My research interests are in the areas of robust and stochastic optimization, control, and economics with a focus on applications to sustainable transportation and electric power systems.
I am an Associate Professor and the David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. At Cornell, I currently serve on the Faculty Advisory Board for the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability and as the Faculty-in-Residence for Hu Shih Hall.
I received my BS and PhD from UC Berkeley in 2006 and 2011, where I was advised by Kameshwar Poolla. Prior to joining Cornell in 2012, I spent one year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (hosted by Adam Wierman and Steven Low) and UC Berkeley (hosted by Pravin Varaiya and Kameshwar Poolla). In 2016, I was an invited Visiting Scientist at the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing as part of a research program on Algorithms and Uncertainty. I also currently serve as a Visiting Academic at Amazon, providing scientific guidance for their transportation sustainability efforts.
I am a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER), the John and Janet McMurtry Fellowship, the John G. Maurer Fellowship, and the Robert F. Steidel Jr. Fellowship.
(May '22) Congratulations to Feras Al Taha for being awarded the prestigious NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship to develop data-driven learning and control methods to unlock the value of electric vehicles as grid assets!