Curriculum Vitae

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[1] Education 

2011–(2016) PhD Candidate
School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, USA

Advisor: Professor Lang Tong
Co-Advisors: Professors Tim Mount and Eliyan Bitar


2010–2011 Master of Science - Power Systems
Cum Laude
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia

Advisor: Professor Ángela I. Cadena
External-Advisor: Professor Francisco Galiana


2005–2010 Bachelor of Science - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Magna Cum Laude
School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Universidad de los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia


[2] Research Interests
  • Mechanism design, Power System Economics, Game theory, Electricity markets, Renewable Energy resources, Stochastic optimization, Ancillary services, and Smart grids.
  • Relevant Courses: Mathematical Programming, Game Theory, Real Analysis, Estimation Theory, Energy Markets and Policy, Smart Grids and Distributed Generation, Power Systems Stability and Control, Time Series, Stochastic Processes, Multivariable Linear Systems.

[3] Awards and Honors
  • (2011) Cornell Jacobs Fellowship
  • (2011) Cum Laude Master of Science degree
  • (2010) 5th place (1,118 participants) at Colombian mandatory Tests for Electrical Engineers
  • (2010) Universidad de los Andes grant for internship at McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • (2010) Magna Cum Laude Bachelor of Science (double major) degree
  • (2009) Universidad de los Andes scholarship (2 years) for Master studies
  • (2009) 4th place (1,991 participants) at Colombian mandatory Tests for Electronic Engineers
  • (2008) Half-year excellence scholarship (Department’s best GPA)

[4] Internship Experience
  • January – July, 2009. R&D Intern, Energy Consulting Engineering, Bogotá, Colombia.

[5] Publications
  • D. Munoz-Alvarez and L. Tong, “Mitigating Risk of Random Resources within a Two-Settlement Electricity Market,” to present at IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 2013.
  • D. Munoz-Alvarez, A.I. Cadena and J.M. Alzate, “Integrating Variable Distributed Generation within Short-Term Electricity Markets,” in IEEE PES ISGT, Washington D.C., 2012.
  • D. Munoz-Alvarez and A. Torres, "An Intelligent Protection System for a Transmission Network," in IEEE ANDESCON 2010: Green Technologies for a Better World, Bogotá, Colombia, 2010.

[6] Languages, Skills and Extracurricular Activities
  • Languages: English (Fluent), Spanish (Native).
  • Software & Programming: Matlab, GAMS, EViews, PSAT, Simulink, C++, PSCad, AutoCad, Microsoft Office, Visual Basic.
  • Membership: Student member of IEEE Professional Association (since 2008).
  • Sports: Soccer, Squash, Mountain biking.

*Last Update in December, 2012.