EECS500 Spring 2018 Department Colloquium

Hongxing Ye
Towards Autonomous Uncertainty Management: Co-optimixation of Transactive Flexibility and Energy in Power Systems
Cleveland State University
White 411
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
January 23, 2018

Increasing flexibility is one of the keys to enhance power system resilience and reliability against natural disaster, such as Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria that left millions of people in the dark, 2017. Flexibility is also the essential resource for accommodating distributed Variable Energy Resources (VERs), such as wind and solar power generation. The existing theoretical foundations for electric power networks were developed for traditional infrastructure where accurately forecast load demand is supplied by large-size and fully controllable generators. Natural disaster and VER have been leading to significantly more uncertainties in power systems. How to handle the large uncertainties in future energy systems becomes a new challenge in smart grid/smart city. The seminar will introduce an original concept of transactive flexibility that opens a new door for autonomous uncertainty management. It fundamentally addresses the problem of uncertainty management and flexibility optimization. This seminar will also cover a novel optimization solution approach with proven performance for complex networked systems, and a new pricing mechanism in modern power systems.


Dr. Hongxing Ye joined the Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Cleveland State University in 2016. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2016. He received his B.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering, and M.S. degree in Control (Systems Engineering), both from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. He was a visiting researcher at Argonne National Laboratory in 2015.

Dr. Hongxing Ye's research interests include optimization and control in networked systems, and its applications to Internet of Things, such as power and energy system, cyber-physical system security, and smart city. He received Sigma Xi Research Excellence Award at Illinois Institute of Technology in 2016. He was elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2017. His research is supported by National Science Foundation.