ECE Ph.D. Student Wins Pair of Awards at IEEE Events

August 4, 2022

Image of Mohadese Movahednia receiving award.

BATON ROUGE, La. - Mohadese Movahednia, a research assistant and Ph.D. student in the LSU Division of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was recently awarded the third best paper award at the 2022 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Texas Power and Energy Conference and second best poster award at the 2022 IEEE PES (Power and Energy Society) General Meeting.

Movahednia’s paper, “Flood-Aware Optimal Power Flow for Proactive Day-Ahead Transmission Substation Hardening,” proposes a stochastic, mixed-integer programming model for protecting transmission substations one day before flood events using tiger dams. Tiger dams are a system of elongated flexible tubes that may be quickly stacked, joined end to end, and filled with water. A flood-aware optimal power flow problem is formulated for transmission system with respect to the protected/unprotected status of the substations. The formulated model aims to identify critical substations whose protection maximizes grid resilience.

Her poster presentation, “Day-Ahead Operational Substation Hardening Against Flood Hazards,” covered the same topic as her paper.

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