The AGILe Team

Meet Our Team

 

Hossein Hooshyar

Hossein Hooshyar
Hossein joined NYPA in January 2022 as the Director of the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe), where he is responsible for the lab operations and business development.

Prior to joining NYPA, he was a Technical Leader with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), where he contributed to the development and testing of several synchrophasor applications. In addition, he took various research positions at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and the Luleå University of Technology in Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University in 2012.

Hossein is (co-)author of over 80 scientific articles in prestigious journals and international conferences, co-owner of a U.S. patent, co-winner of the R&D 100 Awards, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences. His research interests include digital simulation of power systems, integration of renewable energy resources, and applications of PMU data for smart grids.


 

Aboutaleb Haddadi

Aboutaleb Haddadi
Aboutaleb is a Technical Leader in Grid Operations and Planning R&D Group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), who works as EPRI Manager of Advanced Grid Innovation Lab for Energy (AGILe) lab at New York Power Authority. Aboutaleb’s key responsibilities include developing and maintaining lab operating policies and procedures, managing daily lab technical and business operations activities, coordinating development of projects’ scope, budget, and schedule estimates, developing and coordinating staff resource plan to support AGILe, organizing and facilitating the AGILe Lab Advisory Committees, and liaising with EPRI.

Aboutaleb received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 2015. Prior to his role as EPRI Manager of AGILe, he was a Senior Engineer Scientist with EPRI. Aboutaleb has consulting experience in the area of power system modeling and simulation. He is Chair of CIGRE working group C4.60 on Generic EMT Modeling of Inverter-Based Resources for Long Term Planning Studies. He is further active in a number of working groups of North American Electric Reliability Corporation, IEEE Power & Energy Society, and IEEE Power System Relaying and Control Committee. Aboutaleb has authored more than 60 technical publications which have been recognized as best IEEE conference papers and top-list CIGRE technical brochure. He is an IEEE Senior Member. His research interests include renewable energy resource integration, transmission system protection and the impact of renewables, and power system modeling and simulation.


 

Reza Pourramezan  

Reza Pourramezan

Reza joined NYPA in February 2022 as AGILe lab Engineer I. His expertise and research interests include power system analysis and simulation, renewable energy systems, smart grids, and wide-area monitoring. Reza has hands-on experience with HIL real-time simulations and synchrophasor-based networks and applications. He supports the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics. Specifically, he performs power system model development and HIL simulation studies using AGILe lab real-time simulators and a suite of other modeling and simulation tools.

Before joining NYPA, Reza was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Polytechnique Montreal. His Postdoc research included analyzing the impacts of inverter-based resources (IBRs) on the stability of modern power systems and microgrids. Reza received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2021 from Polytechnique Montreal, where his research was in the interface of power systems, renewable energy systems, and smart grids. Specifically, his research focused on improving the performance of modern power systems through innovative synchrophasor-based techniques and smart grid technologies. He received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique Montreal in 2017 and another Master's degree in Power System Engineering from University of Tehran in 2006.

Reza was a Teaching Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of University College of Rouzbahan in Iran from 2007 to 2014. He trained more than 400 undergraduate students through various courses, academic advising, and final project supervision. From 2010 to 2014, He was the Associate Head of the undergraduate Electrical Engineering program, responsible for supervising all personnel involved, reviewing and integrating new courses and programs into the curriculum, and administrating University College's advising policies.


 

Thanh Nguyen  

Thanh Nguyen

Thanh joined NYPA in April 2022 as AGILe Lab Engineer I. He is responsible for supporting the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics.

Prior to joining NYPA, Thanh worked as a Research Associate at Clarkson University, where he developed the real-time EMT models of offshore wind farms and real-time co-simulation platform using Opal-RT and RTDS. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Incheon National University in South Korea where he also worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Research Professor. His research interests include power system modeling and analysis, renewable energy resources modeling and control, and cyber-physical power systems.


 

Victor Daldegan Paduani  

Victor Daldegan Paduani

Victor joined NYPA in June 2022 as AGILe Lab Engineer I. He is responsible for supporting the operation and research activities of AGILe in consultation with the Director and in collaboration with other personnel to help carry out AGILe's mission in advanced transmission applications, cyber-security, automation, sensors, and power electronics.

Prior to joining NYPA, Victor worked as a Research Assistant at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center, at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where he worked on real-time models that co-simulate power electronics, power systems, and energy management systems. He received his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from NCSU, in 2019 and 2022, respectively

Victor serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He has hands-on experience running simulations in numerous offline and real-time platforms as well as hardware-in-the-loop testing. His research interests include power system modeling and control, the integration of renewable energy resources, and real-time co-simulation of power systems.


 

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