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Energy Institute Lecture Series: Dr. H. Vincent Poor

May 4, 2022

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zoom Meeting

Energy Institute Lecture Series

Graph-Theoretic Analysis of Power-Grid Resilience

The next presentation in the Texas A&M Energy Institute Lecture Series, featuring Dr. H. Vincent Poor, the Michael Henry Strater University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Princeton University, will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT (GMT -5:00) through a Zoom Meeting. The topic will be “Graph-Theoretic Analysis of Power-Grid Resilience.”


The connectivity structure of an electric power grid can be represented as a graph, and while this abstraction omits many details of grid operation, it is useful for consideration of issues related to grid resilience.  This talk will describe some results relating to this issue, including the consideration of the role of graph structures such as motifs and simplices in characterizing grid resilience to node removal, and the use of graph models in the study of attack observability and outage identification in grids.  


H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor at Princeton University, where his interests include information theory, machine learning, and network science, and their applications in wireless networks, energy systems and related fields.  Since 2018, he has also been a Fellow in the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study at Texas A&M.  Dr. Poor is a member of the NAE and NAS and is a foreign member of the Royal Society and other national and international academies. From 2019 – 2021, he served on the National Academies’ Committee on the Future of Electric Power in the U.S.