SmarTSLab seminar: High-Dimensional Data Analysis in Power System Monitoring using Low-Rank Matrices

We would like to invite you to the following SmarTSLab seminars, about research and challenges in power systems.

Date: September 30th, 2016, at 11:00 am

Venue: Klassrummet, Osquldas väg 10 7th floor, KTH main campus

Joe H Chow
Professor, Electrical, Computer, and System Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY 12180-3590

There have recently been a large investment in phasor measurement units (PMUs) in the US and several other countries.  As a new technology, there are still data quality issues such as missing and bad data that need to be resolved.  Power system control centers will use PMU data for real-time operation if the data is reliable.  The talk discusses the application of low-rank matrix completion methods to recover missing PMU data, by processing PMU data in spatial-temporal blocks.  The performance of the singular value thresholding (SVT) method and a proposed online method will be compared.  Real data from 53 PMUs will be used to demonstrate the techniques.  In addition, the application of the method to detect bad data or cyber-attack data will also discussed.

Speaker bio
Joe Chow received his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After working in General Electric power systems in Schenectady, he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1987.  He is a professor of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering and the RPI Campus Director of the CURENT ERC. His research interests include power system dynamics and control, synchronized phasor data, voltage stability, and control of renewable resources.  He is a fellow of IEEE and a past recipient of the Donald Eckman Award from the American Automatic Control Council, the Control Systems Technology Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society, and the IEEE Charles Concordia Power System Engineering Award from the IEEE Power and Energy Society.

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