Vineet is a PhD candidate in the Computational Science & Engineering program at MIT. He conducts research in the Active-Adaptive Control Lab in the Mechanical Engineering department, applying tools from optimization, control theory, and machine learning to model smart grids & transportation networks. His current research is focused on optimal local electricity market design for integrating distributed energy resources (DER) in power grids. Prior to MIT, Vineet completed an MPhil in Energy Technologies at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar and received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering & Economics from UC Berkeley. In addition to research, he has industry experience through internships at Siemens, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) and Applied Materials. He is also actively involved in the MIT community and is currently serving as Co-President of the MIT Energy & Climate Club. Previously, he served as Co-Managing Director for the 2022 MIT Energy Conference and has also been involved with the Climate & Energy Prize (CEP) and Global Startup Workshop (GSW). In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, tennis, working out and singing.