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Kory Hedman

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography: 

Kory W. Hedman is the Director of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC). PSERC was formed in 1996 and is one of the most successful NSF IUCRCs with 12 university members and 23 industry members. Dr. Hedman received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) from President Barack H. Obama in January 2017, recommended by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The PECASE award is the highest honor bestowed on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their independent research careers. Dr. Hedman is also the recipient of the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award and multiple ASU, IEEE Phoenix Section, and INFORMS awards and honors for his efforts in research, teaching, and service.

From 2017-2020, Dr. Hedman served as a Program Director for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) office within the US DOE. Dr. Hedman designed and managed multiple ARPA-E programs and projects totaling over $130M including, but not limited to, the Grid Optimization (GO) Competition and the Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management (PERFORM) program.

Dr. Hedman holds 6 degrees and 1 minor spanning 4 fields. He holds the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He holds the M.S. in Economics and the M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. He holds the B.S. in Economics, the B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Washington.

Dr. Hedman believes in servant leadership and works to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Operations Research from the University of California-Berkeley 2010
  • M.S. Operations Research from the University of California-Berkeley 2008
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering), Iowa State University, Ames 2007
  • M.S. Economics, Iowa State University, Ames 2006 
  • B.S.  Electrical Engineering (Power Engineering), University of Washington, Seattle 2004
  • B.S.  Economics, University of Washington, Seattle 2004 
Research Interests: 

Energy systems, power system economics, mathematical programming, power systems operations and planning, transmission engineering, renewable energy, electric energy market design and pricing, cyber physical electric power systems, smart grid, distributed energy resources, stochastic optimization, machine learning, demand response.

Research Activity: 
  • Sankar,Lalitha*, Hedman,Kory W, Kosut,Oliver. CPS: TTP Option: Synergy: A Verifiable Framework for Cyber- Physical Attacks and Countermeasures in a Resilient Electric Power Grid. NSF-CISE(3/1/2015 - 2/28/2019).
  • Hedman,Kory W*. Dynamic Reserve Policies for Market Management Systems. LAWRENCE BERKLEY NATL LAB(5/28/2014 - 6/30/2016).
  • Zhang,Muhong*, Hedman,Kory W. Mathematical Frameworks for Dynamic Reserve Policies. NSF-ENG-CMMI(8/15/2013 - 7/31/2016).
  • Hedman,Kory W*. Stochastic Unit Commitment with Intermittent Resources. SANDIA NATL LAB(10/15/2012 - 9/30/2013).
  • Hedman,Kory W*. Robust Adaptive Control for Maintaining the Grid Reliability and Electricity Market Availability Under N-m Grid Contingencies. TEXAS ENGINEER EXPERIMENT STAT(3/1/2012 - 6/30/2015).
  • Hedman,Kory W*. Stochastic Unit Commitment with Intermittent Resources. SANDIA NATL LAB(7/1/2011 - 9/21/2012).
  • Vittal,Vijay*, Vittal,Vijay*, Ayyanar,Raja, Hedman,Kory W, Heydt,Gerald, Heydt,Gerald, Zhang,Junshan. Collaborative Research: PSERC Collaborative Proposal for a Phase III Industry University Cooperative Research Center Program. NSF-ENG(3/1/2010 - 2/28/2016).
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IEE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
IEE 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Honors / Awards: 

2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), awarded by President Barack H. Obama

https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the-press-office/2017/01/09/president-obama-honors-federally-funded-early-career-scientists

 

2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society Outstanding Young Engineer Award

http://www.ieee-pes.org/outstanding-young-engineer-award