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Eilyan Bitar

  • Eilyan Bitar
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
  • Address: 326 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-7156
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Eilyan Bitar is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell in the Fall 2012, he was engaged as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Computing + Mathematical Science (CMS) at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science during the 2011-12 academic year. A native Californian, he received both his Ph.D. (2011) and B.S. (2006) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

Professor Bitar's current research examines the operation and economics of modern power systems, with an emphasis on the design of markets and optimization methods to manage the behavior of consumers and distributed energy resources.

Selected Publications

  • Bitar, Eilyan, Y. Xu. 2017. "Deadline Differentiated Pricing of Deferrable Electric Loads." IEEE Transactions on a Smart Grid 8 (1): 13 - 25.
  • Khezeli, K., Eilyan Bitar. 2016. ""Data-driven Pricing of Demand Response"." Paper presented at Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2016 IEEE International Conference
  • Bitar, Eilyan, Ram Rajagopal, Pramod P. Khargonekar, Kameshwar Poolla, Pravin Varaiya. 2012. "Bringing Wind Energy to Market." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 27 (3): 1225-1235.
  • Lin , W., Eilyan Bitar. 2016. ""Decentralized Control of Distributed Energy Resources in Radial Distribution Systems"." Paper presented at Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), 2016 IEEE International Conference
  • Lin , W., Eilyan Bitar. 2016. ""Parameterized Supply Function Equilibrium in Power Networks"." Paper presented at Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on IEEE

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (NSF) 2014
  • The David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (Cornell University) 2012
  • John and Janet McMurtry Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2010
  • John G. Maurer Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2008
  • Robert F. Steidel Jr. Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2007


  • BS University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • Ph D University of California, Berkeley, 2011