Title：Distributed Optimization and Power System Applications
Speaker：Le Yi Wang（Wayne State University）
Time and Venue: May 9th, 09:00, N202
Networked systems introduce challenging issues on integrated control, communications, and computing. In this talk, we use a DC microgrid as a benchmark case to discuss distributed optimization methodologies. Fair distribution to distributed generators, power loss on transmission lines, voltage management on buses are main issues in DC microgrids. These problems can be formulated as distributed and constrained optimization problems. Algorithms, convergence, ability to deal with observation noises, scalability are studied. Some fundamental questions on distributed methodologies and their practical implications will also be discussed.
Le Yi Wang received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1990. Since 1990, he has been with Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of complexity and information, system identification, robust control, H-infinity optimization, time-varying systems, adaptive systems, hybrid and nonlinear systems, information processing and learning, as well as medical, automotive, communications, power systems, and computer applications of control methodologies. He is an Eminent Engineer in Tau Beta Pi, a member of Academy of Scholars at Wayne State University, and a Fellow of IEEE.