Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering
UT Administration Building UTA 7.231
The University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712-1084
Tel: (512) 471-5879; Fax:
Tips/Messages for Students and
- Director, Center for Electric Vehicles: Transportation and Electricity Convergence, 2011-2012.
- University of Texas Faculty Research Assignment, Fall 2009.
Fellow of the IEEE, 2007.
- IEEE Power Engineering Society, Power System
Analysis, Computing, and Economics Technical Committee Prize Paper Award, 2006
(with Richard P. O’Neill, Udi Helman, Michael H. Rothkopf, and William
Best Presentation in Energy Sponsored Sessions Award, INFORMS conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2003 (with Stathis
Tompaidis and Sergey Kolos).
Leland Barclay Fellowship in Engineering, 2003-2012,
Engineering Foundation Faculty Award, University of Texas at Austin,
- "Electric Vehicles: Transportation and Electricity Convergence," National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, 2011-2016.
- "Principles based modeling of costs of integrating intermittent renewable generation," National Science Foundation, 2011-2014.
- "Defending Interdependent Infrastructure Systems," Defense Threat Reduction Agency, 2010-2013.
- "IGERT: Sustainable Grid Integration of Distributed and Renewable Resources," National Science Foundation, 2010-2015.
- "Collaboration between The University of Texas at Austin and ERCOT," Electric Reliability Council of Texas, 2010-2012.
- "Techno-economic modeling of integration
of 20% Wind and large-scale energy storage in ERCOT grid by 2030,"
Department of Energy, 2010-2012.
- "PHEVs as Dynamically Configurable
Dispersed Energy Storage," Power Systems Engineering Research Center, July 2009–August 2011.
- "Transocean Power Plant Analysis and
Modeling Initiative," Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc., September 2008–August 2009.
"Tools for Assessment of Transmission-Constrained Market
Power in Electricity Markets," National Science Foundation, 2008-2010.
"Tools for Assessment of Bidding into Electricity
Auctions," Power Systems Engineering Research Center, 2006-2008.
"Reducing the Vulnerability of Electric Power Grids to Terrorist
Attacks," Department of Energy, 2005-2007.
"Transmission Constrained Supply Function Equilibrium Analysis of Electric Power
Markets," National Science Foundation, 2004-2006.
"Analysis and Simulation of Strategic Behavior and Price
Processes in Transmission Constrained Electricity Markets," National Science Foundation, 2000-2002.
National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, 1994,
National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1993.
Analysis of restructured
electricity markets, market power, electric transmission, and integration of renewable generation.
Offer tools for electricity markets (with Steven
Puller of Texas A&M University) See: Offer
Electricity system analysis, operations, and planning,
Vulnerability of electric grids to terrorist attack
(with Javier Salmeron and Kevin Wood of the Naval Postgraduate School)
- Applied Optimization: Formulation and Algorithms
for Engineering Systems, Cambridge University Press
2006. This book is the text for the class "Optimization of
Engineering Systems," described below.
- For a description of the features of the
book, from a presentation at the INFORMS 2006 Annual Meeting, see presentation.
Course slides based on the book can be
downloaded from: Three
Introductory Chapters Linear
- Download errata to the book and to the homework exercises.
- See the Cambridge
University Press Catalog for ordering information, further details, and
downloadable additional materials, including over 500 pages of solutions
to homework exercises available to instructors.
- Doctoral qualifying exams and defenses,
- Links to presentations at ERCOT
Energized, a one-day symposium, held May 2008, focusing
on the ERCOT nodal market.
Links to presentations at the Future of the Electricity Industry, a one-day symposium, held June 2010, focusing
on the electricity industry in a carbon-constrained world.
Teaching Plans and Course Web Pages
- Heejung Park: transmission and generation expansion planning considering renewables and storage,
- Yin Wu: power plant analysis and modeling,
- Hector Chavez: ancillary service requirements in the
presence of increasing wind penetration,
- Dave Tuttle: plug-in hybrid vehicle integration,
- Mansoureh Peydaayesh: plug-in hybrid vehicle integration,
- Mahdi Kefayati: charging algorithms for plug-in hybrid vehicles,
- Mike Legatt: visualization tools, electric vehicles, demand response, and distributed renewables,
- Duehee Lee: statistical and power spectral density analysis of wind production
- Yezhou Wang: analysis of cascading outages,
- Sambuddha Chakrabarti: AC optimal power flow and financial transmission rights,
- Joo Hyun Jin: wind forecast error uncertainty,
- Chenxi Dai: dynamic issues in cascading outages.
Links to job opportunities in the electric
Other Interesting Links
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