Dr. Egbue's research interests include socio-technical system analysis, technology adoption, strategic management and optimization of complex systems including energy, transportation and other infrastructural systems
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR VEHICLE-TO-GRID SYSTEMS
This project aims to design algorithms for optimal scheduling and control of charging and discharging of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) through the formulation and solving of optimization problems from the perspectives of major stakeholders including electric utility, owners of commercial charging stations and customers. This project is funded by the National Science Foundation
DECISION-MAKING FOR RURAL BROADBAND
This research effort aims to describe the decision-making process for rural broadband investment in order to develop strategic planning tools and resources for state and local governments. This work is in collaboration with the Dr. Casey Canfield at Missouri University of Science and Technology
MULTI-AGENT SYSTEM FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF MICROGRIDS
Microgrids provide an improvement to problems facing the U.S. energy and transportation sector including fossil fuel depletion, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, they offer enhanced grid security and stability because they can aggregate distributed generation (DG) and energy storage at the distribution level. This project aims to develop a robust framework to optimize microgrid and plug-in electric vehicle integration.