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Engineering | School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Kory HedmanKory Hedman

Associate Professor
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ERC 579

Research expertise: Power and energy systems, operations research, renewable energy, power system economics, operations and planning, transmission engineering, mathematical programming, stochastic optimization, market design, energy economics, financial engineering

Kory W. Hedman specializes in three disciplines and holds six degrees: bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and economics from the University of Washington in 2004, master’s degrees in economics and electrical engineering from Iowa State University in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in operations research from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and 2010, respectively.

Hedman joined the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University as an assistant professor in 2010 and is a graduate faculty in industrial engineering. Hedman was awarded the 2014 Fulton Exemplar Faculty award, in its inaugural year; given to less than 5% of the best faculty in the Fulton Schools at ASU. Hedman has also received numerous ASU teaching awards and various research and service awards. Hedman’s research includes operations research applied to electric power systems, high performance computing, power systems operations and planning, cyber-security for electric power systems, management of renewable resources and distributed resources, energy market design and pricing, and transmission topology control. Hedman has previously worked for the California ISO in Folsom, California and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., operations research, University of California at Berkeley, 2010
M.S., operations research, University of California at Berkeley, 2007

Selected publications

Sahraei-Ardakani and K. W. Hedman, “Computationally efficient adjustment of FACTS set points in DC optimal power flow with shift factors structure,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted Jul. 9, 2016.

Li and K. W. Hedman, “Enhanced pumped hydro storage utilization using policy functions,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted Jun. 8, 2016.

D. Lyon, S. Maslennikov, M. Sahraei-Ardakani, T. Zheng, E. Litvinov, X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, and K. W. Hedman, “Harnessing smart flexible transmission: corrective transmission switching for ISO-NE,” IEEE Power and Energy Technology Systems Journal, accepted Apr. 25, 2016.

Sahraei-Ardakani, X. Li, P. Balasubramanian, K. W. Hedman, and M. Abdi-Khorsand, “Real-time contingency analysis with transmission switching on real power system data,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, pp. 1-2, accepted Jul. 17, 2015.

M. Al-Abdullah, M. Abdi-Khorsand, and K. W. Hedman, “The role of out-of-market corrections in day-ahead scheduling,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1937-1946, Jul. 2015.

Lyon, F. Wang, K. W. Hedman, and M. Zhang, “Market implications and pricing of dynamic reserve policies for systems with renewables,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 1593-1602, May 2015.

W. Hedman, M. C. Ferris, R. P. O’Neill, E. B. Fisher, and S. S. Oren, “Co-optimization of generation unit commitment and transmission switching with N-1 reliability,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 1052-1063, May 2010. Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE PES PSACE sub-committee, 2012 (annual, one award worldwide).