Alberto Lamadrid is an associate professor in the Economics Department, part of the Integrated Networks for Electricity Research Cluster, and the Institute for Cyber Physical Infrastructure and Energy at Lehigh University..
His interests lie at the intersections of energy and electricity economics, complex stochastic dynamic systems, and mechanism design.
In his work so far he has focused on the development of methodologies and tools that allow to study the economic decision making processes in the electrical network for operations, planning and regulation with large scale penetration of renewable energy sources; and the analysis and design of resilient interdependent systems, and the recovery for communities post extreme disruption events, considering the interactions among electrical and transportation infrastructure, communications systems, and social structures in a probabilistic way.
His methods use continuous and discrete optimization, geographic information systems, statistical analysis and engineering models that reﬂect the physical behavior of the system.
Alberto has successfully supported his research extramurally, with sponsors including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, EPRI, the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance and others. More recently, Alberto is the Principal Investigator on a USD 2.5 Million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy to develop tools to manage risks in electricity systems.