Tony C.Y. Chung

     Tony C.Y. Chung  B.Eng.Hons., Ph.D., FIEEE, FIET

    NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies
    Professor and SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering

    Biography

    Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and the Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board.

    Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. He has worked for Powertech Labs, Inc., Surrey, BC, Canada; the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Dr Chung’s research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 100 SCI journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of three new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide.

    Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) of IEEE PES Governing Board, the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative, the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.

    Dr Chung is currently an Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY and an Associate Editor of IET GENERATION, TRANSMISSION & DISTRIBUTION. 

    Publications

    Selected IEEE Transactions Papers Since 2011

    1.   J.P. Zhan, C.Y. Chung and E. Demeter, “Time Series Modelling for Dynamic Thermal Rating of Overhead Lines”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Early-Access.

    2. J.B. Zhang, X. Zheng, Z. Wang, L. Guan and C.Y. Chung, “Power System Sensitivity Identification – Inherent System Properties and Data Quality”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Early-Access.

    3. D. Ke and C.Y. Chung, “Design of Probabilistically-Robust Wide-Area Power System Stabilizers to Suppress Inter-Area Oscillations of Wind Integrated Power Systems”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 6, November 2016, pp. 4297-4309.

    4. Y. Nie, C.Y. Chung and N.Z. Xu, “System State Estimation Considering EV Penetration With Unknown Behavior Using Quasi-Newton Method”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 6, November 2016, pp. 4605-4615.

    5. Y. Zhang, C.Y. Chung, F.S. Wen and J. Zhong, “An Analytic Model for Fault Diagnosis in Power Systems Utilizing Redundancy and Temporal Information of Alarm Messages”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 6, November 2016, pp. 4877-4886.

    6. C.Y. Chung and Dai Bo, “A Generalized Approach for Computing Most Sensitive Eigenvalues With Respect to System Parameter Changes in Large-scale Power Systems” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 3, May 2016, pp. 2278-2288.

    7. J.B. Zhang, C.Y. Chung and Y.D. Han, “Online Damping Predication Using Locally Weighted Linear Regression” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 3, May 2016, pp. 1954-1962.

    8. J.B. Zhang, C.Y. Chung, Z. Wang and X. Zheng, “Instantaneous Electromechanical Dynamics Monitoring in Smart Transmission Grid”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 12, Issue 2, April 2016, pp 844-852.

    9. D. Ke, C.Y. Chung and Y.Z Sun, “A Novel Probabilistic Optimal Power Flow Model With Uncertain Wind Power Generation Described by Customized Gaussian Mixture Model”, IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 200-212.

    10. W. Yao, C.Y. Chung, F.S. Wen, M. Qin and Y. Xue, “Scenario-Based Comprehensive Expansion Planning for Distribution Systems Considering Integration of Plug-in Electric Vehicles”. IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 317-328.

    11. N.Z. Xu and C.Y. Chung, “Reliability Evaluation of Distribution Systems Including Vehicle-to-Home and Vehicle-to-Grid”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 31, Issue 1, January 2016, pp. 759-768.

    12. W. Mai and C.Y. Chung, “Economic MPC of Aggregating Commercial Buildings for Providing Flexible Power Reserve”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 30, Issue 5, September 2015, pp. 2685-2694.

    13. N.Z. Xu and C.Y. Chung, “Challenges in Future Competition of Electric Vehicle Charging Management and Solutions”, IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, Vol. 6, Issue 3, May 2015, pp. 1323-1331.

    14. N.Z. Xu and C.Y. Chung, “Uncertainties of EV Charging and Effects on Well-being Analysis of Generating Systems”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 30, Issue 5, September 2015, pp. 2547-2557.

    15. J.B. Zhang, C. Y. Chung, C. Lu, K. Men and L. Tu, “A Novel Adaptive Wide Area PSS Based on Output-Only Modal Analysis”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 30, Issue 5, September 2015, pp. 2633-2642.

    16. N.Z. Xu and C.Y. Chung, “Well-Being Analysis of Generating Systems Considering Electric Vehicle Charging”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 29, Issue 5, September 2014, pp. 2311-2320.

    17. X. Liang and C.Y. Chung, “Bus Split Algorithm for Aggregation of Induction Motors and Synchronous Motors in Dynamic Load Modeling”, IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, Vol. 50, Issue 3, 2014, pp. 2115-2126.

    18. C.X. Wu, C.Y. Chung, F.S. Wen and D.Y. Du, “Reliability/Cost Evaluation With PEV and Wind Generation System”, IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 273-281.

    19. M. Dong, P.C.M. Meira, W. Xu and C.Y. Chung, “Non-Intrusive Signature Extraction for Major Residential Loads”, IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 1421-1430.

    20. B. Zhou, K.W. Chan, T. Yu and C.Y. Chung, “Equilibrium-Inspired Multiple Group Search Optimization With Synergistic Learning for Multiobjective Electric Power Dispatch”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 10, Issue 4, August 2013, pp. 3534-3545.

    21. H.Z. Huang, C.Y. Chung, K.W. Chan and H. Chen, “Quasi-Monte Carlo Based Probabilistic Small Signal Stability Analysis for Power Systems With Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Wind Power Integration”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 3, August 2013, pp. 3335-3343.

    22. J.B. Zhang, C.Y. Chung, S.Q. Zhang and Y.D. Han, “Practical Wide Area Damping Controller Design Based on Ambient Signal Analysis”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 2, May 2013, pp. 1687-1696.

    23. H.M. Yang, C.Y. Chung and J.H. Zhao, “Application of Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Frequency Regulation Based on Distributed Signal Acquisition Via Limited Communication”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 2, May 2013, pp. 1017-1026.

    24. C Y. Chung and Dai Bo, “A Combined TSA-SPA Algorihtm for Computing Most Sensitive Eigenvalues in Large Power Systems," IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 28, Issue 1, February 2013, pp. 149-157.

    25. H.M. Yang, C.Y. Chung, J.H. Zhao, K.P. Wong and Z.Y. Dong, “A Probability Model of Ice Storm Damages to Transmission Facilities”, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 28, Issue 2, 2013, pp. 557-565.

    26. Z.J. Wang, X.Y. Wang and C.Y. Chung, “An Analytical Method for Calculating Critical Voltage Sag Clearance Time of Induction Motors”, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2012, pp. 2412-2414.

    27. H.Z. Huang and C.Y. Chung, “Coordinated Damping Control Design for DFIG-Based Wind Generation Considering Power Output Variation”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 4, November 2012, pp. 1916-1925.

    28. J.B. Zhang, C.Y. Chung, Y.D. Han, “A Novel Modal Decomposition Control and Its Application to PSS Design for Damping Inter-area Oscillations in Power Systems”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 4, November 2012, pp. 2015-2025.

    29. D.P. Ke and C.Y. Chung, “An Inter-area Mode Oriented Pole-shifting Method With Coordination of Control Effects for Robust Tuning of Power Oscillation Damping Controllers”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 3, August 2012, pp. 1422-1432.

    30. H.M. Yang, C.Y. Chung and K.P. Wong, “Optimal Fuel Power and Load-based Emissions Trades for Electric Power Supply Chain Equilibrium”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 3, August 2012, pp. 1147-1157.

    31. X.D. Liang, W. Xu, C.Y. Chung, W. Freitas and K. Xiong, “Dynamic Load Models for Industrial Facilities”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 27, Issue 1, February 2012, pp. 69-80.

    32. I.R. Pordanjani, C.Y. Chung, H.E. Mazin and W. Xu, “A Method to Construct Equivalent Circuit Model from Frequency Responses With Guaranteed Passivity”, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 26, Issue 1, 2011, pp. 400-409.

    33. D.P. Ke, C.Y. Chung and Y. Xue, “An Eigenstructure-based Performance Index and Its Application to Control Design for Damping Inter-area Oscillations in Power Systems”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 4, November 2011, pp. 2371-2380.

    34. M.H. Yin, C.Y. Chung, K.P. Wong, Y.S. Xue and Y. Zou, “An Improved Iterative Method for Assessment of Multi-Swing Transient Stability Limit”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 4, November 2011, pp. 2023-2030.

    35. C.Y. Chung, Wei Yan and F. Liu, “Decomposed Predictor-Corrector Interior Point Method for Dynamic Optimal Power Flow”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 3, August 2011, pp. 1030-1039.

    36. H. Yan, C.Y. Chung and K.P. Wong, “Robust Transmission Network Expansion Planning Method with Taguchi’s Orthogonal Array Testing”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 3, August 2011, pp. 1573-1580.

    37. C.Y. Chung, H. Yu and K. P. Wong, “An Advanced Quantum-Inspired Evolutionary Algorithm for Unit Commitment”, IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol. 26, Issue 2, May 2011, pp. 847-854.

    Graduate Students

    Fully-funded MSc and PhD Studies in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

    We are currently looking for excellent MSc and PhD students with strong interests in smart grid and renewable energy. Candidates should possess a first-class (honours) bachelor's degree or equivalent (a GPA or average mark of at least 85% or the top 10% of graduates) in a relevant discipline and results of IELTS not less than 6.5 in each area (or equivalent scores in other English examinations). Final-year students in Bachelor Degree program (expected to be graduated with the first-class (honors) degree) are also eligible to apply for MSc study. All successful candidates will receive a monthly stipend and a conference and research related travel allowance. Additional scholarship opportunities are available to the outstanding candidates.

    SaskPower is the main electric utility in Saskatchewan, Canada, owned by the Province of Saskatchewan. Following its vision of becoming a world leading utility though innovation, performance and service, fueled by the growing Saskatchewan economy, SaskPower has a very ambitious program for development and system renewal and plans to expand the share of renewable energy in total generation in the Saskatchewan province to 50% by 2030. SaskPower and the Canadian government have jointly funded a large-scale and long-term research program, led by Prof Chung, and aims to address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. The successful candidates will join this world-class research program and have a chance to enjoy exciting research opportunities and practical applications in advanced power and energy systems technologies and visit world-leading power research entities.

    The University of Saskatchewan is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Research Universities (i.e., the 15 most research-intensive universities), a global leader in biological, genetic and ecological research, as well as the home of two Nobel Prize winners. Power Systems Research Group at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a long history in producing highly trained and qualified personnel for industries along with undertaking breakthrough research in different domains of Power Systems. Our Department is the main provider of power engineers in Saskatchewan and our group with 4 IEEE Fellows is the only group working on power engineering in the province of Saskatchewan. Our group has the 2nd largest number of publications in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems worldwide according to IEEE Xplore and Web of Science. This is one of the strongest groups in Canada working closely with the local power company, SaskPower, on power systems engineering technologies.

    Applicants should submit their CVs to Prof. C.Y. Chung by email: c.y.chung@usask.ca or discuss with him directly if any information is needed. 

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