Dr Waqquas Bukhsh

Lecturer In Ad Opt & D S Power Systems

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

Waqquas Bukhsh is a National Grid ESO Lecturer in Advanced Optimisation and Decision Support. His research is focused on problems at the interface of optimisation and power systems, typically involving high degrees of risk and uncertainty. He is a lead developer of OATS, which is an open-source power system simulation toolbox.

Before joining Strathclyde, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Technical University of Denmark in the Department of Electrical Engineering and served as a visiting lecturer at the University of Copenhagen. 

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  • PhD in Operations Research and Optimization, The University of Edinburgh, 2014.
  • BS in Mathematics, COMSATS University, 2008
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  • EE313/EM301: Engineering Analysis
  • EM270: Programming Design
  • EE707: Managing Risk and Uncertainty in Grid Operation
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Research Interests

Waqquas's research interests lie in the areas of optimisation, networks, algorithm design and analysis, and applications of optimisation to electricty networks.

Professional Activities

Transforming electricity balancing: bulk dispatch optimisation, from proof-of-concept to implementation
Integrated Planning of Generation and Transmission Investment in Pakistan
Balancing Programme: Future of the Control Centre
Calculating capability: powering the future
National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO)
Visiting researcher
Supergen Energy Networks Hub - Markets & Regulation Working Group (External organisation)

More professional activities


Assessing the Potential for Hydrogen to Reduce Curtailment of Renewable Electricity in Scotland
Hawker, Graeme (Principal Investigator) Bukhsh, Waqquas (Co-investigator)
18-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2022
OATS Training Course for National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) Pakistan
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator)
A day-long training workshop for the control engineers of the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) of Pakistan. The workshop provides hands-on experience of solving power flow and optimal power flow problems using Strathclyde's power systems simulation tool OATS.
21-Jan-2021 - 21-Jan-2021
Rethinking the Design of Great Britain’s Capacity Market
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
IAA Balancing the Electricity System – Bulk Despatch
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 30-Jan-2021
NIA Project: Application of convex optimisation to enhance National Grid's NOA process
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) Bell, Keith (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2019 - 15-Jan-2021
Potential benefits of Synchronous Compensators in reducing curtailment costs due to RoCoF considerations
Bukhsh, Waqquas (Principal Investigator) MacIver, Callum (Co-investigator) Nedd, Marcel (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2019

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Dr Waqquas Bukhsh
Lecturer In Ad Opt & D S Power Systems
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: waqquas.bukhsh@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 444 7233