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  Appointments:

Present

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Davis, CA
Working with Prof. Anna Scaglione in the center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG)
 

2012-2013

Research Associate, Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.
Worked with Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour

  Research Interests:

Economic, Secure, and Environmentally-friendly Operation of Power and Energy Systems

Electricity Markets Operation with Distributed Energy Resources

Sustainable Renewable Energy Integration


  Honors:
2012-Present Chairman, IEEE/PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration (RIDRI) in Electric Power Systems
2013 Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award, Sharif University of Technology
2013 TCIPG Scholarship Award, Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Summer School 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2013 Nationwide Distinguished Ph.D. Student Award, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (Selected among all doctoral students of Iran universities)
2012 Distinguished Ph.D. Student Award, Sharif University of Technology
2011 Distinguished Service Award, Ministry of Science, Research and Technology (for serving as Chair of the National Scientific Student’s Organization of Electrical Engineering (NSSOEE))
2010 Best Thesis Award, The first Iranian Conference on Smart Grid

2009

Best Paper Award, 12th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE)

2006

Distinguished Student Award, Iran University of Science and Technology



  Publications:

Book:

 

 

M. Parvania, Technical English for Electrical Engineering, Pardazesh Publication: Tehran, Iran. ISBN: 978-964-203-280-8, 2009.

Journal Papers:

 

 1.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Shahidehpour, "ISO's Optimal Strategies for Scheduling the Hourly Demand Response in Day-ahead Markets," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear, 2014.

 

 2.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Shahidehpour, "Comparative Hourly Scheduling of Centralized and Distributed Storage in Day-Ahead Markets," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 729–737, July 2014.

 

 3.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Shahidehpour, "Optimal Demand Response Aggregation in Wholesale Electricity Markets," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 1957–1965, Dec. 2013.

 

 4.

S. S. Hosseini, A. Badri, M. Parvania, “A Survey on Mobile Energy Storage Systems (MESS): Applications, Challenges and Solutions,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 40, pp. 161–170, Dec. 2014.

 

 5.

A. Abiri-Jahromi, M. Parvania, F. Bouffard, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "A Two-Stage Framework for Power Transformer Asset Maintenance Management—Part I: Models and Formulations," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1395-1403, May 2013.

 

 6.

A. Abiri-Jahromi, M. Parvania, F. Bouffard, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "A Two-Stage Framework for Power Transformer Asset Maintenance Management—Part II: Validation Results," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1404-1414, May 2013.

 

 7.

A. Rabiee, M. Parvania, M. Vanouni, M. Parniani, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "A Comprehensive Control Framework for Ensuring Loading Margin of Power Systems Considering Demand-Side Participation," IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 6, no.12, pp. 1189–1201, Dec. 2012.

 

 8.

A. Ghaedi, A. Abbaspour Tehrani-Fard, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Parvania, "Incorporating Large Photovoltaic Farms in Power Generation System Adequacy Assessment," Journal of Scientia Iranica, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 924–934, 2014.

 

 9.

Z. Ghofrani-Jahromi, M. Ehsan, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Parvania, "From Loss Allocation to Loss Cost Allocation: A Comparative Study of Different Loss Cost Allocation Methods," European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 586–600, 2013.

 

 10.

A. Abiri-Jahromi, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Parvania, "Optimized Midterm Preventive Maintenance Outage Scheduling of Thermal Generating Units," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1354-1365, August 2012.

 

 11.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "Integrating Load Reduction into Wholesale Energy Market with Application to Wind Power Integration," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 35-45, March 2012.

 

 12.

A. Abiri-Jahromi, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Parvania, M. Mosleh, "Optimized Sectionalizing Switch Placement Strategy in Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 362-370, Jan. 2012.

 

 13.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "Demand Response Scheduling by Stochastic SCUC," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 89-98, June 2010.

Conference Papers:

 

 1.

M. H. Ghasemifard, M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, A. Abbaspour “Incorporating Two-Part Real-Time Pricing  Scheme into Distribution System Operation,” in Proc. IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Confernece (EPEC2014), Calgary, Canada, Nov. 10-12, 2014.
 

 2.

G. Koutsandria, V. Muthukumar, M. Parvania, S. Peisert, C. McParland, and A. Scaglione, “A Hybrid Network IDS for Protective Digital Relays in the Power Transmission Grid,” in Proc. 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2014), November 3-6, 2014.
 

 3.

L. Ferrari, R. Gentz, A. Scaglione, M. Parvania, “The Pulse Coupled Phasor Measurement Units,” in Proc. 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2014), November 3-6, 2014.
 

 4.

M. Parvania, G. Koutsandria, V. Muthukumar, S. Peisert, C. McParland, and A. Scaglione, “Hybrid control network intrusion detection systems for automated power distribution systems,” in Proc. 1st International Workshop on Trustworthiness of Smart Grids (ToSG), June 23, 2014.
 

 5.

M. H. Ghasemifard, A. Abbaspour, M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, “Incorporating Time-Varying Electricity Rates into Day-Ahead Distribution System Operation,” in Proc. 14th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering (EEEIC14), Krakow, Poland, May 10-12, 2014.
 

 6.

S. S. Hosseini, A. Badri, M. Parvania, “Smart Parking Lot to Minimize Residential Grid Losses Based on Customer Priorities,” in Proc. IEEE 2013 International Conference on Power, Energy and Control (ICPEC), Dindigul, India, Feb. 6-8, 2013.
 

 7.

S. S. Hosseini, A. Badri, M. Parvania, “Smart Parking Lot to Minimize Residential Grid Losses Considering V2G Concept: A Customer-Based Approach,” in Proc. 9th International Energy Conference, Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, Feb. 2013.
 

 8.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, "An Analytical Approach for Reliability Evaluation of Aged Distribution Systems," in Proc. IEEE 2nd Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, Chicago, IL, Sep. 24-26, 2012.
 

 9.

S. S. Hosseini, A. Badri, M. Parvania, "The Plug-in Electric Vehicles for Power System Applications: The Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Concept," in Proc. IEEE International Energy Conference and Exhibition (ENERGYCON2012), Florence, Italy, Sep. 9-12, 2012.
 

 10.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Shahidehpour, "Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Energy Markets," in Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, July 22-26, 2012.
 

 11.

M. Ziaii, A. Kazemi, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Parvania, "A Method to Calculate the Linear Load Pay Back Factors for Air Conditioners," in Proc. 2012 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC 2012), Shanghai, China, March 2012.
 

 12.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, A. Abiri-Jahromi, "Reliability Cost/Worth Approach for Optimal DG Placement in Distribution System," in Proc. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technology Conference (ISGT2011 Asia), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, November 2011.
 

 13.

B. Alinejad, M. Fotuhi-Firouzabad, M. Parvania, "Composite System Well-Being Analysis Using Sequential Monte Carlo Simulation and Fuzzy Algorithm," in Proc. 7th International Conference on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ELECO 2011), Bursa, Turkey, December 2011.
 

 14.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, M. Shahidehpour, "Assessing Impact of Demand Response in Emission-Constrained Environments," in Proc. IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, USA, July 2011.
 

 15.

M. Parvania, R. Dorostkar, S. Tabatabaee, M. Tasavvori, "Reliability Assessment of Composite System Considering Station Related Outages," 13th Iranian Students Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tehran, Iran, September 2010.
 

 16.

M. Parvania, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, F. Aminifar, A. Abiri-Jahromi, "Reliability-Constrained Unit Commitment using Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programming," in Proc. 11th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Singapore, June 2010.

 

 17.

M. Parvania, M. Khojasteh, M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, A. Abbaspour T. F., "A reliability cost/worth analysis approach for optimal DG placement in distribution system using modified particle swarm optimization," 44th Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), university of Strathclyde, Scotland, September 2009.

  Note: All manuscripts are available upon request

  Professional Services:
2012-present

Chair, IEEE PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration (RIDRI) in Electric Power Systems

  2014-present

Secretary, Reliability, Risk and Probability Applications Subcommittee, IEEE Power and Energy Society

  2009-present






Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Systems Journal, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Journal of Energy Economics, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Journal of Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Journal of Signal Processing



  Conference Activities:
2014

Technical Session Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA

  2014

Technical Panel Chair, Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2014, Washington, DC

  2014

Task Force Meeting Chair, IEEE/PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration, IEEE PES General Meeting 2014, Washington, DC

  2014

Technical Reviewer, IEEE PES General Meeting 2014, Washington, DC

  2013

Task Force Meeting Chair, IEEE/PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration, IEEE PES General Meeting 2013, Vancouver, BC

  2011

Technical Reviewer, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technology Conference (ISGT2011 Asia), Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia



  Teaching Experiences:

2010 - 2011

Lecturer, Sharif University of Technology

Course taught: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.

2007 - 2010

Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology

Graduate courses taught: Reliability Evaluation of Power Systems, Power System Restructuring, Power System Planning, and Reliability Evaluation of Eng. Systems

Undergraduate courses taught: Power System Analysis, Electric Energy Systems, Electric Circuit Theory, Fundamentals of Electrical Eng., Electrical Machines Lab.