Dr Muhammad Yousif
Department of Electrical Power Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
USPCAS-E Building,NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad
Power System Optimization, Dispatch Strategy
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Dr. Muhammad Yousif received his bachelor, master and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan, Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai (SJTU), China in 2012, 2014 and 2019 respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. His main research interests include power systems, microgrid, distributed generation, and dispatch algorithms.
Honors / Awards / Achievements
Awarded Fully Funded Scholarship by Shanghai Jiao Tong University for Ph.D.
The honor to represent SJTU in Sino‐EU Engineering Education Platform (SEEEP) 2017
The honor to represent Pakistan in 2nd Energy Internet and the Belt and Road Forum 2017, Shanghai.
Won a prize in a competition named SEIEE – Belt and Road Ideas Competition 2017.
Awarded Fully Funded Scholarship by Xi'an Jiaotong University for post-graduation.
Awarded Fully Funded Scholarship by Government of Pakistan through National ICT R&D fund for graduation from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan
Optimal operation of power systems, dispatch algorithms, microgrid, distributed generation.
Research Associate | Key Laboratory of Control of Power Transmission and Conversion, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China
Sep 2015- Jun 19
Details: Dr. Muhammad Yousif worked in this lab during his Ph.D. degree. This research covered a different aspect of microgrids including dispatch strategy, planning, and collaboration with the main grid.
Research Assistant | State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation for Power Equipment, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi'an, China
Sep 2012- Jun 2014
Details: Dr. Muhammad Yousif worked here during his Master degree. He studied sensor data and did a different type of analysis on it. Those analyses led him to learn about different statistical methods with formal presentations in the form of research reports.
Research Assistant |Smart Machines and Robotics Technology (SMART) Lab SEECS NUST
Sep 2010- Jun 2012
Details: Dr. Muhammad Yousif worked on a project titled “Development of a Tele-Surgical Training Robot and Simulator” in collaboration with Holy Family Hospital, Islamabad, Pakistan, funded by National ICT R&D Fund.
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Wattoo, W.A.; Jiang, Z.; Hao, R.; Gao, Y. Least cost combinations of solar power, wind power, and energy storage system for powering large-scale grid. J. Power Sources 2019, 412, 710–716, doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.11.084. (SCI, IF 7.467)
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Gao, Y.; Wattoo, W.A.; Jiang, Z.; Hao, R. Application of Particle Swarm Optimization to a Scheduling Strategy for Microgrids Coupled with Natural Gas Networks. Energies 2018, 11, 3499, doi:10.3390/en11123499. (SCI, IF 2.707)
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Gao, Y.; Wattoo, W.A.; Hao, R.; Jiang, Z. An Optimal Dispatch Strategy for Distributed Microgrids using PSO. CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems 2019, doi: 10.17775/CSEEJPES.2018.01070 (SCI, IF 2.68)
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Gao, Y.; Wattoo, W.A.; Hao, R.; Jiang, Z. Dataset for Scheduling Strategies for Microgrids Coupled with Natural Gas Networks. Data 2019, 4, 24, doi:10.3390/data4010024. (ESCI)
 Z, Xiaoqian; Ai, Q.; Yousif, M. Two kinds of decentralized robust economic dispatch framework combined distribution network and multi-microgrids. Applied Energy 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.113588. (SCI, IF 8.426)
 Gao, Y.; Ai, Q.; Wang, X.; Yousif, M. Distributed Cooperative Economic Optimization Strategy of a Regional Energy Network based on Energy Cell-tissue Architecture. IEEE Trans. Ind. Informatics 2019, 1–1, doi:10.1109/tii.2019.2897741. (SCI, IF 7.377)
 Gao, Y.; Ai, Q.; Yousif, M.; Wang, X. Source-load-storage consistency collaborative optimization control of flexible DC distribution network considering multi-energy complementarity. Int. J. Electr. Power Energy Syst. 2019, 107, 273–281, doi:10.1016/j.ijepes.2018.11.033. (SCI, IF 4.418)
 Wattoo, W.A.; Feng, D.; Yousif, M.; Tahir, S. Anwar, M.T.; Numan, M. Optimal asset allocation of wind energy units in conjunction with demand response for a large-scale electric grid. International Journal of Energy Research 2019, doi.org/10.1002/er.4663 (SCI, IF 3.343)
 Wattoo, W.A.; Feng, D.; Yousif, M.; Tahir, S. A promising scheme for portfolio selection to gain pragmatic pool-based electricity market returns under uncertain circumstances. Stud. Informatics Control 2018, 27, 431–442, doi:10.24846/v27i4y201807. (SCI, IF 1.347)
 Yufan Zhang, Qian Ai, Zhaoyu Li, Shuangrui Yin, Kaiyi Huang, Muhammad Yousif, Tianguang Lu. Data augmentation strategy for small sample short-term load forecasting of distribution transformer. International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems 2019, (SCI, IF 1.314)
 Wattoo, W.A.; Feng, D.; Yousif, M. An optimal asset allocation strategy for suppliers paying carbon tax in the competitive electricity market. Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology 2019, (SCI, IF 0.597)
 Gao, Y.; Ai, Q.; Hao, R.; Zhang, Z.; Yousif, M. Autonomous decentralized control of multi-agent system for AC/DC Hybrid Grid. Dianwang Jishu/Power Syst. Technol. 2017, 41, doi:10.13335/j.1000-3673.pst.2016.2552. (EI)
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Gao, Y.; Wattoo, W.A.; Jiang, Z.; Hao, R. An Optimal Dispatch Strategy for Distributed Micro-Grids. In 2nd IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2018 - Proceedings; IEEE, 2018; pp. 1–5. DOI: 10.1109/EI2.2018.8582181 (EI)
 Yousif, M.; Ai, Q.; Anwar, M.T.; Yin, S.; Gao, Y.; Hao, R. Modeling Low Carbon and Low-Cost Electricity Supply for Pakistan. In 14th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, ICIEA 2019 - Proceedings; IEEE, 2019; pp. 1–5. doi: 10.1109/EI2.2018.8582181 (EI)
 Gao, Y.; Yousif, M.; Ai, Q., Distributed coordinated control of multi-agent system for medium and low voltage AC-DC distribution network, In 20th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, ICIT 2019 - Proceedings; IEEE, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/ICIT.2019.8755078 (EI)
 Jiang, Z.; Ai, Q.; Hao, R.; Yousif, M.; Yufan Z. Joint Optimization for Bidding and Pricing of Electric Vehicle Aggregators Considering Reserve Provision and EV Response, 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). (EI, in press)
Electric Power Generation Transmission and Distribution
Teaching Assistant| SEECS NUST
Sep 2011- Feb 2012
Embedded System Design
Internee| NEXTEK services, Islamabad, Pakistan
Jul 2011- Aug 2011