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Colloquium: Deploying Flexibility for Power System Security Enhancement: Promises and Challenges


Friday, February 13, 2015 8:45 AM - 9:45 AM

Masood Parvania, Postdoctoral Scholar
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University

The changing composition of energy resources, the aging of the grid infrastructure and an increasing number of natural disasters and cyber threats are contributing to heightened attention to the security of power delivery. Addressing the emerging security challenges requires additional flexibility and greater sophistication in managing the power system assets and operations. However, more flexibility comes with greater reliance on a state-of-the-art cyber infrastructure in which cyber attacks, if not avoided, can be detected and managed.

Speaker Biography:
Dr. Masood Parvania is a Postdoctoral Scholar with the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University, working in the center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) on cyber security of power systems. Previously, he was affiliated with the TCIPG center at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at University of California Davis. In 2012-2013, he was a Research Associate with the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at Illinois Institute of Technology, where he developed frameworks for integration of distributed energy resources in power system operation. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Sharif University of Technology, in 2013, where he received the Outstanding Research Accomplishment Award. His research focuses on developing mathematical models and optimization techniques for economic, secure, and environmentally-friendly operation of power and energy systems. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.

Dr. Parvania is the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration. He is a member of IEEE and INFORMS, and serves as a reviewer for several international journals.


Kelley Engineering Center (campus map)
1007
Free
1 541 737 3617
Sch Elect Engr/Comp Sci
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