Eilyan Bitar

Associate Professor, David Croll Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Electrical and Computer Engineering


Eilyan Bitar is currently an Associate 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

Stochastic control, optimization, and game theory with applications to modern power and transportation systems.

Selected Publications

  • Lin, W., & Bitar, E. (2018). Decentralized stochastic control of distributed energy resources. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 33(1), 888-900.
  • Louca, R., & Bitar, E. (2018). Robust AC optimal power flow. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear.
  • Lin, W., & Bitar, E. (2018). A structural characterization of market power in electric power networks. IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, to appear.
  • Muñoz-Álvarez, D., & Bitar, E. (2017). Financial storage rights in electric power networks. Journal of Regulatory Economics, 52(1), 1-23.
  • Bitar, E., & Xu, Y. (2017). Deadline differentiated pricing of deferrable electric loads. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 8(1), 13-25.

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


  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2011