For the first time in almost 3 years, I have a new technical paper to share on this blog. The paper was written for a conference, and it talks about a measurement-based voltage instability detection method that I worked on as part of my job. It might be an interesting read for those in the electric power industry, especially those who deal with real-time operation and monitoring. This is the first paper that I (co)authored as part of my current job and my professional career, and I’m glad it finally got published. Read below for the abstract and link to the full paper.
A conference paper that I’ve worked on as part of my PhD research has finally been published, so I shared it here for all you power systems aficionados out there. The paper is about a new method for assessing the damping torque contributions from power system stabilizers. If you understand every word in the title, then it’ll be of interest to you. If not… well it might be interesting too. Anyways, this papers was presented at the IEEE PowerTech 2015 conference in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in July. I didn’t get to go to the Netherlands for the conference, but at least I have another entry in my (short and unremarkable) publications list. Read below for the abstract and link to the full paper.
Today I share a paper that I’ve been working on for the last 3 years. This is the first research journal paper that I’ve ever published, so it is a personal milestone. I post it here just to show that my PhD studies weren’t completely unproductive, given how most PhD students usually have a few journal papers on their CV when they graduate. The topic of this paper is the major topic in PhD dissertation, and I also have an earlier conference paper on this topic. It’s been a long time coming for this paper, and I’m glad we finally got the paper published. Hopefully I’ll have a few more publication as I continue to work in the power industry. Read below for the abstract and link to access the full paper.
I was randomly looking at my Google Scholar account and saw that a conference paper with my name got published, and so I’m sharing the paper on my website. The paper was for the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, and it’s something that I worked on when I was still at RPI. I only helped with a section of the paper, and hence my name is pretty far down the author’s list. Still, it’s never a bad thing to have more items to put on my publications list, and a sincere thank you to my talented co-authors for their hard work. The topics covered in this paper is actually something that I find very interesting. The ever larger amounts of power systems data produced by synchrophasor devices produces problems for analysis and storage, and the ideas outlined in this paper have potential in alleviating these issues. Read below for the abstract and link to the full paper from the conference website.
I received my PhD degree in May of this year, but it took a couple of months for my dissertation to become available in RPI’s digital collections, so that’s why I haven’t posted the abstract here until now. Unlike my Master thesis, my PhD dissertation actually has a respectable number of pages (130 including all front and back matter). The dissertation features work on two not-very-closely related projects, and that’s why the title is a mouthful. I put 3 years of work into my dissertation. There are things I wish I could have accomplished in my dissertation, but I’m proud of what I was able to finish. And of course, I’m just happy that I was able to graduate with this dissertation. Obviously I don’t expect anybody to try to buy a copy from ProQuest and read the whole thing, but if you are really into power systems research, my dissertation may prove to be an interesting read .
I’m posting my theses and research papers from the grad school career on this site. This paper is the first paper I wrote that made in into IEEE’s IEEE Xplore digital library. It’s only a conference paper, but I’m happy it was included into IEEE Xplore. I still don’t have a journal paper to show for my grad school career, but hopefully that’ll change soon. Anyways, read below for the abstract and the link to the IEEE Xplore entry for the full paper.
Now that I have finished grad school, I am posting my Master thesis on this blog since this blog is a collection of my works, even scholarly ones. At around 45 pages including front and back matter, my thesis is quite short by thesis standards, but it’s still too long to post on this blog, so I’ll only post the abstract and how it can be accessed from my grad school Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. If you don’t know what a phasor data concentrator is, that’s okay. Most people don’t know either. My thesis is a long read that’ll only interest a small number of people in the power systems area. Read on to find out the details.
This is a research report that I wrote for one of my fourth year engineering courses. We are supposed to choose topics that are related to renewable or distributed energy, and I chose to write my report about Stirling engines and micro-cogeneration, two topics that have a connection with one another. It’s not the longest report I’ve written, and probably not the best either, but I got a decent mark in the course so the report can’t be that bad. Keep reading if you feel like wasting a couple minutes of time.
Here is another short article analysis I wrote for one of my university courses last term. The artilce is “Can Technology Replace Social Engineering” by Alvin Weinberg. Just in case your didn’t know, Alvin Weinberg is a famous (at least in the academic world) nuclear physicist who writes articles from time to time, and below is my take on his article.
Here is another one of my essays written for a technology & society class. This essay is a short analysis of Bill Joy’s famous article, “Why the Future Doesn’t Need Us”. The doom-and-gloom article created quite the stir in the tech community mainly because Joy is a very well-respected member of the tech elite. I personally am not really convinced by the article, although it does raise some valid concerns about the advancement of technology. If you want to read what I thought of the article then feel free to read on.