Keith Moffat

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of California, Berkeley
Email: keithm [at] berkeley [dot] edu


I develop learning, control, and optimization methods for power systems challenges, producing both theoretical results and tools that are useful for real-world applications. I am particularly interested in the intersection of learning, control, and optimization for stochastic network systems, and how online, data-driven tools can be used to reduce the societal cost of the transition from fossil fuel-based electricity generation to renewable energy sources and the ‘‘electrification of everything.’’

My publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.

More on my research.


I have twice (Fall 2019, Fall 2021) been the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for UC Berkeley's EE137A Introduction to Electric Power Systems course with enrollment of ~50. Over these two semesters I have written lecture notes that provide a fundamentals-based approach to power systems education.

In 2022 I was the GSI for the The Flow of Power Information and Money in Tomorrow’s Electric Grid: Storage, Renewables, and Demand Response course offered to the Master of Future Energy Systems and Technology joint project between UC Berkeley and the Dubai Electric and Water Authority (DEWA).

More on my teaching.


I am an active participant in government legislation that will encourage the adoption of renewable energy technology. I contributed a public comment on the recent R2207005 legislation in California.

As the peer-elected Program Director for UC Berkeley's IEEE Power and Energy Chapter, I have organized Spring and Fall Seminar Series.

I have also included a list of classes that I have taken over the course of my PhD.

About me

I received the B.A./B.E. degrees in Engineering from Dartmouth College/The Thayer School of Engineering in 2016. From 2009 to 2015 I competed on the US Ski Team. In 2022, I completed my Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, supervised by Professors Claire Tomlin, Alexandra von Meier, and Duncan Callaway. I am currently a Postdoctoral researcher at the ETH Zurich's Automatic Control Laboratory, working with Professor Florian Dorfler.

CV, LinkedIn.