Dr Ram Kolluri  Dr Ram Kolluri photo         

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Sustainability, EEU, AI/ML and Optimization
Melbourne Research Laboratory, Melbourne, Australia


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE  |  University of Melbourne



Ram is a passionate research scientist and industry consultant with deep expertise in analytical methods and complex problem-solving skills. He has 9 years of industry experience across a broad range of disciplines including microgrids, renewable energy, data center technologies, cloud and edge computing. He is a published author and inventor. 

Skills and Experience

  • Possesses a diverse skill set with a focus on optimization, machine learning and control.
  • Recipient of several IBM awards including an RA, OTAA and multiple Plateau awards.
  • Energy consultant, presenter, author and enthusiastic inventor.

Selected Client Engagements

  • Energy Storage Optimization project developed in collaboration between Selectronic, Relectrify and the Victorian Government.
  • Renewable energy forecasting project in collaboration with multiple industry partners (Solar Analytics, et al).
  • Focus area is how buildings can be powered by renewables within microgrids.
  • Collaboration with RMIT University to establish and demonstrate the practical significance of microgrids
  • Ram’s doctoral research is in the design and operation of microgrids 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.

Credentials & Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Melbourne
  • MSc in Energy and Sustainability with Electrical power Engineering from the University of Southampton (UK)
  • Selected as one of the 200 most qualified Young Researchers worldwide to attend Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) 2018.
  • Lead author on multiple papers and patents around the inverter control design and consensus feedback integration, which enables more stable energy supply to buildings
  • Published many journal and industry papers
  • Holder of 10+ patents in areas of  edge computing, energy renewables, microgrid and energy efficiency.