Michael Caramanis

caramanisCEESI Co-Director
Division of Systems Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering

PhD, Harvard University

(617) 353-3253

Watch Professor Caramanis discuss his energy research.

Research Interests:

  • Analysis and design of power markets
  • Design of Microgrid cyber capabilities
  • Decision support algorithms for load management
  • Scheduling and planning of complex stochastic production systems
  • Advanced Sustainable Business Design

Courses Taught:

ENG MN/SC 710 Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Control
ENG MN765 Production Systems Design
ENG MN510 Production Systems Analysis
ENG MN308 Statistics and Quality Engineering
ENG ECE402 Control Systems
ENG EK 500 Probability and Statistics
ENG MN/SE/ECE543 Sustainable Power Systems: Planning, Operations and Markets

Brief Biography:

Michael C. Caramanis (BS in Ch.E. Stanford U. ,1971, MS and PhD in Engineering Harvard U. ,1976) is Boston University Professor of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, teaches in the areas of Stochastic Control, supply chains and Power Markets, and conducts research in smart grid enabled demand response, distributed renewable and other resource integration, and the extension of whole sale power markets to include distribution/retail participants. He is widely published in the areas of supply chain control and in Power system capacity expansion, markets and demand response including co-authorship of Spot Pricing of Electricity Kluwer, 1988. Before joining Boston University he served as Associate Director of the Scientific Secretariat of the Greek National Energy Council (1976-1979), MIT Energy Laboratory Utility Systems Associate Director (1979-1982), and during a recent leave as chair of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy and Investment Group Chair of the Brussels-based Energy Charter (2004-2008).