Current Ph.D. Students

  • Paresh Risbud  —  Impacts of GPS Spoofing on Power System State Estimation
    • Currently an intern at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    • UTSA Graduate School 3MT (3-Minute Thesis) Competition Finalist
  • Junwhan Lee (co-advised with D. Akopian)  —  GPS Spoofing Detection and Mitigation
  • Krishna Sandeep Ayyagari  —  Stochastic Optimization for Power Systems, Buildings-to-Grid Integration

Former Ph.D. Students

  • Mohammadhafez Bazrafshan (Postdoctoral Associate, University of Denver)
    • Dissertation: Modeling and Optimization of Electrical Power Networks
  • Ali Khalajmehrabadi (co-advised with D. Akopian)  (GNSS Sr. Software Engineer at Samsung Semiconductor Inc., USA)
    • Dissertation: Optimization Techniques for Robust Positioning, Timing,
      and Security

Former M.S. Students

  • Mohammadhafez Bazrafshan (Postdoctoral Associate, University of Colorado-Boulder)
  • Likhitha Yalamanchili (Staff Software Engineer at E*TRADE)
    • Thesis: Analytical Model for Placing and Sizing Photovoltaic Systems in Distribution Networks
  • Ankur Pipri (Electrical Design Engineer, KDM Engineering, Chicago, IL)
    • Thesis: Framework for Optimization and Control in Buildings-to-Grid Integration
  • Krishna Sandeep Ayyagari  (Ph.D. student at UTSA)
    • Thesis: Chance Constrained Voltage Regulation Via Affine Inverter Control Policies