ECE Professor Receives Prestigious IEEE Power and Energy Society Technical Committee Prize Paper Award
Tong Huang, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), received the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Technical Committee Prize Paper Award for his high-impact journal paper titled “A Neural Lyapunov Approach to Transient Stability Assessment of Power Electronics-Interfaced Networked Microgrids.” The journal paper is published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid which is one of the flagship journals in the power and energy society, and Dr. Huang serves as the first author in this paper. This award is granted by the Analytics Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee in July 2023. Each year, the AMPS committee selects only one technical paper from top journals to grant this award based on its scientific innovation and societal impacts. In this paper, Dr. Huang and his collaborators (Dr. Sicun Gao of UC San Diego and Dr. Le Xie of Texas A&M) combine machine learning with classic control theory to develop a transient stability assessment algorithm which will enhance grid resilience to extreme weather-related events (e.g., wildfire, heatwave, and hurricane).
Dr. Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE at San Diego State University. Before joining SDSU, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As first author, he received two Best Paper Awards at the 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting and the 54-th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. His research focuses on cyber-physical resilience enhancement of power electronics-dominated electricity infrastructure via both data-driven and model-based approaches.