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Personal Statement

Waqquas Bukhsh is a National Grid ESO Lecturer in Advanced Optimisation and Decision-support at the Department of Electrical and Electronics engineering. His research is focused on problems at the interface of optimisation and power systems, typically involving high degrees of risk and uncertainty. He is a lead developer of OATS, which is an open-source power system simulation toolbox.

Before joining Strathclyde, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Technical University of Denmark in the Department of Electrical Engineering, and before that, he was a PG student at the University of Edinburgh. He was also a visiting lecturer at the University of Copenhagen.

Research Interests

Waqquas's research interests lie in the areas of optimisation, networks, algorithm design and analysis, and applications of optimisation to electricty networks.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • PhD in Operations Research and Optimization, The University of Edinburgh, 2014.
  • BS in Mathematics, COMSATS University, 2008

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2014


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