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Eilyan Bitar

  • Eilyan Bitar
  • Dept: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Address: 326 Frank H T Rhodes Hall
  • Phone: 607 255-7156
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Eilyan Bitar is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell in the Fall 2012, he was engaged as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Computing + Mathematical Science (CMS) at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of California, Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science during the 2011-12 academic year. A native Californian, he received both his Ph.D. (2011) and B.S. (2006) from the University of California, Berkeley.

Research Interests

Professor Bitar's research interests include modern power systems and electricity markets, stochastic control, and optimization.

Selected Publications

  • Bitar, Eilyan, Y. Xu. 2013. "On Incentive Compatibility of Deadline Differentiated Pricing for Deferrable Demand." Paper presented at Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on ecision and Control, Invited Paper, Florence, Italy
  • Munoz-Alvarez, D., E Bitar. 2014. "Financial Storage Rights in Electric Power Networks." Other.
  • Munoz-Alvarez, Daniel, Eilyan Bitar, Lang Tong, Jianhui Wang. 2014. "Piecewise affine dispatch policies for economic dispatch under uncertainty." Paper presented at 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, July, 2014, July (3rd Quarter/Summer).
  • Bitar, E., Y Xu. 2014. "Deadline Differentiated Pricing of Delay-Tolerant Demand." Other.
  • Munoz-Alvarez, D., J. Wang, Eilyan Bitar, L. Tong. 2014. "Piecewise Affine Policies for Multi-Period Economic Under Uncertainty." Paper presented at Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Washington, DC

Selected Awards and Honors

  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (NSF) 2014
  • The David D. Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow (Cornell University) 2012
  • John and Janet McMurtry Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2010
  • John G. Maurer Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2008
  • Robert F. Steidel Jr. Fellowship (University of California, Berkeley) 2007



  • BS University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • Ph D University of California, Berkeley, 2011