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Maintained by:

Ning Zhang (Coordinator)

Supported by Professors:

Xuemin (Sherman) Shen and Weihua Zhuang

Supported by Power and Energy Systems Group
University of Waterloo

Broadband Communications Research (BBCR) Lab

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1

 


Short Description

 

Most of the world's existing electricity grids are decades-old. Although they have significantly changed human life, their monitoring and control facilities gradually become out-of-date which may cause low energy efficiency/reliability in a world with ever-growing electricity demands. On the other hand, the information and communication technology has been significantly developed over the last few decades. By marrying the existing power grids with the state-of-art information and communication technology, smart grids can achieve electricity delivery in a more efficient, reliable, economic, and secure way. The smart grid can also facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources, which is critical to secure the global economy towards gradually depleting fossil fuels, increasing energy costs, and worsening environmental conditions. The purpose of the smart grid research group is to promote and encourage smart grid research and innovations. Our current research interests include: smart microgrids, electric vehicle integration, security and privacy preserving in smart grid, and energy efficient networking. 

Good Tutorials:

[1] H. Farhangi, "The path of the smart grid," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 18-28, Jan.-Feb. 2010.

[2] A Video Clip Created by Cisco

[3] X. Shen, "Empowering the smart grid with wireless technologies," IEEE Network, May-Jun. 2012. (Editor's Note)

[4] X. Shen, "Green wireless communication networks," IEEE Network, Mar.-Apr., 2013. (Editor's Note)

[5] IEEE Network Special Issue on Communication Infrastructures for Smart Grid (See "Weekly Presentations" section for slides.)

[6] H. Liang, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Cooperative wireless networking for smart grid," IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, Jan. 2013. (Invited Article)


Scope and Tasks

1. Promote and Encourage Smart Grid Research and Innovations

2. Organize Regular Meetings and Discussions (Every Thursday @ EIT 4152)

3. Present Recent Presentation Topics in Smart Grid Related Areas (See "Weekly Presentations" section for slides.)

4. Update Journal/Conference Call for Paper Information

5. Seek Collaborations with Academia and Industry


Group Journal Publications Back to Top
  1. M. Wang, M. Ismail, R. Zhang, X. Shen, E. Serpedin, and K. Qaraqe, "Spatio-Temporal Coordinated V2V Fast Charging Strategy for Mobile GEVs via Price Control", IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, to appear.

  2. A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, "Lightweight Security and Privacy Preserving Scheme for Smart Grid Customer-side Networks", IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid , to appear.

  3. N. Cheng, N. Lu, N. Zhang, T. Yang, X. Shen, and J.W. Mark, "Vehicle-Assisted Device-to-Device Data Delivery for Smart Grid", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, to appear.

  4. Z. Shi, R. Sun, R. Lu, L Chen, J. Chen, and X. Shen, "Diverse Grouping based Aggregation Protocol with Error Detection for Smart Grid Communications", IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, to appear.

  5. M. Mahmoud, J. Misic, K. Akkaya, and X. Shen, "Investigating Public-Key Certificate Revocation in Smart Grid", IEEE Internet of Things Journal, to appear.

  6. T. Yang, Z. Zheng, H. Liang, R. Deng, N. Cheng, and X. Shen, "Green Energy and Content Aware Data Transmission in Maritime Wireless Communication Network" IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, to appear.

  7. Z. Zheng, X. Zhang, L. X. Cai, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, "Sustainable Communication and Networking in Two-tier Green Cellular Networks" IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 47-53, Aug. 2014.

  8. M. Wang, H. Liang, R. Zhang, R. Deng, and X. Shen, "Mobility-Aware Coordinated Charging for Electric Vehicles in VANET-Enhanced Smart Grid," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Smart Grid Communications Series, vol. 32, no. 7, pp. 1344-1360, Jul. 2014.

  9. H. Liang, A. K. Tamang, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, “Stochastic information management in smart grid,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials - Special Issue on Energy and Smart Grid, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1746-1770, Jul. 2014.

  10. R. Jiang, R. Lu, J. Luo, C. Lai, and X. Shen, “Efficient Self-healing Group Key Management with Dynamic Revocation and Collusion Resistance for SCADA in Smart Grid,” Security and Commu. Networks (Wiley), to appear.

  11. H. Li, X. Lin, H. Yang, X. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "EPPDR: an efficient privacy-preserving demand response scheme with adaptive key evolution in smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 2053-2064, Aug. 2014.

  12. M. Shaaban, M. Ismail, E. El-Saadany, and W. Zhuang, "Real-Time PEV Charging/Discharging Coordination in Smart Distribution Systems," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 1797-1807, Jul. 2014.

  13. H. Liang and W. Zhuang, “Stochastic information management in microgrid operations,IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, Apr. 2014.

  14. H. Liang and W. Zhuang, "Stochastic modeling and optimization in microgrid: a survey," Energies - Special Issue on Smart Grids, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 2027-2050, Mar. 2014.

  15. M. Wen, R. Lu, J. Lei, H. Li, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "SESA: An efficient searchable encryption scheme for auction in emerging smart grid marketing," Security and Communication Networks, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 234–244, Jan. 2014

  16. H. Liang, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Optimizing the energy delivery via V2G systems based on stochastic inventory theory," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 2230-2243, Dec. 2013.

  17. H. Li, R. Lu, L. Zhou, B. Yang, and X. Shen, "An efficient merkle tree based authentication scheme for smart grid," IEEE Systems Journal, vo. 8, no. 2, pp. 655-663, Jul. 2013.

  18. M. Wen, R. Lu, K. Zhang, J. Lei, X. Liang, and X. Shen, "PaRQ: A Privacy-Preserving Range Query Scheme Over Encrypted Metering Data for Smart Grid," IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vo. 1, no. 1, pp. 178-191, Jun. 2013.

  19. X. Liang, X. Li, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "UDP: Usage-based dynamic pricing with privacy preservation for smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 141-150, Jan. 2013.

  20. H. Liang, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Stability enhancement of decentralized inverter control through wireless communications in microgrids," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 321-331, Jan. 2013.

  21. H. Liang, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Cooperative wireless networking for smart grid," IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter, Jan. 2013. (Invited Article)

  22. Z. Zheng, L.X. Cai, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, "RNP-SA: Joint relay placement and sub-carrier allocation in wireless communication networks with sustainable energy," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 3818 - 3828, Oct. 2012.

  23. A. Liu, Z. Zheng, C. Zhang, Z. Chen, and X. Shen, "Secure and energy-efficient disjoint multi-path routing for WSNs," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, issue 7, pp. 3255-3265, Sept. 2012.

  24. R. Lu, X. Liang, X. Li, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "EPPA: An efficient and privacy-preserving aggregation scheme for secure smart grid communications," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1621-1631, Sep. 2012.

  25. R. Zeng, Y. Jiang, C. Lin, and X. Shen, "Dependability analysis of control center networks in smart grid using stochastic petri nets," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 23, no. 9, pp. 1721-1730, Sep. 2012.

  26. X. Li, X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Lin, H. Zhu, and X. Shen, "Securing smart grid: cyber attacks, countermeasures and challenges," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 8, pp. 38-45, Aug. 2012. 

  27. H. Liang, B. J. Choi, A. Abdrabou, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Decentralized economic dispatch in microgrids via heterogeneous wireless networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1061-1074, Jul. 2012.

  28. H. Liang, A. Abdrabou, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, X. Shen, and A. S. A. Awad, "Multiagent coordination in microgrids via wireless networks," IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 14-22, Jun. 2012. 

  29. Z. M. Fadlullah, N. Kato, R. Lu, X. Shen, and Y. Nozaki, "Towards secure targeted broadcast in smart grid," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 150-156, May 2012. 

  30. M. Fouda, Z. Md. Fadlullah, N. Kato, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "A light-weight message authentication scheme for smart grid communications," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 675-685, Dec. 2011.

  31. Z. Md. Fadlullah, M. Fouda, X. Shen, Y. Nozaki, and N. Kato, "An early warning system against malicious activities for smart grid communications," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 50-55, Oct. 2011.

More journal publications under review, TBA.


Group Conference Publications Back to Top
  1. J. Ni, K. Zhang, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "EDAT: Efficient Data Aggregation without TTP for Privacy-Assured Smart Metering", Proc. IEEE ICC'16, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.

  2. A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, "Efficient Prevention Technique for False Data Injection Attack in Smart Grid", Proc. IEEE ICC'16, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 23-27, 2016.

  3. A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, "Lightweight Security and Privacy-Preserving V2G Connection Scheme in Smart Grid", in Proc. IEEE Globecom'15, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.

  4. J. Ni, K. Alharbi, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "Security-Enhanced Data Aggregation against Malicious Gateways in Smart Grid", in Proc. IEEE Globecom'15, San Diego, CA, USA, Dec. 6-10, 2015.

  5. A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, “A Lightweight Lattice-based Security and Privacy-Preserving Scheme for Smart Grid,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 2014.

  6. J. Gao, X. Zhang, H. Liang, and X. Shen, “Joint Encryption and Compressed Sensing in Smart Grid Data Transmission,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 2014.

  7. Z. Zheng, L.X. Cai, N. Zhang, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, “A Game Theoretical Approach for Energy Trading in Wireless Networks Powered by Green Energy,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 2014.

  8. M. Wang, M. Ismail, R. Zhang, X. Shen, E. Serpedin, and K. A. Qaraqe, “A Semi-distributed V2V Fast Charging Strategy based on Price Control,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 2014.

  9. M. He, K. Zhang, and X. Shen, “PMQC: A Privacy-Preserving Multi-Quality Charging Scheme in V2G Network,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, Dec. 2014.

  10. T. N. Le, B. J. Choi, H. Liang, H. Li, and X. Shen, "DCD: Distributed Charging and Discharging Scheme for EVs in Microgrids," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm’14, Venice, Italy, Nov. 2014.

  11. A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, “Lightweight Lattice-based Homomorphic Privacy-Preserving Aggregation Scheme for Home Area Networks,” in Proc. IEEE WCSP'14, Hefei, China, Oct. 2014. (received the Best Paper Award)

  12. H. Liang, I. Sharma, W. Zhuang, and K. Bhattacharya, “Plug-in electric vehicle charging demand estimation based on queueing network analysis,” in Proc. IEEE PES GM’14, National Harbor, MD, USA, Jul. 2014.

  13. H. Liang, A. Abdrabou, and W. Zhuang, "Stochastic information management for voltage regulation in smart distribution systems," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’14, Toronto, ON, Canada, Apr. 2014.. (Acceptance rate: 19.4%)

  14. R. Jiang, R. Lu, C. Lai, J. Luo, and X. Shen, "Robust group key management with revocation and collusion resistance for SCADA in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  15. M. Wen, R. Lu, J. Lei, X. Liang, H. Li, and X. Shen, "ECQ: An Efficient Conjunctive Query scheme over encrypted multidimensional data in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  16. R. Sun, Z. Shi, R. Lu, M. Lu, and X. Shen, "APED: An efficient aggregation protocol with error detection for smart grid communications," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  17. M. Mahmoud, J. Misic, and X. Shen, "Efficient public-key certificate revocation schemes for smart grid," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  18. M. Mahmoud, J. Misic, and X. Shen, "A scalable public key infrastructure for smart grid communications," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  19. M. Wang, H. Liang, R. Deng, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, "VANET based online charging strategy for electric vehicles," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Atlanta, GA, USA, Dec. 2013.

  20. J. Zhu, Z. Shi, H. Liang, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "Particle filter based grid synchronization with voltage unbalance and frequency variation in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE WCSP'13, Hangzhou, China, Oct. 2013.

  21. K. Zhang, R. Lu, H. Liang, J. Qiao, and X. Shen, "PARK: A privacy-preserving aggregation scheme with adaptive key management for smart grid," in Proc. IEEE ICCC'13, Xi'an, China, Aug. 2013.

  22. N. Cheng, N. Lu, N. Zhang, X. Shen, and J.W. Mark, "Vehicle-assisted data delivery for smart grid: an optimal stopping approach," in Proc. IEEE ICC'13, Budapest, Hungary, Jun. 2013.

  23. R. Lu, X. Lin, Z. Shi, B. Cao, and X. Shen, "EATH: An efficient aggregate authentication protocol for smart grid communications," in Proc. IEEE WCNC'13, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2013.

  24. H. Liang, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Decentralized inverter control in microgrids based on power sharing information through wireless communications," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'12, Anaheim, CA, USA, Dec. 2012.

  25. H. Li, X. Liang, R. Lu, X. Lin, and X. Shen, "EDR: An efficient demand response scheme for achieving forward secrecy in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'12, Anaheim, CA, USA, Dec. 2012.

  26. H. Liang, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, "Towards optimal energy store-carry-and-deliver for PHEVs via V2G system," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM'12, Orlando, FL, USA, Mar. 2012. (Acceptance rate: 17.97%)  (Best Paper Award Finalist)

  27. S. Cespedes and X. Shen, "A framework for ubiquitous IP communications in vehicle to grid networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom'11 - UbiCoNet, Houston, TX, USA, Dec. 2011.

  28. Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, M. Dong, X. Shen, and H. V. Poor, "Constrained energy-aware AP placement with rate adaptation in WLAN mesh networks," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM''11, Houston, TX, USA, Dec. 2011.

  29. R. Zeng, Y. Jiang, C. Lin, and X. Shen, "A stochastic Petri nets approach to dependability analysis of control center networks in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE WCSP'11, Nanjing, China, Nov. 2011.

  30. M. Fouda, Z. Md. Fadlullah, N. Kato, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "Towards a light-weight message authentication mechanism tailored for Smart Grid communications," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM'11, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2011.

More conference publications under review, TBA.


Group Books/Chapters Publications Back to Top
  1. M. Wen, R. Lu, X. Liang, J. Lei, and X. Shen, Querying over Encrypted Data in Smart Grids,,SpringerBriefs in Computer Science, ISBN: 978-3-319-06354-6, ISBN 978-3-319-06355-3 eBook, 2014.

  2. Z. Zheng, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen, Sustainable Wireless Networks, Springer Briefs in Computer Science, ISBN 978-3-319-02468-4, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-02469-1, 2013.

More books/chapters under review, TBA.


Weekly Discussions Back to Top
Date Lead by Slides and Main References
Sept.15, 2016 Nan Chen

SDN Applications on PEV Integration to Smart grid

Oct. 11, 2016 Yuan Wu

Hybrid Energy Trading Market in Future Smart Grid 

Jul. 28, 2016 Peng Yang

Crowdsourcing

Jul. 21, 2016 Asmaa 

Security and Privacy in Smart Grid

Jun. 9, 2016 Jianbing Ni

Efficient Data Aggregation without TTP for Privacy-Assured Smart Metering

May. 27, 2016 Fadi Elghitani

 Large-Scale Demand Response in Smart Grid

Apr. 29, 2016 Asmma 

Security in Smart Grid

Apr. 15, 2016 Ning Zhang

Demand-response

Mar. 22, 2016 Fadi Elghitani

Large-Scale Demand Response

Feb. 30, 2016 Nan Chen

The application of VANET into the V2G applications

Feb. 23, 2016 Deyu Zhang

Energy harvesting

Feb. 04, 2016 Ning Zhang

Discussion on Energy, Spectrum, and Information.

Dec. 03, 2015 Ning Zhang

Energy Internet

Nov. 12, 2015 Nan Chen

Exploiting VANET for PEV Charging Coordination 

Oct. 01, 2015 Deyu Zhang

Energy Harvesting Wireless Network

Sept. 17, 2015 Ning Zhang

Discussion

Aug. 20, 2015 Ning Zhang

Energy Efficient Cellular Networks Meet Smart Grid

Jul. 20, 2015 Asmaa Abdallah

Security and Privacy in Smart Grid

Jun. 30, 2015 Nan Chen

Overview of Smart Grid

Jun. 18, 2015 Miao Wang and Deyu Zhang

EV charging coordination and Wireless Charging

May. 28, 2015 Fadi Elghitani

Demand and response

May. 11, 2015 Shan Zhang and Ju Ren

Energy-aware Traffic Steering and Votage Regulation in Smart Grid

Nov. 26, 2014 Miao Wang

Overview of the Layout of Wind Turbine Generators

Main References:

TBA.

Nov. 12, 2014 Fadi Elghitani

General Concept of Demand-Side Management

Main References:

TBA.

Oct. 30, 2014 Nan Chen

Introduction to Power system and Droop Control Method

Main References:

TBA.

Oct. 8, 2014 Jianbing Ni

Secure data aggregation for the smart grid

Main References:

TBA.

Sep. 24, 2014 Deyu Zhang

Timely response in smart grid

Main References:

TBA.

Sep. 10, 2014 Miao He

Introduction of the smart grid subgroup to new members

Main References:

Slides: How to prepare a discussion

Aug. 20, 2014 Miao He

Discussion on the future work for smart grid subgroup

Main References:

TBA.

Aug. 13, 2014 Asmaa Abdallah

Security and Privacy in Smart Grid

Main References:

A. Abdallah, and X. Shen, “A Lightweight Lattice-based Security and Privacy-Preserving Scheme for Smart Grid,” in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'’14, Austin, TX, USA, to appear.

Jul. 10, 2014 Ju Ren

Grid-Customer Coordinated Demand Response in Microgrid with Distributed Generators

Main References:

TBA.

Jun. 19, 2014 Hao Liang

Turorial Demand Response (II)

Main References:

TBA.

Jun. 5, 2014

Professor Sherman Shen and Hao Liang

Future Research in Smart Grid and Demand Response (I)

Main References:

TBA.

Mar. 12, 2014

Hao Liang

Power System Modeling and Operation in Smart Grid

Main References:

(slides available upon request)

Feb. 19, 2014

Asmaa Abdallah

Human-Factor-Aware Privacy-Preserving Aggregation in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] W. Jia, H. Zhu, Z. Cao, X. Dong, and C. Xiao, "Human-factor-aware privacy-preserving aggregation in smart grid," IEEE Systems Journal, 2014, to appear.

Feb. 5, 2014

Xiuming Zhang

Measuring and analyzing the energy use of enterprise computing systems

Main References:

[1] M. Kazandjieva, B. Heller, O. Gnawali, P. Levis, and C. Kozyrakis, "Measuring and analyzing the energy use of enterprise computing systems," Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 218-229, Sept. 2013.

Jan. 15, 2014

Prof. Juntao Gao

Secure Compressed Reading in Smart Grids

Main References:

[1] S. Cai, J. Ye, M. Chen, J. Yan, and S. Jaggi, "Secure compressed reading in smart grids," [Online]. Available: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.5202

Dec. 11, 2013

Miao Wang

Vehicle-to-Grid Power Fundamentals: Calculating Capacity and Net Revenue

Main References:

TBA.

Nov. 20, 2013

Qiang Ye

TDMA Time Slot Assignment

Main References:

TBA.

Nov. 6, 2013

Chong Lou

Pipelined MAC for Sleep Scheduling over Multi-hop Wireless Networks

Main References:

TBA.

Oct. 16, 2013

Xiaoxia Zhang

Efficient Transmission Power Control in Energy Harvesting Communication Systems

Main References:

[1] B. Devillers, D. Gunduz, "A general framework for the optimization of energy harvesting communication systems with battery imperfections," Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 130-139, 2012.

[2] Q. Wang, M. Liu, "When simplicity meets optimality: efficient transmission power control with stochastic energy harvesting," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM'13, 2013.

Oct. 9, 2013

Qinghua Shen

Transport-Based Load Modeling and Sliding Mode Control of Plug-In Electric Vehicles for Robust Renewable Power Tracking

Main References:

[1] S. Bashash and H. K. Fathy, "Transport-based load modeling and sliding mode control of plug-in electric vehicles for robust renewable power tracking," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 526-534, Mar. 2012.

Oct. 2, 2013

Zhongming Zheng

Energy-efficient Clone Detection Protocol in WSNs

Main References:

TBA.

Sept. 25, 2013

Amit Kumar Tamang

Optimal Design of Hybrid Energy System with PV/Wind Turbine/Storage: A Case Study

Main References:

[1] R. Huang, S. H. Low, U. Topcu, K. M. Chandy, C. R. Clarke, "Optimal design of hybrid energy system with PV/wind turbine/storage: A case study," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm'11, Oct. 2011.

Sept. 18, 2013

Hao Liang

Smart Grid Research at BBCR Lab

Main References:

See group publications section.

Sept. 3, 2013

Miao Wang

VANET Based Online Charging Strategy for Electric Vehicles

Main References:

[1] M. Wang, H. Liang, R. Deng, R. Zhang, and X. Shen, "VANET based online charging strategy for electric vehicles," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Dec. 2013.

Aug. 14, 2013

Nan Cheng

An Optimized EV Charging Model Considering TOU Price and SOC Curve

Main References:

[1] Y. Cao, S. Tang, C. Li, P. Zhang, Y. Tan, Z. Zhang, and J. Li, "An optimized EV charging model considering TOU price and SOC curve," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 388-393, Mar. 2012.

July 31, 2013

Rong Jiang

Robust Group Key Management with Revocation and Collusion Resistance for SCADA in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] R. Jiang, R. Lu, C. Lai, J. Luo, and X. Shen, "Robust group key management with revocation and collusion resistance for SCADA in smart grid," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'13, Dec. 2013.

July 17, 2013

Hao Liang

Renewable Power and Wide Area Measurements

Main References:

[1] H. Mohsenian-Rad. UC Riverside ECE 5333 course slides - renewable power.

[2] H. Mohsenian-Rad. UC Riverside ECE 5333 course slides - wide area measurements.

July 10, 2013

Ran Zhang

Energy-Efficient Cognitive Heterogeneous Networks Powered by the Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] S. Bu, F. Yu, and Y. Qian, "Energy-ef?cient cognitive heterogeneous networks powered by the smart grid," in Proc. INFOCOM'13, 2013.

June 19, 2013

Qiang Ye

LA-MAC: A Load Adaptive MAC Protocol for MANETs

Main References:

[1] W. Hu, X. Li, and H. Yousefizadeh, "LA-MAC: a load adaptive MAC protocol for MANETs," in Proc. GLOBECOM'09, Nov.-Dec. 2009.

June 12, 2013

Amit Kumar Tamang

Coordinated Charging of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles to Minimize Distribution System Losses

Main References:

[1] E. Sortomme, M. M. Hindi, S. D. J. MacPherson, and S. S. Venkata, "Coordinated charging of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to minimize distribution system losses," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 198-205, Mar. 2011.

June 5, 2013

Jian Qiao

Millimeter Wave Communications

Main References:

[1] TBA.

May 29, 2013

Hao Liang

Demand Response in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] H. Mohsenian-Rad. UC Riverside ECE 5333 course slides - demand response.

May 15, 2013

Zhongming Zheng

Adaptive Electricity Scheduling in Microgrids

Main References:

[1] Y. Huang, S. Mao, and R. M. Nelms, "Adaptive electricity scheduling in microgrids," in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM'13, Apr. 2013. (Please contact the authors for slides.)

May 8, 2013

Qinghua Shen

A Stochastic Power Network Calculus for Integrating Renewable Energy Sources into the Power Grid

Main References:

[1] K. Wang, F. Ciucu, C. Lin, and S. H. Low, "A stochastic power network calculus for integrating renewable energy sources into the power grid," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 1037-1048, July 2012.

May 2/6, 2013

Hao Liang

Electric Power System Modeling and Operation in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] H. Mohsenian-Rad. UC Riverside ECE 5333 course slides - introduction to power systems.

Apr. 17, 2013

Mohamed M. E. A. Mahmoud

Cyber Security in Smart Grid

Main References:

TBA.

Apr. 3, 2013

Mi Wen

Privacy-Preserving Data Aggregation in Smart Metering Systems

Main References:

[1] Z. Erkin, J. R. Troncoso-pastoriza, and R. L. Lagendijk, and F. Perez-Gonzalez, "Privacy-preserving data aggregation in smart metering systems: an overview," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 30, no. 2, pp. 75-86, Mar. 2013.

Mar. 27, 2013

Rong Jiang

Smart Meter Privacy: A Theoretical Framework

Main References:

[1] L. Sankar, S. R. Rajagopalan, S. Mohajer, and H. V. Poor, "Smart meter privacy: a theoretical framework," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, to appear.

Mar. 20, 2013

Asmaa Abdallah

Do Not Snoop My Habits: Preserving Privacy in the Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] F. G. Marmol, C. Sorge, O. Ugus, and G. M. Perez, "Do not snoop my habits: preserving privacy in the smart grid," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 166-172, May 2012.

Mar. 13, 2013

Chengcheng Pei

Cyber Security in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] W. Wang and Z. Lu, "Cyber security in the smart grid: survey and challenges," Computer Networks, 2013.

Feb. 20, 2013

Ruilong Deng

Load Scheduling with Price Uncertainty and Coupling Constraints

Main References:

[1] R. Deng, Z. Yang, and J. Chen, "Load scheduling with price uncertainty and coupling constraints," in Proc. IEEE PES-GM'13, Jul. 2013.

Feb. 13, 2013

Nan Cheng

Economics of Electric Vehicle Charging: A Game Theoretic Approach

Main References:

[1] W. Tushar, W. Saad, H. V. Poor, and D. B. Smith, "Economics of electric vehicle charging: a game theoretic approach," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 1767-1778, Dec., 2012.

Feb. 6, 2013

Ran Zhang

Key Performance Aspects of an LTE FDD based Smart Grid Communications Network

Main References:

[1] J. Brown and J. Y. Khan, "Key performance aspects of an LTE FDD based smart grid communications network," Elsevier Computer Communications, available online 3 January 2013.

Jan. 30, 2013

Miao Wang

Real-Time Path Planning for Optimized Spatial Utilization and Travel Cost in VANET-Enhanced Transportation System

Main References:

TBA.

Jan. 23, 2013

Qiang Ye

An Energy Efficient Network Architecture for Infrastructured Wireless Networks

Main References:

[1] D. Satyanarayana and J.M.H. Elmirghani, "An energy efficient network architecture for infrastructured wireless networks," in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM'10, Dec. 2010.

Jan. 16, 2013

Muhammad Ismail

Wireless Communication and Networking Technologies for Smart Grid: Paradigms and Challenges

Main References:

[1] X. Fang, D. Yang, and G. Xue, "Wireless Communication and Networking Technologies for Smart Grid: Paradigms and Challenges," submitted on 6 Dec 2011.

Jan. 9, 2013

Amit Kumar Tamang

Intelligent DC Microgrid With Smart Grid Communications: Control Strategy Consideration and Design

Main References:

[1] B. C. Wang, M. Sechilariu, and F. Locment, "Intelligent DC microgrid With smart grid communications: control strategy consideration and design," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 2148-2156, Dec. 2012.

Dec. 20, 2012

Jian Qiao

CSMA/CA-based Medium Access Control for Indoor Millimeter Wave Networks with Multipacket Reception Capability

Main References:

TBA.

Dec. 12, 2012

Zhongming Zheng

Secure and Energy-Efficient Disjoint Multipath Routing for WSNs

Main References:

[1] A. Liu, Z. Zheng, C. Zhang, Z. Chen, and X. Shen, "Secure and energy-efficient disjoint multi-path routing for WSNs," IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 61, issue 7, pp. 3255-3265, 2012.

Nov. 28, 2012

Xiaoxia Zhang

Optimal Power Allocation and AP Deployment in Green Wireless Cooperative Communications

Main References:

[1] X. Zhang, Z. Zheng, J. Liu, X. Shen, and L. Xie, "Optimal power allocation and AP deployment in green wireless cooperative communications," in Proc. IEEE Globecom'12, Dec., 2012.

Nov. 21, 2012

Qinghua Shen

Resource Allocation for E-healthcare Applications

Main References:

[1] Q. Shen and W. Zhuang, "Energy efficient scheduling for delay constrained communication in wireless body area networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom'12, Dec. 2012.

Nov. 7, 2012

Hao Liang

Voltage Regulation in Distribution Systems with Distributed Generation

Main References:

[1] M. E. Elkhatib, R. El-Shatshat, and M. M. A. Salama, "Novel coordinated voltage control for smart distribution networks with DG," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 598-605, Dec. 2011.

[2] M. Fila, G. A. Taylor, J. Hiscock, M. R. Irving, and P. Lang, "Flexible voltage control to support distributed generation in distribution networks," in Proc. IEEE UPEC'08, Sept. 2008.

[3] S. N. Liew and G. Strbac, "Maximising penetration of wind generation in existing distribution networks," in Proc. IEE Gener., Transm., Distrib.'02, vol. 149, no. 3, pp. 256-262, May 2002.

[4] C. M. Hird, H. Leite, N. Jenkins, and H. Li, "Network voltage controller for distributed generation," in Proc. IEE Gener., Transm., Distrib.'04, vol. 151, no. 2, pp. 150-156, Mar. 2004.

Oct. 24, 2012

Prof. Mi Wen

Scheduling of Wireless Metering for Power Market Pricing in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] H. Li, L. Lai, R. C. Qiu, "Scheduling of wireless metering for power market pricing in smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Dec. 2012.

Oct. 17, 2012

Nan Cheng

Distributed Demand Response Algorithm and its Applications to PHEV Charging in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] Z. Fan, "A distributed demand response algorithm and its applications to PHEV charging in smart grid," IEEE Trans. on Smart Gird, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 1280-1290, Sept. 2012.

[2] S. Gormus, P. Kulkarni, and Z. Fan, "The power of networking: How networking can help power management," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm'10, Oct. 2010.

Oct. 10, 2012

Ruilong Deng

Research on Communication and Control in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] R. Deng, S. Maharjan, X. Cao, J. Chen, Y. Zhang, and S. Gjessing, "Sensing-delay tradeoff for communication in cognitive radio enabled smart grid," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm'11, pp. 155-160, Oct. 2011.

Oct. 3, 2012

Yong Li

Test Platform for Hybrid Electric Power Systems: Development of a HIL Test Platform

Main References:

[1] J. M. Timmermans, J. Van Mierlo, P. Lataire, F. Van Mulders, and Z. McCaffree, "Test platform for hybrid electric power systems: Development of a HIL test platform," in Proc. European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Sept. 2007.

Sept. 26, 2012

Mohamed Elsalih Mahmoud

Cyber Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grids

Main References:

[1] J. Liu, Y. Xiao, S. Li, W. Liang, and C. Chen, "Cyber security and privacy issues in smart grids," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, to appear.

Sept. 19, 2012

Qiang Ye

Base Station Operation and User Association Mechanisms for Energy-Delay Tradeoffs in Green Cellular Networks

Main References:

[1] K. Son, H. Kim, Y. Yi, B. Krishnamachari, "Base station operation and user association mechanisms for energy-delay tradeoffs in green cellular networks," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1525-1536, Sept. 2011.

Aug. 30, 2012

Muhammad Ismail

When the Smart Grid Meets Energy-Efficient Communications: Green Wireless Cellular Networks Powered by the Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] S. Bu, F. Yu, Y. Cai, and X. Liu, "When the smart grid meets energy-efficient communications: green wireless cellular networks powered by the smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1-11, 2012.

Aug. 23, 2012

Amit Kumar Tamang

Local Versus Centralized Charging Strategies for Electric Vehicles in Low Voltage Distribution Systems

Main References:

[1] P. Richardson, D. Flynn, and A. Keane, "Local versus centralized charging strategies for electric vehicles in low voltage distribution systems," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1020-1028, Jun. 2012.

Aug. 9, 2012

Ran Zhang

Optimal Decentralized Protocol for Electric Vehicle Charging

Main References:

[1] L. Gan, U. Topcu, and S. Low, "Optimal decentralized protocols for electric vehicle charging," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, to appear.

Aug. 2, 2012

Jian Qiao

Autonomous Distributed V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) Satisfying Scheduled Charging

Main References:

[1] Y. Ota, H. Taniguchi, T. Nakajima, K. M. Liyanage, J. Baba, and A. Yokoyama, "Autonomous distributed V2G (vehicle-to-grid) satisfying scheduled charging," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 559-564, Mar. 2012.

Jul. 19, 2012

Yong Zhou

Energy-Efficient Protocol for Cooperative Networks

Main References:

[1] M. Elhawary, Z. J. Haas, "Energy-efficient protocol for cooperative networks," IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 561-574, Apr. 2011.

Jul. 5, 2012

Prof. Hongwei Li

Cyber Security and Privacy Issues in Smart Grids

Main References:

[1] J. Liu, Y. Xiao, S. Li, W. Liang, and C. Chen, "Cyber security and privacy issues in smart grids," IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2012.

[2] U.S. NIST, "Guidelines for smart grid cyber security," NIST IR-7628, Aug. 2010.

Jun. 28, 2012

Xiaoxia Zhang

Co-optimal Placement in Wide Area Measurement Systems

Main References:

[1] M. Shahraeini, M. S. Ghazizadeh, and M. H. Javidi, "Co-optimal placement of measurement devices and their related communication infrastructure in wide area measurement systems," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 684-691, Jun. 2012.

[2] M. Shahraeini, M. H. Javidi, and M. S. Ghazizadeh, "Comparison between communication infrastructures of centralized and decentralized wide area measurement systems," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 206-211, Mar. 2011.

Jun. 21, 2012

Zhongming Zheng

Ring based Clone Detecting Protocol in WSNs

Jun. 7, 2012

Dr. Bong Jun Choi

IT Infrastructure for Providing Energy-as-a-Service to Electric Vehicles

Main References:

[1] S. R. Sarangi, P. Dutta, and K. Jalan, "IT infrastructure for providing energy-as-a-service to electric vehicles," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 2, Jun. 2012.

May 31, 2012

Hao Liang

Spatial and Temporal Model of Electric Vehicle Charging Demand

Main References:

[1] S. Bae and A. Kwasinski, "Spatial and temporal model of electric vehicle charging demand," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 394-403, Mar. 2012.

May 17, 2012

Prof. Mi Wen

Research on Sensor Networks and Smart Grid @ Shanghai University of Electric Power

May 10, 2012

Kun Zhuge (Power and Energy Systems Group)

Feasibility Analysis of a Novel Cell Equalizer Topology for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy-Storage System

Main References:

[1] P. A. Cassani and S. S. Williamson, "Feasibility analysis of a novel cell equalizer topology for plug-in hybrid electric vehicle energy-storage systems," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 3938-3946, Oct. 2009.

May 3, 2012

Qinghua Shen

Adaptive Stochastic Control for the Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] R. N. Anderson, A. Boulanger, W. B. Powell, and W. Scott, "Adaptive stochastic control for the smart grid," Proc. IEEE, vol. 99, no. 6, pp. 1098-1115, Jun. 2011.

Apr. 24, 2012

Prof. Kankar Bhattacharya (Power and Energy Systems Group)

Hao Liang

Special Discussions on Smart Grid Research: @ Power and Energy Systems Group & @ BBCR Lab

Apr. 19, 2012 Zhiguo Shi

Particle Filter and its Potential Applications in Smart Grid

Main References:

TBA.

Apr. 12, 2012 Prof. Chia-Ho Ou

Grid Integration of Electric Vehicles and Demand Response with Customer Choices

Main References:

[1] S. Shao, M. Pipattanasomporn, and S. Rahman, "Grid integration of electric vehicles and demand response with customer choices," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, Mar. 2012.

[2] S. Shao, M. Pipattanasomporn, and S. Rahman, "Demand response as a load shaping tool in an intelligent grid with electric vehicles," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, Dec. 2011.

Apr. 5, 2012 Ning Zhang

Cyber-Physical Security in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] Y. Mo, T.H.-J. Kim, K. Brancik, D. Dickinson, H. Lee, A. Perrig, and B. Sinopoli, "Cyber-physical security of a smart grid infrastructure," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 195-209, Jan. 2012.

[2] M. Fouda, Z. Md. Fadlullah, N. Kato, R. Lu, and X. Shen, "A light-weight message authentication scheme for smart grid communications," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 675-685, Dec. 2011.

Mar. 29, 2012 Ran Zhang

Heterogeneous Communication Architecture and Optimal Allocation of Smart Grid Traffic to Heterogeneous Networks

Main References:

[1] M. Levorato and U. Mitra, "Optimal allocation of heterogeneous smart grid traffic to heterogeneous networks," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm'11, pp. 132-137, Oct. 2011.

[2] A. Zaballos, A. Vallejo, and J. M. Selga, "Heterogeneous communication architecture for the smart grid," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 30-37, Sept.-Oct. 2011.

Mar. 22, 2012 Prof. Renyong Wu

Optimal Power Allocation under Communication Network Externalities

Main References:

[1] M. G. Kallitsis, G. Michailidis, and M. Devetsikiotis, "Optimal power allocation under communication network externalities," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 162-173, Mar. 2012.

Mar. 15, 2012 Prof. Hongwei Li

Terms of Protection: The Many Faces of Smart Grid Security

Main References:

[1] D. E. Nordell, "Terms of protection: the many faces of smart grid security," IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 18-23, Jan.-Feb. 2012.

Mar. 8, 2012 Yong Zhou

Management and Control of Domestic Smart Grid Technology

Main References:

[1] A. Molderink, V. Bakker, M. G. C. Bosman, J. L. Hurink, and G. J. M. Smit, "Management and control of domestic smart grid technology,"IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 109-119, Sept. 2010.

[2] Micro CHP Papers: http://www.microchap.info/papers.htm  (Shared by Rongxing Lu)

Mar. 1, 2012 Yujie Tang

Cognitive Radio Network for the Smart Grid: Experimental System Architecture, Control Algorithms, Security, and Microgrid Testbed

Main References:

[1] R. C. Qiu, H. Zhen, Z. Chen, N. Guo, R. Ranganathan, S. Hou, and G. Zheng, "Cognitive radio network for the smart grid: experimental system architecture, control algorithms, security, and microgrid testbed," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 724-740, Dec. 2011.

Feb. 16, 2012 Zhongming Zheng

Constrained Green Base Station Deployment with Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks

Main References:

[1] Z. Zheng, S. He, L. X. Cai, and X. Shen. Constrained Green Base Station Deployment with Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks. (Book Chapter) [Figures]

Feb. 9, 2012 Sandra Cespedes

Assessing Communications Technology Options for Smart Grid Applications

Main References:

[1] A. Patel, J. Aparicio, N. Tas, M. Loiacono, and J. Rosca, "Assessing communications technology options for smart grid applications," in Proc. SmartGridComm'11, Oct. 2011.

[2] T. Sauter and M. Lobashov, "End-to-end communication architecture for smart grids," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 1218-1228, Apr. 2011.

[3] G. Webber, J. Warrington, S. Mariethoz, and M. Morari, "Communication limitations in iterative real time pricing for power systems," in Proc. SmartGridComm'11, Oct. 2011.

[4] N. Cherukuri and K. Nahrstedt, "Cooperative congestion control in power grid communication networks," in Proc. SmartGridComm'11, Oct. 2011.

[5] T. Mikkola, E. Bunn, P. Hurri, G. Jacucci, M. Lehtonen, M. Fitta, and S. Biza, "Near real time energy monitoring for end users: requirements and sample applications," in Proc. SmartGridComm'11, Oct. 2011.

Feb. 2, 2012 Dr. Bong Jun Choi

Communications in Smart Grid?

Main References:

[1] F. Bouhafs, M. Mackagy, and M. Merabti, "Links to the future: communication requirements and challenges in the smart grid," IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Jan./Feb. 2012.

[2] M. Shahraeini, M. H. Javidi, and M. S. Ghazizadeh, "Comparison between communication infrastructures of centralized and decentralized wide area measurement systems," IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 1, Mar. 2011.

[3] V. C. Gungor, D. Sahin, T. Kocak, S. Ergut, C. Buccella, C. Cecati, and G. P. Hancke, "Smart grid technologies: communication technologies and standards," IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, vol. 7, no. 4, Nov. 2011.

Jan. 26, 2012 Xiaoxia Zhang

Application of Sensor Network for Secure Electric Energy Infrastructure

Main References:

[1] R. A. Leon, V. Vittal, and G. Manimaran, "Application of sensor network for secure electric energy infrastructure," IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 1021-1028, Apr. 2007.

Jan. 19, 2012 Qinghua Shen

Efficient Algorithms for Renewable Energy Allocation to Delay Tolerant Consumers

Main References:

[1] M. J. Neely, A. S. Tehrani, and A. G. Dimakis, "Efficient algorithms for renewable energy allocation to delay tolerant consumers," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm'10, Oct. 2010.

[2] Mathematic Tools: http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~mjneely/stochastic/index-old.html

Jan. 12, 2012 Hao Liang

Ancillary Services in Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G)

Main References:

[1] S. Han, S. Han, and K. Sezaki, "Development of an optimal vehicle-to-grid aggregator for frequency regulation," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 65-72, June 2010.

[2] E. Sortomme and M.A. El-Sharkawi, "Optimal charging strategies for unidirectional vehicle-to-grid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 131-138, March 2011.

[3] S. Han, S. Han, and K. Sezaki, "Estimation of achievable power capacity from plug-in electric vehicles for V2G frequency regulation: case studies for market participation," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 632-641, Dec. 2011.

Dec. 15, 2011 Prof. Hongwei Li

P2: Privacy-Preserving Communication and Precise Reward Architecture for V2G Networks in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] Z. Yang, S. Yu, W. Lou, and C. Liu, "P2: privacy-preserving communication and precise reward architecture for V2G networks in smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 697-706, Dec. 2011.

Dec. 8, 2011 Prof. Renyong Wu

Scheduling Power Consumption with Price Uncertainty

Main References:

[1] T.T. Kim and H.V. Poor, "Scheduling power consumption with price uncertainty," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 519-527, Sept. 2011.

Dec. 1, 2011 Zhongming Zheng

Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] V.C. Gungor, B. Lu, and G.P. Hancke, "Opportunities and challenges of wireless sensor networks in smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 3557-3564, Oct. 2010.

[2] M. Erol-Kantarci and H.T. Mouftah, "Wireless sensor networks for cost-efficient residential energy management in the smart grid," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 314-325, June 2011.

Nov. 24, 2011 Sandra Cespedes

Electric Vehicle Integration into Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] S. Cespedes and X. Shen, "A framework for ubiquitous IP communications in vehicle to grid networks," in Proc. IEEE Globecom'11 - UbiCoNet, Houston, Texas, USA, Dec. 5-9, 2011.

[2] M. Dennis and B. Thompson (2009). Vehicle to grid using broadband communications. Telecommunications Journal of Australia.

[3] C. Guille and G. Gross, 2009. A conceptual framework for the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) implementation. Energy Policy 37, 4379-4390.

[4] C. Hochgraf, R. Tripathi, and S. Herzberg, "Smart grid charger for electric vehicles using existing cellular networks and SMS text messages," in Proc. IEEE SmartGridComm 2010, pp. 167-172, 2010.

Nov. 17, 2011 Xiaoxia Zhang

Hierachical Communications Infrastructure in Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] R. Yu, Y. Zhang, S. Gjessing, C. Yuen, S. Xie, and M. Guizani, "Cognitive radio based hierarchical communications infrastructure for smart grid," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 6-14, September-October 2011.

[2] M. Erol-Kantarci, B. Kantarci, and H.T. Mouftah, "Reliable overlay topology design for the smart microgrid network," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 38-43, September-October 2011.

Nov. 10, 2011 Dr. Bong Jun Choi

Overview of Communication Challenges in the Smart Grid: Demand Response

Main References:

[1] I. Koutsopoulos and L. Tassiulas, "Challenges in demand load control for the smart grid," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 16-21, September-October 2011.

[2] A. Iwayemi, P. Yi, X. Dong, and C. Zhou, "Knowing when to act: an optimal stopping method for smart grid demand response," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 44-49, September-October 2011.

Nov. 3, 2011 Hao Liang

Overview of Communication Systems for Smart Grid

Main References:

[1] A. Zaballos, A. Vallejo, and J.M. Selga, "Heterogeneous communication architecture for the smart grid," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 30-37, September-October 2011.

[2] F.R. Yu, P. Zhang, W. Xiao, and P. Choudhury, "Communication systems for grid integration of renewable energy resources," IEEE Network, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 22-29, September-October 2011.


Bibliography on Smart Grid Research

Security and Privacy in Smart Grid (Maintained by Dr. Rongxing Lu and Prof. Hongwei Li)


Other Interesting Research Papers

Baosen Zhang and David Tse, "Geometry of Feasible Injection Region of Power Networks". Shared by Xiaoxia Zhang: The paper includes some power flow optimization problems in power systems and future smart grid.


Call for Papers

TBA.


Current Group Members Back to Top

Ning Zhang (Coordinator)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Email: n35zhang at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Security and resource managerment in smart grid

Miao Wang

PhD Student, Email: miaowang dot buaa at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Resouce allocation for vehicular networks.

Nan Chen

Master Student, Email: n37chen at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Power electronics in smart grid

Fadi H. Elghitani

PhD Student, Email: felghita at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Smart grid.

Asmaa Abdallah

PhD Student, Email: a3abdall at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Security and privacy in smart grid.

Ju Ren

Joint PhD Student (Central South University), Email: renjullcsu at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Demand response.

Deyu Zhang

Joint PhD Student (Central South University), Email: hnxx138 at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Resource management in micro grid.

Jianbing Ni

PhD Student, Email: j25ni at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Security and privacy in smart grid

Xiaoxia Zhang

PhD Student, Email: x79zhang at bbcr dot uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Sensor networks.

Yujie Tang

PhD Student, Email: y59tang at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Energy efficient networks.

Yong Zhou

PhD Student, Email: y233zhou at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: TBD.

Ran Zhang

PhD Student, Email: zhangran2006 at gmail dot com

Research Interests: TBD.

Sailesh Bharati

PhD Student, Email: sbharati at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Electric vehicles.

Qinghua Shen

PhD Student, Email: q2shen at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Sensor networks.

Nizar H Alsharif

PhD Student, Email: nalshari at engmail dot uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Secure routing for VANET.

Kuan Zhang

PhD Student, Email: garnekuan at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Cyber security in smart grid.


Alumni Back to Top

Hao Liang (Co-Founder)

Assistant Professor (University of Alberta), Email: h8liang at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Microgrids, energy storage, electric vehicles, wireless networking in smart grid.

Miao He (Former Coordinator), Email: m22he at uwaterloo dot ca

Employer: Cisco, Canada

Research Interests: Security and Privacy in smart grid.

Bong Jun Choi (Co-Founder)

Assistant Professor (The State University of New York Korea), Email: bjchoi at sunykorea dot ac dot kr

Research Interests: Smart grid communications.

Rongxing Lu (Co-Founder)

Assistant Professor (Nanyang Technological University), Email: rxlu at bbcr dot uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Security and privacy.

Xiang Zhang

Visiting Professor (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), Email: shaun dot zhx at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Vehicular ad hoc networks and smart grid.

Juntao Gao

Visiting Professor (Xidian University), Email: gaoxidian at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Cyber security in smart grid.

Zhou Su

Visiting Professor (Waseda University), Email: z26su at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Vehicular ad hoc networks and smart grid.

Lei Xu

Visiting Professor (Nanjing University of Science and Technology), Email: xulei_marcus at 126 dotcom

Research Interests: Resource Allocation

Kan Yang

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow(City University of Hong Kong), Email: kane dot cityu at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Security and privacy in smart grid

Chengcheng Pei

MASc Student, Email: ccpei87 at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Cyber security in smart grid.

Chia-Ho Ou

Visiting Professor (National Pingtung Institute of Commerce), Email: cho at npic dot edu dot tw

Research Interests: Wireless networking.

Sandra Cespedes

Assistant Professor (Icesi University), Email: slcesped at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Electric vehicles.

Hongwei Li

Visiting Professor (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China), Email: hongwei dot uestc at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Security and privacy.

Mi Wen

Visiting Professor (Shanghai University of Electric Power), Email: superwm_9 at yahoo dot com

Research Interests: Security in wireless sensor network, smart grid and the Internet of things etc.

Zhiguo Shi

Visiting Professor (Zhejiang University), Email: zju dot shizg at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Sensor networks.

Jing Liu

Visiting Professor (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Email: j dot liu dot sh at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Wireless body area networks and smart grid.

Kai Fan

Visiting Professor (Xidian University), Email: kfan at mail dot xidian dot edu dot cn

Research Interests: Information security.

Renyong Wu

Visiting Professor (Hunan University), Email: wurenyong at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Demand response.

Tingting Yang

Visiting Professor (Dalian Maritime University), Email: yangtingting820523 at 163 dot com

Research Interests: Energy efficient networking.

Li Yu

Visiting Professor (Huazhong University of Science & Technology), Email: yu dot li at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Signal processing in smart grid.

Albert Wasef

Technical and Support Staff (University of Waterloo), Email: wurenyong at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Security and privacy.

Mohamed Elsalih Mahmoud

Assistant Professor (Texas Tech University), Email: moh dot elsalih at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Security in next generation cellular networks.

Tom H. Luan

Lecturer (Deakin University), Email: hluan at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Resouce allocation for vehicular networks.

Sanaa Taha

Assistant Professor (Cairo University), Email: staha at engmail dot uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Wireless networks security.

Ruilong Deng

Joint PhD Student (Zhejiang University), Email: dengruilong at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Control and communications in smart grid.

Muhammad Ismail

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Texas A&M University at Qatar), Email: m6ismail at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Distributed resource allocation, quality-of-service provisioning, call admission control, and cooperative networking.

Amit Kumar Tamang

MSc Student, Email: aktamang at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: TBD.

Ahmed Samir A. Awad

PhD Student (Power and Energy Systems Group), Email: asamir at uwaterloo dot ca

Research Interests: Smart microgrids.

Kun Zhuge

Master Student (Power and Energy Systems Group), Email: kun dot zhuge at hotmail dot com

Research Interests: Electric vehicles.

Yong Li

Visiting PhD Student (Power and Energy Systems Group), Email: liyongthinkpad at gmail dot com

Research Interests: Power electronics, hybrid energy storage system, motor drives and control for EVs and HEVs.


Joint Undergraduate Students and Undergraduate Research Assistants (URAs) Back to Top
Student Research Term Research Topic and Refereed Publications

Nan Chen (Joint)

Winter 2014

Topic: Stability analysis of droop control in microgrid and stability enhancement via wireless networks.

Refereed Publications: TBA.

Xiuming Zhang (Joint)

Winter 2014

Topic: Big data analytics in smart grid.

Refereed Publications: TBA.

Wei (Harrison) Wang (URA)

Spring 2012

Winter 2013

Topic: Stochastic information management in smart grid.

Refereed Publications: [1] H. Liang, A. K. Tamang, W. Zhuang, and X. Shen, “Stochastic information management in smart grid,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials - Special Issue on Energy and Smart Grid, 2014, to appear. (Acknowledged)

[2] H. Liang, A. Abdrabou, and W. Zhuang, “Stochastic information management for voltage regulation in smart distribution systems,” in Proc. IEEE INFOCOM’14, Apr.-May 2014, to appear. (Acknowledged)

(Wei is now a graduate student at Cornell University.)

Peter (Ze Yu) Xian (URA) Spring 2011

Topic: Wireless communication network design and optimization for smart grid.

Refereed Publications: H. Liang, A. Abdrabou, B. J. Choi, W. Zhuang, X. Shen, and A. S. A. Awad, “Multiagent coordination in microgrids via wireless networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications - Special Issue on Recent Advances in Wireless Technologies for Smart Grid, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 14-22, Jun. 2012. (Acknowledged)

(Peter is now a Silicon Validation Engineer at NVIDIA, Santa Clara, CA.)

Seongho Kim (URA) Winter 2011 Topic: Wireless interference in home energy management systems.
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