Today’s electric grid is rapidly evolving to provision for heterogeneous system components (e.g. intermittent generation, electric vehicles, storage devices, etc.) while catering to diverse consumer power demand patterns. In order to accommodate this changing landscape, widespread integration of cyber communication with physical components has infiltrated all tenets of the modern power grid. Devices that were typically passive in the traditional grid are now ‘smarter’ as these can respond to remote signals, learn about local conditions and even make their own actuation decisions if necessary. Unprecedented connectivity that is now possible especially in complex systems such as the power grid provides an elevated level of awareness and decision-making ability to system operators. These advantages can be leveraged to reap long-term benefits which include sustainable, efficient and/or economical grid operation. Thus, I believe that the modern power grid presents a vast variety of rich and rewarding research opportunities. As such, the following topics encompass my current research interests include: large-scale optimization in the smart grid, distributed coordination and control, sustainable generation, demand response and power quality monitoring


Book Chapters

[BC1] Pirathayini Srikantha, Jin (Wei) Kocsis and Deepa Kundur, Cyber-Physical Strategies for Generator Coherency in the Face of Malicious Attack, Cyber-Physical Social Systems and Constructs in Electric Power Engineering (In Book), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2016.


Journals

[J6] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Real-Time Integration of Intermittent Generation with Voltage Rise Considerations, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. 2017.

[J5] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, A Game Theoretic Approach to Real-Time Robust Distributed Generation Dispatch, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 2017.

[J4] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Resilient Distributed Real-Time Demand Response via Population Games, to appear in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 2016.

[J3] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, A DER Attack-Mitigation Differential Game for Smart Grid Security Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016.

[J2] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Distributed Optimization of Dispatch in Sustainable Generation Systems via Dual Decomposition, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Communications Special Issue on Cyber Physical Systems and Security, 2015.

[J1] Pirathayini Srikantha, Marianna Carrera, Martin May, Traffic Shaping in Wireless Home Networks, ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review, 2010.


Conference Papers

[C11] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Distributed Demand Curtailment Via Water-Filling, in proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (smartgridcomm) Miami, Florida, 2015

[C10] Dongchan (Joseph) Lee, Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Secure Operating Regions Simplification in Dynamic Security Assessment , in proceedings of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (smartgridcomm) Miami, Florida, 2015

[C9] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, A Novel Evolutionary Game Theoretic Approach to Real-Time Distributed Demand Response, in proceedings of the IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting (PES GM) Denver, Colorado, 2015

[C8] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Distributed Sustainable Generation Dispatch via Evolutionary Games, in proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Power Engineering Society Sixth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Washington, D.C., 2015

[C7] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Denial of Service Attacks and Mitigation for Stability in Cyber-Enabled Power Grid, in proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Power Engineering Society Sixth Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Washington, D.C., 2015

[C6] *Bokun Zhang, Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Secure Management and Processing of Metered Data in the Cloud, in proceedings of the EAI International Conference on Smart Grids for Smart Cities, Toronto, 2015

[C5] *Michael Pham-Hung, Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, A Secure Cloud Architecture for Data Generated in the Energy Sector, in proceedings of the EAI International Conference on Smart Grids for Smart Cities, Toronto, 2015

[C4] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, Dispatch of Sustainable Generation Sources via Bifurcation Controls, in proceedings of the Second IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) Atlanta, Georgia, 2014

[C3] Pirathayini Srikantha, Srinivasan Keshav and Catherine Rosenberg, Distributed Control for Reducing Carbon Footprint in the Residential Sector, in proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (smartgridcomm) Tainan, Taiwan, November 2012, Best Paper Award

[C2] Pirathayini Srikantha, Catherine Rosenberg and Srinivasan Keshav, An Analysis of Peak Demand Reductions Due to Elasticity of Domestic Appliances, in proceedings of the Third International IEEE/ACM Conference on Future Energy Systems (e-energy) Madrid, Spain, 2012.

[C1] Melina McLarty, Eric Migicovsky, Pirathayini Srikantha, Archana Gopal, Paul Marchwica, Caleb Gawne, Peter Yu, John Zelek, A reminder system for memory loss, in the Proceedings of the Fourth IASTED International Conference, 2008

* Publications resulting from mentoring and supervising undergraduate students


Posters

[P4] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, ``Bifurcation Control for Sustainable Power Dispatch", ONCWIC, Guelph, 2014, Best Poster Award (2nd Place)

[P3] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, ``Power Dispatch via Bifurcation Control", WICE, Princeton University, 2014

[P2] Pirathayini Srikantha and Deepa Kundur, ``Secure Distributed Routing in Cyber-Enabled Power Systems via Network Formation Games", NASIT, Toronto, 2014

[P1] Pirathayini Srikantha, Marianna Carrera and Martin May, ``Traffic Shaping in Wireless Home Networks", Mobicom, Chicago, 2010