Smart Grid Laboratory

Hamed Mohsenian-Rad

Hamed Mohsenian-Rad
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Riverside
Email: hamed (at) ee DOT ucr DOT edu
Office: Room 436—Winston Chung Hall
Research Lab: Room 225—Winston Chung Hall
Phone: 951-827-2387    Fax: 951-827-2425

Short Bio

I am an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. My research interests are in developing optimization-based and data-driven techniques for power systems and smart grid applications with focus on sensing, controls, and operations. I received the NSF CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for my research on smart grid; the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communication 2012; and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2013. I have been a PI for over $10 million research projects. Before becoming a faculty member I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2008, M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2004, and B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Amir-Kabir University of Technology in 2002. In 2007, I was a visiting student at Princeton University. I serve as Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and also the IEEE Power Engineering Letters. I am currently the Associate Director of the Winston Chung Global Energy Center.


  • September 2018: Six new members have joined our research group: Motin, Mohasinina, Ehsan, Alireza, Milad, and Palberz.
  • August 2018: The slides for two Big Data Analytics panels at the IEEE PES General Meeting are available at PingThings, PecanSt, NuGrid, Oncor, ISO NE, GridBright.
  • May 2018: We received a $3.8 Million grant from the UC Office of the President to establish a new research center on Power Distribution Cyber Security.
  • March 2018: I serve as the Guest Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid Special Issue on Theory and Application of PMUs in Power Distribution Systems.
  • November 2017: We have received four new grants in 2017 from DoE, NSF, and CEC adding up to $4.8 Million.
  • October 2017: I have received the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award
  • September 2017: We received a $270K grant from NSF to study convergence bids in electricity markets.
  • June 2017: I received the Bourns College of Engineering 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award.
  • March 2017: We received a $3.2 Million grant from DoE to develop a DER management system in Riverside.
  • January 2017: We received a $2.1 Million grant from CEC in collaboration with CSULB to develop IoT-based building energy management systems.

Research on Distribution Synchrophasors