Research Areas

  • Synchronized phasor measurement technologies and PMU Apps.
  • Modeling and Simulation of cyber-physical systems in general, specializing in power systems; real-time simulation, multi-domain simulation, co-simulation.
  • Application of System Identification Methods to cyber-physical power system modeling, monitoring and control.
  • Stability, Control and Security of cyber-physical systems, specializing in power systems.
  • Application of computer languages and software technologies for cyber-physical system modeling and simulation - e.g. UML, SysML, Modelica and FMI.
  • AI and machine learning applications for cyber-physical power system problems.
  • Network science application to cyber-physical power system problems.
  • Open source software, open hardware, open standards.

Research Projects

On-going Research

  • ALSETLab: a time-sensitive and real-time simulabion-based hardware & software development and testing platform for cyber-physical power systems.
    • Members: Dr. Hossein Hooshyar, Prottay Adhikari.
    • Funded by the ECSE department of RPI through my faculty start-up fund.
    • Dr. Hossein Hooshyar is Funded by the CURENT ERC
    • Contact me to donate equipment, or to support this project further!
  • Mission critical, time-sensitive and real-time synchrophasor technologies for distribution networks.
    • Members: Prottay Adhikari, Dr. Hossein Hooshyar.
    • Funded by the ECSE department of RPI through my faculty start-up fund.
    • Dr. Hossein Hooshyar is Funded by the CURENT ERC.
    • Contact me to support this project!
    • Synopsis: This project is a continuation of work started in 2011 to develop of methods and tools for synchrophasor applications, now evolving to have a bigger focus on power distribution networks and microgrids. Some of the results of this long term effort are:
      • The S3DK a LabView toolbox for real-time PMU application prototyping.
      • The Strongrid DLL, a real-time PMU data mediation library with several future functionalities in mind, such as a time-synchronization layer and multithreading - and LabView API!
      • A benchmark open source model of transmission and distribution systems for off-line and real-time simulation.
      • … and many others.
  • The project works in the development of a Modelica library for power system dynamic modeling and simulation. It is the bases for my work on cyber-physical power system design and analysis methods. This project is a continuation of work started in 2012 in the use of the Modelica language for power systems.
    • See for members, results and documentation.
    • Currently un-funded. Contact me to support this project!
  • System Identification for Cyber-Physical Power System Model Validation and Calibration.
    • This project deals with the development of methods and prototype implementation of tools for automated power system model identification problems with a theoretical founding on system identification methods. The RaPId tool is used as a platform for method implementation.
    • Currently un-funded. Contact me to support this project!
  • Cyber-physical power system modeling and simulation.
    • System engineering modeling and simulation methods and tooling, e.g. CIM/UML and Modelica.
    • Multi-domain modeling and simulation, power systems and other domains, e.g. joint modeling of gas turbines (thermo-mechanical models) and power systems.
    • Code generation for real-time simulation and embedded systems.
    • Currently un-funded. Contact me to support this project!

Past Research - Major Funded Projects

Below, I list only the most relevant and large projects that I’ve carried out in the past, in order of relevance (the ones that I liked the most are first).

Contact me for further information regarding smaller past projects.

The Top Three Past Projects:

  • Open Cyber-Physical System Model-Driven Certified Development. With tool interoperability, vendor lock-ins and tool life-cycle support as major challenges, this research project focuses on interoperability between the Modelica/Unified Modeling Language (UML)/Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) standards, improved (co-)simulation execution speed, and verified code generation.
  • The FP7 IDE4L project project developed a substation automation architecture, and we contributed with a synchrophasor protocol gateway and PMU for distribution networks.
  • The FP7 iTesla project developed a dynamic security assessment software platform, mostly used in France.