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Arnab Bhattacharya

Arnab Bhattacharya

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Arnab Bhattacharya graduated with a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering (with an emphasis on Operations Research) from the department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 2017. His dissertation research centered on creating novel, stochastic optimization models and associated computational techniques to determine optimal strategies for using stored energy in grid-connected microgrids. Arnab recently joined the Optimization and Controls group (OCG) as a postdoctoral research associate. At PNNL, he is working on a DOE-sponsored project to develop new adaptive-control strategies to minimize power consumption in commercial buildings. Arnab is currently a member of IEEE, INFORMS, the INFORMS Applied Probability Society, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).

Research Interests

  • Sequential decision-making under uncertainty
  • Stochastic programming
  • Markov decision processes
  • Approximate dynamic programming
  • Optimization in smart grid systems

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • M. Tech., Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2012
  • B. Tech., Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2011

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
  • Member, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEE)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Travel Grant, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • Travel Grant, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • Best Poster Award, Doctoral Colloquium, IISE Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2016
  • DARPA Rising Star Nominee, U.S. Department of Defense, 2015
  • MITACS Globalink summer research fellowship, 2010
  • Best Poster Award, IBM Research Symposium, New Delhi, India, 2009
  • All-India Rank 4 in the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) examination, 2004

PNNL Publications

2019

  • Bhattacharya A., S. Bopardikar, S. Chatterjee, and D.L. Vrabie. 2019. "Cyber Threat Screening Using a Queuing-Based Game-Theoretic Approach." Journal of Information Warfare 18, no. 4 (Special Edition):37-52. PNNL-SA-145431.

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