Hsiao-Dong Chiang

Job Title Professor
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone 607-255-5270
E-mail chiang@ece.cornell.edu
Home page http://http://people.ece.cornell.edu/chiang/

Dr. Hsiao-Dong Chiang, received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, USA (1986). He is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He and his co-workers have published more than 200 refereed papers including 100 Journal papers and book chapters which appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, et al. He has written about 50 research reports. He has served on several national and international committees and panels. He was Associate Editor for Express Letters of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: Part I; 1993 -1995. He was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems; 1990 - 1991. Dr. Chiang is the founder of Bigwood Systems, Inc. (BSI), Ithaca, NY and Global Optimal Technology, Inc., Ithaca, NY, and a co-founder of Intelicis Corporation, Santa Clara, CA.

Professor Chiang's research effort is focused on theoretical developments and practical applications. Particular areas include nonlinear system theory, nonlinear computations and their practical applications to electric circuits, systems, signals and images. He and his co-workers have developed a comprehensive theory of stability regions for general nonlinear dynamical systems (including continuous, discrete, interconnected, hyperbolic and non-hyperbolic nonlinear systems) and their practical applications. He and his co-workers have developed BCU method and Group-based BCU method for fast direct stability assessments for electric power systems. He has developed a new global optimization methodology, called Trust-Tech methodology and is working with his team on the practical applications of Trust-Tech methodology. He and his group also work on the development of computational methods for nonlinear analysis and control of large-scale systems.

On the application aspect, Dr. Chiang and his team collectively develop a practical package, called SecureSuitetm, for power grid security assessment, enhancement and applications. The SecureSuite, currently applicable to 100,000-bus power systems, has been installed in several major utilities. An integrated package developed for voltage security assessment, enhancement and preventive control in real-time mode and on-line study mode is tightly integrated in the real-time EMS environment at one large RTO in the East coast and is developing another SecureSuite for another ISO in the West coast of the USA. Several practical applications of Trust-Tech methodology are under developments and evaluations.

Dr. Chiang holds 7 patents related to power system security assessment and control, distribution network analysis and control. Dr. Chiang holds another 2 patents related to global optimal technologies. Dr. Chiang has another 4 pending patent applications; two of them are related to lung-cancer diagnosis systems.