Kyri Baker is an Assistant Professor in the Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering Department, and a joint appointment through the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). Dr. Baker's research focuses on how to use optimization and control techniques to better integrate renewable energy, increase system-wide energy efficiency, and further our future smart grids' and smart cities' resiliency, sustainability, and cybersecurity. She has expertise in stochastic and distributed optimization spanning electricity markets, power grids, and buildings. Recently, Dr. Baker has been interested in infrastructure design, power systems, and intelligent building controls in resource-constrained environments.
Power Systems, Smart Grids, Building-to-Grid, Renewable Energy, Optimization, Control Systems
AREN 3040 - Circuits for Architectural Engineers
This course will cover the basics of DC and AC circuit theory relevant to the modeling, design, and control of residential and commercial building systems, including Kirchoff's laws, Thevenin/Norton theorems, transient analysis of DC systems, three phase analysis, induction and synchronous motors, AC power (including real and reactive power analysis), power factor correction, and transformers.
AREN 4830 - Special Topics for Seniors/Grads
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Department consent required.
ECEN 3030 - Electrical/Electronic Circuits Non-Major
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
For students not majoring in electrical engineering. Covers analysis of electric circuits by use of Ohm's law; network reduction; superposition; node analysis; Thevenin's and Norton's theorems; sinusoidal signals; phasors; power in AC circuits; transient response, operation of simple circuits; rectifiers; transformers; 3-phase circuits; motors and generators.