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M. Hadi Amini

Assistant Professor

M. Hadi Amini is an Assistant Professor at School of Computing and Information Sciences, College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2019, where he received his M.Sc. degree in 2015. He also holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science and Technology. Prior to that, he received M.Sc. degree from Tarbiat Modares University in 2013, and the B.Sc. degree from Sharif University of Technology in 2011. His research interests include theoretical optimization and learning algorithms, distributed algorithms, sensor networks, interdependent networks, and cyberphysical resilience. Application domains include energy systems and transportation electrification.

Hadi is a life member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu (IEEE-HKN), the honor society of IEEE. He served as President of Carnegie Mellon University Energy Science and Innovation Club; as technical program committee of several IEEE and ACM conferences; and as the lead editor for a book series on ‘‘Sustainable Interdependent Networks’’ since 2017. He has published more than 60 refereed journal and conference papers, and book chapters. He is the recipient of the best reviewer award from four IEEE Transactions, the best journal paper award in “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, and the dean’s honorary award from the President of Sharif University of Technology.


Honors and Awards

– Best Reviewer Award of three IEEE Transactions
– Best Paper Award of ”Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, 2016
– NSF Travel Award, National Science Foundation SPOKE Workshop on Smart Grid Edge Analytics Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019
– NSF Travel Award, National Science Foundation Networking Technology and Systems Early-Career Investigators (NeTS-ECI) Workshop, 2019
– Dean’s Honorary Award by ex-President of Sharif University of Technology, 2007


Research and Educational Interests

theoretical learning and optimization algorithms, distributed algorithms, sensor networks, interdependent networks, cyberphysical resilience, energy systems, transportation electrification.

Background Education

2019 Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2015 M.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2013 M.Sc., Tarbiat Modares University
2011 B.Sc., Sharif University of Technology

Professional Activities

– Lead Editor, Sustainable Interdependent Networks, 2017-present
-Technical Program Committee of IEEE Conferences
– President, Carnegie Mellon University Energy Science and Innovation Club, 2018-2019
-Review for several ACM and IEEE journals, including ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid; IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology; IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems


Selected Publications

[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, 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.
[3] Bahrami, Shahab, M. Hadi Amini, Miadreza Shafie-Khah, and Joao PS Catalao. “A decentralized renewable generation management and demand response in power distribution networks.” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy 9, no. 4 (2018): 1783-1797.
[4] Samudrala, A. N., M. Hadi Amini, Kar, S., & Blum, R. S. ”Optimal Sensor Placement for Topology Identification in Smart Power Grids.” In 2019 53rd Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) (pp. 1-6). IEEE, 2019.
[5] M. Hadi Amini, M. Hadi, Hamidreza Arasteh, and Pierluigi Siano. “Sustainable smart cities through the lens of complex interdependent infrastructures: Panorama and state-of-the-art.” Sustainable Interdependent Networks II. Springer, 2019. 45-68.
[6] M. Hadi Amini, Behrouz Nabi, and Mahmoud-Reza Haghifam. “Load management using multi-agent systems in smart distribution network.” Power & Energy Society General Meeting. IEEE, 2013.

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