I. Safak Bayram, Ph.D., SMIEEE

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We are editing a special issue on "Demand Response Optimization Techniques for Smart Power Grids" MDPI Energies (deadline November 30, 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)

We are organizing International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), Glasgow, UK, 27-30 September 2020 Conference Website (deadline July 15, 2020)

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

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


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


  • 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


  • 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 Collaborators

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

Teaching & Curriculum Development

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

  • 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.