Dr. Vincent Poor to Speak at YWCC Seminar May 1

DATE: Monday, May 1, 2017

REFRESHMENTS: 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

TIME: 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Central King Building 116

CS SEMINAR LINK: web.njit.edu/cs/CS_Seminar/


Smart grid involves the imposition of an advanced cyber layer atop the physical layer of the electricity grid, in order to improve the efficiency, security and cost of electricity use and distribution, and to allow for greater decentralization of power generation and management.

This cyber-physical setting motivates a number of problems in network analysis, and this talk will briefly describe several of these problems together with approaches to solving them. These include competitive privacy in which multiple grid entities seek an optimal trade-off between privacy lost and utility gained from information sharing; distributed inference in which both the cyber and physical network topologies have roles to play in achieving consensus; real-time topology identification which helps in the mitigation of cascading failures; and attack construction which seeks an understanding of optimal strategies for attacking the grid in support of the design of effective countermeasures.


H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. This academic year he has been on sabbatical leave from Princeton, visiting Berkeley, Cambridge and Stanford. His research interests include information theory and signal processing, and their applications in wireless networks, smart grid and related fields. Dr. Poor is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences, and a foreign member of the Royal Society. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2016 John Fritz Medal, the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and honorary doctorates and professorships from several universities.