Iman Nasseri

University of Hawaii at Manoa
UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO)
540 Saunders Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-2325 (Office) ; 703-789-7986 (Cell)

E-mail: iman [at] hawaii [dot] edu ;

 

Date of Birth:  25th April 1981   

Place of Birth:  Mashhad, Iran

Marital Status: Married

 

Education

2008 - present                          University of Hawaii at Manoa           Honolulu, HI, USA

Ph.D. Economics

  • Cumulative GPA: 3.80
  • Course Work [Mathematics for Economics; Microeconomics I; Microeconomics II; Macroeconomics I; Macroeconomics II; Econometrics I; Evironmental Resource Economics; Seminar in Renewable Energies and Island Sustainability (REIS); Writing for International Graduate Students; Economic Development Policy; Resource Economics]
  • Microeconomics Comprehensive exam: Passed on June 2009
  • Macroeconomics Comprehensive exam: Not taken yet (Expected date: June 2010)

2004 - 2006                          Sharif University of Technology (SUT)    Tehran, Iran

M.Sc. Energy Systems Engineering

  • Thesis Title: “Determination of an Optimum Approach to Customer Interruption Cost Evaluation, A Practical Case Study using Fuzzy Logic Approach”[Abstract, English, PDF]
  • Graduation average of B+ (%77.75)
  • Degree Recieved at 24 July 2006

1998 - 2003                          Shahid Beheshti University (SBU)             Tehran, Iran

B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (Electronics)

  • Graduation average of B+ (%79.25)
  • Degree Recieved at 19 Feb 2003
  • 1-Year IEEE Student Member
  • Member of Student Union
  • Member of the Scientific and Research Committee Of the Student Association

1994 - 1998                          Fajr-e-Danesh Educational Institute         Tehran, Iran

Secondary School Diploma

  • Honor Student all through High School with Graduation average of %97.5

Research Interests
  • Mathematical Programming and Optimization Models
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Planning and Management
  • Energy Optimization and Modeling
  • Reliability of Power Systems
  • Economic Modeling
  • Econometrics and related methods
  • Renewable Energies

Professional Memberships
  • Member, U.S. Association for Energy Economics (USAEE)
  • Member, International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)

Awards and Scholarships
  • University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) Scholarship (Research Assistantship and Tuition Waiver), Economics Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Academic 2008.
  • NOAA Sea Grant Scholarship (Research Assistantship and Tuition Waiver), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Academic year 2009.

Reports
Publications, Technical Report
  1. Pasdar, D., Pakdaman, A., Houri-Jafari, H., Nasseri, I., Farahmandpour, B., Barati Malayeri, A., Iranmanesh, M., Khaleghi, Sh., Pasdar, A., Sajadi, N., Dargahi, R., Dehghanifar, A., Ebrahimi, Kh., Mahdinejad, M., "Islamic Republic of Iran (2006), Hydrocarbon Balance", Published by Institute for International Studies (IIES), ISBN: 978-600-90274-1-5, 2008.

  2. Pasdar, D., Pakdaman, A., Houri-Jafari, H., Nasseri, I., Kamali-Chirani, M., Iranmanesh, M., Farahmandpour, B., Khaleghi, Sh., Pasdar, A., Sajadi, N., Dargahi, R., Dehghanifar, A., "Islamic Republic of Iran (2005), Hydrocarbon Balance", Published by Institute for International Studies (IIES), ISBN: 978-964-0409-44-2, 2007.

Publications, Books
  1. Sattari, S., Houri-Jafari, H., Roshandel, R., Nasseri, I., Mashayekhi, M., "Techno-Economic Assessment of CNG in IRAN", Published by Hezareh Sevvom Andisheh, ISBN: 978-964-8088-18-2, 2008.

Publications, Working papers
  1. Nasseri, I., Roumasset, J., "Hybrid Policy Instrument under the Uncertainty", Term paper for ECON 638: Environmental Resource Economics, Fall 2009, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  2. Nasseri, I., Houri-Jafari, H., Hashemi, E., "Technical and Economical Assessment of Using Wind Energy in Iran".

Publications, Journal papers
  1. Nasseri, I., Sattari, S., "Energy Balance of Iran, 2006", Journal of Energy Economics Surveys, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 44-55, Spring 2008.

Publications, Conference papers
  1. Sattari, S., Nasseri, I., Farahmandpour, B., "Analysis of environmental emissions and greenhouse gases in Iran's energy consumption sectors", National Congress of Fuel, Energy and Environment, Energy and Materials Research Institute, Tehran, Iran, 27-29 May, 2008

  2. Nasseri, I., Fotuhi-Firouzabad, M., Modeling the Customer Outage Cost; Introduction of New Fuzzy Modeling in Comparison With Customary Average Modeling", TYDLA 2008 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference, Bogota, Colombia, 13-15 August, 2008 (Accepted).

  3. Farahmandpour, B., Nasseri, I., Houri-Jafari, H., "Analysis of Ultimate Energy Consumption by Sector in Islamic Republic of Iran", The 3rd IASME/WSEAS International Conference on ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 23-25 February, 2008.

  4. Nasseri, I., Fotuhi-Firouzabad, M., "A Fuzzy Model for Customer Outage Cost Evaluation", 22nd International Power System Conference, PSC 2007, Tehran, Iran, 19-21 November, 2007.

Diplomas

(Certificates of Courses or Seminars)

  • EVIEWS and it’s Applications in Energy Modeling, 16-18 July 2007, IIES, Tehran (Course)
  • Risk Management Using Crystal Ball and Pert Master, 4-8 August 2007, IIES, Tehran (Course)
  • Energy Planning, 7-8 August 2007, IIES, Tehran (Seminar)
  • Management Accounting, 25 September 2007, IIES, Tehran (Seminar)
  • Crude Oil Supply and Demand in Mediterranean Market and Role of Iran in this Market, 30 October 2007, IIES, Tehran (Seminar)
  • Research Methods, 3-5 November 2007, IIES, Tehran, (Course)
  • Iran's Natural Gas and Crude Oil Markets in the World, 8 December 2007, IIES, Tehran (Seminar)

Languages
  • Farsi (Mother Tongue Language)
  • English (Excellent Read/Write, Good Speak)

IELTS; Overall 6.5 (2 June 07; Listening 6.5, Reading/Writing 7, Speaking 6)

TOEFL; Overall 557 (12 Jan. 08; Listening 52, Reading 59, Writing 56)

GRE; (10 Jan. 08; Quantitative 800, Verbal 320, Analytical 3)

  • Arabic (Good Read, Some Write/Speak)

Skills
  • GAMS (Mathematical Programming)
  • EVIEWS (Econometric Software)
  • COMFARIII (Economic Feasibility Study Software)
  • Pert master (Risk Analysis and Management)
  • Crystal Ball (Risk Analysis and Management)
  • SAPHIRE (Reliability Evaluation and Risk Analysis)
  • MATLAB
  • Analysis and Design of Electronic Circuits
  • Pascal Programming Language
  • Delphi programming Language
  • SQL Server Data Base Software
  • C Programming Language
  • Assembly Programming Language
  • Web Page design (HTML and Java Script)
  • Internet
  • Computer Hardware
  • Microsoft Office

as well as many other software and applications

Work Experience

Summer 2008 – Present

University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) – Honolulu, USA

Research Assistant

Project: Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions (EGGS)

The Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions initiative seeks to provide economic solutions to climate change in Hawai'i. EGGS is an initiative of the University of Hawai'i Economic Research Organization (UHERO).

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Solutions is undertaking a comprehensive analysis of Hawaii's energy infrastructure, economy, and emissions associated with human activity. This analysis has compiled 'bottom up' data on firm-level and household fuel use, technology, and other activities and reconciled these data with macroeconomic energy and emissions data for 1990 to 2005. Under development is a dynamic computable general equilibrium model of Hawaii's economy, energy infrastructure, and greenhouse gas emissions. The Hawai'i EGGS model will be used to evaluate policies such as a carbon tax, cap and trade quota system, and regulatory interventions. Extensions may include economic and environmental prospects associated with new technologies such as bio-fuel energy sources, plug-in hybrid vehicles, and other proposed energy solutions. ( "Hawai'i Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile, 1990 and 2005", Jan. 2009)

Project: Development of Bioenergy Master Plan for Hawaii (Task 8 - Issue:  Financial incentives and barriers and other funding)

To identify and evaluate financial incentives and barriers at points along the bioenergy production value chain (feedstock production, feedstock logistics, conversion, biofuel distribution, and end use) and their potential impact on the production of biofuels at levels sufficient to contribute a significant renewable energy resource to the State. To provide information, analysis, and recommendations related to this evaluation. (Hawai'i Bioenergy Master Plan - Report 2.6: Financial Incentives, UHERO, EGGS, Dec 2009)

Project: Sea Water Air Conditioning (SWAC)

Description...

 

Spring 2007 – Summer 2008

Energy Management Group, Institute for International Energy Studies (IIES), Ministry of Petroleum – Tehran, Iran

Energy Management Expert

Project: Issuing the Energy Balance of Iran (Year 1384, 2005)

Project: Issuing the Energy Balance of Iran (Year 1385, 2006)

Project: Techno-Economic Evaluation of CNG in IRAN

Project: Economic Evaluation of Wind Energy in Iran

Presentation: Several Educational Sessions on Energy Management Fields (energy planning - renewable energy supplies)

 

Summer 2006 – Winter 2007                                                                                           

Academic Office, Sharif University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Salary Payment System

This application automatically generates contracts of payments for teachers and teacher assistants and calculates the total payments and prints out several reports for academic office as financial documents. This Software is designed and developed with Delphi 7 accompanied by SQL Server 2000 as database engine.

 

Summer 2006                     

Electrical Engineering Dep., Sharif University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager

Design and Implementation of Electrical Engineering Department’s website (Bilingual, in Farsi and English; http://ee.sharif.edu/)

Design and Implementation of Center of Excellence in Power Systems Management and Control (in English; http://ee.sharif.edu/~cepsmc)

 

Winter 2004 – Winter 2006                                                                                              

Mizankar Co. – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Control2, a MIS Software (Management Information System)

Training junior members of the development team

This software is a full MIS package that includes Accounting, Trade (consist of selling and buying systems), Inventories, Archive, Educations, Production, Maintenance…. The Interface is developed with Delphi 7 and the database is designed and developed in SQL Server 2000.

 

Winter 2003 – Winter 2007                                                                                              

Elmi-Karbordi University (Applied Science University) Tehran, Iran

Member of Scientific Board

Teaching “Base Mathematics”  , “Computer Applications in Accounting”  for Students who study Accounting 

Teaching “Electricity Physics”  , “Computer Programming”  , “Advanced Computer Programming”  , “Applications Programming”  , “Advanced Application Programming” for Students who study Software Engineering

Teaching “Introduction to Computers”  for Students of many different majors

 

Fall 2002 – Winter 2003

Shahid Beheshti UniversityTehran, Iran

TA (Teacher Assistant)

Teacher Assistant for Machine Laboratory

 

Summer 2002 – Spring 2003                                                                                           

Tehran University Tehran, Iran

Senior Member of 3D Simulation of Mine Excavation Techniques (3DSOMET) Development Team

Development of simulation of various mine excavation techniques

Training junior members of the development team

Design of various 3D wire frame models for simulation purposes

 

Fall 2002 – Winter 2003   

Amoozesh-Azad Office, Sharif University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Student Registration and Financial system

Supervision of project’s development phases

This application was designed to register contracts for corporate sponsored students and account keeping for these contracts as well as issuing the necessary letters at the appropriate times.

 

Fall 2002 – Winter 2003   

Co-operative Educations Office, Sharif University of Technology – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Student Enrollment sub-system

Supervision of project’s development phases

This application was designed to register students enrolling in the co-op courses and issuing the necessary letters.  The specified application also registered students from other universities, corporations, and governmental organizations in single courses.

 

Winter 2001 – Summer 2002                                                                                           

Shahid Beheshti UniversityTehran, Iran

Project Team Member

Design and construction of a computer controlled Robotic Arm with two degrees of freedom in movement

Design and development of ISA robot control card

Design and development of Robot Control software (Delphi)

 

Spring 2002

Almasdaran-e-Tejarat-e-Sama Co. Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Archiving and Contract Issuance System

Supervision of project development phases

This application was designed to facilitate the registering of corporations and companies, filling out the necessary forms for the respected organizations and institutes in this regard.

 

Summer 2001                     

Takta Co. – Tehran, Iran

Staff Engineer (Co-Op)

Test and Setup of Television Signal Transmitters and Filters

 

Spring 2001 – Summer 2001                                                                                           

Shahegh-e-Touba Co. – Mashhad, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Inventory and Sales System

This application was designed for inventory purposes. Keeping track of available stocks, issuing sales receipts, account keeping, and etc.

 

Fall 2000 – Spring 2002    

Scientific & Research Committee-Islamic Student Association

Faculty of Elec. & Computer Eng., SBU Tehran, Iran

Lecturer

Lecturing “HTML & JavaScript” classes

Lecturing “Internet” classes

 

Winter 2000 – Summer 2000                                                                                           

Negah Khadamate Saba Co. – Tehran, Iran

Project Manager and Senior Programmer

Development of Personnel and Payments System

Supervision of project development phases

This application was designed to facilitate easy access to personnel information as well as calculation of payments, taxes, and etc.