I am an Assistant Professor in the area of power and energy systems. I do math that powers the power system. Specifically, I study questions that demand novel mathematical frameworks, pose serious computational challenges, or warrant an in-depth economic analysis in the application domain of the electric power grid. My research into such questions often leads to the development of tools and techniques that apply more broadly to networked cyber-physical systems with many interacting agents that have strategic incentives. CV, Google Scholar.

News

  • Received the Stanley Helm Fellowship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2022.
  • Spoke as a panelist on the experiences of NSF CAREER Awardees in Power Systems at the IEEE PES General Meeting, 2022.
  • Spoke as a panelist in the C3.ai DTI Annual Symposium 2022 on cyber-security and privacy challenges for the electric power grid. Panel Discussion>
  • N. Dahlin, S. Sanjari and A. Guclu recently joined the group.
  • Awarded a C3.ai DTI grant on "Private Cyber-Secure Data-Driven Control of Distributed Energy Resources", 2021. Story>
  • Received the NSF CAREER award on "Risk-Sensitive Market Design for Power Systems: Scalable Learning and Pricing", 2021. Story>
  • M. Ndrio finished her Ph.D. and joined McKinsey & Company, 2021.
  • Co-organized session on "Risk Management in Energy Systems" with L. Roald at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2020.
  • S. Gade finished his Ph.D. and joined Facebook, 2020.
  • Awarded the NSF CPS Medium grant on "Empowering Prosumers in Electricity Markets Through Market Design and Learning", 2020.
  • Awarded the NSF EPCN grant on "Dynamic Data Analytics for the Power Grid via Koopman and Perron-Frobenius Operators", 2020.
  • Awarded a C3.ai DTI grant on "Dynamic Resource Management in Response to Pandemics", 2020. Story>
  • M. Ndrio's paper was selected as a prize paper at the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2019. Story>

Research Group

Current graduate students and postdocs
Past students, postdocs and visitors
  • Mariola Ndrio (McKinsey & Company)
  • Shripad Gade (Facebook)
  • Khaled Alshehri (Assistant Professor at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals)
  • Thinh T. Doan (Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech.)
  • Hyungjin Choi (Sandia National Laboratory)
  • Nguyen Hoa (I2CNER visitor from Kyushu University)
  • Theodoros Mamalis
  • Anna Winnicki

Teaching Activities

Power Systems and Electricity Markets
  • ECE 576 - Power System Dynamics and Stability
  • ECE 598 SB1 - Mathematical Foundations of Electricity Markets
  • ECE 330 - Power Circuits and Electromechanics
  • ECE 530 - Analysis Techniques for Large-scale Electrical Systems
Optimization and Data Science
  • ECE 490 - Introduction to Optimization
  • ECE 398BD/365 - Data Science and Engineering (Smart Grid)

Research Directions

I am broadly interested in algorithmic challenges, business modeling, and market design questions, largely motivated by the current transformation of the electric power grid. Some research themes are informed by current events and have broader applications. J=Journal; C=Conference; P=Preprint; B=Book Chapter.

+ Risk-Sensitive Decision-Making

Uncertainty is unavoidable in planning and operations of engineering systems. I work on optimization and pricing decisions that process uncertainty through a suitable risk measure. An example direction is risk-sensitive wholesale electricity market design.

  • P Conditional Value at Risk-Sensitive Solar Hosting Capacity Analysis in Distribution Networks (pdf) A. N. Madavan, N. Dahlin, S. Bose and L. Tong, Preprint 2022.
  • J A Stochastic Primal-Dual Method for Optimization with Conditional Value at Risk Constraints (pdf) A. N. Madavan and S. Bose, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, vol. 190, pp. 428-460, 2021.
  • J Centralized Volatility Reduction for Electricity Markets (pdf) K. Alshehri, S. Bose, and T. Basar. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 133, pp. 107101, 2021.
  • C Pricing Conditional Value at Risk-Sensitive Economic Dispatch (pdf) M. Ndrio, A. N. Madavan, and S. Bose. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2021.
  • C Risk-Sensitive Energy Procurement with Uncertain Wind (pdf) A. N. Madavan, and S. Bose. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP), 2019.
  • C Risk-Sensitive Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch via Critical Region Exploration (pdf) A. N. Madavan, S. Bose, Y. Guo, and L. Tong. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2019. Selected as one of the best papers submitted to the conference.
  • C Cash-settled options for wholesale electricity markets (pdf) K.Alshehri, S. Bose, and T. Basar. International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, 2017.
+ Coordinating Decision-Making Across Networks

Different decision-makers often operate assets at different nodes of an underlying network, who either collaborate or compete with each other. I study distributed algorithms for coordination of such agents and the analysis/design of market platforms that operate over such a network.

  • P Incentive Designs for Stackelberg Games with a Large Number of Followers and their Mean-Field Limits (pdf) S. Sanjari, S. Bose, and T. Basar. Preprint 2022.
  • J Coordinated Transaction Scheduling in Multi-Area Electricity Markets: Equilibrium and Learning (pdf) M. Ndrio, S. Bose, Y. Guo and L. Tong. Accepted at the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2022.
  • P Distributed Dual Subgradient Methods with Averaging and Applications to Grid Optimization (pdf) S. Bose, D. H. Nguyen, H. Liu, Y. Guo, T. T. Doan and C. L. Beck, Preprint 2021.
  • J Quantifying Market Efficiency Impacts of Aggregated Distributed Energy Resources (pdf) K. Alshehri, M. Ndrio, S. Bose, and T. Basar. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 4067-4077, 2020.
  • C On Privatizing Equilibrium Computation in Aggregate Games over Networks (pdf) S. Gade, A. Winnicki, and S. Bose. International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, 2020.
  • C A Scalar-Parameterized Mechanism For Two-Sided Markets (pdf) M. Ndrio, K. Alshehri, and S. Bose. International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress, 2020.
  • J Convergence of the Iterates in Mirror Descent Methods (pdf) T. T. Doan, S. Bose, D. H. Nguyen, and Carolyn L. Beck. IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 114 - 119, 2019.
  • J On the Role of a Market Maker in Networked Cournot Competition (pdf) D. Cai, S. Bose, and A. Wierman. INFORMS Mathematics of Operations Research, vol. 44, no. 3,pp. 1122-1144, 2019.
  • J On Robust Tie-line Scheduling in Multi-Area Power Systems (pdf) Y. Guo, S. Bose, and L. Tong. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 4144-4154, 2018.
  • C Coordinated Transaction Scheduling in Multi-Area Power Systems with Strategic Participants (pdf) M. Ndrio, S. Bose, Y. Guo, and L. Tong. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2019. Chosen as one of the prize papers at the conference.
  • C The Impact of Aggregating Distributed Energy Resources on Electricity Market Efficiency (pdf) K. Alshehri, M. Ndrio, S. Bose, and T. Basar. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 2019.
  • J Optimal Placement of Distributed Energy Storage in Power Networks (pdf) C. Thrampoulidis, S. Bose, and B. Hassibi. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 416-429, 2015.
  • J A Unifying Market Power Measure for Deregulated Transmission-Constrained Electricity Markets (pdf) S. Bose, C. Wu, Y. Xu, A. Wierman, and H. Mohsenian-Rad. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 2338-2348, 2014.
  • C The role of a market-maker in networked Cournot equilibrium (pdf) S. Bose, D. Cai, A. Wierman, and S. Low. IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.
  • C Variability and the Locational Marginal Value of Energy Storage (pdf) S. Bose and E. Bitar. IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, 2014.
  • J A Unifying Approach to Assessing Market Power in Deregulated Electricity Markets (pdf) C. Wu, S. Bose, A. Wierman, and H. Mohsenian-Rad. IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2013.
  • C On the Distribution of Energy Storage in Electricity Grids (pdf) C. Thrampoulidis, S. Bose, and B. Hassibi. IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, 2013.
  • C Optimal Large-scale Storage Placement in Single Generator Single Load Networks (pdf) C. Thrampoulidis, S. Bose, and B. Hassibi. IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting, 2013.
+ Preparing for Electrified Transportation

Electrification of ground transport and aviation will make the transportation and the energy infrastructure interdependent. I study rigorous mathematical frameworks to optimize decisions against this interdependency of the two infrastructures.

  • P On Carsharing Platforms with Electric Vehicles as Energy Service Providers (pdf) X. Cheng, T. Mamalis, S. Bose and L. R. Varshney, Preprint 2022.
  • P Impact of Aviation Electrification on Airports: Flight Scheduling and Charging (pdf) B. Hou, S. Bose, L. Marla and K. Haran. Preprint, 2021.
  • C Powering Electric Aircraft at O'Hare Airport: A Case Study (pdf) B. Hou, S. Bose, and K. Haran. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2020.
  • C Ridesharing Systems with Electric Vehicles (pdf) T. Mamalis, S. Bose, and L. R. Varshney. American Control Conference, 2019.
  • C Business-to-Peer Carsharing Systems with Electric Vehicles (pdf) T. Mamalis, S. Bose, and L. R. Varshney. Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, 2019.
+ Tackling Non-Convexity in Electricity Markets

Nonconvex feasible sets arise naturally in resource allocation over certain physical networks, such as the electric power grid. My interest lies in the analysis and design of market platforms that operate over such networks.

  • J Pricing Economic Dispatch with AC Power Flow via Local Multipliers and Conic Relaxation (pdf) M. Ndrio, A. Winnicki and S. Bose. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (Accepted), 2022.
  • C On Convex Relaxation-Based Distribution Locational Marginal Prices (pdf) A. Winnicki, M. Ndrio, and S. Bose. Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2020.
  • J Equivalent Relaxations of Optimal Power Flow (pdf) S. Bose, S. Low, T. Teeraratkul, and B. Hassibi. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 729-742, 2015.
  • J Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs on Acyclic Graphs with application to Power Flow (pdf) S. Bose, D. F. Gayme, K. M. Chandy, and S. H. Low. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 278 - 287, 2014.
  • C Equivalence of branch flow and bus injection models (pdf) S. Bose, S. Low, and K. M. Chandy. Allerton Conference on Communication Control and Computing, 2012.
  • C Optimal placement of energy storage in the grid (pdf) S. Bose, D. F. Gayme, U. Topcu, and K. M. Chandy. IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, 2012.
  • J Optimal power flow over tree networks (pdf) S. Bose, D. F. Gayme, S. Low, and K. M. Chandy. Allerton Conference on Communication Control and Computing, 2011.
+ Data-Driven Analysis of Dynamical Systems

Operator-theoretic methods offer powerful mechanisms to infer properties of and possibly control nonlinear dynamical systems such as the power grid. I am interested in data-efficient mechanisms to learn such properties of dynamical systems.

  • C Sparse Learning of Kernel Transfer Operators (pdf) B. Hou, S. Bose and U. Vaidya, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2021.
+ Resource Management During Epidemics

With a combination of theoretical modeling and data, I study resource management questions to contain the impacts of an epidemic spread.

  • J Detecting and Mitigating Simultaneous Waves of COVID-19 Infections (pdf) S. Souyris, S. Hao, S. Bose, A. C. England III, A. Ivanov, U. K. Mukherjee and S. Seshadri, Scientific Reports (Accepted), 2022.
  • C Control Of Epidemic Spreads Via Testing And Lock-Down (pdf) S. Bose, S. Souyris, U. K. Mukherjee, A. Ivanov, S. Seshadri, Albert C. England III and Y. Xu, IEEE Conference on Decision and control, 2021.
  • J Evaluation of reopening strategies for educational institutions during COVID-19 through agent based simulation (pdf) U. K. Mukherjee, S. Bose, A. Ivanov, S. Souyris, S. Seshadri, P. Sridhar, R. Watkins, and Y. Xu, Scientific Reports, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-24, 2021.
  • C Minimizing the social cost of an epidemic (pdf) E. Bodine-Baron, S. Bose, B. Hassibi, and A. Wierman. International GameNets Conference, 2011.
  • B Some Emerging Challenges in Electricity Markets (pdf) S. Bose and S. H. Low. In Smart Grid Control, pp. 29-45, Springer, Cham., 2019
  • J Offer Strategies for Wholesale Energy and Regulation Markets (pdf) D. Fooladivanda, H. Xu, A. Dominguez-Garcia, and S. Bose. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 7305-7308, 2018.
  • C Stochastic small signal stability of power system with random wind (pdf) S. Pushpak, U. Vaidya, and S. Bose. IEEE Conference on Probabilistic Methods applied to Power Systems, 2018.
  • C A Bound on the Minimum Rank of Solutions to Sparse Linear Matrix Equations (pdf) R. Louca, S. Bose, and E. Bitar. American Control Conference, 2016.
  • C On the Design of Wholesale Electricity Markets under Uncertainty (pdf) S.Bose. Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, 2015.
  • J A Low-Cost Algorithm to Find the Minimum Sampling Frequency for Multiple Bandpass Signals (pdf) S. Bose, V. Khaitan, and A. Chaturvedi. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 2008.

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