Hamed Mohsenian-Rad

Hamed Mohsenian-Rad, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow
Professor and Bourns Family Faculty Fellow
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 a 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; and the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. I have been the Lead 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 and the Director of the UC-National Lab Center on Power System Cyber Security.


  • September 2020: Two new members have joined our research group: Zong-Jhen and Fatemeh.
  • November 2019: I have been elected an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2020.
  • October 2019: Presentations for D-PMU Panel at Smart Grid Comm 2019: UCR, EPFL, Alberta, Huazhong.
  • July 2019: I have become a Bourns Family Faculty Fellow.
  • May 2019: I gave a tutorial on Data-Driven Analysis of Events in Distribution Synchrophasors at The First IEEE SGSMA in College Station, TX.
  • 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.

Research on Distribution Synchrophasors