Modeling & Analysis of Energy Systems

The Ohio State University hosts a unique program in the modeling and analysis of energy systems that bundles world-class expertise in power system engineering, operation research tools, and microeconomic analysis. This is a unique perspective that provides our graduates with a deep understanding of current operations and planning problems in energy engineering. This approach enables our researchers to develop models and procedures that are applicable to real-world problems and provide the more appropriate solutions to such problems.


Modeling and analysis of energy systems at OSU provides an integrative perspective linking energy system analysis, operations research, and microeconomics within a broader system perspective. This includes control, operations, planning, economics and regulation of energy systems, and the analytical tools required to model and analyze energy systems.


To accomplish this, we take a highly interdisciplinary approach to the integration of technologies such as system analysis, stochastic programming, robust optimization, optimal control, large-scale optimization, microeconomics, simulation, and forecasting.

Our contributions to the basic science of modeling and analysis of energy systems are concerned with understanding how energy system should be built, operated and controlled, and how energy markets should be designed, operated, and monitored. We focus particularly on the integration on renewable sources in electric energy systems to ensure energy sustainability. We make sure that our research is grounded in the real world and serves the needs of the energy industry and of the society as a whole.

Research Contexts

Electric Power Systems
Optimal Control
Decision making under uncertainty
Stochastic programming
Robust optimization
Large-scale optimization
Complementarity and equilibria


Research Focus Areas

Transmission infrastructure planning
Renewable integration
System adequacy
Smart grids
Electric vehicles
Integration of the electricity and gas sectors
Market design
Energy policy and regulatory design
System security and reliability


Concentration Faculty

Directing Faculty:

Antonio J. Conejo   |   Ramteen Sioshansi

System Modeling:

Chen Chen   |   Güzin Bayraksan   |   Cathy Xia   |   Jiankang Wang (ECE)   |   Mahesh Illindala (ECE)

Control & Algorithms:

Atilla Eryilmaz (ECE)   |   Wei Zhang (ECE)   |   Ness Shroff (ECE)   |   Giorgio Rizzoni (MAE)

Policy, Economics & Markets:

Noah Dormady (Public Policy)   |   Matthew C. Roberts (AEDE)   |   Lixin Ye (Econ)

Power Electronics:

Longya Xu (ECE)   |   Jin Wang (ECE)