I. Safak Bayram, Ph.D., SMIEEE

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Announcements

We are editing a special issue on "Demand Response Optimization Techniques for Smart Power Grids" MDPI Energies (deadline March 31, 2020) Call for Papers

We are editing a special issue on "IoT for Smart Grids: Challenges, Opportunities and Trends" MDPI Sensors (deadline March 31, 2021)

I delivered a tutorial on ``The Role Probabilistic Modeling and Simulation in Electric Vehicle Grid Integration", at IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Chicago, USA, June 2020 Conference Website

I delivered a tutorial (with Dr. Muhammad Ismail (TnTech) on ``Stochastic Models and Optimization Techniques for Efficient Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids", at IEEE International Conference on Communications, Control, and Computing Technologies for Smart Grids (IEEE SmartGridComm 2020) Conference Website

We are organizing 12th International Exergy, Energy, and Environment Symposium, Doha, Qatar, 21-24 March 2020 Conference Website (New conference date TBA)

Contact

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW
Office: + 44 (0)141 548 1229
e-mail: safak.bayram@strath.ac.uk

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2014
  • Master of Science, Telecommunications, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, North Carolina State University, Izmir, Turkey, 2007

Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of ECE, The University of New Mexico,2018-
  • Assistant Professor (Joint Approintment), Division of Sustainability, College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, 2015-2019
  • Scientist, Energy Systems Division, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, 2015-2019
  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, Qatar, 2014-2015
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2010-2014

Research Interests

  • Analytical problems smart grids: plug-in electric vehicle integration, renewable energy integration, energy storage systems, and energy trading.
  • Energy monitoring and data analytics in demand-side management
  • Performance modelling and analysis in network systems
  • Sustainability and the role of social studies in energy studies

For my research work, see Google Scholar, or my research statement.

Research Funding

Active Funds

  • PI, NPRP12S-0214-190083,“Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Qatar: Charger Design, Grid Integration, and Cost Quantification”, 2020-2023, 600,000 USD, Agency: Qatar National Research Fund
  • Co-PI, Beyond Off Street - Smart Meter EV Charging, UK BEIS Project (with Samsung, Octopus Energy and PNDC), 135,000 GBP, 2020-2022
  • Co-PI,Arnold Clark Industry Project, “Energy Infrastructure and Wider System Interaction”, 2020- 2023, 58,000 GBP for Student Support
  • Co-PI, Optimal Location of Chargers in Highlands, HITRANS Highland and Islands Transport Partnership, 2020-2022, 90,000 GBP

Past Funds

  • C0-PI, NPRP9-055-2-022, “Hybrid AC/DC Islanded Micro-grids in Qatar: Plan- ning, Operation, and Cyber Security”, 2016-2019, 720,000 USD, Agency: Qatar National Research Fund
  • PI, Demand-side management in Qatar”, 2018-2021, Amount: 675,000 USD, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute 2
  • Co-PI,Arnold Clark Industry Project, “Energy Infrastructure and Wider System Interaction”, 2020- 2023, 58,000 GBP for Student Support
  • Co-PI, Optimal Location of Chargers in Highlands, HITRANS Highland and Islands Transport Partnership, 2020-2022, 90,000 GBP

Research Collaborators

I am delighted to collaborate with the following scientist and professors:

Teaching & Curriculum Development

At Strathcylde, I am contributing to teach the following courses

  • EE313/EM301 Engineering Analysis (leading statistics/probability section)
  • EE802 Control and Protection of Future Networks
  • EE271 Electronic and Electrical Techniques 2 (leading electric machines section)
  • EE105 Electronic and Electrical Techniques 1

I have taught and developed the following courses at College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University *HBKU)

I worked as a teaching assistant for the following courses at NC State University
  • Graduate level: Computer Networks (Fall 2010, 2011, 2012), Wireless Communications (Spring 2010), Smart Grid Communication and Sustainable Computing (Fall 2013).
  • Undergrad level: Introduction to Computer Architecture (Spring 2012, 2013, Fall 2013), Introduction to Computer Communications (Spring 2012)

Student Mentoring

  • Usman Zafar, Research Associate, 2020-2023, Optimal allocation of charging stations (NPRP12S-0214-190083)
  • AmirArsalan Moatazedian, PhD in ECE (UNM), 2020-2024 (co-advisor) Thesis: Quantifying the impacts of Communication System Performance for delay-critical grid operations
  • Pinar Macidova, PhD in EEE (Strathcylde), 2020-24 (Main adviser). Thesis title: System dynamics approach to model transition towards renewables in resource-rich countries: Case for Azerbaijan
  • Murat Senol PhD in EEE (Strathcylde), 2020-24 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Modeling and optimization of shared energy storage systems in transportation networks
  • Connor Bellshaw, BEng in EEE (Strathcylde), 2020-21 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Tapping the constraint payment reduction potential of PEVs
  • Ilija Koncar, BEng in EEE (Strathcylde), 2020-21 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Quantifying the extra PEV charging load due to weather conditions
  • Cameron Taylor, Connor Rankin, Kayleigh Marshall, Jonathan Hinchliffe, MEng in EEE (Strathcylde), 2020-21 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Electric vehicle charging infrastructure planning tool
  • Faraj Saffouri, M.S. in Sustainable Energy (HBKU), Defended in Nov. 2017 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Data-Driven Demand Side Management in Qatar's Electricity Sector.
  • Ebubekir Sahin, M.S. in Sustainable Energy (HBKU), Defended in Apr. 2018 (co- adviser). Thesis title: Demand Side Management (DSM) Framework For Qatar: Needs, Potentials And Opportunities.
  • Omar Alrawi, M.S. in Sustainable Energy, Defended in Oct. 2018 (Main adviser). Thesis title: Household Electricity Consumption and PV-Energy Storage Systems in Qatar.