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Ali Davoudi
Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Department

Director of the Renewable Energy and Vehicular Technology Systems

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Ali Davoudi is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering department of the University of Texas-Arlington, where he has established a laboratory in the Renewable Energy Systems and Vehicular Technology, dedicated to hardware prototype and analysis framework development. He is affiliated with Energy Systems Research Center and The University of Texas-Arlington Research Institute. He has received the BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, The University of British Columbia, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in 2003, 2005, and 2010, respectively. He has worked for Texas Instruments, Royal Philips Electronics, and SolarBridge Technologies. His research interests are prototype development, modeling, and control for finite-inertia power electronics systems and microgrids, transportation electrification, and energy source diversification. For his educational activities, he has been honored twice in the University of Illinois's campus-wide Teachers Ranked as Excellent and has received UT-Arlington's Faculty fellowship on Sustainability in Curriculum. For his research endeavor, he has received the international student fellowship, Henry Ford II scholar award, and M E. Van Valkenburg graduate research award. Since 2006, he has published 51 journal articles, 61 conference proceeding papers, one patent issued and two submitted, and a book chapter. He is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is the guest editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, special issue on Advanced distributed control of energy conversion devices and systems. He is the guest editor-in-chief for IEEE Transactionson Vehicular Technology, special issue on Advanced modeling, simulation, control, and optimization paradigms for vehicular power systems (2013). He is a guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids-special issue on Smart dc distribution systems(2013), a guest associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics-special issue on Transportation electrification and vehicle systems (2013), a guest associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics- special issue on Transportation electrifications (2014), and a guest editor for Mathematical Problems in Engineering- special issue on Control analysis and modeling of vehicular systems (2014). He is the rap sessions chair for IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition. He also serves as technical (co-)chair for modeling, simulation and control tracks of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics conference and Expo as well as IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo.