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DESCRIPTION:Speaker: Dr. Michael Chertkov, Los Alamos National Lab
Talk Title: Models, Optimization and Control of Collective Phenomena in Power Grids
Series: CEI Distinguished Lecture Series in Energy Informatics
Abstract: We are asking modern power grids to serve under conditions it was not originally designed for. We also expect the grids to be smart, in how they function, how they withstand contingencies, respond to fluctuations in generation and load, and how the grids are controlled. To meet these ever increasing expectations requires extending power grid models beyond the scope of the traditional power engineering.\n
In this talk Dr. Chertkov will first review basics of power flows, and then outline a number of new problems in modeling, optimization and control theory for smart grids. In particular, the talk will describe new approaches to control of voltage and reactive flow in distribution networks, algorithms to study distance to failure, and statistical analysis of cascading blackouts in transmission networks.\n
Biography: : Dr. Chertkov's areas of interest include applied and theoretical problems in power systems, hydrodynamics, statistical and mathematical physics, information theory and computer science. Dr. Chertkov received his Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 1996, and his M.Sc. in physics from Novosibirsk State University in 1990. After his Ph.D., Dr. Chertkov spent three years at Princeton University as a R.H. Dicke Fellow in the Department of Physics. He joined Los Alamos National Lab in 1999, initially as a J.R. Oppenheimer Fellow in the Theoretical Division. He is now a technical staff member in the same division. Dr. Chertkov has published more than 100 papers in these research areas and is currently leading "Physics of Algorithms"\n
and "Optimization and Control Theory for Smart (Power) Grids" projects at LANL.\n
Host: Prof. Giuseppe Caire and Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna
More Info: http://cei.usc.edu/news/lectures
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SUMMARY:Models, Optimization and Control of Collective Phenomena in Power Grids
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