Iam currentlyan Assistant Professorinthe Department ofElectrical and Computer Engineeringat Montana State University (MSU), Bozeman,MT, U.S, and affiliated with Energy Research Institute. Ireceived my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering atSouthern Methodist University(SMU),Dallas, TX, U.S.Before joining MSU, I was a postdoctoral research associate in the DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), the Interdisciplinary Science Department, Upton, NY, U.S. I received the National Scholarship for Highest Academic Distinction in China, Frederick E. Terman Award for Graduate Students at SMU, and the 2023 IEEE Power and Energy Scoiety Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award. I have authored/co-authored 20 publications in flagship journals and conferences of electrical engineering, e.g., IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, etc., including one Global ESI top 1% highly cited paper. I am a member of IEEE, the IEEE Task Force on Performance Evaluation of Distribution System State Estimation, IEEE Young Professional, IEEE Power & Energy Society Women in Power Committee, and the IEEE PES Power System Operation, Planning and Economics Committee and serve as a guest editor for the journal Applied Sciences.

My researchis rootedinpower system situational awarenessvia optimization, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI) to develop grid-based interdisciplinaryresearch in climate science, data science, and socio-economics.

Graduate Students

Sungjoo Chung (23 Spring - Present)

Sungjoo received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering  from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Champaign, IL, U.S., in 2022. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at MSU. His research interests focus on AI applications in smart distribution systems.

Keywan Mohammadi (23 Fall - Present)

Keywan received his master’s degree in Control Engineering from TarbiatModares University, Tehran, Iran, in 2020. His research interestsinclude control theory, networked control systems, microgriddynamics and control, and machine learning.

Representive Publications:
[1] K. Mohammadi, E. Azizi, J. Choi, M. -T. Hamidi-Beheshti, A. Bidram and S. Bolouki, "Asynchronous Periodic Distributed Event-Triggered Voltage and Frequency Control of Microgrids," in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 4524-4538, Sept. 2021.


Undergraduate Students

Jackson Blum (22 Fall - Present)

Jackson is currently an undergraduate in the Department of Physics at MSU. He is currently researching on renewable integration in electric power systems through the Capstone project.


Others (Doctoral Graduate Committee)

Sepideh Radhoush

Sepideh is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree at MSU. Her research interests focus on state estimation and cyberattack detection in electric distribution systems.