehicle Community Partnership, U.S. Department of Energy, 2017-2020.
  • Smart Water Data Acquisition and Analytics Technologies for Improving Efficiency of Water and Power Network Operations, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, 2017-2018.
  • Automated Monitoring and Control of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development, 2017-2018.
  • Modeling and Impact Analysis of Compressed Air Energy Storage in Power Systems, Magnum Energy, 2017.
  • Hierarchical Resiliency Control for Smart Cities, University of Utah Research Foundation, 2016-2017.
  • A function space theory for continuous-time flexibility scheduling in electricity markets, National Science Foundation, 2015-2018.


Please see the U-Smart publication page.