1. BE in Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, 2004
2. Research Student, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, Summer 2003
3. MS in Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2005.
5. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aeronautics & Astronautics Department, University of Washington, Seattle, 2008-2009
6. Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2009-2010
7. Joined NCSU from Fall 2010
8. NSF CAREER Award, 2011
What’s Relatively New:
Sept. 2013 – New NSF grant on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS WAMS) - link
3. May 2013 – New DOE grant on wide-area communication & control
4. Jan. 2013 – New research grant from ABB on distributed algorithms
5. Jan. 2013 - Vice-chairing 2nd Virtual Control Conference (this time the focus is on power systems)
6. Dec. 2012 – Course notes for ECE 451 Power Systems Analysis are now available
7. Sep. 2012 – New NSF grant on Sustainable Energy Pathways
8. May. 2012 – Jennifer’s research on power grid visualization is featured in NCSU Alumni mag
10. Sep. 2011 – PMU research featured in American Institute of Physics – video link
11. Sep. 2011 – PMU data analytics article in IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter
12. Jun. 2011 - Invited talk at IEEE Haskell Energy Workshop, Univ. of Maine
13. May 2011 – Visiting Lund University, Sweden for LCCC Workshop
14. May 2010 – New NSF grant for PMU based model reduction
News Release and Other Events
Project Overview for PI Meeting – poster, and Youtube video
Best Internet App Prize for power monitoring at US-Ignite - link
My recent talk at TCIPG seminar in UIUC – video linkthe 2nd IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Communications and Control for Smart Energy SystemsResearch featured in ‘Five to Watch’ article in NC State Engineering Magazine
Presentation to middle-school students and teachers on power systems via FREEDM Young Scholar Program
Springer book on smart grid controls featured in News ReleaseInterview in Discoveries & Breakthroughs Inside Science, American Institute of Physics, video linkHandling Data Explosion in Future Power Systems –my article in IEEE Smart Grid NewsletterNCSU-SRI Workshop on Cyber-Physical Applications in Smart Power Systems, 2011
Sciencedaily article- “New Approach to Modeling Power System for Better Monitoring” Jan. 2011
PMU Modeling work featured in News Release
My research activities span all branches of control theory with applications to electric power systems. In NCSU I am a part of the FREEDM Systems Center, currently investigating several system and control-theoretic research problems for the US power grid using Wide-area Synchrophasor (WAMS) technology, and its integration with renewable energy sources such as wind energy.
I currently supervise 6 PhD, 2 MS and 4 undergraduate research students. Some specific topics of research that my group is currently looking into are:
1. Wide-area Phasor Measurement Technology –Model identification, grid stress assessment, modal analysis, and wide-area control of power system networks using Synchrophasor measurements.
2. Distributed Algorithms & Communications for WAMS – Distributed asynchronous algorithms for real-time dynamic monitoring, oscillation detection and distributed control of power systems using Synchrophasors.
3. Impacts of Wind Integration on Power System Dynamics – Constructing dynamic equivalents of large wind farms using Synchrophasor data available from high-voltage terminal buses of such farms.
4. Identification & Protection of Power Systems from Cyber-attacks – Using graph-theoretic algorithms for IT-security of distributed power system networks against manipulative cyber-attacks.
5. Visualization and Analytics for Wide-Area Monitoring – Developing real-time visualization and pattern recognition using PMU data collected across wide areas (funded by Renaissance Computing Institute)
Detailed description of my ongoing projects and collaborations can be found at my group website: www.ece.ncsu.edu/power
An introductory research brochure for my PhasorLab, featuring several recently procured PMUs, can be found here.
Please click here for a full list of my publications.
Some Poster and Powerpoint presentations about my work on phasor measurements can be found at the following links:
Electrical Distances and their Impacts on Power System Response, NC State Undergraduate Symposium, 2013Distance Characterization and Disturbance Localization in Dynamic Networks, NC State Graduate Symposium, 2012Synchrophasor Research at FREEDM Systems Center, FREEDM Annual Site Visit, 2012
Visualization Interface Design for Wide-Area Monitoring, NC State Undergraduate Symposium, 2011
Research Overview in Fall ECE Retreat, NC State University, 2010
Seminar for Power Systems Group, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2009
Texas Tech Graduate Seminar on Smart Grid Research, 2009
RCM Seminar, University of Washington, Seattle, 2009
NASPI Group Meeting, Charlotte, NC, 2008
CATS Technology Showcase, RPI, Troy, NY, 2008
IEEE PES General Meeting Student Poster Session, Tampa, FL, 2007
CATS Automation Open House, RPI, Troy, NY, 2006
NC State University:
Texas Tech University:
1. Power Systems Dynamics and Stability – Fall 2009
2. Wind Power System Modeling and Simulation – Spring 2010
· Committee member for IEEE CSS and CS Smart Grid Vision documentation.
· TPC member for:
1. IEEE Conference on Smart Grid Communications (Smartgridcomm) 2012-2013
3. International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS, CPS Week) 2013
· Journal Reviewer for Automatica (Elsevier), IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, IEEE Power Electronics Letters, Journal of Process Control (Elsevier), Control Engineering Practice, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), Mathematical Problems in Engineering, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, etc.
· Conference Reviewer for: IEEE PES General Meeting, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, IEEE MSC, European Control Conference, IEEE Powertech, AIAA Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control