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Ashkan Rahimi-Kian

Associate Professor
Phone.Number: 61114303
Email: arkian [AT] ut.ac.ir






Education

Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering (Control Systems), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 2001
M.Sc.: Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 1998
B.Sc.: Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, 1992

Research Interests

Power Systems Restructuring
Bidding Strategies in Dynamic Multi-Commodity Markets
Dynamic Game Theory & Control of Stochastic Systems
Optimal Control of Complex Systems
Multi-Agent Systems Design and Software Implementation
Reinforcement Learning
Estimation Theory & Applications in Energy and Financial Systems
Renewable Energy Systems Design and Optimal Control
Intelligent Transportation Systems Planning and Optimal Control
Stock Markets Dynamic Modeling and Optimal Decision Making
Risk Assessment & Management in Energy and Financial Systems

Courses

Economics of Energy
Modern Control Theory
Game Theory (static & dynamic)
Control of Stochastic Systems
Power Systems Restructuring
Operations Research
Optimal Control Theory

Selected Publications

Journals:

1. Ashkan R. Kian, Jose B. Cruz, Marwan A. Simaan, “Stochastic discrete-time Nash games with constrained state estimators”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Vol. 114, No. 1, pp. 171-188, July 2002 issue.

2. Ashkan R. Kian, Jose B. Cruz, Robert J. Thomas, “Bidding strategies in oligopolistic dynamic electricity double-sided auctions”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 20, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 50-58.

3. Ashkan R. Kian, Jose B. Cruz, “Bidding strategies in electricity dynamic multi-markets”, Elsevier Journal, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 40, Issue 3-4, Nov. 2005, pp. 543-551.

4. Ashkan R. Kian, Ali Keyhani, "Incentive control of spinning reserve in electricity multi-markets", Elsevier Journal, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 40, Issue 3-4, Nov. 2005, pp. 473-481.

5. Ali Keyhani, Ashkan Kian, Jose Cruz, Jr., Marwan A. Simaan, “Market monitoring and control of ancillary services”, Journal of Financial Economics, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 30, No. 3, January 2001, pp. 255-267.

6. H. Haghighat, H. Seifi, A. Rahimi-Kian, "Gaming analysis in joint energy and spinning reserve markets", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 22, No. 4, November 2007, pp. 2074-2085.

7. H. Haghighat, H. Seifi, A. Rahimi-Kian, "The role of market pricing mechanism under imperfect competition", Elsevier Journal, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 45, May 2008, pp. 267-277.

8. H. Haghighat, H. Seifi, A. Rahimi-Kian, "On the self-scheduling of a power producer in uncertain trading environments", Elsevier Journal, EPSR, Vol. 78, March 2008, pp. 311-317.

9. H. Kebriaei, V. J-Majd, A. Rahimi-Kian, "A new agent matching scheme using an ordered fuzzy similarity measure and game theory", Elsevier Journal, Computational Intelligence, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 2008.

10. A.H. Ghods, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Tabibi, "A genetic-fuzzy control application to ramp metering and variable speed limit control", IEEE ITS Society News Letter, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2008.

11. Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, Ashkan R. Kian, "A dynamic replicator model of players’ bids in an oligopolistic electricity market", Elsevier Journal, EPSR, Vol. 79, Issue 5, May 2009, pp. 781-788.

12. Ali Zangeneh, Shahram Jadid, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, “Normal boundary intersection
and benefit-cost ratio for distributed generation planning”, European Transactions on Electric Power, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 97-113, Oct. 2008.

13. M.E. Khodayar, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Ehsan, “Generation Expansion Planning of Stand-alone Micropower systems under Uncertainty using Advanced Planning Methodology”, Energy Exploration & Exploitation, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2008, Mutli-Science publishing Co. LTD. , UK.

14. A.H. Ghods, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Tabibi, "Adaptive freeway ramp metering and variable speed limit control”, IEEE ITS Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 2009.

15. Ali Zangeneh, Shahram Jadid, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, “A hierarchical decision making model for the prioritization of distributed generation technologies: A case study for Iran”, Energy Policy, Volume 37, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 5752-5763

16. Ali Zangeneh, Shahram Jadid, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, “Promotion strategy of clean technologies in distributed generation expansion planning”, Renewable Energy, Volume 34, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 2765-2773

17. R. Rajabioun, A. Rahimi-Kian, “A Dynamic modeling of stock prices and optimal decision making using MVP theory”, Advances in electrical engineering and computational science, lecture notes in EE, Springer, B.V. 2009, chapter 45, pp. 525-537.

18. A. Zangeneh, S. Jadid, A. Rahimi-Kian, “Uncertainty based distributed generation expansion planning in electricity markets”, Elec. Eng., Springer-Verlag 2010, in press.

19. H. Kamalinejad, V. Majd, H. Kebriaei, A. Rahimi-Kian, “Cournot games with linear regression expectations in oligopolistic markets”, Elsevier, Math. & Computers in Simulation, 2010, in press.

Conferences:

1. O. Ziaee, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Parsa-Moghadam, “Estimation of power interruption cost using causality model for industrial sector in Iran”, Proceedings of PES GM 2009, Calgary, Canada.

2. S.H. Madaeni, A. Rahimi-Kian, “A framework for sustainable development of distributed resources”, Proceedings of Alternative Energy Applications, Kuwait 2009.

3. M. Sahraei-Ardakani, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi, “Hierarchical Nash-Q learning in continuous games”, Proceedings of the IEEE-CIG08, Perth, Australia, 15-18 Dec., 2008.

4. M. Sahraei-Ardakani, M. Peydayesh, A. Rahimi-Kian, “Multi-Attribute optimal DG planning under uncertainty using AHP method”, Proceedings of the IEEE-PES GM 2008, July 2008, Pittsburg, PA, USA.

5. M. Sahraei-Ardakani, M. Roshanei, A. Rahimi-Kian, C. Lucas, “A Study of Electricity Market Dynamics Using Invasive Weed Colonization Optimization”, Proceedings of the IEEE-CIG08, Perth, Australia, 15-18 Dec., 2008.

6. M. Sahraei-Ardakani, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Nili-Ahmadabadi, "Hierarchical Nash-Cournot Q-Learning in Electricity Markets", In Proc. of 17th IFAC world congress, pp. 670-675, July 2008, Seoul, Korea.

7. A.H. Ghods, A. Rahimi-Kian, “A Game Theory Approach to Optimal Coordinated Ramp Metering and Variable Speed Limits”, In Proc. Of CCDC 2008, Beijing, China.

8. A. Nouri, A. Fazeli, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Sharbafi, “Designing a Bidding Agent in Electricity Market: A Multi Agent Cooperative Learning Approach”, In Proc. of 17th IFAC world congress, July 2008, Seoul, Korea.

9. A. Zeinali, A. Rahimi-Kian, "A game-theoretic based dynamic stock market modeling & solution", Proceedings of the IEEE-SMC 2007, July 2007, Montreal, Canada.

10. A.H. Ghods, A. Rahimi-Kian, M. Tabibi, "A genetic-fuzzy control application to ramp metering and variable speed limit control", Proceedings of the IEEE-SMC 2007, July 2007, Montreal, Canada.

11. Ashkan R. Kian, Ali Keyhani, "Stochastic price modeling of electricity in deregulated energy markets", presented and also published in the proceedings of HICSS-34, January 2001.

12. Ashkan R. Kian, Robert J. Thomas, Ray Zimmerman, Bernard C. Lesieutre, Timothy D. Mount, "Identifying the Potential for Market Power in Electric Power Systems in Real-Time", Proceedings of the HICSS-37 Conference, Jan. 2004.

13. Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Behrooz Sadeghi, "Smart supplier-agents for electricity markets", Proceedings of the 13th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, Zanjan, Iran, May 2005.

14. Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Behrooz Sadeghi, "Q-Learning based supplier-agents for electricity markets", Proceedings of the IEEE PES General Meeting 2005, San Francisco, CA, June 2005.

15. Rahimi-Kian, H. Tabarraei, B. Sadeghi, "Reinforcement Learning Based Supplier Agents for Electricity Markets", Proceedings of the IEEE-ISIC 2005, Limassol, Cyprus, June 2005.

16. Saeed Amizadeh, Farzad Rastegar, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Caro Lucas, "Heuristic-based Genetic Algorithm for Graph Coloring Problem", 11th International CSI computer conference, School of computer science, IPM, Jan. 24-26, 2006, Tehran, Iran.

17. Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Hamed Kebriaei, Farnaz Mahan, "An Agent-Based Negotiation Method for Bilateral Contracts of Energy", Proceedings of the IEEE-PES General Meeting 2006, Montreal, Canada, June 2006.

18. Amir Danak, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Behzad Moshiri, "Management of Wireless Sensor Networks Using the Theory of Auctions", Proceedings of the third IEEE international conference on Pervasive Systems, Lyon, France, June 26-29, 2006.

19. Amir Danak, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, Behzad Moshiri, "Inner Supervision in Multi-Sensor Data Fusion Using the Concepts of Stackelberg Games", Proceedings of the IEEE international conference on multi-sensor fusion and integration for intelligent systems, Heidelberg, Germany, September 3-6, 2006.

20. M. Mohammadi, A. Rahimi-Kian, G.B. Gharehpetian, "A Fuzzy-Logic Based Modeling of Strategic Bidding in Double-Sided Electricity Auctions", Proceedings of the IEEE-AEDIE 2005, July 2005, Seville, Spain.

21. Amir Danak, Farzad Rastegar, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, "A Fuzzy Approach to Modeling the Knowledge of Decision-Makers", Proceedings of the IEEE-ICTAI 2005, Nov. 2005, Hong Kong, pp. 578-583.

22. Amir Danak, Ashkan Rahimi-Kian, "Fuzzy Contributive Games: An Extension to the Game of Civic Duty", Proceedings of the IEEE-ICTAI 2005, Nov. 2005, Hong Kong, pp. 557-561.

23. F. Afshinmanesh, A. Marandi, A. Rahimi-Kian, "A Novel Binary Particle Swarm Optimization Method Using Artificial Immune System", Proceedings of the EUROCON 2005, Nov. 2005, Belgrade, Serbia.

24. S. Koupaei, A. Rahimi-Kian, "Incentive Management of Industrial Loads using Game Theory", Proceedings of the PSC2005, Nov. 2005, Tehran, Iran.

25. Rahimi-Kian, A. Sadighian, A. Zeinali, P. Mahdavinezhad, "An application of Genetic Algorithm for solving stock market games", Proceedings of 7th Conference on Intelligent Systems, Dec. 2005, Tehran, Iran.

26. Ashkan R. Kian, Jose B. Cruz, “Nash strategies for load serving entities in dynamic energy multi-markets”, presented and also published in the proceedings of the HICSS-35 conference, January 2002.

27. Ashkan R. Kian, Ali Keyhani, Jeffrey M. Powell, "Minimum Loss Design of A 100 kHz Inductor with Litz Wire", presented and also published in the proceedings of IEEE-IAS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 1997.

Industrial Projects

Manager of the following industrial projects:

Energy Market SCUC software: Day-Ahead (DA) energy market clearing and secure operating tool (security constrained unit commitment software) that is used and managed by the IGMC (Power Market Deputy), (completed in 2006).
Design and development of a (software-based) test-bed for decision making in uncertain multi-agent interactive systems, (completed in 2005).

Monitoring the Power & Ancillary Services Markets in Iran: Developing market power metrics/indices and designing software for graphical visualizations and analysis of these metrics as means of market power indicators, (completed in 2008).

Statistical analysis of the Distribution Network contingencies in Tehran for the past ten years, (completed in 2005).

Forecasting the daily (24-hour) demand of Mazandaran state using time-series and intelligent estimation methods, (completed in 2007).

Bidding strategy software design and development (as a multi-agent learning system with game theory based interaction among agents for decision making) for the MREC Co. in Mazandaran, Iran (in progress).

Bidding strategy software design and development (as a multi-agent learning system with game theory based interaction among agents for decision making) for the KHREC Co. in Khuzestan, Iran (in progress).

Transmission-Distribution-DG expansion software development for the FREC Co. in Fars, Iran (in progress).

A CHP system design for a hotel (with 400 KW demand) in Mashhad, Iran to provide electricity & heat (in progress).

A complete CHP system design (including locating, economical-technical-environmental design, risk-robustness-flexibility analysis and implementation) for the states of Mazandaran & Golestan, Iran.

Energy Economics Lab

Founder & Director,

Energy Economics Lab., School of ECE, UT. Supervising graduate students thesis and research projects, managing industrial projects, developing algorithms and software application for energy management in supply & demand sides, bidding strategies in energy markets, energy market design & analysis, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) modeling, simulation & control using the AIMSUN micro/macro traffic simulation software, Stock market dynamic modeling and decision making using game theory and mean-variance portfolio theory.

URL: http://ece.ut.ac.ir/EEL

Membership in Honor Societies

Senior Member of IEEE and reviewer for the IEEE-PES (Transactions on Power Systems) since 2002 and IEEE-SMC-B (Transactions on SMC-B) since August 2007.