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Thiagarajan Ramachandran

Thiagarajan Ramachandran

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Thiagarajan graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a Phd in Electrical and Computer Engineering (focus on distributed controls). His dissertation focused on developing distributed control architectures/algorithms for cyber-physical networks with applications to the electrical grid. Thiagarajan joined PNNL on Aug 2016 as a postdoctoral research associate and has been working on various DOE projects in various areas such as adaptive control/optimization of building power consumption, distribution system state estimation, and electricity market design.

Research Interests

  • Optimal control for energy systems
  • Electricity market analysis
  • Distributed optimization methods
  • Machine learning methods for control

Education and Credentials

  • Phd in ECE, Georgia Institute of Technology Spring 2016
  • Masters in ECE, Georgia Institute of Technology Spring 2016
  • B.E EEE, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering, Fall 2008

PNNL Publications

2019

  • Dong J., T. Ramachandran, P. Im, S. Huang, V. Chandan, D.L. Vrabie, and P.V. Kuruganti. 2019. "Online Learning for Commercial Buildings." In Proceedings of the Tenth ACM International Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-Energy 2019), June 25-28, 2019, Phoenix, AZ, 522-530. New York, New York:ACM. PNNL-SA-138212. doi:10.1145/3307772.3331029
  • Ma K., P. Wang, T. Ramachandran, J. Lian, and D.J. Hammerstrom. 2019. "Optimal Iterative Method for Network Utility Maximization with Intertemporal Constraints." In 3rd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2019), August 19-21, 2019, Hong Kong, China, 543-548. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-138370. doi:10.1109/CCTA.2019.8920423
  • Nandanoori S., I. Chakraborty, T. Ramachandran, and S. Kundu. 2019. "Identification and Validation of Virtual Battery Model for Heterogeneous Devices." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2019), August 4-8, 2019, Atlanta, GA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-139434. doi:10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973978
  • Ramachandran T., A.P. Reiman, S. Nandanoori, M.J. Rice, and S. Kundu. 2019. "Distribution System State Estimation in the Presence of High Solar Penetration." In American Controls Conference (ACC 2019), July 10-12, 2019, Philadelphia, PA, 3432-3437. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-138831. doi:10.23919/ACC.2019.8814486

2018

  • Kundu S., T. Ramachandran, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2018. "Optimal Energy Consumption Forecast for Grid Responsive Buildings: A Sensitivity Analysis." In IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2018), August 21-24, 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark, 230-236. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-132105. doi:10.1109/CCTA.2018.8511607
  • Ramachandran T., K. Dvijotham, K. Kalsi, and J. Lian. 2018. "Integration of Retail and Wholesale Markets: Modeling Framework and Stability Analysis." In 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). PNNL-SA-130537. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585854

2017

  • Ramachandran T., S. Kundu, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, 2925-2930. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-121108. doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395
  • Ramachandran T., S. Kundu, Y. Chen, and D.L. Vrabie. 2017. "Towards a framework for selection of supervisory control for commercial buildings: HVAC system energy efficiency." In American Control Conference (ACC 2017), May 24-26, 2017, Seattle, Washington, 2925-2930. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-124310. doi:10.23919/ACC.2017.7963395

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