Devendra Shelar

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Devendra Shelar


Computational Science and Engineering
Graduate Student

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Graduate student in the Computational Science and Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA.

Master of Science in Transportation, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 2016.

Bachelor and Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, 2012.


My research area is resilient operation of the electricity networks. Several initiatives such as integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs), demand management (DEM), smart metering, etc. have also made the smart grid networks more susceptible to both reliability failures such as faults and security failures such as cyber-physical attacks. I have modeled these failure scenarios as attacker-defender games, and formulated multi-level optimization problems to determine optimal attacker and defender strategies. I am particularly interested in the utilization of the DERs for resilient operation of the smart grid. I am interested in developing decision support tools to help quickly identify failure scenarios, determine optimal response strategies, and use them to minimize the impact on smart grid operations.


Shelar D., Amin S., and Hiskens I. "Towards Resilience-Aware Resource Allocation and Dispatch in Electricity Distribution Networks," Book chapter in Springer/IMA volume on The Control of Energy Markets and Grids, 2017 (under review)

Shelar D., Sun P., Amin S., and Zonouz S. "Compromising Security of Economic Dispatch in Power System Operations," Proceedings of Dependable Systems and Networks, Denver, 2017. 

Shelar D. and Amin S. “Security Assessment of Electricity Distribution Networks under DER Node Compromises,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, 2015

Shelar D. and Amin S., "Analyzing Vulnerability of Distribution Networks to PV Disruptions,” American Control Conference, Chicago, 2015

Shelar D. and Amin S. “A Distributed Strategy for Electricity Distribution Network Control in the face of DER Compromises,” Conference of Decision and Control, Osaka, 2015

Rangaraj N., Ranade A., Shelar D., Gupta P., and Gopalakrishnan R. “Timetabling for Suburban Rail Services in India,” European Conference on Operations Research, 2013.

Shelar D., Agrawal P., Rangaraj N., and Ranade A. “Simulation of Multiple Lines Rail Section,” Proceedings of International Simulation Conference of India, Mumbai, 2012.


Shelar D. "Compromising Security of Economic Dispatch in Power System Operations", Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, Denver, 29th June, 2017


Resilient Infrastructure Control; Integer Programming and Combinatorial Optimization; Games, Decision and Computation; Graphs, Linear Algebra and Optimization; Online Methods in Machine Learning; Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations