Aranya Chakrabortty

 Keystone Science Center 20
 Campus Box 7911
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My research interests span all branches of control system theory with applications to large-scale electric power systems. I am a part of the FREEDM Systems Center, currently researching several system and control-theoretic problems for the US power grid using Synchrophasor (WAMS) technology, and its integration with renewable energy sources such as wind energy.


  • Ph.D. 2008
    Electrical Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
  • Master's 2005
    Electrical Engineering
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
  • Bachelor's 2004
    Electrical Engineering
    Jadavpur University, India

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 - University Faculty Scholar
  • 2018 - Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • 2016 - Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology
  • 2015 - Senior Member of IEEE
  • 2011 - NSF CAREER Award
  • 2009 - Allen B Dumont Prize (RPI, Top PhD Graduate)
  • 2006 - HKN Honor Society award for best Graduate TA, RPI

Recent News

Developing Economical Controllers for Next-Generation Power Systems

Posted on October 20, 2015 | Filed Under: News and Research

Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty and Dr. Alexandra Duel-Hallen (Sasha) have been awarded $600,000 from the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS) of the US National Science Foundation to develop an advanced design architecture that will enab …

Chakrabortty Finds Ways for More Efficient Control of Wind Power

Posted on January 8, 2014 | Filed Under: News

Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty and researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found that installing wind power plants at certain favorable locations in a power grid can make the grid more robust against extraneous disruptions.

Chakrabortty Receives Award for Research for Development of a Multi-User Network Testbed

Posted on June 6, 2013 | Filed Under: News

DepartmentHistoryFacilitiesDiversitySpotlightEmploymentFaculty AwardsStaff AwardsGraduationVisit NEWSROOM Aranya ChakraborttyJun 19, 2017 NC State University has received a $200K research grant from the US Department of Energy to advance it …

Recent Media Mentions

Army advances learning capabilities of drone swarms

August 10, 2020

Army-sponsored researchers, including NC State ECE’s Aranya Chakrabortty developed a reinforcement learning approach that will allow swarms of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles to optimally accomplish various missions while minimizing performance uncertainty.

NCSU and Johns Hopkins team up to stabilize power grid

January 3, 2014

Researchers have found that an increase in the use of wind power generation can make the power grid more fragile and susceptible to disruptions. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured.

Wind energy may endanger the grid

January 8, 2014

Researchers identify a problem concerning the intermittency related to wind energy generation. Aranya Chakrabortty, electrical engineering, featured.


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