Welcome

Hi! Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor at the Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Copenhagen.

More info? Check out the about me section!

And, by the way, this is my official DTU webpage.

CONTACT: spchatz_at_elektro.dtu.dk


31765: Optimization in modern power systems

Fall Semester 2017-2018, every Tuesday, 8am-12pm

The special course I taught on optimization in power systems last year, is now a regular course of the DTU curriculum. More info here.


News

Oct. 26-27, 2017: In Berlin for our Cigre C1.35 Working Group Meeting! We are working on a feasibility analysis of a global electricity network. Cigre formed this Working Group after the inspiration provided by our 2013 paper on Global Grid, and by the 2015 book of the State Grid of China CEO, Zhenya Liu, on Global Energy Interconnection. [our Global Grid paper]

Oct. 24-25, 2017: Maria Krutova presented her paper on "Novel node selection approach for continent-wide power system studies using spatio-temporal clustering" in the 16th Wind Integration Workshop in Berlin. [ paper ]

Oct. 23-24, 2017: We are having our second MULTI-DC meeting! Our partners from Energinet, Svenska Kraftnät, KTH, ABB, and University of Liège, and our advisory board from ABB and RTE France are coming to DTU to discuss about the project progress and exciting research!

Oct. 3, 2017: Accepted! Our paper: A. Venzke, L. Halilbasic, U. Markovic, G. Hug, S. Chatzivasileiadis, Convex relaxations of Chance Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow, was accepted at IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. [ paper ]

Oct. 2, 2017: Gave a talk about our new project "MULTI-DC" at the headquarters of the Danish system operator Energinet. Topic: "MULTI-DC: controlling the power flows". There is also a video of my talk! [ slides | video ]

Oct. 2, 2017: Welcome! Andrea Tosatto joined us as a PhD student! He will work on the MULTI-DC project. More info about the project here.

Sep. 26, 2017: Apppointed Secretary of the Basil Papadias Best Paper Award Committee for IEEE Powertech. See you in Milan in 2019!

Sep. 25, 2017: Graduated from my 1½-year pedagogics and didactics course on Education in University Teaching! Citation: "dedicated and competent teacher able to understand the important factors in teaching which support student learning in an effective way"

Sep. 4, 2017: Welcome! Georgios Misyris joined us as a PhD student! He will work on the MULTI-DC project. More info about the project here.

Aug. 22, 2017: Florian Thams and Lejla Halilbasic will be presenting our paper on "Data-driven Security Constrained OPF" at the IREP 2017 conference, in Porto, Portugal during Aug.28-Sep.1, 2017. [ paper ]

Aug. 10, 2017: Roel Dobbe from UC Berkeley gave a talk on "Learning for Decentralized Control in Electric Grids" at the ELMA group of DTU.

Jul. 27, 2017: DTU once again in the top 10 universities in the world for Energy Science and Engineering! [ Shanghai Ranking ]

Jul. 14, 2017: Florian Thams will be presenting his poster on "Data-driven Security Constrained OPF" in the student paper contest at IEEE PES General Meeting 2017, in Chicago, IL. The associated paper has been accepted for presentation at IREP 2017,in Porto, Portugal during Aug. 28 - Sep. 1, 2017. [ poster | IREP paper ]

Jul 7, 2017: Our DTU Summer School was a success for one more year! Here is the CEE News piece with a picture and some info on the evaluations we got from the students. Looking forward to DTU CEE Summer School 2018! [ link ]

Jun. 27, 2017: Submitted the revised paper: A. Venzke, L. Halilbasic, U. Markovic, G. Hug, S. Chatzivasileiadis, Convex relaxations of Chance Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow. [ paper ]

Jun. 21, 2017: Kostya Turitsyn, Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (and my former postdoc advisor), will be visiting DTU on Wed, June 21. Looking forward to his talk on "Design, Stability, and Control of Ad-hoc Microgrids". Time: 11.00am. Location: Building 308, Auditorium 13. More info.

Jun. 15-16, 2017: MULTI-DC Kick-Off Meeting! The first meeting for the MULTI-DC project took place at DTU in Lyngby. In total, 20 participants representing DTU, Energinet, KTH, Svenska kraftnät, the University of Liège, ABB, Mosek, and the Nordic Regional Security Coordination Center attended the two-day meeting. MULTI-DC, led by Jacob Østergaard and myself, will develop innovative methods for the optimal coordination and control of HVDC lines and grids. Stay tuned! More info.

Jun. 12-16, 2017: The DTU CEE summer school is coming up during the week Jun. 12-16, 2017! 55 students from around the world will have the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge topics on power system optimization, uncertainty, and game theory for electricity markets. We are happy to welcome our distinguished invited lecturers Ben Hobbs, Kostas Margellos, Dan Molzahn, and Josh Taylor. Looking forward!

Jun. 4, 2017: Florian Thams will be presenting our paper on "Disturbance Attenuation of DC Voltage Droop Control Structures in a Multi-Terminal HVDC Grid" at IEEE Powertech 2017. His presentation is scheduled for Wed, 21 June 2017, at 16:50. [ paper ]

Jun. 4, 2017: Lejla Halilbasic will be presenting our paper on "Coordinating Flexibility Under Uncertainty In Multi-area AC And DC Grids" at IEEE Powertech 2017. Her poster presentation is scheduled for Tue, 20 June 2017, at 15:30. [ paper ]

Jun. 1, 2017: Welcome! Andreas Venzke joined the ELMA group at DTU. We will be working together on Semidefinite Optimization and Control of AC and HVDC grids. Here is his first submitted paper (under review), result of our collaboration during his master thesis: Convex relaxations of Chance Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow.

May 25, 2017: Long presented our paper on "Structural Emergency Control for Power Grids" at the American Control Conference 2017 in Seattle, WA!

May 15, 2017: Invited to give a talk at Oxford University, UK. The topic will be on "Semidefinite Programming for Power System Stability and Chance-Constrained Optimization".

Apr. 13, 2017: Invited to give a talk at Stanford University, California. More information here: Stanford SmartGrid Seminar.

Apr. 9, 2017: Accepted! Our paper on "Coordinating Flexibility Under Uncertainty In Multi-area AC And DC Grids" was accepted for presentation at IEEE Powertech 2017.

Apr. 9, 2017: Accepted! Our paper on "Disturbance Attenuation of DC Voltage Droop Control Structures in a Multi-Terminal HVDC Grid" was accepted for presentation at IEEE Powertech 2017.

Apr. 2017 - Jan. 2018: Selected to attend an 1-year leadership program at Harvard Business School (on-campus and distance courses), supported by the "PasteurProgram 2017" of Innovation Fund Denmark.

Mar. 27, 2017: Project funded! Co-PI of a 25.7 million DKK (3.7 million USD) research project on the optimal coordination of multi-area AC and HVDC grids!

Mar. 20, 2017: DTU Summer School 2017: Looking forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen this June! After last year's very successful event, this year we focus on "Modern Challenges in Power System Operation and Electricity Markets: An Optimization Perspective", with distinguished invited lecturers from the US, Canada, and Europe. Info and registration here: http://www.energy-markets-school.dk/

Mar. 15, 2017: Invited as an external examiner to the PhD Defense of Evangelos Karfopoulos on "Management of Electric Vehicles for their effective integration in electric power systems", advised by Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou at the National Technical University of Athens.

Mar. 9, 2017: Uploaded the lecture slides for the part of the course I taught at DTU: "31730: Electric Power Engineering, fundamentals" [ link ]

Mar. 8, 2017: Uploaded the lecture slides for the new course I taught at DTU: "Optimization in modern power systems." [ link ]

Feb. 28, 2017: Submitted paper: A. Venzke, L. Halilbasic, U. Markovic, G. Hug, S. Chatzivasileiadis, Convex relaxations of Chance Constrained AC Optimal Power Flow. [ paper ]

Feb. 28, 2017: Invited to speak at the MOSEK workshop on Semidefinite optimization in power flow problems " organized by MOSEK in Copenhagen. You can register here!

Feb. 17, 2017: Accepted! Our paper T. L. Vu, S. Chatzivasileiadis, H. D. Chang, K. Turitsyn, Structural Emergency Control Paradigm has been accepted to IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems. [ paper ]

Feb. 5-9, 2017: Invited to speak at the International Conference on "Future Electric Power Systems and the Energy Transition" in Champery, Switzerland. Excited to be back in Switzerland!

Jan. 22, 2017: Our paper on "Structural Emergency Control for Power Grids" has been accepted at the American Control Conference 2017!

Dec. 22-23, 2016: Participating in the 1st Hellenic International Power Group Workshop at my alma mater, the National Technical University of Athens. Will be giving a talk on "Semidefinite Programming for Power System Stability and Optimization". [ presentation ]

Dec. 20, 2016: Göran Andersson, my PhD advisor, is visiting CEE and DTU. He will be giving this talk. And that's a short review after the talk.

Nov. 29, 2016: Invited to give a talk at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Control Sciences, on "Power System Optimization and Control: Challenges and Possible Solutions".

Nov. 19 - Dec. 2, 2016: Visiting faculty at Skoltech, Center for Energy Systems, Moscow, Russia.

Sep. 29-30, 2016: Invited to participate in the US Dept. of Energy Workshop (ARPA-E) "Interconnected - Highly Utilized Grid" in Washington, DC, to identify "potential leapfrog advancements and metrics" for a successful new US research program. [ general description ]

Sep. 7, 2016: Submitted paper: T. L. Vu, S. Chatzivasileiadis, H. D. Chang, K. Turitsyn, Structural Emergency Control Paradigm. [ draft version]

Jul. 19, 2016: Presented our paper on "Remedial Actions to Enhance Stability of Low-Inertia Systems" at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016 , in Boston, MA. [ paper | presentation | poster ]

Jul. 19, 2016: Florian presented his poster on the "Impact of DC Voltage Droop Control Structures on DC Oscillations in an MTDC Grid" in the student paper session at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016 , in Boston, MA. [ poster ]

Jul. 18, 2016: Line presented our paper on "Stochastic AC Optimal Power Flow with Approximate Chance-Constraints" at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016 , in Boston, MA. [ paper | poster ]

Jul. 8, 2016: Long presented our paper on "Towards Electronics-based Emergency Control in Power Grids with High Renewable Penetration" at an invited session of the American Control Conference 2016 , in Boston, MA. [ paper ]

July 2016: Visiting faculty at MIT for the whole month. Continuing our work with Kostya Turitsyn and Thanh Long Vu.

Jun 30, 2016: DTU ranked as the 2nd best university in the world in the subject area “Energy Science and Technology” for 2016! More info here.

Jun. 23, 2016: Sergi Rotger Griful presented our paper "Hardware-in-the-Loop Co-simulation of Distribution Grid for Demand Response" at the 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, in Genoa, Italy. [ paper  | presentation  ]

Jun. 2, 2016: Invited to give a talk at the Energy Security Summit 2016 in Berlin, organized by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on "Global Power Grids for Harnessing World Renewable Energy". [ presentation  | program  ]

Mar. 2, 2016: Going to University of Liège, Belgium as an external examiner of Sébastien Mathieu's PhD thesis: "Flexibility services in the electrical system".

Feb. 25, 2016: Our paper on "Stochastic AC Optimal Power Flow with Approximate Chance-Constraints" has been accepted at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016!

Feb. 13, 2016: Our paper on "Remedial Actions to Enhance Stability of Low-Inertia Systems" has been accepted at the IEEE PES General Meeting 2016!

Feb. 10, 2016: Our paper on "Hardware-in-the-Loop Co-simulation of Distribution Grid for Demand Response" has been accepted at the Power System Computation Conference 2016!

Feb. 2, 2016: Invited for a talk at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Jan. 28, 2016: Our paper on "Towards Electronics-based Emergency Control in Power Grids with High Renewable Penetration" has been accepted at the American Control Conference 2016!

Nov. 23-24, 2015: Invited for talks at the University of Liège, KU Leuven, and UC Louvain in Belgium .