Ali Mazloomzadeh, a Ph.D. candidate in the Energy Systems Research Lab, recently received the “Best Student Paper Award” at SmartGridComm 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. The fourth international conference brought together researchers from academia, industry, and national labs to discuss innovative designs that can optimize energy consumption for global consumers.

Ali’s paper “TSB: Trusted Sensing Base for the Power Grid” earned him one of the conference’s top honors. The internationally recognized award was a product of key collaborations between Ali, FIU Professor Dr. Osama Mohammed, and University of Miami Assistant Professor Saman Aliari Zonouz.

Before joining the Ph.D. program at FIU in the Spring of 2010, Ali earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran in 2009. He is currently completing his dissertation, which is titled “Development of Hardware in the Loop Real-Time Control Techniques for Hybrid Power Systems Involving Distributed Demands and Sustainable Energy Sources.”

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