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Konstantin Turitsyn

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room 3-336

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Masachusetts 02139


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    Honors + Awards

    • 2007 Kadanoff-Rice scholarship, University of Chicago
    • 2009 Oppenheimer Fellowship, Los Alamos National Laboratory
    • 2011 Edgerton Career Development Chair, MIT


    • IEEE
    • SIAM

    MIT Service

    • 2011-present, Department Graduate Admissions Committee
    • 2013-present, Skoltech Faculty Search Committee


    • Dynamics and Control 1 (2.003/2.03/2.031)
    • Fluid Mechanics (2.25)


    • Kolokolov, I.V., Turitsyn, K.S., “Dynamic correlations in a thermalized system described by the Burgers equation”, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 94, 1193  2002
    • Turitsyn, K.S., “Air parcel random walk and droplet spectra broadening in clouds”, Physical Review E 67, 062102 2003
    • Turitsyn, K.S., Derevyanko, S.A., Yurkevich, I.V., Turitsyn, S.K., ”Information capacity of optical fiber channels with zero average dispersion”, Physical Review Letters 91, 203901  2003
    • Kolokolov, I.V., Turitsyn, K.S.,“Effective equation of nonlinear pulse evolution in a randomly anisotropic medium”, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 98, 348  2004
    • Lebedev, V.V., Turitsyn, K.S.,”Passive scalar evolution in peripheral regions”, Physical Review E 69, 036301  2004
    • Chertkov, M., Kolokolov, I.V., Lebedev, V.V., Turitsyn, K.S., “Polymer statistics in a random flow with mean shear”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 531, 251  2005
    • Celani, A., Puliafito, A., Turitsyn, K., “Polymers in linear shear flow: A numerical study”, Europhysics Letters 70, 464 2005
    • Shafarenko, A., Turitsyn, K.S, Turitsyn, S.K., “Skewed coding for suppression of pattern-dependent errors”, Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2005, Glasgow, UK, vol.2, pp. 193-194
    • Puliafito, A., Turitsyn, K., “Numerical study of polymer tumbling in linear shear flows”, Physica D 211, 9  2005
    • Shafarenko, A., Turitsyn, K.S., Turitsyn, S.K., ”Information-theory analysis of skewed coding for suppression of pattern dependent errors in digital communications”, IEEE Transactions on Communications 55, 237  2007
    • Derevyanko, S.A., Falkovich, G., Turitsyn, K.S., Turitsyn, S.K. “Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions of inertial particles in random flows”, Journal of Turbulence 8, 1  2007
    • Turitsyn, K.S., “Polymer dynamics in chaotic flows with a strong shear component”, Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics 105, 655  2007
    • Turitsyn, K., Chertkov, M., Chernyak, V.Y., Puliafito, A., “Statistics of entropy production in linearized stochastic systems”, Physical Review Letters 98,180603. 2007
    • Lebedev,V.V. , Turitsyn, K.S., Vergeles, S.S., “Dynamics of nearly spherical vesicles in an external flow”, Physical Review Letters 99, 218101  2007
    • Turitsyn, K.S., Vergeles, S. S.,  “Wrinkling of vesicles during transient dynamics in elongational flow”, Physical Review Letters 100, 028103  2008
    • Lebedev, V.V. , Turitsyn, K.S., Vergeles, S.S.,  “Nearly spherical vesicles in an external flow”, New Journal of Physics, 10, 043044  2008
    • Bec, J., Cencini, M., Hillebrand, R., Turitsyn, K., “Stochastic suspensions of heavy particles”, Physica D 237, 2037-2050  2008
    • Turitsyn, K., Lai, L., Zhang , W.W., “Asymmetric Disconnection of an Underwater Air Bubble: Persistent Neck Vibrations Evolve into a Smooth Contact”, Physical Review Letters 103, 124501 2009
    • Chernyak, V., Chertkov, M., Goldberg, D., Turitsyn, K., “Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics of Currents in Queuing Networks”, Journal of Statistical Physics, 140, 5, 819-845  2010
    • Turitsyn, K., Sulc, P., Backhaus, S., Chertkov, M., “Distributed control of reactive power flow in a radial distribution circuit with high photovoltaic penetration”, Proceedings of 2010 Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 1-6.    2010
    • Turitsyn, K., Sinitsyn, N., Backhaus, S., Chertkov, M., “Robust Broadcast-Communication Control of Electric Vehicle Charging”, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Gaithesburg, MD, pp. 203-207    2010
    • Turitsyn, K., Sulc P., Backhaus, S., Chertkov, M., “Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators”, Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Gaithesburg, MD, pp. 79-84    2010
    • Turitsyn, K.S., Chertkov, M., Vucelja, M., “Irreversible Monte-Carlo algorithms for efficient sampling”, Physica D, 240, 410-414 2011
    • Backhaus, S., Turitsyn, K., Ecke, R.E., “Convective instability and mass transport of diffusion layers in a Hele-Shaw geometry”, Physical Review Letters 106, 104501  2011
    • Turitsyn, K., Sulc, P., Backhaus, S., Chertkov , M., “Options for Control of Reactive Power by Distributed Photovoltaic Generators”, Proceedings of the IEEE, special issue "The Smart Grid", vol. 99, iss. 6, pp. 1063–1073  2011
    • Kozlov, V.V. Turitsyn, K., Wabnitz, S. "Nonlinear repolarization in optical fibers: polarization attraction with co-propagating beams", Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 20, pp. 4050-4052    2011
    • Pfitzner, R., Turitsyn, K., Chertkov, M., “Statistical Classification of Cascading Failures in Power Grids”, Proceedings of 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, Detroit, MI, pp. 1-8    2011
    • K. Turitsyn, S. Backhaus, M. Ananyev and M. Chertkov, “Smart Finite State Devices: A Modeling Framework for Demand Response Technologies”, Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, pp. 7-14    2011
    • Vucelja, M., Falkovich, G. & Turitsyn, K. S. Fractal Iso-Contours of Passive Scalar in Two-Dimensional Smooth Random Flows. J Stat Phys 147, 424–435 2012    
    • Lushnikov, P. M., Šulc, P. & Turitsyn, K. S. Non-Gaussianity in single-particle tracking: Use of kurtosis to learn the characteristics of a cage-type potential. Phys. Rev. E 85, 051905 2012    
    • Wabnitz, S. & Turitsyn, K. S. Mitigation of Nonlinear and PMD Impairments by Bit-Synchronous Polarization Scrambling. Journal of Lightwave Technology 30, 2494 –2501  2012
    • Wang, D., Turitsyn, K., Chertkov, M. "DistFlow ODE: Modeling, Analyzing and Controlling Long Distribution Feeder." Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Control and Decision Conference, pp. 5613-5618    2012
    • Turitsyn, K. S. & Turitsyn, S. K. Nonlinear communication channels with capacity above the linear Shannon limit. Opt. Lett. 37, 3600–3602  2012
    • Turitsyn, K. S., Kaplunovich, P. A. "Fast Algorithm for N-2 Contingency Problem", Proceedings of the 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference for System Sciences (HICSS), pp. 2161-2166     2013
    • Kaplunovich, P. A., Turitsyn, K. S. "Fast Selection of N-2 Contingencies for Online Security Assessment", Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, pp. 1-5    2013
    • Jaworsky, C., Turitsyn, K., "Effect of storage characteristics on wind intermittency mitigation effectiveness", Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, Washington, DC, pp.3649 - 3654    2013
    • Podolsky, D., Turitsyn, K., "Random load fluctuations and collapse probability of a power system operating near codimension 1 saddle-node bifurcation", Proceedings of the 2013 Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Vancouver, BC, pp. 1-5    2013
    • Turitsyn K., Wabnitz S., "Stability analysis of polarization attraction in optical fibers", Optics Communications, vol. 307, pp. 62-66 2013
    • D. Podolsky, K. Turitsyn, "Critical slowing-down as indicator of approach to the loss of stability", IEEE SmartGridComm (2014), Venice    2014
    • P. Kaplunovich, K. Turitsyn, "Statistical properties and classification of N-2 contingencies in large scale power grids", System Sciences (HICSS), 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on, 2517-2526    2014
    • C. Jaworsky, K. Turitsyn, "The Effect of Forecasting Accuracy on the Sizing of Energy Storage", Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference 2014, San Antonio, TX    2014
    • H. Nguyen, K. Turitsyn "Appearance of multiple stable load flow solutions under power flow reversal conditions", Proceedings of IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, Best Papers Session, Washington, DC (2014)    2014
    • H. Nguyen, K. Turitsyn, "Voltage Multistability and Pulse Emergency Control for Distribution System with Power Flow Reversal", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2nd round of review    2015
    • T.L. Vu, K. Turitsyn, "Lyapunov Functions Family Approach to Transient Stability Assessment", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2nd round of review 2015
    • H. Nguyen, K. Turitsyn, "Robust Stability Assessment in the Presence of Load Dynamics Uncertainty", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2nd round of review     2015
    • P. Kaplunovich, K. Turitsyn, "Fast and reliable N-2 contingency screening", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, under review    2015
    • M. Vucelja, K. Turitsyn, M. Chertkov, "Extreme value statistics of work done in stretching a polymer in a gradient flow", Physical Review E, accepted    2015
    • A. Hosseinloo, K. Turitsyn, "Fundamental limits to nonlinear energy harvesting", Physical Review Letters, under review 2015
    • C. Jaworsky, C. Spataru, K. Turitsyn, "Vulnerability Assessment for Interdependent Gas and Electricity Networks", Proceedings of IEEE 48 HICSS Conference (2015)    2015
    • Suhyoun Yu, Hung D. Nguyen, Konstantin Turitsyn "Simple Certificate of Solvability of Power Flow Equations for Distribution Systems", IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, (2015), under review    2015
    • T.L. Vu, K. Turitsyn, "Geometry-based Estimation of Stability Region for A Class of Structure Preserving Power Grids", 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting ,(2015) under review    2015
    • Mazhar Ali, Anatoly Dymarsky, Konstantin Turitsyn, "Modification of Newton-Raphson Load Flow solver for faster computation of Loadability Limit of Power System", 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (2015) under review    2015
    • Tetiana Bogodorova, Luigi Vanfretti, Konstantin Turitsyn, "Ancillary service by Thermostatically Controlled Loads using Voltage as a Natural Control Signal", 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting    2015
    • T. L. Vu, K. Turitsyn, "Synchronization Stability of Lossy and Uncertain Power Grids", 2015 American Control Conference, Invited paper    2015