Mohammad Heidari Kapourchali

Mohammad Heidari Kapourchali
Assistant Professor
Electrical Engineering
EIB 409D
(907) 786-1960


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (2018)


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Alaska Anchorage. I joined UAA in Fall 2018. I received my Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, in 2018. I also received my MS Degree in electrical engineering from Azad University, South Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran. My research interests include reliability and resiliency modeling of critical infrastructures (e.g. cyber-physical, power-water, etc.); data analytics and decision-making under uncertainty; renewable energy integration and micro-grids; and energy grid automation.   

Research Interests

Energy resiliency of isolated/remote communities

Reliability, risk, and resilience modeling of interdependent infrastructures

Renewable energy integration and electrical vehicles

Micro-grids operation and planning

Data analytics and decision-making under uncertainty

Asset management and maintenance


M. Heidari, M. Sepehry, and V. Aravinthan, “Fault Detector and Switch Placement in Cyber-Enabled Power Distribution Network” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 980-992, March 2018

M. Sepehry, M. Heidari, V. Aravinthan, and W. Jewell “Robust Day-Ahead Operation Planning of Unbalanced Microgrids” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, accepted January 7, 2019 

M. Heidari, M. Sepehry, and V. Aravinthan, “Multivariate Spatio-Temporal Solar Generation Forecasting: A Unified Approach to Deal with Communication Failure and Invisible Sites” IEEE Systems Journal, accepted September3rd, 2018 

M. Heidari, T. Balachandran, V. Aravinthan, V. Namboodiri, and G. Chen “ALARM: Average Low-Latency Medium Access Control Communication Protocol for Smart Feeders” IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Special issues on Cyber-Physical Power Systems: Design, Modeling, Simulation and Control, Vol. 10, No. 11, November 2016

Career History/Work Experience

2018 – Present                Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, UAA

2017 – 2018                    Adjunct Lecturer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, WSU

2013 – 2017                    Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, WSU