Publication

Journal Articles

  • M. Sepehry*, M. Heidari*, V. Aravinthan, and W. Jewell, "Robust Day-Ahead Operation Planning of Unbalanced Microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, provisionally accepted for pubulication on 1/7/2019
  • S. Argade*, V. Aravinthan, I. E. Buyuktahtakin-Toy, S. Joseph, "Performance and Consumer Satisfaction-Based Bi-Level Tariff Scheme for EV Charging as a Virtual Power Plant" IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, accepted for publication on 11/15/2018 
  • M. Heidari*, M. Sepehry*, and V. Aravinthan, "Multivariate Spatio-temporal Solar Generation Forecasting: A Unified Approach to Deal With Communication Failure and Invisible Sites," IEEE Systems Journal accepted for publication on 09/03/2018
  • M. Heidari*, M. Sepehry*, and V. Aravinthan, “Fault Detector and Switch Placement in Cyber-Enabled Power Distribution Network,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 980-992, March 2018
  • M. Heidari*, T. Balachandran*, V. Aravinthan, V. Namboodiri, and G. Chen*, “ALARM: Average Low-Latency Medium Access Control Communication Protocol for Smart Feeders,” in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 10, no. 11, pp. 2647-2657, April 2016
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell, “Controlled Electric Vehicle Charging for Mitigating Impacts on Distribution Assets,” in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 999-1009, March 2015
  • V. Namboodiri, V. Aravinthan, S. Mohapatra, B. Karimi, and W. Jewell “Towards a Secure, Wireless-Based, Home Area Network for Metering in Smart Grids,” IEEE Systems Journal, Vol. 8, Issue. 2, PP 509–520, June 2014
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell “Optimized Maintenance Scheduling for Budget-Constrained Distribution Utility” IEEE Trans. Smart Grids, Vol. 4, No. 4, PP 2328 – 2338, Dec. 2013
  • V. Namboodiri, V. Aravinthan, S. Joseph, E. Sawan and W. Jewell, “Five Heads Better than One: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Course on Smart Grids: Lessons, Challenges and Opportunities” IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Vol. 11, Issue 1, PP 44 – 50, Jan. 2013

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • A. Hettiarachchige-Don*, A. Manoharan*, L. Pedaprolu*, and V. Aravinthan “Assessment of System Reliability in Presence of Cyber Attack Risk on PMU Data,” in Proc. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), Dec. 2018
  • S. Behzadirafi*, A. Manoharan*, S. Nadipalli*, H. Salehfar,  and V. Aravinthan, "Electric Circuit Theory Based Minimal Cut-Set Realization for Reliability Evaluation of Non-Directional Networks," in Proc. 2018 North American Power Symposium, Sep 9 - 11, 2018 Fargo, ND 
  • S. Hakmi*, V. Aravinthan "A Fast AC Power Flow Model Based Distribution Voltage Regulation," in Proc. 2018 Power System Conference, Sep. 4 -7, 2018, Charleston, SC. 
  • V. Aravinthan, T Balachandran, M. Ben-Idris, W. Fei, M. Heidari-Kapourchali, A. Hettiarachchige-Don, J. Jiang, H. Lei, C. Liu, J. Mitra, M. Ni,M. Papic, M. Parvania, M. Sephary, C. Singh, A. Srivastava, A. Stefanov, H. Sun, S. Tindemans, "Reliability modeling considerations for emerging cyber–physical power systems," in Proc. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) : Boise, Idaho, USA, 24-28 June 2018. This work is a part of IEEE PES AIMS RRPA Task force on Reliability Consideration in Emerging Cyber-Physical Energy System
  • M. Sepehry*, M. Heidari Kapourchali*, R. Rahman*, V. Aravinthan, "A New Algorithm for Reliability Assessment of Distribution System Based on Reliability Network Equivalent Technique," in Proc. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) : Boise, Idaho, USA, 24-28 June 2018
  • S. Behzadirafi, H. Salehfar, V. Aravinthan, "Impact of Power System Protection and Fault Current Limiters on Component Failure Rates," in Proc. 2018 IEEE International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS) : Boise, Idaho, USA, 24-28 June 2018
  • S. Chakraborty*, T. Balachandran*, V. Aravinthan, "Worst-Case Reliability Modeling and Evaluation in Cyber-Enabled Power Distribution Systems," in Proc, North American Power Symposium 2017
  • A. Hettiarachchige-Don*, V. Aravinthan "Estimation of Missing Transmission Line Reactance Data using Multiple Linear Regression," in Proc, North American Power Symposium 2017
  • N. Nandasiri*, C. Pang, V. Aravinthan, "Marginal Levelized Cost of Energy Based Optimal Operation of Distribution System Considering Photovoltaics," in Proc, North American Power Symposium 2017
  • M. Rahman*, V. Aravinthan, "'Sub-System Based Reliability Assessment for Distribution Level Transformer," in Proc EECon 2016, Dec. 2016
  • T. Balachandran*, V. Aravinthan, T. Thiruvaran, "'Local Detection of Distribution Level Faults in a Distributed Sensor Monitoring Network using HMM," in Proc EECon 2016, Dec. 2016
  • U. Renduchintala*, S. V. P. Maddukuri*, C. Pang, V. Aravinthan, “Smooth Shunt Control of a Fuzzy Based Distributed Power Flow Controller to Improve Power Quality," in Proc 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Automation for Sustainability, Dec. 2016
  • A. Hettiarachchige-Don*, V. Aravinthan, W. Jewell, S. Westervelt, "Dynamic Line Parameter Estimation Using Synchrophasor Measurements," in Proc 2016 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Automation for Sustainability, Dec. 2016
  • S. V. P. Maddukuri*, and V. Aravinthan, “An Intelligent Closed Loop Single-Switch DC/DC Converter with High Voltage Step-Up Ratio for Roof-Mounted Solar Cells Electric Vehicles,” in Proc IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems, Dec. 2016
  • A. Gholizadeh* and V. Aravinthan, "Benefit Assessment of Water-Heater Management on Residential Demand Response: an Event Driven Approach," in Proc North American Power Symposium 2016
  • M. Sepehry*, M. Heidari*, and V. Aravinthan, “Modeling of Uncertainty in Distribution Network Reconfiguration Using Gaussian Quadrature Based Approximation Method,” in Proc 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, July 2016
  • M. Heidari*, A. Mohsenzadeh*, M. Sepehry*, V. Aravinthan, and C. Pang, “Lifetime Analysis of Distribution Transformer Using Experimental Design,” in Proc. 2016 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Dalls, TX, May 2016
  • A. Mohsenzadeh*, M. Heidari*, C. Pang, and V. Aravinthan, “Impact of Smart Home Management Strategies on Expected Lifetime of Transformer,” in Proc. 2016 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Dalls, TX, May 2016
  • M. Khan*, V. Aravinthan, “Impacts of Demand-Control Time Period on Distribution System and Consumer Comfort,” in Proc. 2016 Power Systems Conference, Clemson, SC, March 2016, Received third place in the best paper competition
  • M. Sepehry*, M. Heidari*, V. Aravinthan, “A Stochastic Modeling of Aggregated Vehicle-to-Grid for Reliability Assessment of Distribution Network,” in Proc North American Power Symposium 2015, Oct. 2015
  • M. Heidari*, M. Sepehry*, L. Zhao*, V. Aravinthan, “Reliability Analysis of Cyber-Enabled Power Distribution System Using Sequential Monte-Carlo,” in Proc North American Power Symposium 2015, Oct. 2015
  • V. Dev, U. Das, V. Namboodiri, S. Chakraborty*, V. Aravinthan, Y. Guo, A. Srivastava “Towards Application-Aware Data Concentration Schemes for Advanced Metering Infrastructures,” accepted IEEE SmartGridComm 2015.
  • N. Nandasiri*, A. Gholizadeh*, C. Pang, and V. Aravinthan, “Reactive Power Management of Co-located Residential PVs for Radial Distribution Systems,” in Proc. 7th International Conference on Industrial Automation for Sustainability, Dec. 2014
  • S. Alsaleeb*, V. Aravinthan and M.E. Sawan, “Electric Vehicle Charging Management Using Discrete Event Dynamic Systems,” in Proc. 7th International Conference on Industrial Automation for Sustainability, Dec. 2014
  • A. Banajiger* and V. Aravinthan, “Radial Feeder Reliability Evaluation in the Presence of Battery Storage using Modified Sequential Monte Carlo Simulation,” in Proc. 7th International Conference on Industrial Automation for Sustainability, Dec. 2014
  • J. Doffing*, V. Aravinthan, H. Mehraein and K. Cluff, “Energy Storage in a Motor,” in Proc. 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, Milwaukie, WI, Oct. 2014
  • K. Lee, V. Aravinthan, S. Moon, J. Ryou, S. Kim, C. Moon, I. Hyun, “Low-Complexity Two-Way AF MIMO Relay Strategy for Wireless Relay Networks” in proc. 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Nov. 2014
  • K. Lee, V. Aravinthan, S. Moon, J. Ryou, C. Moon, I. Hyun, S. Jo, “Relay Selection for AF Wireless Relay Networks in Adverse Communication Environments” in Proc. 48th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, Nov. 2014
  • A. Jenkins* (Undergraduate), A. Gohlizadeh*, and V. Aravinthan “Impact Study: High Penetration Residential Solar PV's,” in Proc. 2014 Frontiers of Power Conference, Oct. 2014
  • H. Aburub*, M. Heidari*, W. Jewell and V. Aravinthan, “Performance Characterization of a Solar Panel: a Case Study,” in Proc. North American Power Symposium 2014, Sep. 2014
  • M. Sepehry*, M. Heidari*, A. Banajigar*, and V. Aravinthan “A New Algorithm for Reliability Evaluation of Radial Distribution Networks,” in Proc. North American Power Symposium 2014, Sep. 2014. Received first place in the student paper competition
  • M. Heidari* and V. Aravinthan, “Loss Allocation Control in Power Distribution System Reconfiguration in the Presence of Distributed Generators ,” in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2014
  • N. Wang*, V. Aravinthan, and Y. Ding, “Feeder-Level Fault Detection and Classification with Multiple Sensors: A Smart Grid Scenario” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, June 2014
  • V. Aravinthan, and S. Argade* “Optimal Transformer Sizing with the Presence of Electric Vehicle Charging,” in Proc. 2014 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, Chicago, April 2014. Selected as one of the conference's best papers
  • C. Pang and V. Aravinthan, “Electric Vehicles as Configurable Distributed Energy Storage in the Smart Grid,” in Proc. Power System Conference, Clemson, March 2014
  • L. Zhao* and V. Aravinthan, “Strategies of Residential Peak Shaving With Integration of Demand Response and V2H,” in Proc. 5th Asia Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, Hong Kong, Dec. 2013
  • M. Heidari* and V. Aravinthan, “Multi-objective Medium Voltage Distribution System Planning Considering Technical and Economic Risks,” in Proc. 2013 Frontiers of Power Conference, Oct. 2013
  • M. Heidari* and V. Aravinthan, “Component Reliability Evaluation in the Presence of Smart Monitoring” in Proc. 2013 North American Power Symposium, Kansas, Sep. 2013
  • V. Ravindran* and V. Aravinthan, “Feeder Level Powerloss Reduction through Reactive Power Control with Presence of Distributed Generation” in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2013, Vancouver, Canada July ‘13
  • V. Ravindran*, V. Aravinthan, and W. Jewell, “Impacts of High Penetration Distributed PV Sources on Voltage Regulation,” in Proc. 2012 Frontiers of Power Conference, Oct. 2012
  • S. Argade*, V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell, “Probabilistic Modeling of EV Charging and Its Impact on Distribution Transformer Loss of Life”, in Proc. 1st IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference, Greenville, SC, Mar. 2012
  • V. Aravinthan B. Karimi, V. Namboodiri and W. Jewell, “Wireless Communication for Smart Grid Applications at Distribution Level – Feasibility and Requirements,” in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2011, Detroit MI, July 2011
  • V. Aravinthan V. Namboodiri, S. Sunaku and W. Jewell, “Wireless AMI Application and Security for Controlled Home Area Networks”, in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2011, Detroit MI, July 2011
  • Z. Wang*, A. Grigis, V. Aravinthan, and E. Makram “Wide Area Power System Transient Stability Assessment Using Catastrophe Theory Method and Synchrophasors,” in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2011, Detroit MI, July 2011
  • B. Karimi, V.Namboodiri, V.Aravinthan and W. Jewell, “Feasibility, Challenges, and Performance of Wireless Multi-Hop Routing for Feeder Level Communication in a Smart Grid,” in Proc. International Conference on Energy Efficient Computing and Networking 2011, Colombia University, NY, June 2011
  • Z. Wang*, V. Aravinthan, and E. Makram, “Generator Cluster Transient Stability Assessment Using Catastrophe Theory,” in Proc. International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering 2011, Rome, Italy, May 2011
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell, “Distribution Asset Management under Strict Budget Constraints”, in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2011, Minneapolis MN, July 2010,
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell, “Identifying Worst Performing Components in a Distribution System Using Weibull Distribution”, in Proc., 11th International Conf. on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, Singapore, Singapore, June 2010
  • Y. Dong, V. Aravinthan, M. Kezunovic and W. Jewell ‘Integration of Asset and Outage Management Tasks for Distribution Systems' in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting 2009, Calgary Alberta, July 2009,
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell ‘Optimal Reliability Allocation for Radial Distribution System with Performance Based Rates' in Proc. 41st Annual Frontiers of Power Conf., OSU, Oklahoma, Oct, 2008.
  • V. Aravinthan and W. Jewell ‘Optimal Scheme for Feeder Emergency Restoration Using Enumeration Approach to Binary Integer Linear Programming' in Proc. 40th Annual Frontiers of Power Conf., OSU, Oklahoma, Oct, 2007.
  • V. Aravinthan, S.K. Jayaweera and K. Altarazi, ‘Distributed Estimation in a Power Constrained Sensor Network', in Proc. 63rd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf., Melbourne, Australia, May 2006.
  • K. Altarazi, S.K. Jayaweera and V. Aravinthan, ‘Performance of Decentralized Detection in a Resource – constrained Sensor Network', in Proc. 39th Asilomar Conf. on Signals Systems and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 2005.
  • V. Aravinthan, D.P.T. Nanayakkara and I. Dayawansa, ‘Adaptive Resonance Theory based Neural Networks Approach for Signal Discrimination in VLF Metal Detectors', in Proc. 11th ‘IEE Sri Lanka' Conf., Sri Lanka, Sep. 2004