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Alfred University graduate students present paper at PMAPS Conference

Alfred University | 7/11/18

Graduate students Behrouz Azimian (left) and Ramin Farajifijani at the PMAPS Conference.
Graduate students Behrouz Azimian (left) and Ramin Farajifijani at the PMAPS Conference.

Two Alfred University graduates students presented a paper at the recent Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) 2018 Conference.


BOISE, ID – Two Alfred University graduates students presented a paper at the recent Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) 2018 Conference.

The 15th International Conference on PMAPS was held June 24-28 in Boise, ID, hosted by the PMAPS International Society. PMAPS is the leading forum for engineers and scientists worldwide to share and discuss their experience, ideas, and research on probabilistic methods applied to power systems. The theme of PMAPS 2018 is “Probabilistic Methods: Practical Approaches for Managing Risk and Uncertainty in the Electric Power Industry.”

Two Alfred University graduate students – Ramin Farajifijani and Behrouz Azimian – presented a paper titled “Stackelberg Game Approach on Modelling of Supply Demand Behavior Considering BEV Uncertainty.” The paper theorized on the use of the Stackelberg leadership model of economics to find an optimum market price for the electricity used in electric battery-powered vehicles.

Farajifijani said that the paper described how “using some methods of machine learning and IoT (Internet of Things – collectively, the billions of physical devices around the world connected to the internet) made it possible to find an optimized plan” for the owners of battery-powered electric vehicles using the grid-to-vehicle (G2V) and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging systems “and also pay the minimum amount of electricity bills.”

Farajifijani is pursuing a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and Azimiam a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Alfred University; both received their undergraduate engineering degrees from Iran University of Science and Technology. They, along with Xingwu Wang, Alfred University professor of electrical engineering and renewable energy engineering, and Ehsan Ghotbi, Alfred University assistant professor of mechanical engineering, authored the paper presented at the PMAPS Conference.