Research by Shmuel Oren at the University of California, Berkeley on high-performance computational methods for maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and resiliency of power systems is being supported by the U.S. Department of Defense. The three-year $1M award to Oren and his colleagues funds research in optimization theory to develop near-global solutions of non-convex problems.

While optimization theory plays a crucial role in the design, analysis, control, and operation of real-world systems, this work will address how to design efficient numerical algorithms to solve a large-scale conic optimization problem with millions of parameters.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for the development of emerging technologies for use by the military.

Shmuel Oren is the Earl J. Isaac Professor in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley and former Chairman of that department. He is a co-founder and the Berkeley site director of PSERC, a multi-university Power Systems Research Center sponsored by NSF and industry members since 1996. Dr. Oren has expertise in Operations Research, particularly optimization. His academic research and consulting activities focus on mathematical modeling, analysis and design of energy markets, power system planning and operation. Read more about Oren’s research.