Masood Parvania, Ph.D.


Please visit my updated website at University of Utah.


I am currently an Assistant Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of Utah.

Before joining University of Utah, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Arizona State University (2015), and University of California Davis (2014), affiliated with the Center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG).

In 2012-2013, I was a Research Associate in the Robert W. Galvin center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology. I received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, under co-supervision of Prof. Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad and Prof. Mohammad Shahidehpour.

My research focuses on developing mathematical models and optimization techniques for economic, secure, and environmentally-friendly operation of power and energy systems.


Latest News:

May 2015

 I am looking for tanlented and self-motivated PhD students. The applicants should possess a Master degree in Electrical Engineering, knowledge base in power systems operation, and strong background in mathemathical optimization methods. Interested students: please send your updated CV to 


March 2015

The TCIPG center is excited to offer our fourth summer school, to be held June 15-19, 2015.  To register or to learn more about sponsorship or scholarship opportunities, visit:


February 2015

Call for Paper: The Third International Workshop on Internet of Things, Machine to Machine and Smart Services Applications (IoT 2015), June 1-5, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia. Paper Submission Deadline: February 25, 2015.


January 2015

I participated in the ACSR Cybersecurity Workshop, organized by U.S. Department of Energy, Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) Division, Office of Science, Rockville, MD.


November 2014

The paper entitled "The Pulse Coupled Phasor Measurement Units” received the Best Student Paper Award of the 2014 IEEE SmartGridComm. Congrats Lorenzo and Reinhard!


November 2014

I chaired a technical session on Energy Optimization in the 2014 INFORMS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, on November 12, 2014. (More info)


November 2014

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


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.


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 on "Coordinated Demand Response Scheduling in Wholesale Energy Markets" at the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley, hosted by Professor Kameshwar Poolla.


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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