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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Arash Anzalchi received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the K.N. Toosi University of Technology and Science and Research Branch, I.A.U Tehran, Iran in 2007 and 2011 respectively. He is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant pursuing his Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Arif Sarwat at Florida International University. His research interests include Photovoltaic integration into the Smart Grid at the distribution levels, studying power quality issues in the Smart Grid and conducting valuable research on different power electronic technologies for the renewable energy sources.
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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.
Arash Khalilnejad received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Tabriz and Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) in 2010 and 2013, respectively. He is currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant pursuing his Ph.D at FIU. His research interests are control of renewable power systems, designing of advanced electro-mechanical systems, smart grids, optimization, environmental effects, hydrogen production and storage, and reliability assessment of power systems. He is currently working on design, control, and reliability analysis of high-tech renewable power systems with high focus in developing break-through technologies for advanced prototypes of photovoltaic systems.
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Jide Lu received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China and Florida International University, Miami, Floride, in 2015, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University, in 2016.He is currently working towards his Ph.D degree in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Florida International University under the supervision of Dr. Arif Sarwat. His current research involves battery management systems for grid scale use through a combination of computational and experimental work. The objective of his research is assessing grid-level energy storage deployments and improving energy economics via energy management systems.