Hadi Amini



Soummya Kar

Research Project Description:
I am currently a Ph.D Candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering. My main areas of interest include, but not limited to,  distributed/decentralized optimization and control, smart distribution networks, electric vehicles, and demand response. My dissertation topic is Distributed Computational Methods for Control and Optimization of Power Distribution Networks.

Research Interests: Smart Grid, Distributed/Decentralized Optimization, Smart Distribution Network, Interdependent Power and Transportation Networks

Selected Publications:


  1. M. Hadi Amini, Mohsen Parsa Moghaddam, and Orkun Karabasoglu. "Simultaneous allocation of electric vehicles’ parking lots and distributed renewable resources in smart power distribution networks." Sustainable Cities and Society 28 (2017): 332-342.
  2. M. Hadi Amini, Paul McNamara, Paul Weng, Orkun Karabasoglu, and Yinliang Xu. "Hierarchical Electric Vehicle Charging Aggregator Strategy Using Dantzig-Wolfe Decomposition." IEEE Design & Test Magazine (2017).


  1. M. Hadi Amini, Amin Kargarian, and Orkun Karabasoglu. "ARIMA-based decoupled time series forecasting of electric vehicle charging demand for stochastic power system operation." Electric Power Systems Research 140 (2016): 378-390.
  2. M. Hadi Amini, Mostafa Rahmani, Kianoosh G. Boroojeni, George Atia, S. Sitharama Iyengar, and Orkun Karabasoglu. "Sparsity-based error detection in DC power flow state estimation." In Electro Information Technology (EIT), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 0263-0268. IEEE, 2016.
  3. M. Hadi Amini, Kianoosh G. Boroojeni, Cheng Jian Wang, Arash Nejadpak, S. S. Iyengar, and Orkun Karabasoglu. "Effect of electric vehicle parking lots' charging demand as dispatchable loads on power systems loss." In Electro Information Technology (EIT), 2016 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 0499-0503. IEEE, 2016.
  4. Sarwat, Arif I., M. Hadi Amini, Alexander Domijan, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, and Faisal Kaleem. "Weather-based interruption prediction in the smart grid utilizing chronological data." Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy 4, no. 2 (2016): 308-315.
  5. Kamyab, Farhad, M. Hadi Amini, Siamak Sheykhha, Mehrdad Hasanpour, and Mohammad Majid Jalali. "Demand response program in smart grid using supply function bidding mechanism." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 7, no. 3 (2016): 1277-1284.


  1. M. Hadi Amini, Rupamathi Jaddivada, Sakshi Mishra, and Orkun Karabasoglu. "Distributed security constrained economic dispatch." In IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies-Asia (ISGT ASIA), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2015.
  2. M. Hadi Amini, Justin Frye, Marija D. Ilić, and O. Karabasoglu. "Smart residential energy scheduling utilizing two stage mixed integer linear programming." In North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 2015, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2015.      
  3. M. Hadi Amini, Marija D. Ilić, and O. Karabasoglu. "DC power flow estimation utilizing bayesian-based LMMSE estimator." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2015.
  4. M. Hadi Amini, O. Karabasoglu, Marija D. Ilic, Kianoosh G. Boroojeni, and S. S. Iyengar. "Charging Demand Prediction of Electric Vehicles Parking Lots Utilizing Auto-regressive Integrated Moving Average Model." In IEEE PES general meeting 2015, pp. 26-30. 2015.


  1. M. Hadi Amini, Arif I. Sarwat, S. S. Iyengar, and Ismail Guvenc. "Determination of the minimum-variance unbiased estimator for DC power-flow estimation." In Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2014-40th Annual Conference of the IEEE, pp. 114-118. IEEE, 2014.
  2. M. Hadi Amini, and Arif Islam. "Allocation of electric vehicles' parking lots in distribution network." In Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 2014 IEEE PES, pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2014.


  1. M. Hadi Amini, Behrouz Nabi, and Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam. "Load management using multi-agent systems in smart distribution network." Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), 2013.
  2. M. Hadi Amini, and M. Parsa Moghaddam. "Probabilistic modelling of electric vehicles' parking lots charging demand." In Electrical Engineering (ICEE), 2013 21st Iranian Conference on, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2013.


  1. M. Hadi Amini, B. Nabi, M. Parsa Moghaddam, and S. A. Mortazavi. "Evaluating the effect of demand response programs and fuel cost on PHEV owners behavior, a mathematical approach." In Smart Grids (ICSG), 2012 2nd Iranian Conference on, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2012.

- IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
- IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
- IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
- IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics


  1. Ranked 26th among 273,911 participants in the Nationwide University Entrance Exam for B.Sc. degree (top 0.009%), 2007
  2. Dean’s Honorary Award by ex-President  of Sharif University of Technology, Prof. S. Sohrabpour, 2007
  3. GSA/Provost Conference Funding Award, Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014
  4. Best Paper Award in ''Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy'', 2016
  5. Best Reviewer Award of "IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid" from IEEE Power and Energy Society, 2017

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Ph.D., 2014-present
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S., 2014-2015
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. 2011-2013
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tarbiat Modares University

B.S., 2007-2011
Electrical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology