Masood Parvania

Masood Parvania portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Faculty, Global Change and Sustainability Center



  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • Best Reviewer Award, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. IEEE, 01/01/2016
  • Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Award. Arizona State University, 06/01/2015
  • Outstanding Research Achievement Award. Sharif University of Technology, 09/01/2013


Dr. Masood Parvania is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Utah. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Arizona State University (2015), and the University of California Davis (2014), affiliated with the center for Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG). In 2012-2013, he was a Research Associate with the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

His research interests are on the applications of mathematical optimization methods, calculus of variations, and scientific computing to the operation and planning of interdependent critical infrastructure, cyber-physical power and energy systems, and modeling and integration of distributed renewable energy resources.

Dr. Parvania serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and the IEEE Power Engineering Letters. He is the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Utah Chapter, Chair of the IEEE PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration, and the Secretary of the IEEE PES Reliability, Risk and Probability Application (RRPA) Subcommittee. He is a member of the IEEE and INFORMS.


  • University of Utah (U of U), Assistant Professor, 07/2015 - present
  • Arizona State University (ASU), Postdoctoral Scholar, 01/2015 - 07/2015
  • University of California Davis (UC Davis), Postdoctoral Scholar, 01/2014 - 12/2014
  • Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Research Associate, 06/2012 - 06/2013