Visible to the public NCSU-SRI Workshop on Cyber-Physical Applications in Smart Power Systems (MSCPES) 2014

February 18, 2011 | NCSU | Raleigh, North Carolina


Prompted by several recent catastrophes such as the US Northeast blackout of 2003 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 together with the Energy Act of 2007, the term smart grid has become almost ubiquitous across the world as an entirely new technology that requires tremendous amount of inter-disciplinary research at the interface of control, communications and computing. The objective of this workshop is to initiate a dialogue between computer scientists, network theorists and power engineers to address such research challenges from a common platform through interactive discussions and brainstorming. Leading researchers from both academia and industry will present their cross-cutting research with topics ranging from wide-area monitoring, cyber-security, distributed computing and network control in transmission-level power systems to smart metering and decision-making for residential-level energy management. The overall motivation of the meeting will be to understand how diverse applications of cyber-physical system theory in smart grids can be integrated into a collective research framework, and how the analog and discrete research communities in North America can co-ordinate their expertise through this framework for making tomorrow's cyber-integrated energy infrastructure a success.


Aranya Chakrabortty (North Carolina State University)
Frank Mueller (North Carolina State University)


NCSU Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) Program
FREEDM Systems Center
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, NCSU


0815 - 0845 Coffee and Cookies
0845 - 0900 Opening Remarks
Dan Stancil (NCSU - ECE Dept. Head)
Aranya Chakrabortty (NCSU)
Session I: Computing, Control, & Power Markets
0900 - 0930 Information Flow Analysis of Energy Management in a Smart Grid
Bruce McMillin (Missouri S&T)
0930 - 1000 Hardware-Software Support for Next-Generation Power Control Systems
Frank Mueller (NCSU)
1000 - 1030 Smart Grid 'Beyond the Meter' --Technologies for Demand Response & Energy Management in Homes, Buildings, and Industry
Tariq Samad (Honeywell)
1030 - 1050 Models and Control Strategies for Data Center Energy Efficiency
Bruno Sinopoli (Carnegie Mellon University)
1050 - 1100 Break
1100 - 1130 Dynamic Models for Electric Power Markets
Sean Meyn (University of Illinois)
1130 - 1200 Caltech Smart Grid Research
Steve Low (Caltech)
1200 - 1300 Lunch
Session II: Grid Communications & Cyber-Security
1300 - 1330 Networked Estimation in a Smart Distribution Management System
Sumit Roy (Univ. of Washington)
1330 - 1400 Cyber Attack Impact Analysis of the Smart Grid
Deepa Kundur (Texas A&M)
1400 - 1430 Cyber-Physical Security of Power Grid Control Systems
Manimaran Govindarasu (Iowa State University)
1430 - 1500 Secure Sharing of PMU Data in the Smart Grid: Requirements and Challenges
Rakesh Bobba (Univ. of Illinois)
1500 - 1530 Coffee Break
Session III: Research Vision for a Robust Smart Grid Infrastructure
1530 - 1600 Secure Data Centric Platform for Enabling Smart Grid Applications
Marina Thottan (Bell Labs)
1600 - 1630 Telcordia Research on Smart Grids
Sami Ayyorgun (Telcordia Research)
1630 - 1700 Fault Coverage and Reliability in the Operation and Planning of Dynamic Systems
Eva Wu (SUNY Binghamton)
1700 - 1720 Smart Grid Monitoring Problems
George Michailidis (University of Michigan)
1720 - 1735 Smart Grid Research in FREEDM Systems Center
Subhasish Bhattacharya (NCSU)
1735 - 1800 Questions and Discussions
1800 - 1930 Dinner
0830 - 0900 Coffee and cookies
0900 - 0930 Detection and Classification of Power System Events
Dave Bertagnolli (ISO New England)
0930 - 0950 Time-sensitive Complex Networked Control Systems
Mo Yuen Chow (NCSU)
0950 - 1010 Modeling Service Systems and Delays for Power Distribution & Storage
Michael Devetsikiotis (NCSU)
1010 - 1030 Boosting the Grid's IQ through Appropriate Policies and Rate Design
Laurel Varnado (NC Solar Center)
1030 - 1050 Network-theoretic Modeling & Control of Power Systems using Synchrophasors
Aranya Chakrabortty (NCSU)
1050 - Noon Panel Discussion
Panelists: Roy, McMillin, Meyn, Govindarasu, Bertagnolli
Noon Wrap up and lunch