Papers
(Please see bottom of page for list of working papers.)


2017

Financial Storage Rights in Electric Power Networks
D. Munoz-Alvarez & E. Bitar
Journal of Regulatory Economics (JRE), Accepted, 2017.

Decentralized Stochastic Control of Distributed Energy Resources
W. Lin & E. Bitar
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Accepted, 2017.

Risk-Sensitive Learning and Pricing for Demand Response
K. Khezeli & E. Bitar
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Accepted, 2017.

Networked Cournot Competition in Platform Markets: Access Control and Efficiency Loss
W. Lin, J. Pang, E. Bitar & A. Wierman
56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Submitted (Extended Version), 2017.

Learning to Buy (and Sell) Demand Response
K. Khezeli, W. Lin & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Accepted, 2017.

Virtual Bidding: Equilibrium, Learning, and Wisdom of the Crowds
J. Mather, E. Bitar & K. Poolla.
Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Accepted, 2017.



2016

Deadline Differentiated Pricing of Deferrable Electric Loads
E. Bitar & Y. Xu
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016.

The Marginal Value of Networked Energy Storage
S. Bose & E. Bitar
IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, Under Review, 2016.

Parameterized Supply Function Equilibrium in Power Networks
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.

Random Convex Approximations of Ambiguous Chance Constrained Programs
S.H. Tseng, E. Bitar & A. Tang
Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.

Stochastic AC Optimal Power Flow with Affine Recourse
R. Louca & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.

A Hierarchy of Polyhedral Approximations of Robust Semidefinite Programs
R. Louca & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Las Vegas, NV, 2016.

Decentralized Control of Distributed Energy Resources in Radial Distribution Systems
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Sydney, AU, 2016.

Data-driven Pricing of Demand Response
K. Khezeli & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Sydney, AU, 2016.

Performance Bounds for Robust Decentralized Control
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Proceedings of 34th IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Boston, MA, 2016.

A Bound on the Minimum Rank of Solutions to Sparse Linear Matrix Equations
R. Louca, S. Bose & E. Bitar
Proceedings of 34th IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Boston, MA, 2016.

Stability Guarantees for Frequency Regulation with Randomized Flexible Loads
T. Vincent, K. Poolla, S. Mohagheghi & E. Bitar
Proceedings of 34th IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Invited Paper, Boston, MA, 2016.

Dynamic Model for Estimating the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram
H. Nguyen, B. Fishbain, E. Bitar, D. Mahalel & P. Gutman
Proceedings of 14th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS), Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.



2015

On the Marginal Value of Electricity Storage
E. Bitar, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Under Review, 2015.

Acyclic Semidefinite Approximations of Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs
R. Louca & E. Bitar
Proceedings of 33rd IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, 2015.



2014

Financial Storage Rights: Basic Definition and Properties
D. Munoz-Alvarez & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the IEEE North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Pullman, WA, 2014.

Forward Electricity Markets with Uncertain Supply: Cost Sharing and Efficiency Loss
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

Variability and the Locational Marginal Value of Energy Storage
S. Bose & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Los Angeles, CA, 2014.

Piecewise Affine Policies for Multi-Period Economic Dispatch Under Uncertainty
D. Munoz-Alvarez, J. Wang, E. Bitar & L. Tong
Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Washington D.C., 2014.

An Abrupt Change Detection Heuristic with Applications to Cyber Data Attacks on Power Systems
B. Sanandaji, E. Bitar, K. Poolla & T.L. Vincent
Proceedings of the 32nd IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Portland, OR, 2014.

Coordinated Aggregation of Distributed Demand-Side Resources
E. Bitar, K. Poolla & P. Varaiya
Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), Project Report, S-52, 2014.

Nondegeneracy and Inexactness of Semidefinite Relaxations of Optimal Power Flow
R. Louca, P. Seiler & E. Bitar
Technical Report, 2014.



2013

Coalitional Aggregation of Wind Power
E. Baeyens, E. Bitar, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 28, Issue 4, Pages 3774-3784, May 2013.

Risk Limiting Dispatch for Integrating Renewable Power
R. Rajagopal, E. Bitar, P. Varaiya & F. Wu
International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Volume 44, Issue 1, Pages 615-628, January 2013.

Smart Grid Data Integrity Attacks
A. Giani, E. Bitar, M. Garcia, M. McQueen, P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Volume 4, Issue 3, Pages 1244-1253, Sept. 2013.

On Incentive Compatibility of Deadline Differentiated Pricing for Deferrable Demand
E. Bitar & Y. Xu
Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Invited Paper, Florence, Italy, 2013.

A Rank Minimization Algorithm to Enhance Semidefinite Relaxations of Optimal Power Flow
R. Louca, P. Seiler & E. Bitar
Proceedings of the 51st Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Invited Paper, Allerton, Illinois, 2013.

Coordinated Control of a Wind Turbine Array for Power Maximization
E. Bitar & P. Seiler
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Invited Paper, Washington D.C., 2013.



2012

Bringing Wind Energy to Market
E. Bitar, R. Rajagopal, P.P. Khargonekar, K. Poolla &P. Varaiya
IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 1225-1235, Aug. 2012.

Deadline-Differentiated Pricing of Deferrable Electric Power Service
E. Bitar & S. Low
Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Invited Paper, Hawaii, 2012.

Energy Management for Wireless Sensor Networks
E. Bitar, E. Baeyens & K. Poolla
Developments in Control Theory Towards Glocal Control, Chapter 14, Pages 131-144, 2012.

Optimal Power and Reserve Capacity Procurement Policies with Deferrable Loads
A. Subramanian, J. A. Taylor, E. Bitar, D. Callaway, K. Poolla & P. Varaiya.
Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Invited Paper, Hawaii, 2012.

Integrating Distributed Energy Resource Pricing and Control
P. de Martini, A. Wierman, S. Meyn & E. Bitar
Proceedings of CIGRE USNC Grid of the Future Symposium, 2012.

Optimal Sharing of Quantity Risk for a Coalition of Wind Power Producers Facing Nodal Prices
E. Bitar, E. Baeyens, P.P. Khargonekar, K. Poolla & P. Varaiya
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Selling Wind Power in Electricity Markets: The Status Today, the Opportunities Tomorrow
E. Bitar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Risk Limiting Dispatch of Wind Power
R. Rajagopal, E. Bitar, F. Wu & P. Varaiya
Proceedings of the 31st IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Selling Random Wind
E. Bitar, P. Khargonekar, K. Poolla, R. Rajagopal, P. Varaiya & F. Wu
Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Hawaiian International Conference on System Science (HICSS), Hawaii, 2012.

Market Induced Curtailment of Wind Power
A. Subramanian, E. Bitar, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012.



2011

The Filter Design From Data (FD2) Problem: Parametric-Statistical Approach
C. Novara, M. Milanese, E. Bitar & K. Poolla
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, 2011.

Smart Grid Data Integrity Attacks: Characterizations and Countermeasures
A. Giani, E. Bitar, M. Garcia, M. McQueen, P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2011.

Wind Energy Aggregation: A Coalitional Game Approach
E. Baeyens, E.Y. Bitar, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Invited Paper, Orlando, FL, 2011.

Systems and Control Opportunities in the Integration of Renewable Energy into the Smart Grid
E. Bitar, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress, Invited Paper, Milan, Italy, 2011.

The Role of Co-located Storage for Wind Power Producers in Conventional Electricity Markets
E. Bitar, R. Rajagopal, P.P. Khargonekar & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the 30th IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), San Francisco, CA, 2011.



2010

Optimal Contracts for Wind Power Producers in Electricity Markets
E. Bitar, A. Giani, R. Rajagopal, D. Varagnolo, P.P. Khargonekar, K. Poolla & P. Varaiya
Proceedings of the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Atlanta, GA, 2010.

Linear Minimax Estimation for Random Vectors with Parametric Uncertainty
E. Bitar, E. Baeyens, A. Packard & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the 29th Proceedings of the 29th IEEE American Control Conference (ACC), Baltimore, MD, 2010.



2009

Energy-Aware Sensor Selection and Scheduling in Wireless Sensor Networks
E. Bitar, E. Baeyens & K. Poolla
Proceedings of the 1st IFAC Workshop on Networked Control Systems (NecSys), Venice, Italy, 2009.



2006

Model for Control of Combustion in a Piston Engine
E. Bitar, H.J. Schock & A.K. Oppenheim
Journal of the Society of Automotive Engineers, 2006.



2005

Dynamic Model of Combustion in a Piston Engine
E. Bitar, H.J. Schock & A.K. Oppenheim
Proceedings of the 20th International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems (ICDERS), Montreal, CAN, 2005.



Working Papers

(Please email me directly if you would like a copy of any working paper listed below.)

Low Rank Solutions to Sparse Linear Matrix Equations: Characterization and Recovery
R. Louca, S. Bose & E. Bitar
Working Paper, 2016.

A Convex Information Relaxation for Constrained Decentralized Control Design
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Working Paper, 2016.

Parameterized Supply Function Equilibrium in a Constrained Transmission System
W. Lin & E. Bitar
Working Paper, 2016.

Robust AC Optimal Power Flow
R. Louca & E. Bitar
Working Paper, 2016.

Contingent Locational Marginal Pricing in Stochastic Electric Power Systems
S. Bose & E. Bitar
Working Paper, 2016.

Incentivizing Demand Response with Lotteries
E. Bitar, K. Khezeli & D. Logsdon
Working Paper, 2016.