I am an incoming Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I will join the faculty in the Fall 2023.
I obtained my PhD in Electrical Engineering in June 2021 from Virginia Tech. I completed my undergraduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi in 2013 and worked in power industry during 2013-16 before joining Virginia Tech in 2016.
I indulge in exploring the rich suite of old and new problems in power systems, and grid-facing aspects of power electronics-based generation. In doing so, I abide by the signature rigor and formalism of the optimization and control communities while innovatively capitalizing the ongoing developments in machine learning. My research spans power system modeling, operation and control, network flow, optimization, linear control, and data-based methods. Beyond power systems, my research extends to natural gas, and water networks enabling a holistic approach for the wider energy system landscape.