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  Appointments:

Present

Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, CA
Collaborating with Prof. Anna Scaglione
 

2012-2013

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

  Education:

2009-2013

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2007-2009

M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2002-2007

B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology


  Honors:
2013 Member of Iran’s National Elites Foundation
2013 Sharif University’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Award by Sharif University’s president for the outstanding academic achievements
2013 TCIPG Scholarship Award, Award for participation in the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) Summer School 2013, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Information Trust Institute
2013 Nation-wide 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, Tehran
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, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2009

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

2007

Rank 3rd (among more than 17000 students) in the national exam for entering M.Sc. studies in Iran, Iran.

2006

Distinguished Student Award, Electrical Engineering department, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

 

2002

Rank 580th (among more than 500000 students) in the national university entrance exam (Concourse), Iran.


Research Interests:

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Smart Grid Applications and Technologies: Demand Response, Microgrid Design and Operation, Distribution Automation, Smart Homes

 

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Sustainable Energy Integration: Renewable Energy, Distributed Energy Resources, Distributed and Community-Aggregated Energy Storage, Community Load Aggregation

 

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Reliability and Vulnerability Assessment of Energy Systems

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Energy Asset Management and Asset Maintenance Scheduling

 

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Application of Emerging Mathematical Optimization Methods in Power Systems


  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, to appear, 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.

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.

 

 5.

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.

 

 6.

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.

 

 7.

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, to appear, 2013.

 

 8.

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.

 

 9.

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.

 

 10.

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.

 

 11.

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.

 

 12.

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.

Invited Talks:

 

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"Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Markets," Panel session on Demand Response: Analytics, Practice, and Challenges in Smart Grid Environment, IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, July 26, 2012.
 

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"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.

Conference Papers:

 

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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.
 

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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.
 

 3.

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

 6.

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

 

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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.

 13.

M. Parvania, A. Eslami, M. Tasavvori, "Steady state model for STATCOM considering internal losses," 12nd Iranian Students Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tabriz, Iran, September 2009. 

 14.

A. Taghizadeh, M. Parvania, "An Electricity Market with Probabilistic Spinning Reserve," Best Paper, 12nd Iranian Students Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tabriz, Iran, September 2009.

 15.

A. Eslami, M. Parvania, P. Javadi, M. Tasavvori, "Optimum Number of Spare Distribution Transformers using a Markov Model and Cost-Benefit Analysis," 12nd Iranian Students Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tabriz, Iran, September 2009. 

 16.

A. Eslami, M. Parvania, P. Javadi, "Distribution System Reconfiguration for Loss Minimization using Sensitivity Analysis Method in Presence of Distributed Generation," 12nd Iranian Students Conference in Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tabriz, Iran, September 2009. 

  Note: All manuscripts are available upon request

  Research Experiences:
  2013 Vulnerability Assessment of Bulk Power Network to Natural Disasters
An industrial project funded by Zanjan Regional Electric Company
  2012 Demand Response Implementation for Large-scale Wind Power Integration
 

2011

Optimized Sectionalizing Switch Placement Strategy in Distribution Systems

2011

Availability Assessment of Communication Infrastructure of Power Systems

2010

Demand Response Participation in Wholesale Energy Markets

2009-2010

An Introduction to Demand Response Resources and Feasibility Study on Implementing Them in Yazd Regional Electric Company

An industrial project funded by Yazd Regional Electric Company

2010

Risk-Based Maintenance Scheduling of Thermal Generating Units

2010

Risk-Based Maintenance Scheduling of Power Transformers

2009

Reliability-Constrained Unit Commitment using Stochastic Mixed-Integer Programming

2009

Allocation of Operating Reserve to Demand Response Resources in Composite System

My M.Sc. thesis, under supervision of Prof. M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad.

In this project, we proposed a two-stage stochastic SCUC model, which is used to schedule reserve provided by DR in wholesale electricity markets.

2009

Reliability Assessment of Composite System Considering Station Related Outages

2009

Reliability Cost/Worth Analysis Approach for Optimal DG Placement in Distribution System using Particle Swarm Optimization

2008

Steady State Model for STATCOM Considering Internal Losses

2008

A Modified Approximation Technique for Reliability Evaluation of Aged Distribution Systems

2007

Design and Implementation of a Monitoring and Control System for the Direct Load Control (DLC) Program.

My B.Sc. thesis, under supervision of Prof. Shahram Jadid.

In this project, we designed a monitoring and control system for the direct load control (DLC) program. We also implemented the designed system using an ION7600 device and via MODBUS RTU/TCP protocols in Green Research Institute, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST). 

 

2006

Artificial Neural Network (ANN) to Failure Analysis of Power Transformers using Dissolved Gas Data (DGA).


  Academic and Professional Activities:
2012-present

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

  2012-present

Section Leader, Market Functioning Section, IEEE Smart Distribution Applications Guide (P1854)

  2012-present

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

  2012-present

Member, IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting

  2012-present

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Sustainbale Energy

  2012-present

Reviewer, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory

  2011-present

Reviewer, IEEE Systems Journal

2011-present

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery

2011-present

Reviewer, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution

2010-present

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

2009-present

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

  2011

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

2011

Member of the Scientific Committee, 14th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE2011), Kermanshah University of Technology, Kermanshah, Iran.

  2010-present Chair, National Scientific Student’s Organization of Electrical Engineering (NSSOEE), Iran.
  2010 Chair of sessions titled "Advanced Metering Infrastructure" and "Reliability of Smart Grids", in the first Iranian Conference on Smart Grid, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

2010

Reviewer, The first Iranian Conference on Smart Grid, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran..

  2010

Chair of sessions titled "Power System Reliability" and "Distributed Generation" in the 13th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2010
   

Reviewer, 13th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2010
 

Co-organizer, 13th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2010

Editor, English to persian translation of book titled "Risk Assessment of Power Systems," written by W. Li, Translated by M. Fotuhi-Firuzabad, D. Farrokhzad, and S. Nourizadeh, Sharif University Press, 2010.

2009-2010
 

Chair, Scientific Committee, National Scientific Students' Organization of Electrical Engineering (NSSOEE), Iran.

2009-present

Member, IEEE and IEEE Power and Energy (PES) society.

2009
 

Reviewer, 12th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Azad University of Tabriz, Iran.

2008
 

Reviewer, 11th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Zanjan University, Iran.

2008
 

Chair of sessions titled "Power System Reliability", 11th Iranian Students Conference on Electrical Engineering (ISCEE), Zanjan University, Iran.

2007-present
 

Member, Reliability Research Group, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology.


  Teaching Experiences:

2010 - 2011

Lecturer, Sharif University of Technology

Course taught: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering.

2010 - 2011

Lecturer, Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch

Courses taught: Fundamentals of Electrical Eng., Electrical Machines Lab.

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.


 

Software Skills:

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GAMS programming

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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimizer

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MATLAB programming, MATLAB Simulink, MatPower, SimPowerSystems

 

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Power system simulation softwares (DigSilent, PowerWorld, EMTP)

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C and C# programming

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Computer networking and network administration

 

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