Venkat Kumar Krishnan

  • Postdoc Research Associate

Main Office

1121 Coover
Ames, IA 50011-3060
Phone: 515-294-9338


• Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, August 2010 • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, December 2007 • B.E., Electrical and Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, India, May 2005

Interest Areas

• Infrastructure Planning- Long-term Generation and Transmission Co-optimization, Energy and Transportation Infrastructure Planning, Energy Storage in Electricity Markets • Power System Operational Planning- Power System Voltage Stability and Reactive Power Planning, Application of Statistical Simulation and Data Mining

Selected Publications

  • V. Krishnan, J. McCalley, S. Henry, and S. Issad, “Efficient Database Generation for Decision Tree based Power System Security Assessment,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2011
  • V. Krishnan, T. Das, E. Ibanez, C. Lopez, and J. McCalley, “Modeling Operational Effects of Variable Generation within National Long-term Infrastructure Planning Software,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, May 2013
  • E. Ibanez, S. Lavrenz, D. Mejía, V. Krishnan, K. Gkritza, J. McCalley, and A. K. Somani, “Resiliency and robustness in long-term planning of the national energy and transportation system,” to appear in International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, 2013
  • V. Krishnan, and J. McCalley, “Importance Sampling based Intelligent Test Set Generation for Validating Operating Rules used in Power System Operational Planning,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Aug 2013
  • V. Krishnan, J. McCalley, S. Lemos, and J. Bushnell, “Nation-wide Transmission Overlay Design and Benefits Assessment for the U S,” Energy Policy, 2013
  • J. McCalley, V. Krishnan, K. Gkritza, R. Brown, and D. Mejia-Giraldo, “Planning for Long Haul,” IEEE Power and Energy, Sept/Oct 2013