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Research Interests

  • Power System Restoration and Self-healing Smart Grid
  • Resilient and Secure Critical Infrastructure
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Renewable Energy and Microgrid

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Scalable/Secure Cooperative Algorithms and Framework for Extremely-high Penetration Solar Integration (SolarExPert) (US Department of Energy)
  • Developing Cybersecurity Laboratory and Curriculum for Critical Energy Infrastructure (Florida Center for Cybersecurity)
  • Cyber-Physical Attacks Recovery in Smart Grids: Security, Resiliency, and Interdependency (Florida Center for Cybersecurity)

Professional Activities

  • Director of Siemens Digital Grid Lab
  • Associate Editor of Energy Systems
  • Co-chair of WG on Power System Restoration in IEEE PES
  • Task Lead of Restoration from Cascading Failures in IEEE PES CFWG
  • Panel Chair in IEEE conferences, including Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, PES General Meeting
  • Panelist and reviewers for NSF and DoE

Honors & Awards

  • Microsoft Software Engineering Innovation Foundation Award (2014)
  • Best Paper Award, 2019 IEEE PES ISGT Asia
  • Mentor of the Year, UCF Graduate Student Association, 2019