Joshua Comden

Joshua Comden

Postdoctoral Researcher-Electrical Engineering


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Joshua Comden has a Ph.D. in operations research which focused on utilizing uncertain predictions to make real-time decisions; applications include energy systems and cloud computing. Coming from both an applied mathematics and engineering background, he can think from both a theoretical perspective and a practical perspective. He received extra training in decision support with a fellowship during graduate school to learn how to communicate scientific ideas effectively to decision makers. At NREL, Comden is in the Energy System Control and Optimization group working on various projects to design optimal control schemes for distributed energy resources with the goal of making the power grid more resilient.

Research Interests

Online optimization and control of power systems

Distributed optimization and control of power systems

Education

Ph.D., Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Operations Research, Stony Brook University

M.S., Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Operations Research, Stony Brook University

B.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware

Associations and Memberships

Member, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences

Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Control Systems Society and Power and Energy Society

Awards and Honors

Woo Jong Kim Dissertation Award (2020)