Guest lecture: Smart Energy Cyber-Physical Systems: Data Analytics and Security

Professor Shiyan Hu, Linnaeus University, Sweden.

2018.08.31 | Jens Kargaard Madsen

Date Fri 07 Sep
Time 13:15 14:15
Location Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N, building 5125, room 424

The massive deployment of advanced metering infrastructures and smart energy systems has mandated a transformative shift of the classical grid towards a more reliable smart grid. Despite its importance, such a cyber-physical system is vulnerable to various cyberattacks. In this talk, I will describe a systematic learning and data analytics framework, which is based on partially observable Markov decision process, orthogonal matching pursuit, and empirical mode decomposition, to detect anomaly energy usage behavior through analyzing the massive smart meter data in a community. I will also discuss how this framework can be used for detecting smart grid cyberattacks such as energy theft. I will conclude the talk with some of the ongoing research in this direction.

Professor Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is currently a Full Professor and Chair of Cyber-Physical Systems at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Prior to this, he was an Associate Professor (with Tenure) at Michigan Tech. where he was Director of Center for Cyber-Physical Systems. He was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University from 2015 to 2016. His research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), CPS Security, Embedded Systems, Design Automation, and Data Analytics where he has published more than 100 refereed papers, including more than 40 in premier IEEE Transactions. Prof. Hu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a recipient of IEEE Computer Society TCSC Middle Career Researcher Award. His research has been awarded 2018 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, highlighted as a Keynote Paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design in 2017, named a Thomson Reuters ESI Highly Cited Paper in 2017/2018, and featured as the Front Cover in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience in March 2014. He is the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is the Editor-In-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He has been an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, ACM Transactions on Design Automation for Electronic Systems, and ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems. He is also a Guest Editor for 8 IEEE/ACM journals such as Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE) and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He has held chair positions in various IEEE/ACM conferences. He is a Fellow of IET. More information about him can be found at

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