Smart Grid Communications and Networking
Energy efficiency is increasingly gaining importance due to environmental awareness and the pressure to reduce operation costs. It has become one of the key requirements for our lives and will no doubt change the ways we design and operate future societies. In the past decades, there have been many efforts by both governments and organizations to improve the efficiency of the electric power grid system. Within past few years, smart grid technologies, using wireless metering infrastructures, have provided the grid operators and consumers with more information about the electric power grid. Although, considerable research progress has been made in the smart grid technologies, many problems still remain to realize a true smart grid. In particular, wireless communication is a promising means to facilitate pervasive microgrid monitoring and control at a high flexibility and low deployment cost. However, supporting wireless communication over smart grid poses significant challenges since the research requires understanding of both communication technologies and power systems. Our group aims to develop protocols and optimization tools to realize a "smarter" grid. Our current research interest include: distributed control of information in microgrids, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) system, demand and response system, big data analysis, and security and privacy.
- "Big Data Analysis for Securing Smart Grid” funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), China (2013/07 ~ 2014/06).
- “Designing Secure and Efficient Distributed Smart Grid” funded by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea (2013/06 ~ 2016/05).
- “User-Centered Dynamic Microgrid using Data Science Techniques” funded by Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Korea (2015/11 ~ 2018/10).