Mathematical Approaches to Smart and Huge Energy Systems Design
We are trying to apply a wide range of technique and knowledge such as
Systems and Control Theory, Informatics, Big Data Science, Mathematical Optimization, Software Engineering
to designing a smarter energy system from the perspective of mathematical sciences.
A smart grid is a huge-scale system consisting of a number of events and phenomena at various spatiotemporal scales. For example, not only electromechanical characteristics of generators and transmission networks, but also weather conditions, natural disasters, human behaviors, commercial activities, and so forth are all essential ingredients in a smart grid.
Therefore, it is crucial to fully integrate a wide range of technique and knowledge such as
management of human behaviors based on behavioral economics
utilization of EVs and FCVs as a new energy carrier
as well as the control of traditional energy infrastructure. We are working on this challenging problem based on mathematical approaches.
Major Research Topics
Modularity-in-Design for Decentralized Control Systems and Its Applications
We are studying retrofit control theory for modular design of large-scale control systems where multiple independent entities make their own decision for local system management. Current work is on data-adaptive control based on machine learning techniques. [more]
Development of Co-creation Simulation Platform "GUILDA"
We are developing an energy system simulator to support students and researchers in systems and control community for starting energy-related research work, named GUILDA: Grid & Utility Infrastructure Linkage Dynamics Analyzer.
Management of Renewable Power Generators via Robust Optimization
Market Modeling for Spatio-Temporal Pricing of Distributed Energy Resources
We are developing a spatio-temporal energy market model in terms of an adjustable robust convex program towards smart management of distributed energy resources. Numerical simulations are conducted for analyzing optimal share of future energy resources. [more]