Dr. Vivek Deulkar

Assistant Professor, Plaksha University

Area of Expertise

Sustainable Carbon Efficient Energy Systems, Smart Grids, Battery Storage Management, Renewable Energy and its reliable integration


Research Interests 

  • Managing renewable uncertainties via battery storage systems
  • Stochastic modeling
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Machine learning
  • Control & Optimization


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay
  • M.Tech. Control and Computing, IIT Bombay
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication, VNIT Nagpur


Past Associations

  • Postdoctoral research associate, College of Information and Computer Sciences (CICS), University of Massachusets (UMass), Amherst
  • Manager, Engineering Research Center, Tata Motors Ltd.

Dr. Vivek Deulkar is a faculty member at Plaksha. Before joining Plaksha, He was a postdoctoral research associate at Manning College of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he worked developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for sustainable energy systems, renewable integration, and battery storage, electricity markets, and energy arbitrage. 


He did his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. His Ph.D. research was in the space of smart grid managing uncertainties in renewable generation using battery storage, drawing on tools from stochastic modeling, applied probability, sequential decision-making, optimization, control, and reinforcement learning. 


Dr. Deulkar has an M.Tech in Control and Computing from Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur.  


He also has experience working with the Engineering Research Centre, Tata Motors Ltd., Pune, where he worked in the Auto-Electric Embedded Systems design group towards software development of embedded controllers used for various automotive applications.