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Yashar Ghiassi-Farrokhfal is an Associate Professor at the Rotterdam School of Management. Additionally, he is the academic director of Smart Energy at the Erasmus Center for Data Analytics (ECDA) and the communication director of ACM SIGEnergy. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has several publications in top-notch journals and has organized multiple conferences/workshops in the field of the energy transition. He has also been involved in multiple European projects such as FlexSUS (heat transition of municipalities) and MAGPIE (Energy transition in Ports). He uses multi-disciplinary approaches and has studied several aspects of energy transitions such as sector coupling, microgrids, electric vehicles, hydrogen, energy storage, and market mechanisms at retail, wholesale, peer-to-peer, and bilateral levels.

Publications

Academic (17)
  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2022). A review of equity in electricity tariffs in the renewable energy era. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 161, [112333]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112333

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2022). Economic inefficiencies of pricing distributed generation under novel tariff designs. Applied Energy, 313, [118839]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118839

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2021). Making Green Power Purchase Agreements More Predictable and Reliable for Companies. Decision Support Systems. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dss.2021.113514

  • Esmat, A., De Vos, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Palensky, P., & Epema, D. (2020). A Novel Decentralized Platform for Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Market with Blockchain Technology. Applied Energy, 282, [11623]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.116123

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2020). Cross-subsidies among residential electricity prosumers from tariff design and metering infrastructure. Energy Policy, 145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111736

  • Pevec, D., Babic, J., Carvalho, A., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Podobnik, V. (2020). A Survey-Based Assessment of How Existing and Potential Electric Vehicle Owners Perceive Range Anxiety. Journal of Cleaner Production, 276, [122779]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122779

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2020). The Economic Consequences of Electricity Tariff Design in a Renewable Energy Era. Applied Energy, 275, [115317]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.115317

  • Kazhamiaka, F., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Keshav, S., & Rosenberg, C. (2019). Comparison of Different Approaches for Solar PV and Storage Sizing. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSUSC.2019.2946246

  • Pevec, D., Babic, J., Kayser, MA., Carvalho, A., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Podobnik, V. (2018). A Data-Driven Statistical Approach for Extending Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. International Journal of Energy Research, 42(9), 3102-3120. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.3978

  • Basmadjian, R., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Vishwanath, A. (2018). Hidden Storage in Data Centers: Gaining Flexibility Trough Cooling Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10740, 68-82. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74947-1_5

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Rosenberg, C., Keshav, S., & Adjaho, M-B. (2016). Joint Optimal Design and Operation of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 34(3), 639-650. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSAC.2016.2525599

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Keshav, S., & Rosenberg, C. (2015). Towards a Realistic Storage Modelling and Performance Analysis in Smart Grids. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2014.2330832

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Kazhamiaka, F., Rosenberg, C., & Keshav, S. (2015). Optimal Design of Solar PV Farms With Storage. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6(4), 1586-1593. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2015.2456752

  • Liebeherr, J., & Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y. (2015). On the Output Rate of Overloaded Link Schedulers. IEEE Communications Letters, 19(4), 573-576. https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2015.2401569

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Keshav, S., Rosenberg, C., & Ciucu, F. (2015). Solar Power Modelling: An Analytical Approach. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 6(1), 162-170. https://doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2014.2359795

  • Singla, S., & Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y. (2014). Using Storage to Minimize Carbon Footprint of Diesel Generators for Unreliable Grids. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 5(4), 1270-1277. http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79420

  • Liebeherr, J., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Burchard, A. (2011). On the impact of link scheduling on end-to-end delays in large networks. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 29(5), 1009-1020. https://doi.org/10.1109/JSAC.2011.110511

Academic (1)
  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Pakravan, M. R. (2005). Cross-layer flooding for sensor networks without location information. IEEE MASS.

Academic (26)
  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2022). How Does Distributed Generation Affect Economic Efficiency in Electricity Tariffs? In International Association for Energy Economics Online Conference (Vol. 313) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118839

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2020). Economic Inefficiencies of Distributed Generation under Novel Tariff Designs. In International Conference on Applied Energy

  • Naseri, N., Ghiassi-Farokhfal, Y., & Collins, J. (2019). A trade-off analysis between the spot and real-time electricity markets for batteries. In 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019 [2267] Association for Information Systems. 40th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2019 https://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2019/sustainable_is/sustainable_is/8/

  • Pevec, D., Babic, J., Carvalho, A., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Podobnik, V. (2019). Electric Vehicle Range Anxiety: An Obstacle for the Personal Transportation (R) evolution? In 4th International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Technologies (SpliTech) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/SpliTech.2019.8783178

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2019). Increasing Renewables In Energy Cooperatives Leads To Higher Cross-Subsidies, Depending On Tariff. In 42nd IAEE Conference (International Association for Energy Economics)

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & van Lunteren, B. (2019). Designing an Inter-Sectoral Energy Storage System. In 42nd IAEE Conference (International Association for Energy Economics)

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Nasiri, N., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2019). The Role of Batteries with Market Power in Electricity Markets. In Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS)

  • Nasiri, N., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Ketter, W. (2019). Batteries With Market Power In Electricty Markets. In 42nd IAEE Conference (International Association for Energy Economics)

  • Naseri, N., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2019). Battery with Market Power in Electricity Markets. In Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems (WITS)

  • Kazhamiaka, F., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Keshav, S., & Rosenberg, C. (2018). Robust and Practical Approaches for Solar PV and Storage Sizing. In e-Energy '18 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Future Energy Systems https://doi.org/10.1145/3208903.3208935

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2017). Designing a Battery-Friendly Electricity Market. In International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS-17)

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2017). Cross-subsidies in Energy Cooperative Tariff Designs. In Workshop on Information Technology & Systems (WITS)

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2016). A cooperative aggregation model for pricing residential energy users with renewable energy sources. In Workshop on Information Technology and Systems

  • Ansarin, M., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Collins, J., & Ketter, W. (2016). A Demand Response Model for Residential Energy Cooperatives with Distributed Generation. In Workshop on Information Technology and Systems (WITS)

  • van Gelder, C., & Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y. (2016). On The Reliability Gain of Neighborhood Coalitions: A Data-Driven Study. In IEEE SmartGridComm.

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Ketter, W., & Collins, J. (2016). Analyzing Market Pricing Schemes To Integrate Renewable Sources. In Workshop on Information Technology & Systems (WITS)

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Keshav, S., & Rosenberg, C. (2014). An EROI Analysis of Renewable Energy Farms with Storage. In e-Energy '14: Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Future energy systems https://doi.org/10.1145/2602044.2602064

  • Singla, S., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Keshav, S. (2014). Battery Provisioning and Scheduling for a Hybrid Battery-Diesel Generator System. In ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (Vol. 41, pp. 71-76). 3 https://doi.org/10.1145/2567529.2567552

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Liebeherr, J. (2013). Capacity Provisioning for Schedulers with Tiny Buffers. In 2013 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 2445-2453) https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2013.6567050

  • Singla, S., Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Keshav, S. (2013). Near-Optimal Scheduling for a Hybrid Battery-Diesel Generator for Offline-Grid Locations. In Proceedings of ACM Sigmetrics http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79425

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Ciucu, F. (2012). On the Impact of Finite Buffers on Per-Flow Delays in FIFO Queues. In Proceedings of International Teletraffic Congress (ITC) http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79428

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Liebeherr, J., & Burchard, A. (2011). The impact of link scheduling on long paths: statistical analysis and optimal bounds. In 2011 Proceedings IEEE INFOCOM https://doi.org/10.1109/INFCOM.2011.5934905

  • Liebeherr, J., & Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y. (2010). Does link scheduling matter on long paths? In Proceedings of ICDCS http://hdl.handle.net/1765/79430

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., & Liebeherr, J. (2009). Output characterization of constant bit rate traffic in FIFO schedulers. In IEEE Communications Letters (Vol. 13, pp. 618-620). 8 https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2009.090979

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Arbab, V. R., & Pakravan, M. R. (2006). Estimation error minimization in sensor networks with mobile agents. In -

  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y., Arbab, V. R., & Pakravan, M. R. (2006). A near optimum RREQ flooding algorithm in sensor networks. In -

External (1)
  • Ghiassi-Farrokhfal, Y. (2012). Network Performance Analysis of Packet Scheduling Algorithms. [Doctoral Thesis, University of Toronto]. University of Toronto.

Academic (1)

Courses

Designing Business Applications

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM02BIM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

Programming for managers

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME008
  • Level: Master, Master, Master

BIM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMMTBIM
  • Level: Master

BIM Thesis Clinic

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020
  • Code: BMRM1BIM
  • Level: Master

Past courses

BIM Research Methods I - Old style

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05BIM
  • ECTS: 2

BIM Research Methods II - Old style

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMRMBIM
  • ECTS: 4