Peter Luh


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Peter Luh received his BS from National Taiwan University, MS from MIT, and PhD from Harvard University. He has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut since 1980, and is the SNET Professor of Communications & Information Technologies. He was the Director of Taylor L. Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (1997-2004); and the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2006-2009). He is a Fellow of IEEE, and a member of the Periodicals Committee of IEEE Technical Activities Board. He was the founding Editor-in- Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and an EiC of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. He is the recipient of the 2013 Pioneer Award of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society for his pioneering contributions to the development of near-optimal and efficient planning, scheduling, and coordination methodologies for manufacturing and power systems.


Systems Engineering Focus

Key Active Research Projects

  • “Electricity Auctions with Intermittent Generation,” ISO-New England, 8/08-8/16.“CyberSEES, Type 2: Fault Detection, Diagnosis and Prognosis of HVAC systems,” National
  • Science Foundation, 10/13 – 09/17, with Krishna Pattipati as the PI and Peter B. Luh, Bing Wang, Robert Gao and George Kuchel as the Co-PIs.
  • “Intelligence at the Edge: Enabling Highly Resilient and Efficient Microgrids through Ultra-Fast
    Programmable Networks,” National Science Foundation, 7/14/-6/17, with Bing Wang as the PI and Peng Zhang and Peter B. Luh as the Co-PIs.
  • “Supervisory Control Synthesis for Energy Efficient BIS Chiller Plants,” United Technologies
    Corporation, 1/15-12/16, with Shalabh Gupta as the PI, and Ali Bazzi, Peter B. Luh, George Bollas, and Ashwin Dani as the Co-PIs.
  • “Contingency-Constrained Unit Commitment with High Penetration of Intermittent
    Renewables,” National Science Foundation, 8/1/15-7/31/18.
  • “Evacuating with Others Virtually,” National Science Foundation, 9/15/-8/18, with Peter Luh as the PI and Hart Blanton as the Co-PI.
  • “Surrogate Lagrangian Relaxation and Branch-and- cut for Security Constrained Unit
    Commitment with Combined Cycle Units,” MISO and GE, 2/16-9/16.

Future Directions

  • Smart, green and safe buildings.
  • Smart grid, electricity markets, and effective renewable integration to the grid.
  • Intelligent manufacturing systems.

Key Skills/Capabilities

  • Mathematical optimization of large-scale mixed-integer problems.
  • Decision-making under uncertain, distributed, or antagonistic environments.
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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4821
Mailing Address371 Fairfield Way, Unit 4157
Office LocationITEB 348