Weng Earns Best Paper Honors


December 11, 2012

ECE Ph.D. student Yang Weng earned best paper honors at the IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications for his paper, "A Search Method for Obtaining Initial Guesses for Smart Grid State Estimation." The paper, co-authored with ECE Professors Maria Ilic and Rohit Negi, proposes utilizing historical data and the fast-growing computational power of the Energy Management System to efficiently obtain a good initial state for highly accurate smart grid state estimation with a nonlinear model. Specifically, the authors explore using kernel ridge regression in a Bayesian framework based on Nearest Neighbor search.

The IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications brings together researchers from academia, industry and national labs to exchange novel ideas, explore enabling technologies, discuss innovative designs, and share field trial experiences and lessons learned in smart grid communications. Yang belongs to Carnegie Mellon's Electric Energy Systems Group and the Smart Grid Research Center, and his work was supported by the National Science Foundation's Project on Cyber-Physical Systems.

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