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20160419 Seminar by Prof Yusheng Xue on "Big Data Thinking for Cyber-Physical Energy System"

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:29 AM by Jing Deng

Big Data Thinking for Cyber-Physical Energy System

Location
07.005, conference room, Ashby building, QUB

Time & Date
10:00 am, Tuesday, 19 April 2016 (tea/coffee will be served before the lecture)

Abstract

The macro energy thinking which regards electricity as a hub between energy production and consumption, can promote “clean energy substitution” of the upstream primary energy and “electricity substitution” of the downstream end-use energy, in order to support the sustainable development of energy. Meanwhile the big data thinking regards various data resources as fundamental elements of production rather than simple process objects. The integration of the two kinds of thinking will make the big data on power become the foundation of an extensively interconnected, openly interactive and highly intelligent macro energy systems. Knowledge can be extracted by integrating the causal data (based on mathematical models), the statistic data (with non-causal relationship) and the gambling data (of human participants). On one hand, the energy system is considered in the context of the cyber-physical system, to break down the physical barriers among power system, primary energy system and end-use energy system. On the other hand, the private network and the internet are combined together to constitute the communication system, to break down the barriers between operation and business activities.

Based on several topics that have been studied by the presenter, applications of big data technology in enhancing the economy and reliability of energy flow in different spatial and temporal scales are introduced, which include: (1) introduce casual analysis measures to topics that usually relied entirely on statistical analysis, to improve the applicability and accuracy; (2) introduce statistical analysis measures to topics that usually relied entirely on casual analysis, to enhance the efficiency; (3) combine casual analysis, statistical analysis and experimental economics simulation analysis, to create a new research area of what a single analysis paradigm cannot solved, such as the interactions between the macro energy system and the natural

Bio-sketch of the speaker

Professor Yusheng XUE received MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from EPRI, China in 1981 and PhD degree from the University of Liege, Belgium in 1987. He was elected an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995. He is now the Honorary President of State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI or NARI), China. He holds the positions of Adjunct Professor in many universities in China and a conjoint professor of the University of Newcastle in Australia. He was also an honorary professor of the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of “Automation of Electric Power System” (in Chinese) and that of the “Journal of Modern Power System and Clean energy” (in English), and a member of Editorial Board of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, and Chairman of Technical Committee of Chinese National Committee of CIGRE since 2005.

9th iGive Project Meeting UK And China

posted Jun 1, 2016, 9:21 AM by Jing Deng

Time and date:

9:30 am – 11:30pm (GMT+1), Wednesday 1st June 2016

Venue:

QQ (iGIVE 168760653) meeting (Room 7.024)

Attendee

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

  1. Prof. Kang Li, PI
  2. Dr. David Laverty, CI
  3. Dr. Jing Deng
  4. Dr Xiandong Xu
  5. Mr Zhile Yang
  6. Mr Kailong Liu

Cranfield University, UK

  1. Dr Weizhong Fei

(connection problem)

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

  1. Prof Shumei Cui
  2. Prof Qianfan Zhang
  3. Prof Chunbo Zhu
  4. Prof Jilai Yu
  5. Prof Ruiye Liu
  6. Dr Weixing Li
  7. Dr Yufeng Guo
  8. Mr Xiaofei Liu
  9. Mr Lei Pei
  10. Mr Mingfei Ban
  11. Mr Weifeng Gao
  12. Mr Jintang Li
  13. Mr Tuopu Na
  14. Ms Jing GE
  15. Ms Aina Tian

State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China

  1. Dongliang Xie
  2. Juai WU

Agenda

  • 9:30 – 09:45 Welcome from Prof Kang Li and briefing iGive project.
  • 9:45 - 10: 30 Briefing UK China workshop on shaping low carbon future
  • 10:30 - 10:45 Progress report from David Laverty
  • 10:45 - 11:30 Discuss meeting in Aug and inaugural joint laboratory and final project report.

Meeting minutes

QUB

• Prof Zhou could not attend the workshop to present the keynote speech.
• Make EV lab joint display in China (branding)
• Slides for EV lab (what equipment, what facility, what we can offer)
• Video for each lab in four institution.
• iGive in China finishes in June, and they are waiting for guidance.
• Narui’s project finishes on 30th June. But actual dates may postpones.
• Prof Cui suggest to prepare the final report as early as possible.
• Upload kang’s presentation in southhampton in iGive website
• Publications, patent, software, industrial collaboration, Joint laboratory, joint workshop and conference, knowledge exchange, student/PhD students exchanges, invited seminar, special issue.
• Prof Cui suggests we stick on original proposal when preparing the final report.
• Extend invitation time for Prof Yu invitation letter.
• HIT team arrive QUB on 27th Aug


UK-China research collaboration celebrated at strategic event to strengthen future links

posted May 24, 2016, 9:11 AM by Jing Deng

Original link

Senior representatives from Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) celebrated the growing UK-China research partnership and discussed strategic priorities for the future at an event held at the Royal Society in London on 18th April.

RCUK and NSFC attendees, with Professor Jane Elliot in centre frameLast year marked the beginning of a ‘golden era’ of UK-China relations, with collaboration between RCUK and NSFC being an essential part of the UK’s engagement with China. This event provided an opportunity to share best practices and highlight opportunities to sustain and build upon this relationship. During the one-day meeting, delegates reviewed progress on current joint activities between the two organisations, and explored new research and investment priorities for the next two years.

Since 2009, the value of funding committed by the Research Councils and NSFC tops £130 million through 21 joint research programmes. Many of these programmes are multidisciplinary and are aimed at tackling major global research challenges including antimicrobial resistance, air pollution and urbanisation.

Professor Jane Elliott, RCUK International Champion and Chief Executive of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), said: “The UK Research Councils have built extremely valuable relationships with NSFC, facilitated by RCUK China based in Beijing, which have been crucial in driving research and innovation that has a positive impact for both countries. Developing this partnership further and mutually agreeing our future strategic priorities will mean that the UK and China will be able to enjoy more of the benefits that high-quality research brings, including economic growth and a better quality of life.”

Professor Liu Congqiang, NSFC Vice President, said: “Cooperation between RCUK and NSFC has been comprehensive, productive and successful in recent years. The strategic partnership of NSFC with RCUK has been firmly consolidated through the second Biennial Strategic Meeting. The partnership will continue to push forward joint research, advancing science and technology to the social and economic benefit of both countries.”

During the event, delegates had the opportunity to reflect on the impact of some of the high-quality research supported by RCUK and NSFC on solving global challenges such as climate change and urbanisation. For example, the iGive project, run by Queen’s University Belfast with Harbin Institute of Technology, has deepened development of green technology through more reliable, flexible, efficient, and environmentally friendly smart grid solutions.

20151002 Jianhua Zhang - Modelling and Control of Organic Rankine Cycle Based Waste Heat Recovery Systems

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:56 AM by Jing Deng

Modelling and Control of Organic Rankine Cycle Based Waste Heat Recovery Systems

speaker: Prof. Jianhua Zhang

Time & Venue: 10:00 am, 2nd Oct @ Conference Room 04.006, Ashby building

Biography:

Jianhua Zhang is a Professor in School of Control and Computer Engineering at North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China. She is a member of State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources. She received her Bachelor Degree, Master Degree and Ph. D from North China Institute of Electric Power, Beijing Graduate School of North China Electric Power University, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1990, 1993 and 1996 respectively. She currently serves as an editorial board member for Journal of Mechanics Engineering and Automation. She has published over 40 papers in the international journals. She is a committee member for 3 international conferences. Her research interests are in the areas of stochastic control, networked control systems, fault diagnosis and process control.






20151002 Shuangxin Wang - Study on Dynamic Performance and Optimization based on Complex Network and Smart Grid

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:54 AM by Jing Deng

Study on Dynamic Performance and Optimization based on Complex Network and Smart Grid

By Prof. Shuangxin Wang

Time & Venue: 10:00 am, 2nd Oct @ Conference Room 04.006, Ashby building

Biography:

Shuangxin Wang received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeast Dianli University in 1986, the MSc degree in Process Control from North China Electric Power University in 1991, and the PhD degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2006. She held a visiting scholar position with Department of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University, USA which the collaborator professor is Prof. Richard. W. Longman in 2008/09. Now she holds a visiting scholar position with Control System Centre, School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK in 2014/15. Her collaborator professor is Prof. Hong. Wang.
Dr Wang is currently a professor in School of Mechanical, Electronic and Control Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. She is Senior Member at China Electrotechnical Society since 2006, and Senior Member at Beijing Society for Electrical Engineering since 1995. She is the leading author of one book and has also published over 80 papers in international and Chinese journals and conferences. She has also received outstanding academic paper award from Proceedings of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering in 2010. Her research interests are in the areas of nonlinear system analysis and control, optimization, and their applications in process control & renewable energy.

20150914 Hongjie Jia - Smart Grid and Integrated Energy System

posted Sep 29, 2015, 12:24 AM by Jing Deng

Title: Smart Grid and Integrated Energy System

Speaker: Dr Hongjie Jia

Venue: Room 7.005
Time and Date: 10:00am, Monday, 14th Sept 2015

Abstract:

Smart grid and integrated energy system (IES) are helpful to increase the penetration of renewable energy, to reduce the greenhouse gas emission and to increase the energy efficiency. Much more attention has been paid to this area in China recently. This enables significant flexibility in terms of how electricity, gas, transportation and other systems. are integrated and coordinated. This talk will give an introduction to the following topics at Tianjin University: 1) challenges and opportunities in the area of energy in China; 2) power system stability analysis based on PMU data; 3) simulation and analysis of integrated energy system; 4) EV aggregation and integration into smart grid.

Biography:

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Dr. Jia Hongjie received his BSc., MSc. and Ph.D in 1996, 1999 and 2001 respectively from Tianjin University all in electrical engineering. He became an associate professor of Tianjin University in 2002 and was promoted to professor in 2006. From 2010 to 2014, he served as the dean of school of electrical engineering and automation (SEEA) at Tianjin University. His research interesting includes power system stability and security, renewable energy integration, integrated energy systems. He is the principal investigator of more than 20 projects and the author of more than 200 journal or conference papers. He is now visiting Queens University Belfast supported by a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellowship.


20150915 - the 8th Igive Project Meeting Uk And China

posted Sep 10, 2015, 8:46 AM by Jing Deng   [ updated Sep 30, 2015, 12:34 AM ]

Time and date:

9:00 am – 12:30pm (GMT+1), Tuesday 15 Sept 2015

Venue:

QQ (iGIVE 168760653) meeting (Room 7.024)

Attendee

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

  1. Prof. Kang Li, PI
  2. Dr. David Laverty, CI
  3. Dr. Aoife Foley, CI
  4. Dr. Jing Deng
  5. Dr Xiandong Xu
  6. Mr Zhile Yang
  7. Mr Cheng Zhang
  8. Mr Kailong Liu

Cranfield University, UK

  1. Prof Patrick Luk, CI,
  2. Dr Weizhong Fei
  3. Dr Akram Bati
  4. Mr Wenyi Liang
  5. Mr Mohammed Al-Saadi
  6. Mr Mohammed Alkhafaji

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

  1. Prof Shumei Cui
  2. Prof Qianfan Zhang
  3. Prof Chunbo Zhu
  4. Prof Jilai Yu
  5. Prof Ruiye Liu
  6. Dr Weixing Li
  7. Dr Yufeng Guo
  8. Mr Xiaofei Liu
  9. Mr Lei Pei
  10. Mr Mingfei Ban
  11. Mr Weifeng Gao
  12. Mr Jintang Li
  13. Mr Tuopu Na
  14. Ms Jing GE
  15. Ms Aina Tian

State Grid Electric Power Research Institute, China

  1. Dongliang Xie
  2. Juai WU

Agenda

  • 9:00 – 9:15 Welcome from Prof Kang Li and briefing iGive project.
  • 9:15 - 9: 30 Briefing UKACC2016 conference and welcome contribution from each partner institution
  • 9:30 - 9:40 Progress report from David Laverty
  • 9:40 - 10:20 Progress report from Jing Deng, Zhile Yang, Cheng Zhang, and Kailong Liu and Xiandong Xu.
  • 10:20 - 10:50 Progress report from Cranfield University
  • 10:50 - 11:40 Progress report from HIT, China
  • 11:40 - 12:10 Progress report from SGEPRI, China
  • Discussion (20 minutes)
    • Research plan.
    • Publications and Collaborations.
  • Any other business
  • Next meeting date

Meeting minutes

QUB

EPIC group at Queen’s University Belfast introduces their research about open source software, hardware, and APIs platform for the development of phasor measurement unit technology, an advanced wired/wireless platform for integrated electric vehicle charging and discharging, unit commitment based computational scheduling methods for integrating plug-in electric vehicles in power system, and real-time estimation of battery internal temperature and state-of-charge based on a simplified thermoelectric model.

HIT

HIT group introduces their studies on the high performance operation in a wide power range of EV’s bidirectional charger, experiment of EV’s bidirectional charger, modeling of V2G charging station, harmonic characteristics of V2G charging station, Z-source integrated charger experiment results, private electric cars and buses cluster charging load model, using EVs to for power system frequency regulation, interconnected wind-coal intensive power systems scheduling, load time-shifting potential parameter extraction method, and electric vehicles charging considering N-1 security constraints.

NARI

NARI Corp. introduce their investigation on two parts: the variance study of willingness of customers to buy EV and the hybrid simulation modelling of EV, power system and transportation system. The first part involves objects involved EV purchase decisions, EV travel and charge decisions, questionnaire design and implementation of the above factors. The section part includes agent modelling process, mechanism, questionnaire correction and number requirements, verification and sensitivity analysis of simulation results. Sensitivity analysis and time-varying analysis of potential EV buyers’ preference is investigated by agent simulation.

20150828 Seminar Prof Hongjie Jia on Smart Grid

posted Sep 2, 2015, 5:45 AM by Jing Deng

Title: Researches of SEEA-TJU in the Field of Smart Grid

Time: 11:00 am, Fri, 28/08/2015
Venue: Conference Room 07.005, Ashby Building.

Abstract:

In this talk, I will give a brief introduction to the researches of School of Electrical Engineering and Automation (SEEA) at Tianjin University in the field of smart grid. There are two parts in the talk. Part 1 gives some information about Tianjin University and SEEA, including the history, researching fields, faculties, students, etc. Part2 gives an introduction to some researches of the smart grid group in SEEA-TJU, including power system stability, power system planning, renewable energy integration, integrated energy systems, etc.

Biography:

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Dr. Jia obtained his BSc.,MSc. and Ph.D in 1996, 1999 and 2001 respectively from Tianjin University. His doctor thesis entitled “Study on small signal stability region of power systems” was awarded as the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of P.R.China in 2004. He was awarded as one of the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2005, Excellent Young Scientist of Tianjin in 2008, Excellent Post Doctor of Tianjin in 2009, 54 Medal of Tianjin Youth in 2009, Peiyang Youth Scholar of Tianjin University in 2012 and China Youth Science and Technology Award in 2013. He became a member of All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) in 2010 and was selected into ‘131’ Innovative Talents of Tianjin Municipal in 2011. He became an Associate Professor of Tianjin University in 2002 and was promoted to Professor in 2006. From Jan. 2010-May 2014, he served as the dean of School of Electrical Engineering and Automation in Tianjin University. Dr. Jia Hongjie, full professor, School of Electrical Engineering and Automation (SEEA), Tianjin University. His research speciality is power system stability assessment, protection and control, distribution network planning and automation, distributed generation and renewable energy, integrated energy system, etc. In such research areas, he has published more than 190 journal or conference papers.

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Invited talk on "Networked control and systems for intelligent manufacturing"

posted Aug 12, 2015, 4:28 AM by Jing Deng   [ updated Aug 14, 2015, 1:57 AM ]

Networked control and systems for intelligent manufacturing

 By Prof. Minrui Fei

Abstract:

This seminar starts with an introduction to the research environment in the School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Power Station Automation Technology, Shanghai University, China. Then the background and challenges in intelligent manufacturing, intelligent robot and networked intelligent control and systems for manufacturing are briefly discussed. This talk will cover three main areas which includes: (a) Theories and methods used in networked intelligent control systems, such as embedding data-driven approaches into networked intelligent control systems, and sensor and communication network for intelligent control systems; (b) Vision based intelligent perception methods and applications; (c) Intelligent manufacturing based on above technologies, and the future work.

 

Location:

Ashby Conference Room, Ashby 7.005

Date &Time:

          Thursday 13/08/2015, at 11:00am (Tea and coffee served before the talk)


Bio-sketch of the speaker:

Prof Minrui (Frank) Fei is a full Professor, Ph.D. Supervisor and Dean of the School of Mechatronic Engineering and Automation, Shanghai University, and director of Shanghai Key Laboratory of Power Station Automation Technology.

Prof Fei’s research interest is on automatic control science & engineering. He has published over 300 conference and journal papers. He has made significant contributions to networked advanced control and system implementation, distributed and fieldbus control systems, key technology and applications in multi-fieldbus conversion and performance evaluation, as well as the application of virtual reality and digital simulation in industry. He has ownership of 50 intellectual property rights, including 35 Invention Patents and 11 Software Copyrights, and been awarded 5 the First or Second Prize of China Machinery Industry and/or Shanghai Science and Technology Progress for his contributions in the above areas. 

Prof Fei is actively involved in professional organizations in China. He is Chairman of Life System Modeling and Simulation Sub-society, a Vice President of the Chinese Association for System Simulation; Chairman of Embedded Instrument and System Sub-society, Vice-chairman of the Process Measuring & Control Instrument Sub-society, Deputy Director of the China Instrument & Control Society; Vice-chairman of the Intelligent Control and Intelligent Management Sub-society, Director of the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Association. He serves as editorial board members of 4 international journals and 6 Chinese journals.

This visit and the seminar are part of iGive project (Intelligent Grid Interfaced Vehicle Eco-charging - EP/L001063/1) 

Project website: http://igive.wikidot.com/, and http://www.i-give.org.uk/

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