Pablo A. Ruiz, PhD

Ruiz-PabloResearch Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Illinois

email: paruiz@bu.edu
office: 15 St. Mary’s Street, EMB 140

Research Interests

Analysis and design of power and energy markets * Decision support for power and energy systems operations and planning * Computing techniques applied to power and energy systems problems

Selected Publications:
  • P. A. Ruiz, A. Rudkevich, M. C. Caramanis, E. Goldis, E. Ntakou and R. Philbrick, “Reduced MIP formulation for transmission topology control,” in Proc. 50th Allerton Conference on Communications, Control and Computing, October 2012.
  • P. A. Ruiz, J. M. Foster, A. Rudkevich and M. C. Caramanis, “Tractable transmission topology control using sensitivity analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, no. 3, Aug 2012, pp. 1550 – 1559.
  • A. Rudkevich and P. A. Ruiz, “Locational carbon footprint of the power industry: implications for operations, planning and policy making,” invited chapter for the book Handbook of Power Systems: CO2, edited by Prof. P. Pardalos, Springer, 2012.
  • P. A. Ruiz, J. M. Foster, A. Rudkevich and M. C. Caramanis, “On fast transmission topology control heuristics,” in Proc. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 2011.
  • P. A. Ruiz, C. R. Philbrick and P. W. Sauer, “Modeling approaches for computational cost reduction in stochastic unit commitment formulations,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 25, no. 1, Feb. 2010, pp. 588 – 589
  • P. A. Ruiz, C. R. Philbrick, K. W. Cheung, E. Zak and P. W. Sauer, “Uncertainty management in the unit commitment problem,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 24, no. 2, May 2009, pp. 642 – 651.
  • P. A. Ruiz and P. W. Sauer, “Spinning contingency reserve: economic value and demand functions,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 3, Aug 2008, pp. 1071 – 1078.
  • P. A. Ruiz and P. W. Sauer, “Valuation of reserve services,” in Proceeding of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences 41, Waikoloa, HI, Jan. 2008.
  • P. A. Ruiz and G. Gross, “Short-term resource adequacy in electricity market design,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 23, no. 3, Aug 2007, pp. 916 – 926.
  • P. A. Ruiz and P. W. Sauer, “Voltage and reactive power estimation for outage studies,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 22, no. 2, May 2007, pp. 639 – 647.
  • P. A. Ruiz and J. Contreras, “An effective transmission expansion cost allocation based on game theory,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 22, no. 1, Feb. 2007, pp. 136 – 145.