Dr. Jimmy Chih-Hsien PENG

Dr. Jimmy Chih-Hsien Peng is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. Previously, he was part of the startup team at the Masdar Institute (now part of the Khalifa University), United Arab Emirates. In 2013, he was appointed as a Visiting Scientist with Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts. He later became a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT in 2014. 

He is currently the secretary for the IEEE PES Working Group on High-Performance Computing for Power Grid Analysis and Operation. Since 2020, he has been nominated to serve on the Electrical and Electronics Standards Committee of the Singapore Standards Council—a body that approves the establishment, review, and withdrawal of Singapore Standards and Technical References. He is also a committee member for the SPRING SS 535 Standard: Code of Practice for Installation, Operation, Maintenance, Performance and Construction Requirements of Mains Failure Standby Generating Systems. SPRING is an agency under the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore. Previously, he was member of the IEC New Zealand National Committee under the Standards New Zealand—a business unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand. He was nominated by the Standards New Zealand to join the IEC Young Professionals Program in 2011.

Current and Past Teaching:

EE2029 - Introduction to Electrical Energy Systems

EE5702 - Advanced Power Systems Analysis

EPE606 - Power System Stability Analysis

EPE502 - Dynamic Systems and Control 

SSC501 - Spacecraft Systems and Design

FDN455 - Introduction to Power Systems

FDN474 - Signals and Systems

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Network Stability and Control

Data analytics and control theories for managing microgrids, distributed generations, and storage

2008 - 2012

University of Auckland

Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Security of Cyber-Physical System

System resilience against malicious attacks, society-in-the-loop design of future network operation

Microgrid

Design and demonstrate resilient topologies to facilitate energy-saving and grid-support services

2003 - 2008

University of Auckland

B.E. (1st Hons.) in Electrical & Computer Engineering

Gurupraanesh RAMAN - Ph.D. Candidate

Gurupraanesh received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2016 from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) - Tiruchirappalli, India. He was a recipient of the gold medal and the President medal at NIT Tiruchirappalli. He joined PSRL in 2016, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the National University of Singapore under the President's Graduate Fellowship programme.

His research interests include the stability analysis and control of islanded microgrids. His specific focus is on the development of control strategies to expand the stabilty region of droop-controlled inverters, and for handling stability contingencies.

Full resume available here.

Gururaghav RAMAN - Ph.D. Candidate

Gururaghav received his B.Tech. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and was a gold medalist at the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India in 2016. His bachelor thesis investigated issues in the power electronic control and maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic systems. 

 

Gururaghav joined PEng Lab in 2016, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore. His research deals with understanding and modeling human behaviors in complex networks such as the power grid. Specifically, his research is focused on investigating how consumer behaviors could introduce new vulnerabilities in the power system and other critical infrastructure such as urban transportation networks.

 

Read full resume here.

Andrey GORBUNOV - Ph.D. Candidate

Andrey received his Bachelor in Applied Mathematics and Physics with honors from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) in 2017. By the end of the third year at (MIPT), he started to work at the Institute of Energy Systems under Dmitry A. Novitsky’s supervision. Firstly, he was involved in the development of a group regulator of active and reactive power for the isolated microgrid. His next project was the development of a new functional architecture for the System Operator of Russia, where Andrey Gorbunov investigated the connection between selections of generating equipment (Unit Commitment problem) with intraday optimization on balancing market (Optimal Power Flow problem). In July 2015, Andrey defended the Bachelor’s thesis at MIPT on this topic.

Moreover from September 2015 to 2017, Andrey studied at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (SkolTech) for his Master degree. During this time, he investigated possible applications of PMU measurements under the supervision of Prof. Janusz Bialek. During the summer internship at the Institute of Energy Systems, he was involved in the development of a method for automatically determining participation in the general primary frequency control for the System Operator of Russia. In July 2017, he graduated from SkolTech with the best research thesis award.

Andrey is currently a Ph.D. candidate at PEng Lab. His research focuses on studying the stability of microgrids in power distribution systems.

ZHANG Jingqiu - Ph.D. Candidate

Jingqiu received both his B.ENG. and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University in China in 2016, 2019, respectively. He worked on the control as well as fault analysis on HVDC and proposed quantified methods to calculate critical voltage drop considering different fault moments. His bachelor thesis investigated allocation algorithm for active power considering responding speeds of different inverters.

 

Jingqiu joined PEng Lab in Jan, 2019. He is currently working on developing a cyber resilient grid.

YANG Yang - Ph.D. Candidate

Yang received his B.ENG. and Master degree in Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China in 2017 and 2020, respectively. He also received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur at CentraleSupélec, Paris, France in 2020. He was a recipient of Chinese Government Scholarship and France Eiffel Excellence Scholarship. His master thesis investigated issues in reliability analysis and optimization research of power system considering down operating reserve.

 

He joined PEng Lab. in Aug. 2020, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the National University of Singapore under the President's Graduate Fellowship programme. His research focuses on cyber resilience of power system.

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