I am an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Management in the School of Business with a joint courtesy appointment as an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Clarkson University. I earned my B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2007. After my MBA degree in 2010, I received Master's and Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2012 and 2014 from Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
Malek Ashtar University of Technology - Tehran, Iran
Sharif University of Technology - Tehran, Iran
My research interests are focused on the applications of Operations Research and Statistics on the operations of cyber-physical systems with an emphasis on the cyber-physical security of smart power grids. In particular, my research interests are shaped by the emerging trend towards autonomous power grids where centralized power systems are replaced by distributed power grids. The paradigm of future power systems involves the interface of all electrical supplies, including conventional power plants and new add-ons. New technology advancements such as phasor measurement units, smart meters, energy storage systems, and electrical vehicles changed the supply chain of electricity drastically. The upgraded supply chain of electricity opened the prospect of achieving completely autonomous operation of power systems while exponentially raising concerns over the security and resiliency of the power grid. My research agenda focuses on the question of how to leverage these technology advancements to continue the trend of improving the supply chain of electricity while satisfying and exceeding the requirements on the resiliency and security of smart grid operations.
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Clarkson University Faculty Teaching Excellence, Endowed fund in honor of Dr. McGill and Dr. Nye Smith, Clarkson University, 2017.
- Excellence in Project Management Education at Clarkson University, Proctor & Gamble, PI: S. Mousavian, Co-PI: M. Issen, November 2014.
- S. Mehrdad, S. Mousavian, G. Madraki, Y. Dvorkin, “Cyber-Physical Resilience of Electrical Power Systems against Malicious Attacks: A Review,” Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports, Forthcoming.
- S. Mousavian, M. Erol-Kantarci, Lei Wu, T. Ortmeyer, A Risk-based Optimization Model for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Response to Cyber Attacks, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Forthcoming.
- S. Zhu, L. Wu, S. Mousavian, J. H. Roh, An Optimal Joint Placement of PMUs and Flow Measurements for Ensuring Power System Observability under N-2 Transmission Contingencies, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Vol. 95, February 2018, pp. 254-265.
- N. Nezamoddini, S. Mousavian, M. Erol-Kantarci, A Risk Optimization Model for Enhanced Power Grid Resilience against Physical Attacks, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 143, February 2017, pp. 329-338.
- S. Mousavian, M. Feizollahi, An investment decision model for the optimal allocation of phasor measurement units, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 42, November 2015, pp. 7276-7284.
- S. Mousavian, J. Valenzuela, J. Wang, A Two-phase investment model for optimal allocation of phasor measurement units considering transmission switching, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 119, February 2015, pp. 492-498.
- S. Mousavian, J. Valenzuela, J. Wang, A Probabilistic risk mitigation model for cyber-attacks to PMU network, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 30, Issue. 1, January 2015, pp.156-165.
- S. Mousavian, J. Valenzuela, J. Wang, Real-time data reassurance in electrical power systems based on artificial neural networks, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 96, March 2013, pp. 285-295.
- Cyber-Security and Resiliency of Transportation and Power Systems in Smart Cities, Transportation and Power Grid in Smart Cities: Communication Networks and Services, Edited by Dr. H. Mouftah, Dr. M. Erol-Kantarci and Dr. M. Rehmani, John Wiley, Forthcoming.