Mahnoosh Alizadeh

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Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
 
University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Address: 3151 Harold Frank Hall, UCSB
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
 
email: alizadeh [AT] ucsb.edu
phone: (805)893-3981

Brief Biography

Mahnoosh Alizadeh is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Dr. Alizadeh’s research is focused on designing scalable control and data analytic frameworks and market mechanisms for enabling sustainability and resiliency in societal infrastructure systems (with a specific focus on power systems and electric transportation systems) and smart cities. She is the director of the Smart Infrastructure Systems laboratory.

Prior to joining UCSB in Nov. 2016, Dr. Alizadeh spent two years at Stanford University as a postdoctoral scholar. She received her PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California Davis in 2014 and her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2009.

Research Interests

  • Smart Power Systems and Renewable Energy Integration

  • Electric Transportation Systems

  • Stochastic Control and Optimization

  • Network Control Systems

  • Multi-agent Systems

See some highlighted projects here.

News

  • Feb 2018: I am co-chairing the 2018 SmartGridComm Symposium on Control and Operation. Note that this year the conference has expanded its scope to include relevant research in cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things, which have become inseparable from the future of smart energy. Spread the word!

  • Feb 2018: In partnership with SLAC national laboratory, Chargepoint Inc, Google, E3 energy and Kisensum, we are kicking off two new CEC projects to design and test various smart charging algorithms across various locations in California.

  • Jan 2018: Excited to be part of the multidisciplinary team forming the new “UC-Lab Center for Electricity Distribution Cybersecurity”.

Note to prospective students

My research interests are quite interdisciplinary. Hence, I tend to work best with students with a strong mathematical background who are interested in interdisciplinary work. If you are interested in working with me, please apply to the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program. If you would like to send me an email about your application, please include your CV and transcripts, as well as a brief description of any past research experience.