I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont, with a secondary appointment in Computer Science.
I am also a member of the Adjunct Research Faculty at the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center.
I enjoy working with folks at the Complex Systems Center,
the Vermont Avanced Computing Core, and the
Transportation Research Center.
For information about my research, or if you are thinking about grad school at the University of
Vermont, check out the research page or perhaps look at some of our recent publications.
If you would like to apply for graduate studies in our research group (the Vermont Energy Systems Research Group), fill out this form.
- The following opinion article was just publised in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences:
Transdiscipilinary Electric Power Grid Science. The
arXiv version includes a lot of detail that was left out of the PNAS article.
- The National Science Foundation was kind enough to grant me an NSF CAREER award for research entitled,
"Harnessing Smart Grid Data to Enable Resilient and Efficient Electricity."
- UVM was recently awarded an NSF IGERT grant entitled, "Smart Grid: Technology, Human Behavior and Policy."
I am currently looking for one or two electrical engineering Ph.D. students to work on this project in my group. If you are a US citizen or permanent resident, and interested in Complex Systems and/or Smart Grid, fill out this form to apply.
- Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez successfuly defended his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and is headed for a faculty position at Oregon State University.
- Cris Moore from the Santa Fe Inst, with help from Raissa D'Souza, Misha Chertkov, Aric Hagberg, and myself
recently organized a workshop on:
Power Grids as Complex Networks: Formulating Problems for Useful Science and Science Based Engineering.
The talks were very interesting, so take a look.
- Alex Hilshey completed his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and is now a lecturer at Penn State U.
- MJ Eppstein and I just published a paper showing evidence of an interesting power-law in
the frequency with which components of a power grid contribute to large blackouts (among other things):
A "Random Chemistry" Algorithm for Identifying Collections of Multiple Contingencies that Initiate Cascading Failure.
- Josh Bongard and I recently wrote (what I think is) an interesting paper about
Crowdsourcing Predictors of Behavioral Outcomes.
- We recently completed a paper on the
Topological and Electrical Structure of the North American Electric Power Infrastructure.
IEEE Systems Journal, (in press)
Some places I've worked