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Maryam Nasri, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Technology Building 117
Office: (716) 878-6017

Maryam Nasri is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at SUNY Buffalo State University. She previously held the position of Associate Professor at SUNY Alfred State College of Technology, where she taught various electrical engineering courses for over seven years. Dr. Nasri was actively involved in implementing autonomous control robot projects.

She earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Simon Fraser University in Surrey, BC, Canada, and her master's degree in software engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition to her academic background, she has over a decade of industry experience, including working at high-tech companies such as IBM Canada, where she served as an Application Developer.

Maryam's areas of specialization include the control and coordination of power electronic converters in distribution systems such as microgrids. She dedicated three years to this area as a Research Scholar at the University of South Carolina until 2016. Maryam's current research interests include the application of AI and Robotics in enhancing energy efficiency in smart power systems. A list of her publications can be found on her Google Scholar Profile

An IEEE Senior Member, Dr. Nasri is devoted to advancing the field of electrical engineering through continuous research endeavors and a strong commitment to furthering education in the discipline.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Simon Fraser University, 2016
  • MSS in Software Engineering, The University of British Columbia, 2009
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, 1995

Research Interests:

  • Application of AI and Robotics for enhancing energy efficiency in smart power systems
  • Control and coordination of power electronic converters in microgrids
  • Application of Intelligent Agents in distributed control of microgrids

Academic and Industrial Experience:

  • Assistant Professor – Electrical Engineering Technology Department, SUNY Buffalo State University, Buffalo, NY, January 2023-Present
  • Associate Professor – Electrical Engineering Technology Department, SUNY Alfred State College of Technology, 2022-January 2023 
  • Assistant Professor – Electrical Engineering Technology Department, SUNY Alfred State College of Technology, 2016-2022
  • Research Scholar – Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina, 2013- 2016
  • Research Associate – Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), 2011-2012
  • Application Developer, IBM of Canada, 2008-2009
  • System Analyst and  Network Designer, Information Technology Company (ITC) 1996-2006

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Senior Design and Project
  • Embedded and Real-time Systems
  • Embedded Control Fundamentals
  • Electronic Communications
  • Digital Systems
  • Circuit Analysis I & II
  • Circuit and Devices
  • System Dynamics

Selected Publications:

  • Nasri, Maryam. "Implementing Laboratory and Project-Based Embedded Control Sequence Courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering." 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2023. 
  • M. Nasri, H.L. Ginn, M. MoallemAgent-Based Coordinated Control of Power Electronic Converters in a Microgrid, Electronics, Vol. 10, Issue 9, page 1031, 2021/1.

  • R. Rashidi, N. Summerville, and M. Nasri, magnetically actuated piezoelectric-based rotational energy harvester with enhanced output in a wide range of rotating speeds, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 55 (9) (2019) 1-8

  • M. Nasri, H.L. Ginn, M. Moallem, Distributed Control of Converters in a DC Microgrid Using Agent Technology, Accepted, Power System Conference (PSC), Clemson, SC, March. 8-11, 2016

  • M. Nasri, H.L. Ginn, M. Moallem, Agent-based real-time coordination of power converters in a DC shipboard power system, IEEE Electric Ship Technology Symposium (ESTS) Conference, Alexandria, VA, June 22-24, 2015

  • M. Nasri, H.L. Ginn, M. Moallem, Application of Intelligent Agent Systems for Real-time Coordination of Power Converters (RCPC) in Microgrids, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) Conference, Pittsburg, PA, Sep. 2014, pp. 3942-9, 2014

  • M. Manbachi, M. Nasri, B. Shahabi, H. Farhangi, A. Palizban, S. Arzanpour, M. Moallem, D.C. Lee, Real-Time Adaptive VVO/CVR Topology Using Multi-Agent System and IEC 61850-Based Communication Protocol, IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy, vol. 5, issue 2, pp. 587-594, Apr. 2014

  • M. Nasri, H. Farhangi, A. Palizban, M. Moallem, Multi-Agent Control System for Real-time Adaptive VVO/CVR in Smart Substation, IEEE Electrical Power, and Energy Conference (EPEC12), London, Ontario, pp.1-7, Oct. 2012