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CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13699-5790

Cell Phone: +1 (334) 559 – 3050;

Email: amir@clarkson.edu

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, GPA 4.0

Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Jorge Valenzuela

Dissertation Title: Optimization Models for Advanced Cyber-security in the Smart Grid

Auburn University – Auburn, AL, USA

Master of Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2012

Auburn University – Auburn, AL, USA

MBA, Strategic Management, 2010

Malek Ashtar University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering, 2007

Sharif University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Operations Research
  • Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Cyber-Security
  • Smart Grid and Power System Optimization
  • Supply Chain of Electricity

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Clarkson University – Assistant Professor, School of Business, Potsdam, NY, Fall 2014 – Present.
  • Ohio State University – Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, Columbus, OH, Fall 2016.
  • Auburn University – Instructor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Auburn, AL, Spring 2013- Spring 2014.
  • Auburn University – Research Assistant, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Auburn, AL, Fall 2010 – Fall 2012.

 

TEACHING

  • EM/OM 484 – Advanced Project Management, Clarkson University, Spring 2017 (Expected).
  • EM/OM 341 – Global Sourcing and Supply Chain, Clarkson University, Spring 2016.
  • EM/OM 480 – Project Management, Clarkson University, Fall 2015 – Present.
  • OM 680 – Strategic Project Management, Clarkson University, Spring 2015 – Present.
  • INSY 3600 – Engineering Economics, Auburn University, Spring 2013 – Spring 2014.

 

PUBLICATIONS

UNDER REVIEW & WORKING PAPERS

  • Mousavian, M. Erol-Kantarci, Lei Wu, T. Ortmeyer, Minimum Risk-Maximum Availability (MRMA) Response to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Attacks, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Under Review.
  • Mousavian, A. Coneo, R. Sioshansi, Equilibria in Investment and Spot Electricity Markets, In Progress.
  • Vellanki, S. Mousavian, A Review on Cyber-attack Detection Mechanisms in Smart Grid, In Progress.
  • Shea, A. Balasubramanian, S. Mousavian, Agile Project Management on Post-Disaster Reconstruction, In Progress.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • 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, In Review.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

CITATIONS

 

AWARDED PROPOSALS

  • Excellence in Project Management Education at Clarkson University, Proctor & Gamble, PI: S. Mousavian, Co-PI: M. Issen, November 2014, $10,000.

 IN-PROGRESS & SUBMITTED PROPOSALS

  •  SaTC: CORE: Medium: Collaborative: Graph-theoretic Cyber-Attack Propagation Modeling & Stochastic Optimization-based Prevention and Mitigation Approaches in Emerging Power Systems, Lead PI: S. Mousavian, National Science Foundation (NSF), Secure & Trustworthy Cyberspace (SaTC) Division, Co-PIs: Clarkson University (L. Wu, T, Ortmyer), Ohio State University (R. Sioshansi, A. Conejo), University of Ottawa (M. Erol Kantarci), $740,000.
  • Cooperative Trust Communities and Stochastic Multi-Level Optimization Models to Enhance Networked Power and Electric Transportation Systems (PETS) Response to Infectious Cyberattacks, National Science Foundation (NSF), EPCN Division, Co-PIs: M. Erol Kantarci and T. Ortemeyer, $450,000.
  • CAT: Cyber-security in the Smart Power Grid, PI: S. Mousavian, Co-PI: L. Wu, May 2015, $40,000.
  • Optimal Investment on Energy Storages to Expand the Transmssion System Capacity, Dr. Robert Klein (Clarkson University Alumnus), PI: S. Mousavian, October 2014, $225,000.

 

VISIBILITY

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Minimum Risk-Maximum Availability Response to Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Attacks, Oral presentation, INFORMS 2016, Nashville, TN, November 2016.
  • Cyber Attack Protection for a Resilient Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Oral presentation, International INFORMS 2016, Waikoloa Village, HI, June 2016.
  • A Two-phase optimal investment model for placement of PMUs, Oral presentation, INFORMS 2014, San Francisco, CA, November 2014.
  • Risk mitigation model for cyber-attacks to PMU networks, Oral presentation, INFORMS 2013, Minneapolis, MN, October 2013.
  • Optimal allocation of PMUs considering reliability of the PMU network, Oral presentation, IIE conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 2013.
  • Enhanced cyber-security for the operations of the smart grid, Distinguished oral presentation in Graduate Engineering Scholar Forum, Auburn University, March 2013.
  • Network data contamination detection with artificial neural networks, Oral presentation, INFORMS: Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, October 2012.

 

INVITED TALKS

  • Optimization models for advanced cyber-security in the smart grid, Power Optimization Group, Department of Electrical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, February 2015.
  • A Probabilistic risk mitigation model for cyber-attacks to PMU network, School of Business, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, December 2013.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Outstanding graduate student of the ISE department, Auburn University, April 2013
  • Distinguished oral presentation, Graduate engineering scholar forum, Auburn University, March 2013
  • Julia and Albert Smith Graduate Fellowship 2013-2014: $2,500 – Graduate research award in the field of energy and environment
  • Julia and Albert Smith Graduate Fellowship 2012-2013: $2,500
  • Distinguished ISE Student and Member of Alpha Pi Mu Chapter, Auburn University, March 2013
  • Graduate Travel Award:$250 – Auburn University Graduate School, October 2013
  • Graduate Travel Award:$250 – Auburn University Graduate School, March 2013
  • Graduate Travel Award:$250 – Auburn University Graduate School, October 2012
  • National Examination Board, Public Universities Undergraduate Entrance Exam: Ranked 381 among more than half a million applicants,2003
  • Sharif University of Technology Undergraduate Fellowship: Fellowship for Exceptional Students, 2003 – 2007
  • National Examination Board, Public Universities Graduate Entrance Exam: Ranked 71 among more than 100,000 applicants,2007

 

SERVICE

University Service

  • Committee member of the Research Committee of the Institute for Sustainability and Environment (ISE), Fall 2015 – Present.
  • Faculty Advisor of the Clarkson University Student Society for Project Management (CUSP), Spring 2015-Presesnt.
  • Faculty Advisor of the Iranian Student Association at Clarkson University, Spring 2015 – Present.
  • Committee member – The Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program Proposal by a collaboration of SUNY Canton and Clarkson University, Fall 2014 – Spring 2015.

Professional Service – National Organizations

  • Member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2012-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research (2013-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of Energy Systems (2014-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of Information Systems (2014-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (2016-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (2016-Present)
  • Invited Reviewer, Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems (2016-Present)

 Professional Service – Conference Participation

  • Session Organizer and Chair, International INFORMS Annual Meeting, Energy Cluster, Power System Resilient Design and Optimization, November 2016.
  • Session Organizer and Chair, International INFORMS Annual Meeting, Energy Cluster, Resilient Design of the Distribution Systems, June 2016.
  • Session Organizer and Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE Cluster, Power System Design and Optimization, November 2015.
  • Session Organizer and Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE Cluster, Power System Resilient Design and Optimization, November 2014.
  • Session Organizer and Chair, INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE Cluster, Smart Grid Optimization, October 2013.
  • Session Organizer and Chair, IIE Conference, Energy Cluster, Smart Grid Modeling, May 2013.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

INDUSTRY

Supply Chain Manager

Rayan Electro-Pump Industries, Iran’s leading manufacturer of submersible and centrifugal electro-pumps with more than 50 distribution centers across the country, offering a wide assortment of water pumps. Tehran, Iran, 2008-2010

Project Manager

High Vacuum Center, a high-tech institution, which manufactures high vacuum devices for a wide range of customers, specially governmental projects and universities. Tehran, Iran, 2007-2008

INTERNSHIPS

  • Project Manager Intern, Petroleum Development and Engineering Company, Summer 2007 (The Holding Company to Manage and Supervise the implementation of major oil and gas projects at National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC))
  • Supply Chain Management Intern, Mehvarsazan Irankhodro, Summer 2006 (The largest manufacturer of light vehicle axles in Middle East)
  • Supply Chain Management Intern, Dozhpad, Summer 2005 (Renowned manufacturer of storage systems in Middle East and Europe)
  • MIS Intern, Paknam Company, Summer 2004 (One of the Iranian leading companies in household’s cleaners market)

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

  • Engineering Economics, INSY 3600, Fall 2010, Summer and Fall 2012.
  • Decision Support Systems for Operations, INSY 5550-6550, Spring 2012.
  • Stochastic Operations Research, INSY 3400, Fall 2011.
  • Applied Statistics and Probabilities, STAT 3600, Spring 2011.

 

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

  • Uncertainty quantification of the state estimation considering massive measurement data obtained by phasor measurement units (PMUs), Funded by Argonne National Laboratory, Auburn University, Spring 2013 – Present.
  • Optimal allocation of PMUs in the smart grid considering reliability of the electrical power systems, Auburn University, Spring 2012 – Fall 2013.
  • Advanced cyber-security for the PMU networks in the smart grid, Funded by Argonne National Laboratory, Auburn University, Summer 2012 – Fall 2012.
  • Data reassurance in electrical power systems, Funded by Argonne National Laboratory, Auburn University, Fall 2011 – Spring 2012.
  • Real-time intrusion detection in the OPF module of the electrical power systems using principal component analysis, Funded by Argonne National Laboratory, Auburn University, Summer 2011.
  • Uncertainty Modeling of the wind power output, Auburn University, Spring 2011.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Programming Languages: MATLAB, VB.net, Delphi, LaTex
  • Optimization Packages: CPLEX, GAMS, Lingo
  • Simulation Packages: Simio
  • Statistical Packages: SPSS, Minitab
  • Project Control Packages: Microsoft Office Project (MSP)
  • Spreadsheets: MS Excel with VBA
  • Data Analytics JMP Pro (Learning)

 

LEADERSHIP

  • The Founder and Faculty Advisor of the Clarkson University Student Society for Project Management (CUSP), Spring 2015 – Present.
  • Faculty Advisor of the Iranian Student Association at Clarkson University, Spring 2015 – Present.
  • The First President of the IRSA at Auburn University, 2011-2012.
  • The Founder of the Iranian Student Association (IRSA) at Auburn University, May 2011.

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS 

  • Co-advisor.
    • Songming Zhu – Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dr. L. Wu, Main Advisor)
  • Committee Member – Graduated.
    • Bingqian Hu – Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dr. L. Wu, Chair)
    • Committee Member – Graduated.
    • Nona Jesmanitafti – Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering (Dr. S. Rogers, Chair)

  

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

  •  Troy White, Engineering and Management Major, Honors Thesis, Hydroelectric Generation Expansion in the Northcounty, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017.
  • Karim Ahmed, Engineering and Management Major, Logistics of the Supply Chain in the Power Grid with Electric Vehicles, Spring 2016 – Summer 2016.
  • Claire Liu, Supply Chain Management Major, Logistics of the Supply Chain in the Power Grid with Electric Vehicles, Spring 2016 – Summer 2016.
  • Madison Shea, Engineering and Management Major, An Agile Approach to Improve Post-disaster Routine Care to Chronically Ill Patients, Fall 2015 – Fall 2016.
  • Aadhilakshmi Balasubramanian, Financial Information & Analysis and Innovation & Entrepreneurship Dual Major, An Agile Approach to Improve Post-disaster Routine Care to Chronically Ill Patients, Fall 2015 – Fall 2016.
  • Michael Jennings, Engineering and Management Major, The Impact of Big Data on Automobile Industries, Fall 2014.

 

REFERENCES

Dr. Jorge Valenzuela

Professor and Department Chair, Industrial and Systems Engineering

3301 Shelby Center of Engineering

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849

Phone: +1 (334) 844-1400

valenjo@auburn.edu

Dr. L. Allison Jones-Farmer

Van Andel Professor of Business Analytics & Director of the Center for Analytics and Data Science

Farmer School of Business
800 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone: +1 (513) 529-4823

farmerl2@miamioh.edu

 

Dr. Jianhui Wang

Computational Engineer, Decision and Information Sciences Division

Argonne National Laboratory

9700 S. Cass Avenue, Bldg. 221

Argonne, IL 60439

Phone: +1 (630) 252-1474

jianhui.wang@anl.gov

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