SMART GRID: Future of Electric Power Systems via Applications of Information Technology

Prof. Yong-June Shin
Yonsei University

Abstract: The oldest and most traditional of the various areas within electrical engineering, power engineering, currently faces a dramatic revolution - the SMART GRID. Furthermore, the increasing demand for electrical energy and the environmental pressures are forcing adoption of renewable distributed generation resources, such as wind and solar, which inherently do not fit well into the architecture of the traditional electric power grid. This technical goal of smart grid will disrupt the existing paradigm of unidirectional power flow and lead to serious problems related to protection, controllability, and stability that can be solved by grid-connected power electronics and information systems. We will discuss the applications of information technology will be discussed with on-going industry collaborative projects including, (1) real-time monitoring of high-voltage transmission systems with time-synchronized phasor measurement unit (PMU), and (2) diagnostics/prognostics of aging electric power cables in nuclear power plants, underground power cables, and high-temperature superconducting cables. Development of leading-edge research focused on grid-connected power electronics and information systems will provide the basis for effective management of the next generation’s national power grid, which will in turn significant impact through enhanced grid reliability and efficiency.


Dr. Shin is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea since September 2012. He received the B.S. degree (with early completion honors) from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1996, the M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin, in 2004. Upon graduation, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of South Carolina-Columbia as an Assistant Professor where he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2011. He is a recipient of the United States National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in year 2008, and General Electric Korean-American Education Commission scholarship. He is also a Chief Scientific Investigator (CSI) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Coordinated Research Program (CRP).

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5G Mobile Communications and Recent R&D Results

Dr. Jeongho Park
Samsung DMC R&D Center

Abstract: The tutorial would share the vision and services of the fifth generation mobile communications (5G). And 5G requirements and key enabling technologies are provided. Finally the recent results of research and development in Samsung are shared, in which millimeter-wave channel measurements and modeling are included.


Dr. Jeongho Park received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering at Yonsei University. Since he joined Samsung Electronics in 2005, he has mainly been engaged in research and development of wireless communications. Standardization is also his interest including IEEE 802, 3GPP RAN and ITU-R IMT- Systems. Currently, Dr. Jeongho Park is the director of Communications Research Team at Samsung Electronics DMC R&D Center and his research interest includes 5G technologies and cellular internet of things (IoT).

QoE aware Radio Resource Management for 5G Networks

Prof. Vincent Lau
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Abstract: Radio Resource Management plays a critical role in determining the Quality of Experience (QoE) in wireless networks. Conventional radio resource management designs for wireless networks are mostly targeted for optimizing the PHY capacity or minimising latency in the hope that these designs will automatically work well in different applications. However, it is not clear how these optimization objectives are related to the end-to-end QoE of different applications. In this tutorial, we will give an overview of stochastic optimization theory and illustrate the application to design QoE aware radio resource management for video streaming and machine-type control applications. We will illustrate the challenges as well as potential solutions. Through these examples, we demonstrate that radio resource optimization targeted for PHY metrics will not automatically achieve good QoE of applications. As a result, it is very important to have QoE aware radio resource optimization to support new applications in future 5G systems.


Vincent obtained B.Eng (Distinction 1st Hons) from the University of Hong Kong (1989-1992) and Ph.D. from the Cambridge University (1995-1997). He completed the Ph.D. degree in two years and joined Bell Labs from 1997-2004. He joined the Department of ECE, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2004 and is currently a Chair Professor and the Founding Director of Huawei-HKUST Joint Innovation Lab at HKUST. He is also elected as IEEE Fellow, HKIE Fellow, Croucher Senior Research Fellow and Changjiang Chair Professor. His current research focus includes delay-aware cross layer optimization for MIMO/OFDM wireless systems, interference mitigation techniques for massive MIMO systems, multi-timescale stochastic network optimization and wireless networked control systems.