Background and activities


Jayaprakash Rajasekharan (Jay) is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL) at NTNU. He received the Bachelors in Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electronics and Communication from Madras University, Chennai, India, the Masters in Science (M.Sc.) degree in Communication Engineering from Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, and the Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) degree in Signal Processing from Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, in 2003, 2005 and 2016 respectively. The title of his Ph.D. thesis is Modeling Cooperative Behaviour in Smart Grids and Cognitive Radio Systems. Previously, he was a Senior Researcher at the Research and Innovation Department in Smart Innovation Norway, Halden, Norway.

Research Interests

Jay's research activities mainly focus on energy informatics applied to flexibility systems, smart grids, electricity markets, power system balancing, electric vehicles integration and renewable techno-economics.

Research Activities

Contributing to FME research centre NTRANS

Currently participating in IntHydro, COFACTOR and FuChar

Past projects include E-LAND, INVADE, E-Regio, EMPOWER and Smart Rural Grid.


Course responsible for TET-4135 on Energy Systems Planning and Operation.


Main supervisor for Ida Fuchs: Digital solar and storage techniques for decentralized power systems

Main supervisor for Surya Venkatesh Pandiyan: Advanced informatics for procuring automated flexibility services in balancing markets

Co-supervisor for Ahmed Idries: Digital platforms for new services in renewable energy

Co-supervisor for Jinghao Wang: Optimal forecasting techniques for hydropower scheduling