Big Data Analytics for Power Distribution Systems
18 Mar, 2019 (Mon)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Prof. Nanpeng Yu
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Riverside


The electric utility industry is being swamped by petabytes of data coming from various sources such as smart meters, phasor measurement units, SCADA systems, equipment monitors, geographical information system, and customer management. The primary and secondary value imbedded in the complex and heterogeneous data sets from power distribution systems is immense. However, strategies for unlocking the potential of big data in power systems are at an early stage of development. This talk discusses the recent developments of big data applications in power distribution systems. We will take a deep dive into the following big data applications: network topology identification, electricity theft detection, equipment predictive maintenance, and renewable adoption forecasting.


Biography of the speaker:

Dr. Yu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2006. Dr. Yu also received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics and Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 2010. Before joining University of California, Riverside, Dr. Yu was a senior power system planner and project manager at Southern California Edison from Jan, 2011 to July 2014. Currently, he is a tenure track assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, CA. Dr. Yu is the recipient of the Regents Faculty Fellowship and Regents Faculty Development award from University of California. His received a best paper award from the Second International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies and three best paper finalist awards from IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.

Dr. Yu is the director of Smart Grid Innovation Laboratory at UC Riverside. Dr. Yu is also a cooperating faculty member of the Department of Computer Science, Department of Statistics, and Center for Environmental Research & Technology. He currently serves as the co-chair for IEEE Big Data Applications in Power Distribution Networks Task Force. Dr. Yu currently serves as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.


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