About Me

I am a third-year electrical engineering doctoral student at North Carolina State University (NCSU). I am affiliated with the Grid Analytics, Markets, Economics, and Systems (GAMES) group at the FREEDM systems center , a National Science Foundation engineering research center at NCSU.

Born and raised in Mumbai, India, I started my undergraduate studies in electrical engineering at Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), Mumbai, India, in the fall of 2012. My deep interest for renewable energy systems and my desire to pursue higher studies brought me to Georgia Institute of Technology for pursuing a masters’ degree in electrical engineering in fall 2016. Taking a diverse set of courses in the interdisciplinary areas of electrical energy engineering, control engineering, and operations research, along with my short stint as an advanced grid analytics intern at Landis+Gyr , piqued my interest in exploring the computational side of the renewable energy grids, a.k.a. the smart grids of the future. This brought me to NCSU as a doctoral student in fall 2018.

At NCSU, I have been actively involved in pursuing research focusing on designing data-driven optimal control algorithms for energy management systems with applications ranging from a single residential household to an entire microgrid with heavy penetration of renewable energy resources. I have also been focusing my research on exploring the application of neural networks for streamlining the decision-making process for demand response programs. Presently, I am working on a US Department of Energy-funded research project titled “Photovoltaic Analysis and Response Support Platform for Solar Situational Awareness and Resiliency Services.”

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