News and Updates

News and Updates

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  • December 9th , Seminar @ KTH
    I gave a talk on “Embracing Low Inertia in Power System Frequency Control: A Dynamic Droop Approach” at KTH, Sweden. Related publications include [1, 2, 3] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, pp. 3007-3022, ... Read more
  • November 20th , Hancheng received MINDS Data Science Fellowship
    Hancheng Min, a Ph.D. student in ECE in our lab, won the MINDS Data Science Fellowship for the 2019-2020 cycle! Congrats!
  • November 20th , Discovery Award
    I received the Discovery Award together with Co-PIs Marcelo Fernandez and Dennice Gayme for the project: A Data-Driven Approach to Electricity Market Design https://research.jhu.edu/major-initiatives/discovery-awards/2019-awardees/
  • November 19th , Co-PI for the Tripods Institute
    I am the Co-PI for the new TRIPODS Institute at the Johns Hopkins Mathematical Institute of Data Science: https://engineering.jhu.edu/ece/2019/11/19/ece-assistant-professor-enrique-mallada-named-a-co-pi-in-the-tripods-institute/#.XiHpLlNKh44
  • September 3rd , 1 paper accepted to TAC
    Our paper on global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems [1] has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control! [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, pp. 3007-3022, 2020. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] ... Read more
  • September 3rd , Seminar @ University of Colorado Boulder
    I gave a talk on “Embracing Low Inertia in Power System Frequency Control: A Dynamic Droop Approach” at University of Colorado Boulder. Related publications include [1, 2, 3] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, ... Read more
  • August 5th , Seminars and Talks in Asia
    During my trip to Asia from Jul 29th to Aug 5th, I gave talks on “Embracing Low Inertia in Power System Frequency Control: A Dynamic Droop Approach” at Hong Kong University, Zhejiang University, Tsinghua University, and Beijing Institute of Technology. Related publications include [1, 2, 3] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of ... Read more
  • July 20th , 3 papers accepted to CDC 19
    Our papers on strategic behavior of load participants in two-stage settlement electricity markets [1], model predictive control via second order cone programming [2], and dynamics concentration of tightly-connected networks [3] have been accepted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control! [1] P. You, D. F. Gayme, and E. Mallada, “The Role of Strategic Load Participants ... Read more
  • July 10th , TPC Member of ACC 19
    I am a TPC Member of the American Control Conference 2019 held in Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
  • May 22nd , Seminar @ Universidad ORT Uruguay
    I gave a talk on “Embracing Low Inertia in Power System Frequency Control: A Dynamic Droop Approach” at Universidad ORT Uruguay. Related publications include [1, 2, 3] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, pp. ... Read more
  • May 2nd , The Mathematics of Energy Systems Workshop
    I gave a talk on “Embracing Low Inertia in Power System Frequency Control: A Dynamic Droop Approach” at The Mathematics of Energy Systems Workshop in Issac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences. Related publications include [1, 2, 3] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” ... Read more
  • March 20th , Co-Chair of CISS 19
    I am the Co-Chair of Conference on Information, Sciences and Systems 2019 held in Baltimore, MD, U.S.
  • February 19th , Panel Session @ IEEE ISGT 19
    I gave a talk on “Dynamic Droop Control for Low Inertia Power Systems” in the Panel session at IEEE ISGT 2019. Related publications include [1, 2, 3, 4] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, ... Read more
  • February 7th , Invited Session @ FEPSET 19
    I gave a talk on “Dynamic Droop Control for Low Inertia Power Systems” in the invited session at Future Electric Power Systems and the Energy Transition 2019. Related publications include [1, 2, 3, 4] [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on ... Read more
  • January 28th , 2 papers accepted to ACC 19
    Our papers on voltage collapse stabilization [1] and coordinating distribution system resources in energy and ancillary service transmission system markets [2] have been accepted to 2019 American Control Conference! [1] C. Avraam, J. Rines, A. Sarker, F. Paganini, and E. Mallada, “Voltage Collapse Stabilization in Star DC Networks,” in American Control Conference (ACC), 2019, pp. ... Read more
2018
  • November 21st , 1 paper accepted to TAC
    Our paper [1] on a leaky integrator approach for robust decentralized secondary frequency control has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control! [1] E. Weitenberg, Y. Jiang, C. Zhao, E. Mallada, C. De Persis, and F. Dorfler, “Robust Decentralized Secondary Frequency Control in Power Systems: Merits and Trade-Offs,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. ... Read more
  • November 19th , Eliza won JHU’s PURA Award
    Eliza Cohn, an undergraduate in ECE and Math in our lab,  won the Johns Hopkins University’s Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award! Congrats Eliza! For more details read the announcement in this link.
  • November 9th , Control Seminar @ University of Michigan
  • November 5th , Invited Session @ INFORMS Annual Meeting
    I co-organized with John Simpson-Porco an invited session on Real-time Optimization of Power Systems at INFORMS Annual Meeting. This session is motivated by our recent work on the topic [1, 2, 3] [1] Z. Nelson and E. Mallada, “An integral quadratic constraint framework for steady state optimization of linear time invariant systems,” in American Control ... Read more
  • November 2nd , 1 abstract accepted to FERC’s TAIC
    An abstract on our work on Coordinating Distribution System Resources for Co-optimized Participation in Energy and Ancillary Service Transmission System Markets [1] was accepted to the FERC Trans-Atlantic INFRADAY Conference. [1] C. Ji, M. H. Hajiesmaili, D. F. Gayme, and E. Mallada, Coordinating Distribution System Resources for Co-optimized Participation in Energy and Ancillary Service Transmission System ... Read more
  • July 31st , ECE Seminar @ University of Waterloo
    I gave a talk on “Inverter-based Control for Low Inertia Power Systems” in the ECE Seminar at the University of Waterloo. Related publications include [1, 2, 3]. [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, pp. ... Read more
  • July 15th , 3 papers accepted to CDC 18
    Our papers on sparse recovery on graph incidence matrices [1], optimal steady-state control [2], and robustness of consensus algorithms under measurement errors [3] have been accepted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. See you in Miami! [1] M. Zhao, M. D. Kaba, R. Vidal, D. R. Robinson, and E. Mallada, “Sparse Recovery over Graph ... Read more
  • July 13th , 1 paper accepted to MTNS
  • May 8th , Jesse and Aurik received Honorable Mention
    Jesse Rines and Aurik Sarker, co-authors of the paper [1], received an honorable mention of the The Muly Family Undergraduate Research Award. Congrats! [1] C. Avraam, J. Rines, A. Sarker, F. Paganini, and E. Mallada, “Voltage Collapse Stabilization in Star DC Networks,” in American Control Conference (ACC), 2019, pp. 1957-1964. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] Voltage ... Read more
  • March 5th , NSF CAREER Award
    I received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF)! This NSF program is “in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education” The title is Control, Optimization, and Market Design for Efficient and Reliable Integration of Renewable Energy Sources in Electric Power Systems You ... Read more
  • January 24th , CSL Seminar @ UIUC
    I gave a talk on “Inverter-based Control for Low Inertia Power Systems” in the Coordinated Science Laboratory Seminar at UIUC. Related publications include [1, 2, 3]. [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global analysis of synchronization performance for power systems: bridging the theory-practice gap,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 67, iss. 7, pp. 3007-3022, ... Read more
  • January 20th , 1 paper accepted to IJEPES
    Our paper [1] on a distributed plug-and-play generator and load control has been accepted to the International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems. [1] C. Zhao, E. Mallada, S. H. Low, and J. W. Bialek, “Distributed plug-and-play optimal generator and load control for power system frequency regulation,” International Journal of Electric Power and Energy ... Read more
  • January 20th , 1 paper accepted to ACC
    Our paper [1] on an IQC framework for real-time steady-state optimization of LTI Systems has been accepted to appear on the 2018 American Control Conference. Congrats Zach! [1] Z. Nelson and E. Mallada, “An integral quadratic constraint framework for steady state optimization of linear time invariant systems,” in American Control Conference (ACC), 2018. [Bibtex] [Abstract] ... Read more
2017
  • October 13th , 1 paper accepted to TAC
    Our paper [1] on the role of convexity on the convergence and robustness of saddle-point dynamics has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control! [1] A. Cherukuri, E. Mallada, S. H. Low, and J. Cortes, “The role of convexity on saddle-point dynamics: Lyapunov function and robustness,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 63, iss. ... Read more
  • October 4th , 1 invited paper in Allerton
    I presented our work on characterizing the dynamic performance of power networks with heterogeneously rated machines [1] in an invited session in the 55th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing. [1] F. Paganini and E. Mallada, “Global performance metrics for synchronization of heterogeneously rated power systems: The role of machine models and inertia,” ... Read more
  • August 17th , AMPS grant award from NSF
    I received a grant award from the Algorithms for Modern Power Systems (AMPS) program of the NSF! The title is “Dynamics-aware Algorithms for Real-time Structured Fault Detection in Power Systems”
  • July 12th , 3 papers accepted to CDC 17
    Our papers on evaluating the cost of security constrained OPF [1], evaluating the performance tradeoffs of designing inverter-based control for low inertia power systems [2], and characterizing performance of networked dynamical systems over directed graphs [3] have been accepted to IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. See you in Australia! [1] M. H. Hajiesmaili, D. ... Read more
  • June 23rd , EPCN grant award from NSF
    I received a grant award from the Energy, Power, Control, and Networks (EPCN) program of the NSF! The title is “An Optimization Decomposition Framework for Principled Multi-Timescale Market Design and Co-Optimization”
  • June 6th , 1 paper accepted to IEEE CSL
    Our paper [1] on the existence and uniqueness of high-voltage solutions of power flow equations in tree networks has been IEEE Control System Letters! [1] K. Dvijotham, E. Mallada, and J. W. Simpson-Porco, “High-Voltage Solution in Radial Power Networks: Existence, Properties, and Equivalent Algorithms,” IEEE Control Systems Letters, vol. 1, iss. 2, pp. 322-327, 2017. ... Read more
  • May 1st , 1 paper accepted to IEEE TAC
    Our paper [1] on load side frequency control and congestion management has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control! [1] E. Mallada, C. Zhao, and S. H. Low, “Optimal load-side control for frequency regulation in smart grids,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 62, iss. 12, pp. 6294-6309, 2017. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] Frequency ... Read more
  • March 1st , 1 paper accepted to IFAC World Congress
    Our paper [1] on robust inverter-based control for low inertia power systems has been accepted to IFAC World Congress! [1] R. Pates and E. Mallada, “Decentralised Robust Inverter-based Control in Power Systems,” in IFAC World Congress, 2017, pp. 5548-5553. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] This paper develops a novel framework for power system stability analysis, that ... Read more
  • February 26th , 1 paper accepted to IEEE TPS
    Our paper [1] on multi-timescale decomposition for joint economic dispatch and frequency regulation was accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems! [1] D. Cai, E. Mallada, and A. Wierman, “Distributed optimization decomposition for joint economic dispatch and frequency regulation,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 32, iss. 6, pp. 4370-4385, 2017. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download ... Read more
  • February 15th , ENERGISE grant award from DoE!
    We just received an ENERGISE (Enabling Extreme Real-time Grid Integration of Solar Energy) award from the Department of Energy (DoE). Project Description: The project seeks to overcome the challenges of managing an increasingly variable and uncontrollable power supply due to roof-top solar by adapting advanced real-time control and optimization concepts from high-voltage power systems to low-voltage ... Read more
  • February 8th , Grant award from Army Research Office
    I received a grant award from the Army Research Office! The title is “Beyond Consensus: A Distributed Optimization Approach for Complex Coordination in Large-scale Dynamic Networks”
2016
  • August 8th , 1 paper accepted to Allerton
    Our paper [1] on understanding the role of local and strong convexity on the convergence and robustness of saddle-point dynamics has been accepted to the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing! [1] A. Cherukuri, E. Mallada, S. H. Low, and J. Cortes, “The role of strong convexity-concavity in the convergence and robustness of the ... Read more
  • July 23rd , 1 paper accepted to CDC
    My paper [1] on decoupling power grid’s dynamic and steady-state performance has been accepted to the Conference on Decision and Control! [1] E. Mallada, “iDroop: A dynamic droop controller to decouple power grid’s steady-state and dynamic performance,” in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2016, pp. 4957-4964. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] This paper ... Read more
  • June 29th , Seed grant from E2SHI
    Our research project with René Vidal on  Leveraging Dynamics, Sparsity and Nonlinearities for Secure and Reliable Power Grid Operation has been selected by E2SHI’s Seed Grant Program for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • May 20th , 1 paper accepted to IEEE TNSE
    Our paper [1] on synchronization of phase-coupled oscillators was accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering [1] A. Gushchin, E. Mallada, and A. Tang, “Phase-coupled oscillators with plastic coupling: Synchronization and stability,” IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, vol. 3, iss. 4, pp. 240-256, 2016. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] In ... Read more
  • February 10th , 1 paper accepted to PSCC
    Our paper [1] on unified frequency control and congestion management has been accepted to Power System Computation Conference! [1] C. Zhao, E. Mallada, S. H. Low, and J. W. Bialek, “A Unified Framework for Frequency Control and Congestion Management,” in Power Systems Computation Conference, 2016, pp. 1-7. [Bibtex] [Abstract] [Download PDF] The existing frequency control ... Read more
  • January 1st , I joined Hopkins ECE!
    I started my assistant professor appointment @ Johns Hopkins on Jan 1st 2016. More news to come…