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Director of Siemens Digital Grid LabWei Sun BIOGRAPHY
Wei Sun is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Central Florida. He is also the Director of Siemens Digital Grid Lab. He received his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 2011, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees from Tianjin University in 2007 and 2004, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at South Dakota State University in 2013-2015, a power system engineer at Alstom Grid in 2011-2012, a visiting scholar at the University of Hong Kong in 2011, and an intern at California Independent System Operator in 2010.
Dr. Sun’s research interests include electric power and energy systems, in particular, power system restoration and self-healing, interdependent critical infrastructure, cyber-physical security, microgrid and data centers, renewable integration, distributed energy resources, transmission and distribution operation and control. His research is funded by NSF, DOE, Florida Center for Cybersecurity, and Microsoft. He received Microsoft Research Software Engineering Innovations Award in 2014.