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Power, Sensors & Smart Grids

Henry Yeh headshot
Areas of expertise
•  Digital signal processing
•  Wireless communication systems
•  Green energy
•  Smart grids
•  Adaptive controls for power systems
Research focus
•  DSP/communication/control algorithm development with MATLAB
•  Field-Programmable Gate Arrays
•  Communication system applications
•  Optimization and controls
•  Electrical event detection 

Hen-Geul (Henry) Yeh

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Dr. Yeh's research, focusing on digital signal processing, communications, controls, and smart grids, has been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. The holder of four patents, Yeh was inducted into the CSULB chapter of the National Academy of Inventors in 2016. He has served as the organizer and conference chair of IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC) since 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California Irvine in 1982, and served as a visiting professor at Caltech, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab and collaborated with the Aerospace Corp. and other companies before joining CSULB. The recipient of JPL awards, the Aerospace Corp. Inventor's Award, and several teaching recognitions, including the CSULB Outstanding Professor Award, Yeh was named chair of the CSULB Electrical Engineering Deparment in 2016.

Mohammad Mozumdar and students
Areas of expertise:
•  Embedded systems
•  Sensor networks
•  Machine learning
Research focus:  
•  Architecture and protocols
•  System-level design for Smart road-sensing networks
•  Real-time driver drowsiness detection

Mohammad Mozumdar

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Dr. Mozumdar's novel ideas about model-based design for sensor networks have had a profound impact on engineering and industrial communities and been published in book chapters, journals, conference proceedings, major scientific magazines, and translated into several different languages. His work has applications in transportation and other areas. He is a frequent reviewer, technical program committee member, and session chair at international conferences. Before joining CSULB's Electrical Engineering Department in 2012, he was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in electronics and communication engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. 

Masoud Nazari
Areas of expertise
•  Smart grids
•  Power systems
•  Electricity markets
Research focus:
•  Cyber-physical smart grid control
•  Distributed algorithms for energy systems
•  Renewable energy integration
•  Power system modernization
•  Autonomous network control in smart grids
•  Distributed energy management for smart systems
•  Power systems economics and retail electricity market

Masoud Nazari

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Director of the CSULB Power and Energy Systems Lab, Dr. Nazari consults with industry on smart grids control and power systems decentralization. He chairs the technical program and review committees and the power systems session for the IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC). Prior to joining CSULB’s Electrical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in 2015, he was a GeorgiaTech postdoctoral fellow. He holds a dual Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He is the primary investigator on a $2.5 million California Energy Commission project to convert one of the College of Engineering's classroom buildings into a highly efficient smart building able to respond to energy demand.