Clemson University

School of Computing Seminar with Yacine Chakhchoukh, University of Idaho

"Enhancing Power State Estimation Accuracy and Cyber-security in the Smart Grid" presented by Yacine Chakhchoukh, University of Idaho



The talk addresses challenges related to the future state estimation of power systems. The state estimator (SE) provides situational awareness for operators at the control center and is used in many energy management system (EMS) operations. The presentation shows the challenges related to the integration of phasor measurement units (PMUs) in the power state estimator. The goal is to improve the accuracy of the estimation by exploiting PMU data. Cyber-security vulnerabilities that could be introduced in both the measurements and the topology of the grid are assessed on both the classical and the hybrid PMU-based SE. Power system model based solutions are proposed against cyber-attacks. The robustness is introduced by exploiting robust statistical signal processing and machine learning techniques.



Yacine Chakhchoukh received the Ph.D. degree (with honors) in electrical engineering from Paris-Sud XI University (France). His industrial experience was with the French Electrical Transmission System Operator (RTE-EDF, France) where he worked for 3 years. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho. Before joining the University of Idaho, he was a project assistant professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) where he worked on cyber-security applied to the power systems area. He also taught and conducted research at the Technical University Darmstadt (Germany) and Arizona State University. His research interests are cyber and physical security for the smart grid, power systems control and analysis, robust estimation and detection theory, energy analytics, load and renewable generation forecasting. In 2017, he received the IEEE SPS Signal Processing Magazine best paper award for his work on robust signal processing and its applications to power systems (work published in 2012).

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:20pm to 1:20pm

McAdams Hall, 119
821 McMillan Rd., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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Lectures / Seminars / Speakers, Seminars


College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences, School of Computing, Research Seminars

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Students, Faculty


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