The research program

Meet the team

This team is a result of ongoing promotion of interdisciplinary research.

We are pleased to inform you that our team is comprised of esteemed experts from diverse fields including statistics, business, engineering, and computer science. Our focus is on cultivating interdisciplinary research in the area of power grid cybersecurity. Our research thrusts allow us to innovate and work towards the advancement of power systems engineering. In addition, our doctoral and master's students undergo rigorous training under the guidance of our experienced team. We occasionally attend international conferences to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in our field. We welcome highly motivated researchers to join our team.

Chee-Wooi Ten

Principal Investigator

Ms. Bhairavi Pandya

Alumnae, Class of 2012

Mr. Pingal Sapkota

Alumnus, Class of 2013

Mr. Rashiduzzaman

Alumnus, Class of 2014

Dr. Yonghe Guo

Alumnus, Class of 2014

Mr. Nathan S. Fettinger

Alumnus, Class of 2014

Dr. Yachen Tang

Alumnus, Class of 2018
Class of 2014 (Master’s)

Dr. Zhiyuan Yang

Alumnus, Class of 2018

Dr. Koji Yamashita

Alumnus, Class of 2020

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Mr. Anurag Nagpure

Alumnus, Class of 2021

Dr. Diego Aponte Roa

Alumnus, Class of 2022

Spring 2019 Commencement

Dr. Yachen Tang received his PhD degree during the Spring 2019 commencement and was hooded on stage. He began his academic journey at Michigan Tech in Fall 2013 by pursuing an MS degree, and later continued to pursue his doctorate program in Spring 2015 under the supervision of Prof. Ten. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Tang made significant contributions to load modeling in focused areas by establishing a relationship between occupancy and energy consumption. He also co-authored the graduate textbook on “Electric Power: Distribution Emergency Operation.”

After successfully completing his PhD final oral examination, Dr. Tang joined companies in San Jose, CA.

Yang concluding PhD program
in Fall 2018

Dr. Zhiyuan Yang began his PhD program in Spring 2015 at Michigan Tech under the guidance of Prof. Ten and successfully completed his degree in Fall 2018. His major contribution to his Ph.D. dissertation was in the combinatorics of hypothesized substation outages, which relate to insurance policies based on plausible events. Zhiyuan has made significant contributions as a lead author to several journals in the emerging areas of actuarial science framework. In recognition of his excellent teaching skills, he was awarded the Michigan Tech ECE Outstanding Teaching Award for the year 2017.

He joined Guang Dong Electric Company after finishing his PhD program.

Spring 2016 Commencement

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Yonghe Guo has successfully completed his PhD program at Michigan Tech in Spring 2016. Dr. Guo commenced his doctoral studies in Fall 2010 under the guidance of Prof. Ten and made a significant contribution to his field with his research on a cross-examination framework between primary and secondary metering infrastructure. This addressed issues related to malicious tampering and malware detection. Throughout his four-year program, he published multiple papers in highly-regarded journals such as IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and Power Systems and presented his work at various conferences organized by the Power and Energy Society (PES).

Following his graduation, Dr. Guo accepted a position at State Grid Information and Telecommunication in China, where he continues to make notable contributions to his field.