Uzi (Yury) Dvorkin is an associate research professor in the departments of Civil and System Engineering and Electrical Computer and Engineering and a member of the Ralph S. O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute.
Using multi-disciplinary methods in engineering, operations research, economics, and policy analysis, Dvorkin develops models and algorithms to assist society in accommodating challenges posed by emerging smart grid technologies, such as intermittent power generation, demand response, storage, smart appliances, and cyber-infrastructure. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Previously, Dvorkin was an assistant professor and Goddard Junior Faculty Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, with an affiliated appointment at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress.
After being a graduate student researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Center for Nonlinear Studies in 2014, he received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2016. His dissertation, “Operations and Planning in Sustainable Power Systems,” won the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute’s inaugural Scientific Achievement Award.
In 2019, Dvorkin received an NSF CAREER Award to investigate small-scale electricity trading. He earned a “Best Reviewer” award for work on IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2014-2018), IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy (2014-2016), and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids (2016). Since 2019, Dvorkin has served as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.