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Ardakani Research Lab

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah. My research interests lie at the intersection of power engineering, operations research, economics, and public policy. Specifically, I work on power system optimization, transmission system operation, electricity markets, energy and environmental economics and policy, and the smart grid. You can visit my research page for a detailed description of my current research interests and active research projects.

I received my Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from Penn State University in 2013, under the supervision of Professor Seth Blumsack. Before joining the University of Utah, I was a postdoctoral scholar in Professor Kory Hedman's group at the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University.

I have an opening for a graduate student and a post-doc in the near future. If you are interested in joining my research group, send me an email with a brief description of your background and area of interest, and why you think my research group is a good fit for you.


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