Ramachandra Rao (Ram) Kolluri  Ramachandra Rao (Ram) Kolluri photo         

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Network modelling, control and optimization
Melbourne Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia


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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE  |  University of Melbourne


Dr Ram Kolluri has an M.Sc degree in Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering (2012) from the University of Southampton and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (2017) from the University of Melbourne. 

His doctoral research is in studying the design and operation of microgrids (small self-sustainable sections of the electrical grid) where energy demand can be met from renewable, intermittent power sources with/without energy storage. To this end, he developed a novel power dispatch for the microgrid resources so as to achieve the desired level of quality of service.

He has been with IBM research as an intern between 2015-2017, a post-doc between 2017-2019 and an RSM since 2019 where he has been an integral part of the Predictive Resource Optimization (PRO) team working on various resource prediction and optimization problems in the energy and Internet-of-Things space. 

At IBM, he has been leading the research on how buildings can be powered by renewables within microgrids. He played a significant role in developing the constrained network optimisation and forecasting models for the multi-timescale framework. He is a lead author on multiple papers and patents around the inverter control design and consensus feedback integration, which enables more stable energy supply to buildings. He has been instrumental in developing collaboration opportunities with RMIT University to establish and demonstrate the practical significance of microgrids.