Keith Moffat

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Postdoctoral researcher, the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich
ETL K26 Physikstrasse 3
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley

Email: kmoffat [at] ethz [dot] ch


I develop new data-driven control and optimization tools and theory to facilitate the “electrification of everything” and the transition to 100% renewable energy electric grids.

My publications can be found on my Google Scholar page.

More on my research.


At ETH Zurich, I have helped develop the Computational Control course and run exercise/review sessions for the Control Systems course.

At UC Berkeley, I was the graduate student instructor (GSI) for Berkeley's Introduction to Electric Power Systems course. During this time I wrote lecture notes which I plan on turning into a fundamentals-based Power Systems course.

I also GSIed for the Flow of Power Information and Money in Tomorrow’s Electric Grid course offered by UC Berkeley to the Dubai Electric and Water Authority (DEWA).

More on my teaching.


I contributed a public comment on the R2207005 legislation in California. This legislation is a step towards flexible electric grids and an affordable transition to renewable energy.

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

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 Dörfler and Dr. Saverio Bolognani.