Dr. Meisam Farrokhifar is a Research Scientist in the Center for Energy Systems (CEST) at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech). In this role, he holds the position as Principal Investigator/Leader for several projects related to planning and operation of power systems. He collaborates with Professor David Pozo on “Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations” project funded by the Next Generation Program: Skoltech-MIT Joint Projects.
Prior to joining Skoltech, Meisam worked for Azad University in Iran as an Assistant Professor. He gave graduate lectures, workshops, and seminars on modeling and optimization issues in distribution grids as well as supervising over 25 master theses.
Meisam holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy). He has significant experience in project management, having completed and delivered on international projects for the CEST at Skoltech. He is especially interested in developing technology enablers that drive innovation for solving power system’s grand challenges, providing new mathematical models and tools for enhanced efficiency of the system.
He is also an active referee for several international peer-reviewed journals, and he served as a scientific committee member for various international conferences. Also, he has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and international conferences.
Energy Systems Planning for Government Regulations: New Formulations, Models and Algorithms
The main goal of this project is to generate new mathematical methods and software tools to support the decision-making process for planning large-scale (transmission level) electric and gas networks/systems under uncertainty. This project is within the Next Generation Program: Skoltech – MIT Joint Projects.
1) Selected Journal Articles
2) Selected Conference Papers
Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy, in 2014.