Masoud Nazari

Masoud Nazari

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Masoud Nazari

Biography

Masoud H. Nazari is an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Wayne State University. His current research is focused on the theory and application of data-driven distributed optimization and Internet of Things (IoT)-based data analytics for smart buildings, smart communities, and smart grids. Prior to joining Wayne State, he was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Nazari is leading a $2.5M research project by California Energy Commission to design, develop, and demonstrate an innovative IoT-based smart building energy management system in large university buildings. He is the IEEE Senior Member in Power and Energy Society and has more than 40 publications (including the best paper award in 2017 North American Power Symposium) in the field. His papers have been published in prestigious journals and transactions, such as IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Springer Science & Business Media, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and Control Engineering Practice. Dr. Nazari received his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012 and was a postdoctoral fellow from 2013 to 2015 in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Education

  • Dual Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering / Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan. 2007 to Sep. 2012
  • Visiting PhD Student, Engineering Systems Division, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2011
  • M.S., Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Dec. 2010
  • M.S., Energy Systems Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Aug. 2005

Research Interests

Cyber-Physical Systems: Smart Buildings, Smart Grids, Autonomous Systems; Internet of Things and Data Analytics Energy Management; Resilient Autonomous Management of Distributed Energy Resources and Electric Vehicles; Large-scale Cyber-Physical Energy Networks Computation and Data Analysis.

Research Projects

  • Communication-Failure-Resilient Distributed Optimization and Control Architecture for Multi-Agent Power Grids 
  • Cyber-physical Integrated Threat Awareness, Layered Defense, and Attack-Tolerant Control Solution for IoT-based Building Energy Management System

Publications

  1. Nazari, M. H., Wang, L.Y., Grijalva, S., and Egerstedt, M., Communication-Failure-Resilient Distributed Frequency Control in Smart Grids: Part I: Architecture and Distributed Algorithms, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 1317-1326, March 2020. (Link
  2. Nazari, M. H., Wang, L.Y., Grijalva, S., and Egerstedt, M., Communication-Failure-Resilient Distributed Frequency Control in Smart Grids: Part 2: Algorithmic implementation and System Simulations, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. (Link)
  3. Ramachandan, T., Nazari, M. H., Grijalva, S., and Egerstedt, M., Overcoming Communication Delays in Distributed Frequency Control, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 2965-2973, July 2016. (Link)
  4. Nazari, M. H., Costello, Z., Feyzollahi, J., Grijalva, S., and Egerstedt, M., Distributed Frequency Control of Prosumer-based Electric Energy Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 29(6), pp. 2934-2942, Nov. 2014. (Link)
  5. Nazari, M. H. and Ilic, M., Dynamic Modelling and Control of Distribution Energy Systems: Comparison with Transmission Power Systems, Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET, 8(1), pp. 26-34, Jan. 2014. (Link)
  6. Nazari, M. H., Electrical Networks of the Azores Archipelago, Chapter 3, Engineering IT-Based Electricity Services of the Future: the Case of Low-Cost Green Azores Islands, Springer, 2013. (Link)
  7. Nazari, M. H., Optimal Placement of Wind Power Plants for Delivery Loss Minimization, Chapter 12, Engineering IT-Based Electricity Services of the Future: the Case of Low-Cost Green Azores Islands, Springer, 2013. (Link)
  8. Nazari, M. H., Small-Signal Stability of Electric Power Systems on the Azores Archipelago, Chapter 17, Engineering IT-Based Electricity Services of the Future: the Case of Low-Cost Green Azores Islands, Springer, 2013. (Link)
  9. Nazari, M. H., Ilic, M., and Lopes, J. P., Small-Signal Stability and Decentralized Control Design for Electric Energy Systems with Large Penetration of Distributed Generators, Control Engineering Practice, 20(9), pp. 823-831, 2012. (Link

Papers and Conferences

  1. Samaniy, E., Khalediany, P., Aligholiany, A., Papalexakisz, E., Cun, S., Nazari, M., H., and Mohsenian-Rad, H., Anomaly Detection in IoT-Based PIR Occupancy Sensors to Improve Building Energy Efficiency, 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (IGST), Washington, DC, 2020, pp. 1-6.
  2. Tran, D., Sanchez, E., Nazari, M., H., Model Predictive Energy Management for Building Microgrids with IoT-based Controllable Loads, 2019 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Wichita, KS, USA, 2019, pp. 1-6.
  3. Tran, D., Nazari, M., H., Sadeghi-Mobarakeh, A., and Mohsenian-Rad, H., Smart Building Design: A Framework for Optimal Placement of Advanced Sensors and Actuators, 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (IGST), Washington, DC, 2019, pp. 1-6.
  4. Sanchez, E. and Nazari, M., H., Model Predictive Energy Scheduling for Building Microgrid, 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Morgantown, WV, 2017, pp. 1-6. (Best Paper Award)
  5. Fares, A., Nazari, M., H., Castaneda, J., Chassiakos, A., Two-Area System Analysis and Control Using Real-Time Digital Simulator, 2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGSEC), Long Beach, CA, 2016, pp. 1-7.
  6. Sanchez, E. and Nazari, M., H., Component Validation Process for High Performance Hybrid Electric Race Vehicle, 2016 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGSEC), Long Beach, CA, 2016, pp. 1-8.
  7. Nazari, M. H., Grijalva, S., and Egerstedt, M., Distributed Frequency Regulation in the Presence of Communication Failure, 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Minneapolis, MN, 2016, pp. 1-5.
  8. Chukwuka, V., Nazari, M. H., Grijalva, S., Enhancing Communications Reliability in Prosumer-Based Smart Grid using MIMO Communications, 2016 Clemson University Power Systems Conference (PSC), Clemson, SC, 2016, pp. 1-5.
  9. Ramachandan, T., Nazari, M. H., and Egerstedt, M., Controllability of Prosumer-based Networks in the Presence of Communication Failures, 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Osaka, 2015, pp. 4770-4775. (Invited Paper)
  10. Nazari, M., H., A Distributed Framework for Frequency Regulation in Large-scale Prosumer-based Power Systems, 2015 IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC), Long Beach, CA, 2015, pp. 55-60.
  11. Nazari, M. H., Ilic, M., and Morgan, G., Toward Model-based Policy Design for Reliable and Efficient Integration of Distributed Generators, 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 2013, pp. 1-5.
  12. Nazari, M. H. and Ilic, M., A Dynamic Modeling Framework for Future Distribution Energy Systems, 2012 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Champaign, IL, 2012, pp. 1-6.
  13. Nazari, M. H., Small-Signal Stability and Centralized Control Design of Modern Distribution Systems, 2011 North American Power Symposium, Boston, MA, 2011, pp. 1-6.
  14. Nazari, M. H., Ilic, M., and Lopes, J. P., Dynamic Stability and Control Design of Future Electric Energy Systems with Large Penetration of Distributed Generators, 2010 IREP Symposium Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control - VIII (IREP), Rio de Janeiro, 2010, pp. 1-7.
  15. Nazari, M. H. and Ilic, M., Potential for Efficiency Improvement of Future Electric Energy Systems with Distributed Generation units, IEEE PES General Meeting, Providence, RI, 2010, pp. 1-9.
  16. Nazari, M. H. and Ilic, M., Technical Challenge in Modernizing Distribution Electric Power Systems with Large Number of Distributed 2009 IEEE Bucharest PowerTech, Bucharest, 2009, pp. 1-8.
  17. Nazari, M. H., and Parniani, M., Determining and Optimizing Power Loss Reduction in Distribution Feeders due to Distributed Generation, 2006 IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA, 2006, pp. 1914-1918.
  18. Jonker, M., and Nazari, M. H., Institutional and Technical Modernization of the Power System to Accommodate Distributed Generation, 4th European Congress on Economics and Management of Energy in Industry, Porto, Portugal, 2007.
  19. Nazari, M. H., and Parniani, M., Evaluating the Effects of Distributed Generation on Radial Distribution Feeders, 14th Iranian Conf. on Electrical Eng., Tehran, Iran, 2006.

Awards and Honors

  • Elevated to the grade of IEEE Senior Member in Power and Energy Society, Sep. 2019.
  • Best Paper Award in 49th North American Power Symposium at Morgantown, West Virginia, Sep. 2017.
  • Awarded Portugal Science and Technology Foundation PhD Fellowship, Sep. 2007.

I have supervised graduate students who received following awards:

i. Graduate Dean's List Recipient of Scholars and Artists CSU Long Beach, May 2018.
ii. HOGAR Graduate Student Fellowship CSU Long Beach 2017.