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Mehdi Maasoumy

PhD Candidate
University of California, Berkeley

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Mehdi Maasoumy is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, advised by Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli. He received his MSc degree in 2010 from Mechanical Engineering Department at UC Berkeley with major in Controls and minor in Optimization with Designated Emphasis in Energy Systems and Technology (DEEST). He graduated form Sharif University of Technology in 2008 with a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Research interests: Control Theory, Machine Learning, Statistics, Probability and Optimization with applications in Energy systems such as Green Buildings, Smart Grid, Electric Power Systems and Vehicle Load Management Systems. [ Read More...]

BERkeley EneRgy Disaggregation Data Set (BERDS):The publicly available BERkeley EneRgy Disaggregation Data Set is downloadable from here [ Download BERDS]

Awards, Honors and Achievements:

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist (ACC, June 2014)
    (IEEE American Control Conference)

  • Best Student Paper Award Finalist (DSCC, October 2013)
    (ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference)

  • Best Student Paper Award (ICCPS, April 2013)
    (ACM/IEEE 4th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems)

  • Outstanding Preliminary Examination Award (UC Berkeley, Aug 2009)
    (1st rank in Controls, Dynamics & Heat Transfer)

  • Ranked 1st among more than 350,000 competitors (Iran, Jun 2004)
    (National Entrance Exam of Azad University)

  • Ranked 22nd among more than 400,000 competitors (Iran, Jun 2004)
    (National Entrance Exam of Universities)

  • Exempted from military service (Iran, Oct 2004)
    (1st rank in nationwide entrance exam of Azad University)

  • “Sharif STARS” Award (Sharif University of Technology, May 2005)
    (Outstanding performance at university)

  • TOYOTA Scholarship (U of Waterloo, Aug 2008)
    (Declined)

  • Gartshore Entrance Fellowship (UBC, Aug 2008)
    (Declined)

News:

  • My ACC '14 paper on Building Flexibility is nominated for Best Paper Award. [ URL ] [pdf]

  • My ACC '14 paper on Building Flexibility got accepted. [ URL ] [pdf]

  • My ACC '14 paper on Building Control Selection got accepted. [ URL ] [ pdf ]

  • My ACC '14 paper on Regulation Control got accepted. [ URL ] [ pdf ]

  • My IGESC '13 paper got accepted. [more...][ pdf ]

  • I was selected as the BEST PAPER AWARD Finalist at the ASME DSCC 2013. [more...]

  • My CDC '13 paper got accepted. [more...][ pdf ]

  • My DSCC'13 paper got accepted. I will be in Stanford to present the paper in August 2013. [more...][ pdf ]

  • I won the BEST PAPER AWARD at the ACM/IEEE ICCPS 2013. [more...]

  • I will introduce the new Center for Research in Energy Systems Transformation (CREST) in the BEARS event (Feb 14, 2013) in UC Berkeley.[more...] [YouTube link]

  • My ICCPS'13 paper got accepted. I will attend the CPS week (April 8-11, 2013) in Philadelphia to present my paper in ICCPS'13. [more...]

  • My DSCC'12 paper got accepted. I will attend DSC conference (Oct 17-19, 2012) in Fort Lauderdale, FL to present my paper in DSCC'12. [more...][ pdf ]

  • I will be in Singapore (Summer 2012) as a visiting scholar through the SinBerBEST project. [more...]

  • My DSCC'11 paper got accepted. I will attend DSC conference (Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2011) in Arlington, VA to present my paper in DSCC'11. [more...][ pdf]

  • I will be in Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Summer 2011) in Berkeley, CA as a Research Assistant. [more...]

Recent Publications:

  • [C 14] Vasumathi Raman, Alexandre Donze, Mehdi Maasoumy, Richard Murray, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, and Sanjit A Seshia, "Model Predictive Control with Signal Temporal Logic Specifications" IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2014, Los Angeles, CA. Submitted [URL] [ bib ]

  • [C 13] Vasumathi Raman, Mehdi Maasoumy, and Alexandre Donze, "Model predictive control from signal temporal logic specifications: a case study" Proceedings of the 4th ACM SIGBED International Workshop on Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Cyber-Physical Systems. April 2014, Berlin, Germany [URL] [pdf] [bib]

  • [C 12] Tianshu Wei, Taeyoung Kim, Sangyoung Parky, Qi Zhu, Sheldon X.-D. Tan, Naehyuck Changy, Sadrul Ula and Mehdi Maasoumy, "Battery Management and Application for Energy-Efficient Buildings" to appear in the 51st IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco, CA, June 2014 [URL] [pdf]

  • [J 3] Mehdi Maasoumy, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shabakhti, and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Handling model uncertainty in model predictive control for energy efficient buildings" Journal of Energy and Buildings 2014. Accepted [ URL ] [ bib ]

  • [C 11] Mehdi Maasoumy, Catherine Rosenberg, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Duncan Callaway, "Model Predictive Control Approach to Online Computation of Demand-Side Flexibility of Commercial Buildings HVAC Systems for Supply Following" IEEE American Control Conference, ACC 2014. Accepted (BEST PAPER AWARD Finalist) [ URL ] [ pdf ] [ bib ]

  • [C 10] Mehdi Maasoumy, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti, and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Selecting Building Predictive Control Based on Model Uncertainty" IEEE American Control Conference, ACC 2014. Accepted [ URL ] [ pdf ] [ bib ]

  • [C 9] Mehdi Maasoumy, Borhan M Sanandaji, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and Kameshwar Poolla, "Model Predictive Control of Regulation Services from Commercial Buildings to the Smart Grid" IEEE American Control Conference, ACC 2014. Accepted. [ URL ] [ pdf ] [ bib ]

  • [C 8] Mehdi Maasoumy, Jorge Ortiz, David Culler and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Flexibility of Commercial Building HVAC Fan as Ancillary Service for Smart Grid" IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference, IGESC 2013. [ URL ] [ pdf ] [ bib ] [Slides]

  • [C 7] Mehdi Maasoumy and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Comparison of Control Strategies for Energy Efficient Building HVAC Systems" ACM Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD 2014), Tampa, FL, USA. [ URL ] [ pdf ] [ bib ] [ Slides ]

  • [C 6] Mehdi Maasoumy, Pierluigi Nuzzo, Forrest Iandola, Maryam Kamgarpour, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, and Claire Tomlin "Optimal Load Management System for Aircraft Electric Power Distribution" Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2013. [ URL ] [pdf] [bib]

  • [C 5] Mehdi Maasoumy, Barzin Moridian, Meysam Razmara, Mahdi Shahbakhti and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Online Simultaneous State Estimation and Parameter Adaptation for Building Predictive Control", Dynamic System and Control Conference (DSCC 2013), Stanford, CA, USA. (BEST PAPER AWARD Finalist) [URL] [pdf] [Slides]

  • [C 4] Mehdi Maasoumy, Qi Zhu, Cheng Li, Forrest Meggers and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Co-design of Control Algorithm and Embedded Platform for HVAC Systems", The 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS 2013), Philadelphia, USA. (BEST PAPER AWARD)[URL] [pdf] [bib] [Slides]

  • [J 2] Mehdi Maasoumy, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Total and Peak Energy Consumption Minimization of Building HVAC Systems Using Model Predictive Control", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Special Issus on Green Buildings, July/Aug 2012.
    [ URL ] [pdf] [bib]


  • [J 1] Yang Yang, Qi Zhu, Mehdi Maasoumy, and Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Development of Building Automation and Control Systems", IEEE Design & Test of Computers, Special Issue on Green Buildings, July/Aug 2012. [ URL ] [pdf] [bib]

  • [C 3] Mehdi Maasoumy, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Optimal Control of Building HVAC Systems in the Presence of Imperfect Predictions, Dynamic System Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Oct 2012 [ URL ] [pdf] [ Slides ]

  • [C 2] Mehdi Maasoumy, Alessandro Pinto, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, "Model-based Hierarchical Optimal Control Design for HVAC Systems" Dynamic System Control Conference, Arlington, VA 2011.[ URL ] [pdf] [bib] [ Slides ]

  • [Th 1] Mehdi Maasoumy, "Building Operating Platform Design for High Performance Zero-Energy Buildings, Master's Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, May 2010 [pdf]

  • [C 1] Zohreh Mohammadi, Azadeh Marouf Mashat, Hassan Salarieh, Mehdi Maasoumy, Mohammad Abediny, Aria Alasty "Experimental Investigating of non-linear and chaotic behavior of a doubly-clamped beam under electromagnetic excitation"[pdf]

Last update: 02/14/2013
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