Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Alejandro  Dominguez-Garcia
Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia
Associate Professor
4044 Electrical & Computer Eng Bldg
306 North Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-3953

Primary Research Area

  • Power and Energy Systems

Education

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 2007

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor (0%-time appointment), Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014 - Present.
  • Associate Professor (0%-time appointment), Information Trust Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014 - Present.
  • Associate Professor (100%-time appointment), Department of Electrical an Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2014 - Present.

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Research Statement

My research lies at the interface of system reliability theory and control theory, with special emphasis on applications to power electronics, electric power systems, and safety-critical/fault-tolerant aircraft, aerospace and automotive systems.

Research Interests

  • Reliability theory
  • Coordination and Control of Distributed Energy Resources for Ancillary Services Provision
  • Reliability modeling of cyber and physical layers in power systems
  • Fault diagnosis of Electrical Energy Systems
  • Impact of intermittent renewable resources on power system dynamic operation

Research Areas

  • Dynamic reconfiguration of systems for fault tolerance and mitigation
  • Dynamics and stability of power systems
  • Energy storage conversion, management, and control
  • Fault tolerance and reliability
  • Impact of intermittent renewable resources on dynamic operation and economics
  • Intelligent devices and controls for electricity grids
  • Interactions between computer networks and power networks, including cyber security, analysis, and design
  • Operation and control of power systems
  • Power and Energy Systems
  • Power electronics
  • Reliable and robust control
  • System design for reliability

Chapters in Books

  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources for Provision of Ancillary Services: Architectures and Algorithms," in Encyclopedia of Systems and Control, J. Baillieul, and T. Samad (Eds.) Springer-Verlag, London, 2015.
  • A. C. N. Hadjicostis and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Distributed Average Consensus in Digraphs," in C4CBook Coordination Control of Distributed Systems, J. H. van Schuppen, and T. Villa (Eds.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2014.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Models for Impact Assessment of Wind-Based Power Generation on Frequency Control," in Control and Optimization Theory for Electric Smart Grids, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2011.

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Y. C. Chen, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. W. Sauer, "A Sparse Representation Approach to Online Estimation of Power System Distribution Factors," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear.
  • A. Y.S. Lam, B. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and D. Tse, "An Optimal and Distributed Method for Voltage Regulation in Power Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear.
  • S. Qin, S. T. Cady, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and R. Pilawa-Podgurski, "A Distributed Approach to MPPT for PV Sub-Module Differential Power Processing," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, to appear, 2014.
  • Y. C. Chen, P. W. Sauer, and A. D. Domínguez-García, “Measurement-Based Estimation of Linear Sensitivity Distribution Factors and Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, no. 3, pp.1372-1382, May 2014.
  • S. V. Dhople, L. DeVille, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “A Stochastic Hybrid Systems Framework for Performability Analysis,” Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol.123, pp. 158-170, Mar. 2014.
  • S. V. Dhople, L. DeVille, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Analysis of Power System Dynamics Subject to Stochastic Power Injections," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 60, no. 12, pp. 3341-3353, Dec. 2013.
  • S. V. Dhople, Y. C. Chen, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Set-Theoretic Method for Parametric Uncertainty Analysis in Markov Reliability and Reward Models," IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 62, no. 3, pp. 658-669, Sep. 2013.
  • X. Jiang, J. Zhang, B. Harding, J. Makela, and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Spoofing GPS Receiver Clock Offset of Phasor Measurement Units," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 3253-3262, Aug. 2013
  • B. A. Robbins, C. N. Hadjicostis, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Two-Stage Distributed Architecture for Voltage Control in Power Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1470-1482, May 2013
  • X. Jiang, Y. C. Chen, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Set-Theoretic Framework to Assess the Impact of Variable Generation on the Power Flow," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 855-867, May 2013.
  • X. Ding, J. Poon, Ivan Celanovic, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Fault Detection and Isolation Filters for Three-Phase Power Electronics Systems," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 1038-1051, Apr. 2013.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Distributed Matrix Scaling and Application to Average Consensus in Directed Graphs," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 667-681, Mar. 2013.
  • Y. C. Chen and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Method to Study the Effect of Renewable Resource Variability on Power System Dynamics," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 1978-1989, Nov. 2012.
  • S. V. Dhople and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Parametric Uncertainty Analysis Method for Markov Reliability and Reward Models," IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 61 no. 3, pp. 634-648, Sep. 2012.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, C. N. Hadjicostis, and Nitin H. Vaidya, "Resilient Networked Control of Distributed Energy Resources," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 6, pp.1137-1148, Jul. 2012.
  • M. Muller and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Fault Coverage Modeling in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems," Automatica, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1372–1379, Jul. 2012.
  • S. V. Dhople and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Estimation of Photovoltaic System Reliability and Performance Metrics," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 554-566, Feb. 2012.
  • S. V. Dhople, A. Davoudi, P. L. Chapman, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia,"A Comprehensive Reliability Assessment of Multiphase DC-DC Converters in Photovoltaic Energy-Conversion Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 739-751, Feb. 2012.
  • A. Bazzi, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. T. Krein, "Markov Reliability Model of an Induction Motor Drive under Field-Oriented Control," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 27 no. 2, pp. 534-546, Feb. 2012.
  • E. Hope, Xichen Jiang, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Reachability-Based Method for Large-Signal Verification of DC-DC Converters," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 2944-2955, Dec. 2011.
  • S. Smater and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Framework for Reliability of and Performance Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 26, no.4, pp.2235-2245, Nov. 2011.
  • A. Tanwani, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and D. Liberzon, "An Inversion-Based Approach to Fault Detection and Isolation in Switching Electrical Networks," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol.19, no.5, pp.1059-1074, Sep. 2011.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, J. G. Kassakian, J. E. Schindall, "A Generalized Fault Coverage Model for Linear Time-Invariant Systems," IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 58, no. 3, pp 553-567, Sep. 2009.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, J. G. Kassakian, and J. E. Schindall, and J. J. Zinchuk, "An integrated methodology for the dynamic performance and reliability evaluation of fault-tolerant systems," Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety, vol. 93, no. 11, pp 1628-1649, Nov. 2008.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, J. G. Kassakian, and J. E. Schindall, "Reliability evaluation of the power supply of an electrical power net for safety-relevant applications," Journal of Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 91, no. 5, pp 505-514, May 2006.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • J. Hughes, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and K. Poolla, "Virtual Battery Models for Load Flexibility from Commercial Buildings," in Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, January 2015.
  • S. T. Cady, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Finite-Time Approximate Consensus and its Application to Distributed Frequency Regulation in Islanded AC Microgrids," in Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, January 2015.
  • C. N. Hadjicostis and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Convergence Rate of a Distributed Algorithm for Matrix Scaling to Doubly Stochastic Form," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Los Angeles, CA, December 2014.
  • J. Zhang, L. DeVille, S. V. Dhople, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Maximum Entropy Approach to the Moment Closure Problem for Stochastic Hybrid Systems at Equilibrium," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, Los Angeles, CA, December 2014.
  • Y. C. Chen, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. W. Sauer, “Generalized Injection Shift Factors and Application to Estimation of Power Flow Transients,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Pullman, WA, September 2014.
  • X. Jiang and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “A Zonotope-Based Method for Uncertainty Analysis in Power Systems with Renewable Generation,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Pullman, WA, September 2014.
  • J. Zhang and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “On the Impact of Communication Delays on Power System Automatic Generation Control Performance,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Pullman, WA, September 2014
  • B. Gharesifard, T. Basar, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Designing pricing strategies for coordination of networked distributed energy resources," in Proc. of IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 2014.
  • D. Apostolopoulou, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. W. Sauer, "Online Estimation of Power System Actual Frequency Response Characteristic," in Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2014.
  • J. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "On the Failure of Power System Automatic Generation Control due to Measurement Noise," in Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Washington, DC, July 2014.
  • L. Heng, J. Makela, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, R. Bobba, W. Sanders, and G. Xingxin Gao, "Reliable GPS-Based Timing for Power Systems: A Multi-Layered Multi-Receiver Architecture," in Proc. of the Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, Urbana, IL, February 2014.
  • T. Banarjee, Y. C. Chen, A. D. Domínguez-García, and V. Veeravalli, “Power System Line Outage Detection and Identification—A Quickest Change Detection Approach,” in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, Florence, Italy, May 2014.
  • S. V. Dhople, K. A. Kim, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Time-Optimal Control in Dc-Dc Converters: a Maximum Principle Perspective," in Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, Forth Worth, TX, March, 2014.
  • D. Apostolopoulou, P. W. Sauer, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “Automatic Generation Control and its Implementation in Real Time,” in Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI, January 2014.
  • B. A. Robbins, H. Zhu, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Optimal Tap Settings for Voltage Regulation Transformers in Distribution Networks," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, KS, September 2013.
  • Y. C. Chen, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. W. Sauer, "Online Estimation of Power System Distribution Factors---A Sparse Representation Approach," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, KS, September 2013.
  • J. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. W. Sauer, "Online Transmission Line Loadability Assessment Using Synchrophasor Measurements," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, KS, September 2013.
  • B. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and D. Tse, "A Local Control Approach to Voltage Regulation in Distribution Networks," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, Manhattan, KS, September 2013.
  • S. Qin, S. T. Cady, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and R. Pilawa-Podgurski, "A Distributed Approach to Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Sub-Module Differential Power Processing," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Denver, CO, September 2012.
  • Y. C. Chen, P. Sauer and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Online Computation of Power System Linear Sensitivity Distribution Factors," in Proc. of the IREP Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control Symposium,” Crete, Greece, August 2013.
  • D. Apostolopoulou, Y. C. Chen, J. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. Sauer, "Effects of Various Uncertainty Sources on Automatic Generation Control Systems," in Proc. of the IREP Bulk Power System Dynamics and Control Symposium," Crete, Greece, August 2013.
  • B. Gharesifard, T. Basar, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “Price-Based Distributed Control for Networked Plug-in Electric Vehicles," in Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference, Washington, DC, June 2013.
  • K. E. Reinhard, P. W. Sauer, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “On Computing Power System Steady State Stability via Synchrophasor Data,” in Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2312 - 2318, Maui, HI, January 2013.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, S. T. Cady, and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Decentralized Optimal Dispatch of Distributed Energy Resources," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 3688 - 3693, Maui, HI, December 2012.
  • C. N. Hadjicostis, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and N. H. Vaidya, "Resilient Average Consensus in the Presence of Heterogeneous Packet Dropping Links," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 106 - 111, Maui, HI, December 2012.
  • N. H. Vaidya, C. N. Hadjicostis, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Robust Average Consensus over Packet Dropping Links: Analysis via Coefficients of Ergodicity," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 2761 - 2766, Maui, HI, December 2012.
  • S. Dhople, R. Bell, J. Ehlmann, A. Davoudi, P Chapman and A. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Global Maximum Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Module Integrated Converters," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 4762 - 4767, Raleigh, SC, September 2012.
  • S. T. Cady and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Distributed Generation Control of Small-Footprint Power Systems," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, pp 1 - 6, Champaign, IL, September 2012.
  • S. Dhople and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Framework to Determine the Probability Density Function for the Output Power of Wind Farms," in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, pp. 1 - 6, Champaign, IL, September 2012.
  • J. Poon, A. Genic, X. Ding, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and I. Celanovic, "A Linear-Switched Observer for Large-Signal State Estimation on Power Electronics," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition Europe—Europe, pp. LS3b.3-1 - LS3b.3-5, Novi Sad, Serbia, September 2012.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Reliability Modeling of Cyber-Physical Electric Power Systems: A System-Theoretic Framework," in Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, pp. 1 - 5, San Diego, CA, July 2012.
  • Q. Zhu, J. Zhang, P. Sauer, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and T. Basar, "A Game-Theoretic Framework for Distributed Generation of Renewable Energies in Smart Grids," in Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 3623 - 3628, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
  • A. Subramanian, M. Garcia, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, D. Callaway, K. Poolla, and P. Varaiya, "Real-time Scheduling of Deferrable Electric Loads," in Proc. of the IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 3643 - 3650, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Distributed Strategies for Average Consensus in Directed Graphs," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 2124 - 2129, Orlando, FL, December 2011.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Distributed Algorithms for Control of Demand Response and Distributed Energy Resources,” in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 27 - 32, Orlando, FL, December 2011.
  • B. A. Robbins, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and C. N. Hadjicostis, “Control of Distributed Energy Resources for Reactive Power Support,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, pp. 1 - 5, Boston, MA, August 2011.
  • S. T. Cady, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, C. N. Hadjicostis, “Robust Implementation of Distributed Algorithms for Control of Distributed Energy Resources,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, pp. 1 - 5, Boston, MA, August 2011.
  • Y. C. Chen, X. Jiang, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, “Impact of Power Generation Uncertainty on Power System Static Performance,” in Proc. of the North American Power Symposium, pp. 1 -5, Boston, MA, August 2011. Best Student Paper Award.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, P. T. Krein, C. N. Hadjicostis, and S. T. Cady, "Small Inverter-Interfaced Distributed Energy Resources for Reactive Power Support," in Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, pp. 1616 - 1621, Fort Worth, TX , February 2011.
  • A. M. Bazzi, X. Ding, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. T. Krein, "Circuit-Based Induction Motor Drive Reliability under Different Control Schemes and Safe-Mode Operation," in Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, pp. 653 - 660, Fort Worth, TX, February 2011.
  • A. M. Bazzi, K. A. Kim, B. B. Johnson, P. T. Krein, and A. D Dominguez-Garcia, "Fault Impacts on Solar Power Unit Reliability," in Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, pp. 1223 - 1231, Fort Worth, TX , February 2011.
  • C. Chen and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Assessing the Impact of Wind Variability on Power System Small-Signal Reachability," in Proc. of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 1 - 8, Kuaui, HI, January 2011.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and Stephan Trenn, "Detection of Impulsive Effects in Switched DAEs with Application to Power Electronics Reliability Analysis," in Proc. of the IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 5662 - 5667, Atlanta, GA, December 2010.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and C. N. Hadjicostis, "Coordination and Control of Distributed Energy Resources for Provision of Ancillary Services," in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communication, pp. 537 - 542, Gaithersburg, MD, October 2010.
  • K. Levin, E. Hope, and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "Observer-Based Fault Diagnosis of Power Electronics Systems," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 4434 - 4440, Atlanta, GA, September 2010.
  • S. Smater and A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, "A Unified Framework for Reliability Assessment of Wind Energy Conversion Systems," in Proc. of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, pp. 1 - 4, Minneapolis, MN, July 2010.
  • S. V. Dhople, A. Davoudi, P. L. Chapman, and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Integrating Photovoltaic Inverter Reliability into Energy Yield Estimation with Markov Models," in Proc. of the IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics, pp. 1 - 5, Boulder, Co, June 2010.
  • M. Müller and A. D. Domínguez-García, "On Input-to-State Stability Notions for Reachability Analysis of Power Systems," in Proc. of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, pp. 2754 - 2757, Paris, France, June 2010.
  • A. Bazzi, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and P. T. Krein, "A Method for Impact Assessment of Faults on the Performance of Field-Oriented Control Drives: A First Step to Reliability Modeling," in Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, pp. 256 - 263, Palm Springs, CA, February 2010.
  • S. C. Chang, F. M. Yaul, A. D. Domínguez-García, F. O’Sullivan, D. M. Otten and J. H. Lang, "Harvesting Energy from Moth Vibrations During Flight," in Proc. of the International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnologies for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, Washington, DC, December 2009.
  • E. Hope and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Design Verification of Power Electronics Systems Subject to Bounded Uncertain Inputs," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 1126 - 1132, San Jose, CA, September 2009.
  • S. V. Dhople, A. Davoudi, P. L. Chapman and A. D. Domínguez-García, "Reliability Assessment of Fault-Tolerant DC-DC Converters for Photovoltaic Applications," in Proc. of the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, pp. 2271 - 2276, San Jose, CA, September 2009
  • G. Hanuschak, N. Harrison, E. Crawley, S. Hall, A. D. Domínguez-García, J. West, and N. Dennehy, "A Comparison of Fault-Tolerant GN&C System Architectures Using the Object Process Network (OPN) Modeling Language," in Proc. of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, pp. 1 - 21, Chicago, IL, August 2009.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and P. T. Krein, "A Framework for Multi-Level Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Energy Systems," in Proc. IEEE Conference on Global Sustainable Infrastructure, pp. 1 -6, Atlanta, GA, November 2008.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia and P. T. Krein, "Integrating Reliability into the Design of Fault-Tolerant Power Electronic Systems," in Proc. of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference, pp. 2665 - 2671, Rodhes, Greece, June 2008.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, G. Z. Hanuschak, S. R. Hall, E. F. Crawley, "A Comparison of Guidance, Navigation and Control Architectural Approaches for Robotic and Human-Rated Spacecraft," in Proc. of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference and Exhibit, pp. 1 -15, Hilton Head, SC, August 2007.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, J. G. Kassakian, J. E. Schindall, and J. J. Zinchuk, "On the Use of Behavioral Models for the Integrated Performance and Reliability Performance Evaluation of Fault-Tolerant Avionics Systems," in Proc. of the IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Portland, pp. 1 - 14, OR, October 2006. Best Student Paper Award.
  • A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, J. G. Kassakian, and J. E. Schindall, "A Backup System for Automotive Steer-by-Wire, Actuated by Selective Braking," in Proc. of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialist Conference, pp. 383 - 388, Aachen, Germany, June 2004.

Journal Editorships

  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Special Issue on Robust Design and Reliability in Power Electronics, 2014.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Special Issue on Advanced Distributed Control of Energy Conversion Devices and Systems, 2014.
  • Guest Editor, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Series on Smart Grid Communications, 2013 – 2014.
  • Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, June 2012-present
  • Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, July 2011-present

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2013)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2012)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring 2011)
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2009)

Research Honors

  • Outstanding Young Engineer Award, IEEE Power and Energy Society (2012)
  • Student Best Paper Award (with Y. C. Chen and X. Jiang), North American Power Symposium (2011)
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation (2010)
  • Student Best Paper, AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (2006)

Other Honors

  • US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium Participant, National Academy of Engineering (2014)
  • Grainger Associate, Grainger Foundation (August 2011-present)
  • Presidential Fellow, MIT (2002)
  • Class 2001 Valedictorian, Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, University of Oviedo (2001)