The research program
Meet the team
This team is a result of ongoing promotion of interdisciplinary research.
The team is formed with cross-domain experts in statistics, business, and engineering as well as computer science where we cultivate interdisciplinary research in the power grid cybersecurity. The thrusts allow us to innovate and doctorate and master's students who have gone through rigorous training in power systems engineering. The team occasionally attends international conferences around the world. We welcome highly motivated researchers.
Spring 2019 Commencement
Dr. Yachen Tang was hooded on the stage in Spring 2019 commencement granted with his PhD degree. Dr. Tang started his MS degree in Fall 2013 at Michigan Tech and he later continued to pursue doctorate program in Spring 2015 under Prof. Ten’s supervision. His major contribution for the Ph.D. dissertation is to relate occupancy and energy consumption to enhance the load modeling of focused areas. He is also a co-author of the graduate textbook on “Electric Power: Distribution Emergency Operation.”
He joined GEIRI North America in San Jose CA after his PhD final oral examination.
Yang concluding PhD program
in Fall 2018
Dr. Zhiyuan Yang started his PhD program in Spring 2015 at Michigan Tech and completed the degree Fall 2018 under Prof. Ten’s supervision. His major contribution for the Ph.D. dissertation is to combinatorics of hypothesized substation outages, relating to insurance policies based on plausible events. He has contributed a few journals as the lead author in the emerging areas of actuarial science framework. Zhiyuan received Michigan Tech ECE Outstanding Teaching Award for the year of 2017.
He joined Guang Dong Electric Company after finishing his PhD program.
Spring 2016 Commencement
Dr. Yonghe Guo’s Spring 2016 graduation ceremony. Dr. Guo started his PhD degree in Fall 2010 at Michigan Tech under Prof. Ten’s supervision. His major contribution for the Ph.D. dissertation is the cross-examination framework between primary and secondary metering infrastructure against malicious tampering and malware detection. He was in the program for 4 years and contributed to the journals of IEEE transactions on Smart Grid and Power Systems as well as power and energy society (PES) conferences.
Upon his graduation, he joined State Grid Information and Telecommunication in China.