Masood Parvania, Ph.D.


I am currently a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Davis, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, working with Prof. Anna Scaglione, at the Center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG).

Prior to joining UC Davis, I was a Research Associate in the Robert W. Galvin center for electricity innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, worked with Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, under co-supervision of Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour and Prof. Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad.

My research interests and areas of expertise include resiliency and reliability of cyber-physical systems, sustainable energy integration, and smart grid applications and technologies.


Latest News:

August 2014

I will chair a technical session in the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, to be held in  San Francisco, CA, on November 12, 2014. (More info)


July 2014

I chaired a panel session on "Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration" in the 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, to be held in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2014. (More Info)


July 2014

The paper entitled "Comparative Hourly Scheduling of Centralized and Distributed Storage in Day-Ahead Markets" is published in the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.


April 2014

I gave an invited talk at the EECS department of the University of California, Berkeley, hosted by Professor Kameshwar Poolla.


April 2014

The paper entitled "ISO's Optimal Strategies for Scheduling the Hourly Demand Response in Day-ahead Markets" is accepted to be published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.


December 2013

I am selected as a member of the "Iran's National Elites foundation".


December 2013

The paper entitled "Optimal Demand Response Aggregation in Wholesale Electricity Markets" is published in Special Issue on "Real-Time Demand Response" of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.


September 2013

I receievd the Sharif University’s Outstanding Achievement Award, from Sharif University’s president for the outstanding academic achievements during my graduate studies.


May 2013

The two-part papers entitled "A Two-Stage Framework for Power Transformer Asset Maintenance Management—Part I" and "Part II" are published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.


February 2013

I receievd the prestigious Nation-wide Distingushed PhD Student Award by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. The selection has been made among all PhD student of Iran universities.


December 2012

The paper entitled "A Comprehensive Control Framework for Ensuring Loading Margin of Power Systems Considering Demand-Side Participation" is published in the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.


November 2012

I appointed as the chair of the IEEE/PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration (RIDRI) in Electric Power Systems. The Task Force is sponsored by the RRPA subcommittee.


September 2012

I gave a presentation on "An Analytical Approach for Reliability Evaluation of Aged Distribution Systems" at the IEEE Second Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy, Chicago, IL.


August 2012

The paper entitled "Optimized Midterm Preventive Maintenance Outage Scheduling of Thermal Generating Units" is published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.


July 2012

I presented at the panel session titled "Demand response: analytics, practice, and challenges in smart grid environmen​t" at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2012, San Diego, CA. My presentation title was "Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Energy Markets".


June 2012

I started my appointment as Research Associate in the Robert W. Galvin center for electricity innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.


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