Imtiaz Parvez started pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering in Fall 2013. He has earned his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2008), and M.Sc. from University of North Texas (2013). He served as Specialist engineer in Robi Axiata Ltd. for 3 years. He also worked for T mobile (through 3S network Inc.) in Summer 2013.His research areas include LTE, WiFi, 5G, Cyber Physical Systems security and Artificial Intelligence with application to Smart grid and IoT. The objective of his research is to develop novel communication protocols, and develop their applications in smart grid and other sectors. His current projects are focusing on LAA , WiFi, and Smart Grid Communication and Security.
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Aditya Sundararajan is a Graduate Research Assistant pursuing his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Department of ECE. He is involved in working on the visualization of threats, vulnerabilities and attacks of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS). He is also looking at analyzing, modeling and visualizing high-dimensional heterogeneous power & weather systems data under high penetration Photovoltaic (PV) scenarios of smart grid at distribution level, in a real-time manner, to provide dynamic decision-making support at sub-second speeds. He is simultaneously trying to look at the use of assistive technologies and programmable Kelvin LEDs at K1-K12 schools to improve the learning conditions of students. He is also conducting preliminary research on biometric threats and vulnerabilities, and associated cyber-security challenges. His Bachelors was in Computer Science and Engineering. His areas of interest include big data analysis, smart grid CPS, security concerns of biometric and wearable devices, computer programming, creative writing and web designing.
Longfei Wei received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China. He is currently working towards his PhD degree in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University under the supervision of Dr. Arif Sarwat. His current research includes numerical optimization, game theory and cyber-physical security in Smart Grid.
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Yemeserach Mekonnen is currently pursuing her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She joined the Electrical Engineering program as the NSF funded Bridge to Doctorate Fellow in Spring 2014. Before joining the EE program, Yemeserach worked for oilfield service giant Schlumberger as a junior field specialist in the gas lift segment. She was involved in gas lift application and production optimization for newly drilled and old wells. Yemeserach received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA. Her research interest is in renewable energy where she is currently looking into novel structure designs with photo voltaic cells to maximize surface area for higher efficiency.
Masood Moghaddami received his B.S. degree from the Amirkabir University of Technology(Tehran Polytechnic), Iran, in 2008, and his M.S. degree from the Iran University of Science and Technology, both in Electrical Engineering. From 2010 to 2014, he worked in the industry and developed several software packages for the design of electric machinery-based Finite Element Methods (FEM). He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, USA. His research interests include numerical analysis of electrical machinery, power electronics, renewable energy systems and contact-less power transfer.
Mohamadsaleh Jafari received his B.S. degree from Shahrood University of Technology, Iran, in 2010, and his M.S. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), both in Electrical Engineering. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, USA. His research interests contain power system protection, renewable energy, Networked Cyber-Physical Systems.
Temitayo Olowu received his OND (2001), HND (2005), from the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti and his BS (2010) and MS (2014) from University of Benin, Nigeria all in Electrical Engineering (Power Systems and Machines). He was a trainee on O&G operations and exploration at Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) summer school in 2009. He has worked at different times since 2000 in the Manufacturing Industry, Communication Industry, Academics and the Renewable Energy Industry. He was part of the team that designed and executed several government and individual solar powered projects in Nigeria.He joined the EPS lab as a research assistant in fall 2017 for his PhD under Dr. Arif Sarwat. His research interest include High PV Penetration and aggregation, Smart Grid, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Drives.
Shahinur Rahman is a Graduate Research Assistant, pursuing her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Department of ECE in Florida International University under the supervision of Dr. Arif Sarwat. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 2014 and 2017 respectively. Her research area includes Power quality and Protection issues of Photovoltaic integration into the Smart Grid at distribution level.
Asadullah Khalid received his Bachelors degree from the Aligarh Muslim University, India (2013) and his M.S. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago (2015), both in Electrical Engineering. From 2014 to 2017, he worked in the Wireless/Consumer Electronics (Motorola) and Automotive (Nissan) industries. As an Electronics Engineer at Nissan, he was involved in design, development and release of electronic accessories on all Nissan and Infiniti classes and grades. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, USA. His research interests include Power Electronics, Battery Management Systems, Smart Grid Communications and Renewable Energy Systems.
Hugo Riggs, a PhD candidate at the Engineering and Computing Department. The degree’s primary focus is study, and implementation of computer software on high powered computational systems. The chosen technologies are Blockchain, Neural Networks and general software deliverables; specifically in relation to the field of electronics. The objective is to determine how the value-exchange protocol that a block chain provides, can contribute to the data layer of the electrical grid (smart meters). Furthermore, simulation of and anomaly detection in yearly electrical consumption data.
Shamini Dharmasena received her BS degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2013 and MS degree from the University of Akron, OH in 2018 both in Electrical Engineering. From 2014 to 2016 she worked in the industry as an electrical engineer involving in low voltage system design and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) implementation projects. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Arif Sarwat. Her research interests include power electronics, vehicle to grid integration, energy management control systems and smart grid.
Hassan Jafari received his B.S. degree from University of Tabriz, tabriz, Iran, in 2008, and his M.S. degree from Amirkabir University of Technology (tehran polytechnic) both in Electrical Engineering. From 2011 to 2017, He worked in a real HV power grid as protective relays expert, some of his duties were Commissioning, installation, and operation of HV power grid substations, Programming and installation of various protective relays. He joined to EPS group since 2018 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University, USA. His research interests include Multi-Mode control of Micro-Grid, power electronics, and wireless power transfer.
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