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Daniel Kirschen

  • Donald W. and Ruth Mary Close Professor

Daniel Kirschen joined the University of Washington in 2011 after spending 16 years at the University of Manchester (previously UMIST) where he was head of the Electrical Energy and Power Systems research group. Before becoming an academic, Kirschen worked for Control Data and Siemens on the development of advanced application software for electric utility control centers.

Research Interests:

Integration of renewable energy sources in the grid. Power system operation. Power system economics. Resilience of the grid to natural disasters.

Representative Publications

  • Z. Liu, Y. Long, A. Clark, P. Lee, L. Bushnell, D. Kirschen, and R. Poovendran, “Minimal Input Selection for Robust Control,” 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (Dec 2017)
  • D S Kirschen, D W Novotny, T A Lipo, “On-Line Efficiency Optimization of a Variable Frequency Induction Motor Drive,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 21, No. 3, May-June 1985, pp. 610-616. [ Link ]
  • H Pandzic, Y Dvorkin, T Qiu, Y Wang, D S Kirschen, “Toward Cost-Efficient and Reliable Unit Commitment under Uncertainty”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 31, No. 2, March 2016, pp. 970-982, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2434848 [ Link ]
  • Y. Dvorkin, R. Fernandez-Blanco, D. S. Kirschen, H. Pandzic, J.-P. Watson, C. A. Silva-Monroy, “Ensuring Profitability of Energy Storage”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2017, pp. 611-623, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2563259 [ Link ]
  • G. Strbac, D. Kirschen and R. Moreno, “Reliability Standards for the Operation and Planning of Future Electricity Networks”, Foundations and Trends in Electric Energy Systems: Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 143–219, 2016. DOI:10.1561/3100000001. [ Link ]
  • R. Fernandez- Blanco, Y. Dvorkin, B. Xu, Y Wang, D. S. Kirschen, “Stochastic Energy Storage Siting and Sizing: A WECC Case Study”, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 8, No. 2, April 2017, pp. 733-743. DOI: 10.1109/TSTE.2016.2616444 [ Link ]
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  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 1985
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1980
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ingénieur Civil Mécanicien Electricien, 1979
    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium