Control of Power Converters in Low-Inertia Power Systems

March 22, 2018, ESB 2001

Florian Dorfler

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Automatic Control


In this talk we study a novel methodology for estimating the social influence among agents interacting in a sparse social network described by the Friedkin and Johnsen’s model. In this classical model, n agents discuss m

Speaker's Bio

Florian Dörfler is an Assistant Professor at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zürich. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2013, and a Diplom degree in Engineering Cybernetics from the University of Stuttgart in 2008. From 2013 to 2014 he was an Assistant Professor at the University of California Los Angeles. His primary research interests are centered around distributed control, complex networks, and cyber–physical systems currently with applications in energy systems and smart grids. His students were winners or finalists for Best Student Paper awards at the European Control Conference (2013), and the American Control Conference (2016), and the PES PowerTech Conference 2017. His articles received the 2010 ACC Student Best Paper Award, the 2011 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, and the 2012-2014 Automatica Best Paper Award, and the 2016 IEEE Circuits and Systems Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award. He is a recipient of the 2009 Regents Special International Fellowship, the 2011 Peter J. Frenkel Foundation Fellowship, and the 2015 UCSB ME Best PhD award.

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