I am an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Western University and a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario. I obtained my B.A.Sc. degree in Systems Design Engineering (2009) and M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2013) from the University of Waterloo respectively. My master's degree advisors were Professor Catherine Rosenberg and Professor Srinivasan Keshav. I received my Ph.D. degree from The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (2017) at the University of Toronto and my doctoral advisor has been Professor Deepa Kundur.

Contact Information

Office: TEB 257, Phone: 519-661-2111 (84460), Email: psrikan@uwo.ca


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, 2017

M.A.Sc., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2013

B.A.Sc., Systems Design Engineering with an option in Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (Distinction and on the Dean's List), 2009


C.W. Bowman Graduate Scholarship, 2016

Percy Edward Hart Graduate Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2015

Best poster award (2nd place) for "Distributed Power Dispatch via Bifurcation Control" at ONCWIC, 2014

Queen Elizabeth II/ISS '97 World Telecommunications Congress Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, 2014

Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy, University of Toronto, 2013-2015

Best paper award in the track of “Demand Side Management, Demand Response, Dynamic Pricing” at IEEE SmartGridComm Conference 2012

NSERC PGS Doctoral Scholarship, 2012

NSERC CGS Masters Scholarship, 2009.

Faculty of Engineering Upper Year Scholarship for ranking first in class, 2009

Industrial Experience

Software Developer, IBM Canada Ltd. May 2012 - Sept. 2013

Research Associate, Technicolor, Paris, May 2010 - Sept. 2010

Information Security Research Associate, Scotiabank, Sept. 2005 - Dec. 2007

Engineering Intern, Rogers Wireless, Jan. 2005 - April 2005

Professional Activities

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)

Member of IEEE Power Engineering Society

Session Chair for IEEE Smart Grid Communications, 2015

Technical Program Committee member for IEEE Smart Grid Communications

Technical Program Committee member for IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (CNS)

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics

Reviewer for IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting

Completed Prospective Professor in Training (PPIT) program offered at the University of Toronto