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Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

315 Electrical Engineering East

nuc88@psu.edu

814-865-2359

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Power Systems

Interest Areas:

Power system dynamics and control, wide-area monitoring systems, application of power electronics in power systems, online system identification, FACTS, HVDC, renewable energy systems, distributed energy, and demand side response.

 
 

 

Education

  • BE, Electrical Engineering, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, 2003
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech), Power Systems, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, 2005
  • Ph D, Power Systems, Imperial College London, 2011

Publications

Books

  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Balarko Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder and Amirnaser Yazdani, 2014, Multi-terminal Direct- Current Grids: Modeling, Analysis, and Control

Book, Chapters

  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, Wide-area monitoring and control of smart energy cyber physical systems (CPS)

Journal Articles

  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam, Jagdeep Kaur and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "Impact of Inertia and Effective Short Circuit Ratio on Control of Frequency in Weak Grids Interfacing LCC-HVDC and DFIG-based Wind Farms", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 32, (4), pp. 2040 – 2051
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rafael Oliveira and Amirnaser Yazdani, 2017, "Stability Analysis of Vector Controlled Modular Multilevel Converters in Linear Time Periodic Framework", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31, (7), pp. 5255 - 5269
  • Yousef Pipelzadeh, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Balarko Chaudhuri and Tim C. Green, 2017, "Coordinated Control of Offshore Wind Farm and Onshore HVDC Converter for Effective Power Oscillation Damping", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 32, (3), pp. 1860 – 1872
  • Sukumar Brahma, Rajesh Kavasseri, Huiping Cao, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, T Alexopoulos, and Yinan Cui, 2017, "Real Time Identification of Dynamic Events in Power Systems using PMU data, and Potential Applications - Models, Promises, and Challenges", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 32, (1), pp. 294 – 301
  • Sai Gopal Vennelaganti and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "New Insights into Coupled Frequency Dynamics of AC Grids in Rectifier and Inverter Side of LCC-HVDC Interfacing DFIG-based Wind Farms", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "Wide-Area Damping Control using Reduced Copy under Intermittent Observation: A Novel Performance Measure", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Pooyan Moradi Farsani, Sai Gopal Vennelaganti and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "Synchrophasor-Enabled Power Grid Restoration with DFIG-Based Wind Farms and VSC-HVDC Transmission System", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Kaveri Mahapatra, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rajesh Kavasseri and Sukumar Brahma, 2017, "Online Analytical Characterization of Outliers in Synchrophasor Measurements: A Singular Value Perturbation Viewpoint", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • Kaveri Mahapatra and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "Malicious Corruption-Resilient Wide-Area Oscillation Monitoring using Principal Component Pursuit", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam, Jagdeep Kaur and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2017, "A New H-IRKA Approach for Model Reduction with Explicit Modal Preservation: Application on Grids with Renewable Penetration", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Wide-Area Damping Control using Multiple DFIG-based Wind Farms Under Stochastic Data Packet Dropouts", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, pp. 11
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Chi-Kwan Lee, Balarko Chaudhuri and Ron Hui, 2014, "Dynamic Modeling of Electric Springs", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5, (5)
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2014, "Considerations Towards Coordinated Control of DFIG-based Wind Farms", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 28, (3), pp. 1263–1270
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Chi-Kwan Lee, Balarko Chaudhuri and Ron Hui, 2013, "Droop Control of Distributed Electric Springs for Stabilizing Future Power Grid", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4, (3), pp. 1558–1566
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2013, "System Frequency Support Through Multi-Terminal DC (MTDC) Grids", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2013, "Adaptive Droop Control for Effective Power Sharing in Multi-terminal DC (MTDC) Grids", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 28, (1), pp. 21–29
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Yousef Pipelzadeh and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2012, "System Stability Improvement through Optimal Control Allocation in Voltage Source Converter based High Voltage Direct Current links", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 6, (9), pp. 811–821
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Debraj Chakraborty and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2012, "Damping Control in Power System Under Constrained Communication Bandwidth: A Predictor-Corrector Approach", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 20, (1), pp. 223–231
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder, Balarko Chaudhuri and Juiping Pan, 2011, "Stability Analysis of VSC MTDC Grids Connected to Multi-machine AC Systems", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 26, (4), pp. 2774–2784
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2011, "Damping and Relative Mode-Shape Estimation in Near Real-Time through Phasor Approach", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 26, (1), pp. 364–373
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Debraj Chakraborty and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2011, "An Architecture for FACTS Controllers to Deal with Bandwidth Constrained Communication", IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 26, (1), pp. 188–196
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Alex Domahidi, Rajat Majumder, Balarko Chaudhuri, Petr Korba, Swakshar Ray and Kjetil Uhlen, 2010, "Wide-Area Power Oscillation Damping Control in Nordic Equivalent System", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 4, (10), pp. 1139–1150
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Swakshar Ray, Rajat Majumder and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2010, "A New Approach to Continuous Latency Compensation with Adaptive Phasor Power Oscillation Damping Controller (POD)", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 25, (2), pp. 939–946
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Swakshar Ray, Rajat Majumder and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2010, "Wide-Area Phasor Power Oscillation Damping Controller: A New Approach to Handling Time-Varying Signal Latency", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 4, (5), pp. 620–630

Conference Proceedings

  • Pooyan Moradi Farsani and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Hybrid simulation platform for VSC-HVDC-assisted large-scale system restoration studies", in proceedings of 2016 ISGT USA Conference, Minneapolis., pp. 5
  • Kaveri Mahapatra and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Bad Data Detection in PMU Measurements using Principal Component Analysis", in proceedings of 2016 NAPS Conference, Denver
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "An Approach for Wide-Area Damping Control using Multiple DFIG-based Wind Farm to Deal with Communication Dropouts", in proceedings of 2016 ISGT USA Conference, Minneapolis
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Data Packet-Drop-Resilient Wide-Area Damping Control using DFIG-based Wind Farm", in proceedings of 2016 NAPS Conference, Denver
  • Jagdeep Kaur and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Challenges of Model Reduction in Modern Power Grid with Wind Generation", in proceedings of 2016 NAPS Conference, Denver
  • Rajesh Kavasseri, Yinan Cui and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Communication Latency and Data Aggregation for Wide-Area Applications", in proceedings of 2016 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems (MSCPES 2016), Vienna, Austria
  • Rajesh Kavasseri, Yinan Cui and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "A Supervisory Approach towards Cyber-Secure Generator Protection", in proceedings of in 2016 Joint Workshop on Cyber-Physical Security and Resilience in Smart Grids (CPSR-SG2016), Vienna, Austria
  • Jagdeep Kaur, Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Frequency Control for Weak AC Grid Connected to Wind Farm and LCC-HVDC System: Modeling and Stability Analysis", in proceedings of 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting in Boston, MA
  • Abhishek Banerjee and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Robust Damping of Inter-area Oscillations in AC-MTDC Grids using H8 Mixed-Sensitivity Approach", in proceedings of 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, in Boston, MA
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam, Jagdeep Kaur and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2016, "Modeling Adequacy for Studying Power Oscillation Damping in Grids with Wind Farms and Networked Control Systems (NCS)", in proceedings of 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rafael Oliveira and Amirnaser Yazdani, 2016, "Modeling and Stability Analysis of Modular Multilevel HVDC Converters", in proceedings of 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting, July 19-21, 2015 in Denver, CO
  • Santosh Veda, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Chaitanya Baone and Naresh Acharya, 2014, "Assessment of Impact of Data Quality on PMU-Based Applications", in proceedings of 2014 CIGRÉ UNSC/EPRI Grid of the Future Symposium, October 19-21, 2014 in Houston, Texas
  • Chaitanya Baone, Naresh Acharya, Santosh Veda and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, 2014, "Fast contingency screening and ranking for small signal stability assessment", in proceedings of 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, Washington DC.
  • Ranjan Gupta, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Ravi Raju, Rajib Datta and Luis Garces, 2013, "Modular DC/DC transformer to enable direct connection of large scale wind to HVDC grid", in proceedings of 2013 CIGRÉ SC-B4 Meeting and Colloquium, Brasilia, Brazil, 2013.
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Amirnaser Yazdani, 2011, "An Aggregation Scheme for Offshore Wind Farms with VSC-Based HVDC Collection System", in proceedings of 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, 2011.
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder, Balarko Chaudhuri, Jiuping Pan and Reynaldo Nuqui, 2011, "Modeling and Stability Analysis of MTDC Grids for Offshore Wind Farms: A Case Study on the North Sea Benchmark System", in proceedings of 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, 2011.
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2011, "Impact of Wind Penetration and HVDC Upgrades on Dynamic Performance of Future Grids", in proceedings of 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, 2011.
  • Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Alex Domahidi, Balarko Chaudhuri, Rajat Majumder, Petr Korba, Swakshar Ray and Kjetil Uhlen, 2010, "Power Oscillation Damping Control Using Wide-Area Signals: A Case Study on Nordic Equivalent System", in proceedings of 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • Jawad Arif, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, Swakshar Ray and Balarko Chaudhuri, 2010, "Self-tuning Feedback Linearization Controller for Power Oscillation Damping", in proceedings of 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
  • Kaveri Mahapatra, Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri and Rajesh Kavasseri, , "Online Bad Data Outlier Detection in PMU Measurements using PCA Feature-driven ANN Classifier", to be presented in 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Jagdeep Kaur and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, , "MIMO Model Reduction of Modern Power Grids with Wind Generation: Some New Findings", 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, IL
  • Amirthagunaraj Yogarathinam and Nilanjan Ray Chaudhuri, , "A Comparative Study on Wide-Area Damping Controllers using Multiple DFIG-based Wind Farms under Intermittent Observations", 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, IL

Research Projects

  • February 2016 - January 2021, "CAREER: Hybrid Multiterminal DC Grids for Renewable Energy Integration," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2017 - August 2020, "CPS: Small: Fusion of Sensory Data and Expansivity of System Dynamics for Detection and Separation of Signature Anomaly in Energy CPS Wide-Area Monitoring and Control," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • August 2016 - July 2018, "CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative Research: WARP: Wide Area Assisted Resilient Protection," (Sponsor: North Dakota State University).
  • June 2017 - July 2018, "NREL Collegiate Wind Competition," (Sponsor: National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA).
  • January 2017 - September 2017, "Development of system identification tools for modal analysis of EMTDC/PSCAD models," (Sponsor: Manitoba-HVDC Research Centre).
  • September 2016 - August 2017, "CRII: CPS: Architecture and Distributed Computation in the Networked Control Paradigm: An Autonomous Grid Example," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundataion, February 2016 - January 2021
  • IEEE Senior Member, IEEE, January 2016
  • Rookie of the year Award, GE Global Research, 2014
  • New Technology Award, GE Global Research, 2014
  • K. S Prakasha Rao Memorial Award, IIT Delhi, India, 2005

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Computers, Communications, Control, and Signal Processing, October 2016
  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Committee, October 2016
  • Committee Member, Member of faculty search committee, Power and Energy area faculty search committee, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

  • , Guest Editor, Special Issue on “HVDC transmission systems for large offshore wind power plants”, July 2014 - July 2015
  • , Guest Editor, Special Issue on "Frontiers of DC Technology", September 2016
  • Chairperson, 2015-2016 IEEE Power & Energy Education Committee (PEEC) Survey, IEEE, January 2016
  • Contributor, Chapter Lead, CIGRE, C4.34 Working Group on APPLICATION OF PHASOR MEASUREMENT UNITS FOR MONITORING POWER SYSTEM DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE, August 2015
  • , Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, April 2013
  • , Associate Editor, IEEE Power & Energy Society, January 2017
 


 

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