Professional Activities

Research collaboration with national labs and international research centers and universities; Organization of professional workshops; Participation in national and international advisory committees on energy and transportation; Collaboration with industry on the development of advanced technology.

Selected Publications

Zhu, J., Jafari, M. A., and Lu, Y., "Optimal Energy Management in Community Microgrids," IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technology - Asia, May 2012.

Dang, J., Lu, Y., Zhao, P., and Jafari, M. A., "Wholesale Power Trading Through Concurrent Multiple-Issue Negotiation," Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, 2011 vol. 33 no. 3-4 386-405.

Dong, W., Lu, Y. and Jafari, M. A., "Protecting Smart Grid Automation Systems Against Cyber Attacks," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 2, No. 4, 2011.

Y. Chen and M.A. Jafari, “Vision-Based Online Process Control in Manufacturing Applications,” IEEE Trans. on Automation Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 5, 1, 2008.

W. Han, M.A. Jafari “Coordination Control of Positioning & Deposition in Layered Manufacturing,”, IEEE Trans. in Industrial Electronics, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2007.

Mohsen A. Jafari

Professor - Chairman

Ph.D., 1984, Syracuse University

Energy Systems, transportation systems, automation science, distributed and hierarchical hybrid systems, optimization and control, risk analysis.

Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D., is a professor of industrial and systems engineering at Rutgers. He has directed or codirected over $16.0 million funding from various government agencies and industry in automation, system optimization, data analytics, information and decision support systems, and risk analysis. His research application areas include energy systems, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. His work has led to major technological advances and product development including multi-material deposition in solid freeform fabrication; a decision support system for traffic safety (Plan4Safety); an integrated closed loop approach to planning, operation and investment of energy systems; cyber risk assessment of power networks; building energy asset management (BEAM); and berth planning. Jafari actively collaborates with national and international universities and research institutes. He has advised 14 Ph.D. theses and nine postdoctoral and research fellows. Presently, he is advising 9 additional Ph.D. theses that focus on energy systems and energy storage, zero-net communities, risk analysis, and process improvement in healthcare. Jafari has consulted several Fortune 500 companies, as well as national and international government agencies. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and received the IEEE Excellence Award in service and research..