Majid Khonji

Majid Khonji Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Program:  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Dr. Majid Khonji is an assistant professor at Masdar Institute in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He received his BSc degree in software engineering from the UAE University, UAE, in 2007, his MSc degree in Security, Cryptology and Coding of Information Systems from Ensimag, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France, and his PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in 2016.

Previously, he worked as an information security researcher at the Emirates Advanced Investment Group (EAIG), and as a researcher with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). His research interests are in algorithms, optimization, artificial intelligence, and smart grids.


Research Interest/Research Projects

  • Algorithms; optimization; artificial intelligence; and smart grids


  • Majid Khonji, Chi-Kin Chau, and Khaled Elbassioni (2016). “Optimal Power Flow with Inelastic Demands for Demand Response in Radial Distribution Networks.” IEEE  Transactions on Control of Network Systems (TCNS).
  • Areg Karapetyan, Majid Khonji, Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni, and Hatem Zeineldin (2016). “Efficient Algorithm for Scalable Event-based Demand Response Management in Microgrids.” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (TSG).
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni, and Majid Khonji (2016). “Truthful Mechanisms for Combinatorial Allocation of Electric Power in Alternating Current Electric Systems for Smart Grid.” ACM Transactions on Economics and Computations (TEAC).
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Majid Khonji, and Muhammad Aftab (2016). “Online Algorithms for Information Aggregation from Distributed and Correlated Sources.” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON).
  • Majid Khonji, Areg Karapetyan, Chi-Kin Chau, and Khaled Elbassioni (2016). “Complex-demand Scheduling Problem with Application in Smart Grid.” International Computing and Combinatorics Conference (COCOON), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Chi-Kin Chau, Khaled Elbassioni, and Majid Khonji (2014). "Truthful mechanisms for combinatorial AC electric power allocation." International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Paris, France.
  • Majid Khonji, Clément Pernet, Jean-Louis Roch, Thomas Roche, and Thomas Stalinski (2010). "Output-sensitive decoding for redundant residue systems." Proceedings of the International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC). Munich, Germany.