About Me

My name is Sambuddha Chakrabarti (Sam). I am a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, currently pursuing my Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) under the supervision of Dr. Ross Baldick.

Before joining the Graduate School at UT Austin, I earned the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad, India in 2006 and worked as an executive engineer for the Electrical Systems and Equipment (ESE) division of Larsen and Toubro Limited (L&T), Mumbai, India from 2006-2008.

I earned the Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin in 2010. While working towards my Masters' Degree I interned with the Resources Planning and Analysis wing of the Wholesale Power Services Group at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), Austin, TX from May, 2009 to May, 2010.

My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Power Systems Engineering and Economics, Planning and Operation of Electricity Markets, Optimization Techniques, Linear Systems, Algorithms, Stochastic Systems, Microeconomics and Renewable Energy Integration in the Grid. My present research focuses on Application of Distributed Computational methods to Look-Ahead Security Constrained Optimal Power Flow problems, Revenue Adequacy of Financial Transmission Rights, and Planned & Random Outage Modeling of the Power Network.