2022 AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention in Multimedia

Prof. Abhishek Dutta has been recognized on the AI 2000 Most Influential Scholar Annual List for his outstanding technical achievements with long lasting contribution and impact in the field of multimedia.


Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Prof. Junbo Zhao is being recognized by the IEEE Power and Energy Society with the Outstanding Young Engineer Award.  The society recognizes Prof. Zhao’s innovative works on “robust dynamic state and parameter estimation, physics-informed learning and uncertainty quantification, and cybersecurity for power systems”. The society selects one engineer worldwide to receive this prestigious award. 


Best Paper Awards

Bendong Tan (below left) and Yansong Pei (below right), both Ph.D. students under the supervision of Prof. Junbo Zhao, received two Best Paper Awards from the 2022 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting. Yansong Pei contributed to a winning paper entitled “Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning for Realistic Distribution System Voltage Control using PV Inverters” and Bendong Tan contributed to “Explainable Bayesian Neural Network for Probabilistic Transient Stability Analysis Considering Wind Energy“. The IEEE PES General Meeting is the largest annual conference for IEEE PES and each year, only about 30 papers out of more than 1500 submissions are selected to be the best conference paper. IEEE PES is the second largest society among all IEEE societies.
Bendong Tan’s first authored journal paper, entitled “Power System Inertia Estimation: Review of Methods and the Impacts of Converter-Interfaced Generations“, has received the 2022 Best Journal Paper Prize from the International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems (a Tier 1 journal). Only 3 papers out of 1,600 published papers have been selected from the past two-year publications for this prestigious recognition.  Bendong has also received another Best Paper Award from IEEE PES ISGT 2022 with his first authored paper “Interpretable Data-Driven Probabilistic Power System Load Margin Assessment with Uncertain Renewable Energy and Loads”. This is the third best paper award Bendong has received within a short period of time.

Jinxian Zhang, a PhD student advised by Prof. Junbo Zhao, has received the Best Paper Award from the 6th IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration. This is a collaborative work with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under the ongoing Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.  Jinxian’s paper is entitled, “Multi-fidelity Gaussian Process for Distribution System Voltage Probabilistic Estimation with PVs”.

High Impact Publication
Prof. Zongjie Wang’s SPEL lab recently published an article entitled “Trends in modern power systems resilience: State-of-the-art review” on the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews with a high impact factor of 16.8. The article presents a comprehensive review of power system resilience under different resilient metrics. The definitions of resilience in comparison with reliability, contingency analysis, and risk assessment, are given under different grid infrastructures.



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