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Pal Lab

Pal Lab

About the Lab

The Pal Lab, led by Dr. Anamitra Pal, is in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). The lab does fundamental as well as applied research in the power and energy domain.

Active research areas include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)-Applications in Power Systems
  • Energy Modeling and Smart Grids
  • Critical Infrastructure Resilience

Openings

I am looking for motivated Ph.D. students in the areas of optimization, controls, and machine learning.

ASU is the lead university of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), which includes 12 universities and 26 industry members. U.S. News & World Report has named ASU the most innovative university in the nation for six years in a row. If you are interested in joining ASU and working with me, please send your detailed CV to me at Anamitra.Pal@asu.edu

Latest News

Jairo awarded IEEE PES – Scholar for the 2021-2022 School Year

  • Jairo Ramírez Torres is one of a highly select group of undergraduate students chosen internationally as an IEEE PES-Scholar for the academic 2021-2022 school year for his high academic achievement, distinctive extracurricular activities, and interest in the Power and Energy Field.

Demetra awarded IEF Fellowship from Arizona State University

  • Demetra Salls was chosen to receive an Interdiscplinary Enrichment Fellowship from Arizona State University to support her study towards a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.  The fellowship is a merit-based award to support under-represented students who demonstrate academic excellence, and have a mindset focused on social impact and creative collaboration.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant [Link]

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a new project to ASU entitled ASCENT: Sensor-enabled Wildfire Awareness and Risk Management (WARM) for Electric Power Infrastructure.  
  • This is funded by the NSF Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (or ECCS).
  • Anamitra Pal is the Principal Investigator of this project.

Behrouz awarded the Al Gross Award for the year 2021

  • Behrouz Azimian has been awarded the Al Gross Award from the IEEE Phoenix Section.  This Student Scholarship is provided by the IEEE Phoenix section for full-time graduate and undergraduate IEEE student members and it is based on both academic achievements and contributions made to IEEE.  This conferment is a special honor among the IEEE Phoenix section and the lab extends our congratulations to Behrouz.

Shiva awarded Fulton Fellowship for the academic 2021-2022 Year

  • Shiva Moshtagh has been awarded the Fulton Fellowship from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.  Her extraordinary achievements academically and professionally led the institution to support her future research endeavors for the 2021-2022 school year.

Dhaval and Behrouz awarded Engineering Graduate Fellowship (EGF) for the academic 2020-2021 Year

  • Dhaval Dalal and Behrouz Azimian were both awarded the Engineering Graduate Fellowship for the Spring 2021 semester by Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Both gentlemen were nominated by the ECEE program and FSE to receive this award and it was offered in recognition of their extraordinary academic achievements.

Funded Proposal from SRP

  • The proposal entitled “Synthetic Scenario Generation Considering Different Correlations” has been funded by the SRP.
  • Anamitra Pal is the Principal Investigator of this project.

Pooja’s paper accepted for Publication

  • Pooja Gupta’s paper entitled “Coordinated Wide-Area Damping Control using Deep Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Reeta’s Paper accepted for Publication

  • Reetam Sen Biswas‘s paper entitled “Mitigation of Saturated Cut-sets During Multiple Outages to Enhance Power System Security” has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Behrouz awarded Digital Portfolio Award

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Grant [Link]

  • The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has recently awarded a new project to ASU titled Data-Driven, Real-Time State Estimator Using Machine Learning for Transmission Systems.
  • Anamitra Pal is the Principal Investigator of this project.

Graduated Students Transitioning to Industry

  • Reetam Sen Biswas defended his Ph.D. in the Spring of 2021.  He joined Hitachi ABB Power Grid’s Power Applications team as a Senior Network Applications Engineer in May 2021.
  • Pooja Gupta successfully defended her Ph.D. in April of 2021.  She will join GE Renewable Energy in the position of Power Systems Modeling & Controls Engineer, located in Niskayuna, New York in June 2021.
  • John Patterson successfully defended his Master’s thesis in Spring of 2021.  He is now transitioning to working at the start-up Hoolest Performance Technologies, Inc.  Having won thousands of dollars in entrepreneurship and design competitions, Hoolest is designing a neuromodulation device to reduce anxiety symptoms in patients and John will be starting full-time this coming September.

Summer 2021 Internships

  • Demetra Salls will be interning with Northrop Grumman in Chandler, AZ designing decommutation systems for telemetry devices.
  • Behrouz Azimian will be interning with the department of Power Consulting at Hitachi-ABB Power Grids

Pooja Gupta awarded University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) for the academic year 2020-2021

  • The School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering and the Office of Graduate Education at ASU awarded Pooja Gupta, the University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) for the academic year 2020-2021.

Demetra awarded IEEE PES – Scholar for the academic year 2020-2021

  • Demetra Salls is one of 118 undergraduate students chosen internationally as an IEEE PES-Scholar for the academic 2020-2021 school year for her high academic achievement, distinctive extracurricular activities, and interest in the Power and Energy Field.