Distinguished professors from both academia and industry will be invited to give speeches.

Invited Speaker


Dr. V. M. Istemihan Genc

Department of Electrical Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey

Dynamic Security Assessment and Transient Stability Prediction in Large Power Systems Using Machine Learning Algorithms

Abstract: In recent years, machine learning (ML) techniques have gained popularity in facilitating dynamic security assessment and real‐time transient stability prediction for preventing instabilities and early detection of blackouts in power systems. Real-time synchrophasor measurements collected from Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs) can be used as indicators of system dynamics. This presentation, after a brief review about transient stability assessment methods using machine learning algorithms, touches upon the unreliability issues due to the unrealistic quantities obtained through simulations and due to the interference of erroneous measurements that can be encountered during such applications utilizing PMUs, then focuses on developing ML models for transient stability assessment and prediction. We present an overview of a number of approaches adopting machine learning methods for transient stability assessment and prediction in large power systems followed by the comparison of their performances on some test systems. 

Bio: Dr. Genc received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Istanbul Technical University, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering, systems and control engineering, and systems science and mathematics from Istanbul Technical University, Bogazici University, and Washington University, respectively. After receiving the doctor of science degree in 2001 from Washington University in St. Louis, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. He was a visiting scholar during his postdoctoral studies at Arizona State University and also a visiting professor at Washington University. His research interests include power system dynamics and stability, smart grids, optimization and control applications in power engineering. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Istanbul Technical University. Dr. Genc has been a member of IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) since 2003 and currently is the IEEE PES Chapter Representative of Eastern Europe Zone.