Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, TX 78249
Office Location: AET 2.356

My research interests lie in the areas of smart power grids and other critical infrastructures, such as the Global Positioning System and water distribution systems, with emphasis on optimal resource management and statistical signal processing.

Current research topics are included in the following list:

  • Modeling and analysis of electricity distribution networks 
  • Stochastic optimization for power systems with distributed energy resources
  • Buildings-to-grid integration
  • Detection and mitigation of spoofing attacks against the Global Positioning System
  • Sensor and actuator selection in cyber-physical systems
  • Optimal and secure operation of water distribution systems

I received the NSF CAREER award in 2019.

I have co-authored an overview article and co-presented tutorials on monitoring and optimization of power grids. The article has been published in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (pdf) and the tutorials have been presented at IEEE ICASSP 2013, IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, and EUSIPCO 2013 (tutorial slides and references cited in the slides).

I received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with minor in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota in June 2012. Before that, I received the 5-year Diploma degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece.

My Google Scholar profile can be found here.


  • September 2020: I was awarded the Lutcher Brown Endowed Fellowship for the academic year 2020-2021 by UTSA
  • August 2020: Paresh Risbud received his doctoral degree
  • August 2020: I was a panelist at the IEEE PES General Meeting
  • April 2020: I was invited to present to the 2020 NSF ENG CAREER Proposal Workshop
  • March 2020: I attended the Workshop on Forging Connections between Machine Learning, Data Science, & Power Systems Research at the NSF Headquarters, Arlington, VA, and presented our research