Hajir Pourbabak

I received my B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Power Systems from the University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran in 2010, and an M.Sc. degree in Power Electronics and Electrical Machinery from Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2014. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree, under the supervision of Dr. Wencong Su, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. My research interests are in the areas of the smart grid, power system analysis and design, renewable generation and distribution systems, electrical machinery, electrified transportation systems, energy storage management, and encryption methods for data protection.

Education

Sep 2015- Present

Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronics Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

The College of Engineering and Computer Science

The University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI, USA

Graduate Research Assistant


Sep 2011-Jan 2014

M.Sc. in Power electronic and Electrical Machinery

Center of Excellence for Power System Automation

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Iran University of science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

Graduate Research Assistant


Journals

  • H. Pourbabak, Q. Alsafasfeh, and W. Su , “Fully Distributed AC Optimal Power Flow”, in IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 97594-97603, July 2019. (Link)
  • H. Pourbabak, J. Luo, T. Chen, and W. Su, “A Novel Consensus-based Distributed Algorithm for Economic Dispatch Based on Local Estimation of Power Mismatch”, in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid , 2017 vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1 (Link)
  • S. Xu, H. Pourbabak, and W. Su, “Distributed cooperative control for economic operation of multiple plug-in electric vehicle parking decks,” Int. Trans. Electr. Energy Syst., p. e2348, 2017. (Link)
  • H. Pourbabak; A. Kazemi: “Islanding detection method based on a new approach to voltage phase angle of constant power inverters”, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution; 2016, 10, (5), p. 1190-1198 (Link)
  • H. Pourbabak, A. Kazemi, “A new technique for islanding detection using voltage phase angle of inverter based DGs”, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Volume 57, May 2014, Pages 198-205 (Link)
  • T. Chen, H. Pourbabak, Z. Liang and W. Su, "An Integrated eVoucher Mechanism for Flexible Loads in Real-Time Retail Electricity Market," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, no. , pp. 2101-2110, 2017 (Link)
  • T. Chen; B. Zhang; H. Pourbabak; A. Kavousi-Fard; W. Su, "Optimal Routing and Charging of an Electric Vehicle Fleet for High-Efficiency Dynamic Transit Systems," in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1 (Link)
  • Z. Liang, Q. Alsafasfeh, T. Jin, H. Pourbabak, and W. Su, "Risk-Constrained Optimal Energy Management for Virtual Power Plants Considering Correlated Demand Response", IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, 2017 (Link)
  • T. Chen , Q. Alsafasfeh , H. Pourbabak , W. Su,“The Next-generation Retail Electricity Market with Customers and Prosumers", in Energy journal, 2017 (Link)
  • H. Pourbabak, A. Ajao, T. Chen, and W. Su, “Fully Distributed AC Power Flow (D-ACPF) Algorithm for Distribution Systems”, in IET Smart Grid, 2018, DOI: 10.1049/iet-stg.2018.0060 (Link)

Book Chapters

  • Pourbabak, Hajir; Chen, Tao; Zhang, Bowen; Su, Wencong: "Control and energy management system in microgrids” (Energy Engineering, 2017), 'Clean Energy Microgrids', published by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, United Kingdom, Chap. 3, pp. 109-133 (Link)(PDF)
  • Pourbabak, Hajir; Su, Wencong: "Centralized, Decentralized, and Distributed Control for Energy Internet” (Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier , 2019), 'Energy Internet: An Open Energy Platform to Transform Legacy Power Systems into Open Innovation and Global Economic Engine ', Part I, Chap. 1, pp. 3-19 (Link)(PDF)
  • Pourbabak, Hajir; Chen, Tao; Su, Wencong: "Emerging Data Encryption Methods Applicable to Smart Grids" (Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2019), 'Energy Internet: An Open Energy Platform to Transform Legacy Power Systems into Open Innovation and Global Economic Engine ', Part I, Chap. 8, pp. 181-199, 2018 (Link)(PDF)
  • Chen, Tao, Pourbabak, Hajir; Su, Wencong: "Electricity Market Reform” (Woodhead Publishing is an imprint of Elsevier, 2019), 'Energy Internet: An Open Energy Platform to Transform Legacy Power Systems into Open Innovation and Global Economic Engine ', part I Chap. 5, pp. 97-121, (Link)(PDF)


Conferences

  • Hajir Pourbabak; Thomas R. Nudell; Wencong Su; “An Efficient Algorithm for Dispatch of Modular FACTS devices in Transmission Planning”, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, August 4-8, 2019.
  • Tao Chen; Hajir Pourbabak; Zheming liang; Wencong Su; “Participation of Electric Vehicle Parking Lots into Retail Electricity Market with eVoucher Mechanism”, 2017 IEEE Conference and Expo Transportation Electrification Asia-Pacific (ITEC Asia-Pacific), Harbin, China, on August 7-10, 2017. (Link)
  • Hajir Pourbabak; Shengyao Xu; Tao Chen; Zheming liang; Wencong Su; “Distributed Control Algorithm for Optimal Power Allocation of EV Parking Lots”, 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, July 16-20, 2017. (Link)
  • Jingwei Luo, Hajir Pourbabak and Wencong Su, , “The Application of Distributed Control Algorithms using VOLTTRON-based Software Platform”, 2017 8th International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC 2017), Amman (Dead Sea), Jordan, March 21-23, 2017. (Link)
  • Hajir Pourbabak; Tao Chen; Wencong Su; Consensus-based Distributed Control for Economic Operation of Distribution Grid with Multiple Consumers and Prosumers”,2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Boston, MA, U.S.A. July 17-21, 2016. (Link)
  • Chen Tao; Hajir Pourbabak; Wencong Su, “A Game Theoretic Approach to Analyze the Dynamic Interactions of Multiple Residential Prosumers Considering Power Flow Constraints”, 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Boston, MA, U.S.A. July 17-21, 2016. (Link)
  • M. H. Amirioun, H. Pourbabak, and A. Kazemi, “An economic study to investigate the impacts of energy policy changes on renewable contribution in power systems,” in 2013 21st Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2013, pp. 1–6. (Link)
  • H. Pourbabak and A. Kazemi, "Improving voltage shift acceleration control methods for islanding detection considering reactive power," 2013 Smart Grid Conference (SGC), Tehran, 2013, pp. 236-240. (Link)
  • Z. Liang, T. Chen, H. Pourbabak, and W. Su, “Robust Distributed Energy Resources Management for Microgrids in a Retail Electricity Market}”, 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), September 17-19, 2017 in Morgantown, WV, USA. (Link)
  • A. Ajao, H. Pourbabak and W. Su, “Operating Cost Optimization of Interconnected Nanogrids Considering Bidirectional Effect of V2G and V2H”, 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), September 17-19, 2017 in Morgantown, WV, USA. (Link)


Presentations

  • Distributed Control Algorithm for Optimal Power Allocation of EV Parking Lots, 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Transaction paper presentations, Chicago, IL, USA, July 16-20, 2017.
  • Consensus-based Distributed Algorithm for Economic Dispatch Based on Local Estimation of Power Mismatch, 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Transaction paper presentations, Portland, OR, USA, August 5-9, 2018.
  • An Efficient Algorithm for Dispatch of Modular FACTS devices in Transmission Planning , IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, August 4-8, 2019.