The smart electric energy area focuses on the optimization of the generation, conversion, distribution, and consumption of electric energy as well as the electrification of energy systems. Research spans the analysis, design, and control of power electronics, motor drive, and energy storage systems, grid resilience and security, and Internet-of- Things. Applications include transportation electrification, smart grid, renewable energy, and smart building systems.
Research areas: Wireless networks and systems including cross-layer considerations, full-duplex, multicast video, throughput optimization, energy-harvesting, and Medium Access Control. Resilience of computer networks and the power grid to large scale attacks.