Speaker: Changhong Zhao
Faculty host: Professor Gil Zussman
Abstract: Cyber-physical systems, such as electricity, water, and transportation networks actuated by computing algorithms on data networks, compose the critical infrastructure underpinning our nation’s economy, security, and health. Current frameworks to operate the cyber-physical infrastructure are often decoupled across different timescales, objectives, and sectors and are often centralized. They therefore lack the responsiveness and flexibility to meet future needs for security, resilience, and efficiency, under emerging challenges including larger system scales, increased variations from renewables, sever cyber-physical threats, and complex interdependencies across sectors. To overcome these challenges, my research aims to develop integrated, distributed, and computationally efficient control methods for interconnected cyber-physical infrastructure. In this talk, I will present two research results on power systems, for which the phenomena, problems, and solutions are representative in the broader cyber-physical field.