• Power System Engineering,

       Economics, Operation

       Technology, and Regulation

  • Demand Response

  • Water-Energy Nexus 

Research Interests


  • Universal Energy Access 

  • ​Energy Efficiency

  • Resilience 

  • Sustainability



MATLAB | Simulink | Python | ArcGIS | AnyLogic | PowerWorld | PSS®E

The University of Edinburgh
MSc Sustainable Energy Systems | 2013 - 2014  
With Distinction


Areas of Study: Energy Production, Delivery, Consumption, & Efficiency; Sustainability; Policy & Regulation; Ecological Economics 


Final Project:  Analysis and Decomposition of Residential Loads in Scotland


The University of Edinburgh
BEng Electrical & Mechanical Engineering | 2009-2013
First-Class, Honours


Areas of Study: Dynamics; Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Signals & Systems; Electronics; Power System Engineering


Final Project: Modelling the All Ireland Electricity Network


McGill University
Optional Exchange | 2011-2012

Areas of Study: Control Theory; Dynamics of Systems; Solid Mechanics; Power Electronics



A. Halu, A. Scala, A. Khiyami & M. Gonzalez. “Data Driven Modelling of Solar Powered Urban Microgrids.”  in Science Advances


A. Alfaris, A. Khiyami, A. Alawad, Adnan Alsaati, and Mohammed Hadhrawi “The Integrated Energy Decision Support System.” in Systems Engineering Journal. Volume 18, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages 511–529. doi:10.1002/sys.21326


A. Khiyami, T. Ishimatsu, A. Doufene, O. de Weck “A Graph Theoretic Framework for Integrated and Co-optimised Power System Planning.” INCOSE 2016. Submitted

In Preparation
A. Khiyami & A. Owens “Assessment of Resilience in National Water Systems.”
A. Khiyami & V. Sakhrani “Replacement Cost Analysis of Saudi Arabia’s Large Desalination Facilities.”
Work Experience
Center for Complex Engineering Systems
Research Associate

​2014 - present


Investigated a wide variety of systems problems related to complex and critical infrastructures. Collaborated within large multi-disciplinary teams to develop and execute research projects. Presented progress and findings to high-level stakeholders.


KACST Robotics Lab

​June 2011


Built robotic machines using modular blocks and programmed them to execute specific tasks.


Saudi Car Project

​July 2011


Member of the electronics team in a Saudi initiative to badge engineer a consumer vehicle.