Zhao And Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Colleagues Win Best Paper Award At IEEE PES General Meeting

January 29, 2021

Dr. Junbo Zhao of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) along with Drs. Shaobu Wang, Renke Huang and Zhenyu Huang from the Pacific Northwest National Lab and Dr. Yu Liu from ShanghaiTech University won the best paper award at the 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting for their paper entitled “Robust Adaptive Decentralized Dynamic State Estimation with Unknown Control Inputs using Field PMU Measurements”.

The IEEE PES General Meeting is the flagship conference in Power Engineering field. Every year, more than 1,000 papers are submitted to the conference and after a rigorous review process 60-80 (varies each year) are included in the best paper program. For the 2020 edition, 66 were selected.

The work performed by Dr. Zhao and this team reported robust adaptive decentralized dynamic state estimation method for power system with unknown inputs of the highly detailed synchronous machine model. “This paper allows estimating the interested dynamic states and unknown control inputs without using the highly detailed model, avoiding the negative impacts from inaccurate controller models. The validations using field synchrophasor measurements provide industry more confidence of adopting this technology for practical applications,” stated Dr. Zhao, assistant professor of ECE at the Mississippi State University.

“Dr. Zhao has established himself as a leader in robust dynamic state and parameter estimation, synchrophasor applications and cyber-physical system security. This award is a recognition not only for him but a great point of pride for the Department,” said Dr. Khan, the ECE Department Head.

For more information about Dr. Zhao, please visit his webpage.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 23 faculty members (including 7 endowed professors), 3 clinical faculty, 10 professional and support staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 88 being at the Ph.D. level. With research expenditure of the department in excess of $10M, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American Universities. For more detailed information on the department please visit our website www.ece.msstate.edu.