School of Electrical & Computer Engineering
My research interests lie broadly in the intersection of Electricity Markets, Economics, and Optimization. More specifically, I conduct research on interesting and challenging issues that arise as the electric power industry evolves and accommodates technologies, such as renewable energy resources, responsive demand, energy storage, and distributed energy resources.
I have also worked in the development of decision support applications for Matpower, the Matlab toolbox for power systems developed at Cornell.
During the summer of 2013, I conducted research at Argonne National Laboratory related to the use stochastic optimization techniques to reduce the costs of operating power systems in the short-run. Therein, I worked with Dr. Jianhui Wang.
More recently, I spent my 2014 summer working as a research intern at ISO-New England (Holyoke, Massachusetts) with Dr. Feng Zhao and Dr. Eugene Litvinov. There, I applied state-of-the-art stochastic optimization techniques to New England's electric power network, and in particular to the problem of scheduling the energy resources that will serve next day's uncertain demand (i.e., the Stochastic Unit Commitment problem).
Before pursuing the PhD degree, I obtained a Master's Degree (Cum Laude) in Power Systems at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) working with Prof. Ángela I. Cadena. During my Master's studies, I spent a semester at McGill University (Montreal, Canada) as a visiting student under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Galiana. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (double major, Magna Cum Laude) from the same university.