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Yousu Chen

Yousu Chen

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Advanced computing Yousu Chen has been with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 2006. His main Research interests include high-performance computing applications, power system operations and decision support, and power system simulations. Currently, Mr. Chen manages several high-impact projects on applying advanced computing techniques to power grid problems, studying the fusion of power system planning and operation, and developing an advanced real-time decision support tool for power grid operations. He has over 60 peer-reviewed publications. He led the Richland PES Chapter to win the IEEE PES Outstanding Small Chapter Award in 2010. Mr. Chen is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

Research Interests

  • Advanced computing
  • Real-Time Operation
  • Power System Simulation

Selected Publications

2017

  • Diao R, S Jin, F Howell, Z Huang, L Wang, D Wu, and Y Chen. 2017. "On Parallelizing Single Dynamic Simulation using HPC Techniques and APIs of Commercial Software." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 32(3):2225-2233.  doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2016.2601024
  • Jin S, Z Huang, R Diao, D Wu, and Y Chen. 2017. "Comparative Implementation of High Performance Computing for Power System Dynamic Simulations." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 8(3):1387-1395.  doi:10.1109/TSG.2016.2647220

2016

  • Chen Y, EB Fitzhenry, S Jin, BJ Palmer, P Sharma, and Z Huang. 2016. "An Integrated Software Package to Enable Predictive Simulation Capabilities." In 19th Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC 2016), June, 20-24 2016, Genoa Italy.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCC.2016.7540951
  • Chen Y, PV Etingov, H Ren, Z Hou, MJ Rice, and YV Makarov. 2016. "A look-ahead probabilistic contingency analysis framework incorporating smart sampling techniques." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741449
  • Jin S, Y Chen, R Diao, Z Huang, WA Perkins, and BJ Palmer. 2016. "Power Grid Simulation Applications Developed Using the GridPACKTM High Performance Computing Framework." Electric Power Systems Research 141:22-30.  doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2016.06.024
  • Palmer BJ, WA Perkins, Y Chen, S Jin, D Callahan, KA Glass, R Diao, MJ Rice, ST Elbert, MR Vallem, and Z Huang. 2016. "GridPACK™ : A Framework for Developing Power Grid Simulations on High-Performance Computing Platforms." International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications 30(2):223-240.  doi:10.1177/1094342015607609

2015

  • Chen Y, MJ Rice, KR Glaesemann, and Z Huang. 2015. "Sub-second State Estimation Implementation and its Evaluation with Real Data." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting, July 26-30, 2015, Denver, Colorado.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7285996
  • Chen Y, KR Glaesemann, MJ Rice, and Z Huang. 2015. "Integrated State Estimation and Contingency Analysis Software Implementation using High Performance Computing Techniques." In 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES 2015), December 9-11, 2015, New Delhi, India. IFLAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, ed. S Mishra, pp. 227-232.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.382
  • Chen Y, PV Etingov, EB Fitzhenry, P Sharma, TB Nguyen, YV Makarov, MJ Rice, CH Allwardt, and SE Widergren. 2015. "A Framework to Support the Fusion of Operation and Planning." In Proceedings of 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES 2015), December 9-11, 2015, New Delhi, India. IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, pp. 427-432.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.416
  • Jin S, Y Chen, D Wu, R Diao, and Z Huang. 2015. "Implementation of Parallel Dynamic Simulation on Shared-Memory vs. Distributed-Memory Environments." In 9th IFAC Symposium on Control of Power and Energy Systems (CPES 2015), December 9-11, 2015, New Delhi, India. IFAC-PapersOnLine, vol. 48, no. 30, ed. S Mishra, pp. 221-226.  Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.  doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2015.12.381

2014

  • Chen Y, and Z Huang. 2014. "A High Performance Computing Platform for Performing High-Volume Studies With Windows-based Power Grid Tools." In The 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, August 24-29, 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 10772-10777.  International Federation of Automatic Control, Rondebosch, South Africa. 
  • Chen Y, MJ Rice, KR Glaesemann, S Wang, and Z Huang. 2014. Sub-Second Parallel State EstimationPNNL-23830, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Chen Y, S Jin, MJ Rice, and Z Huang. 2014. "Parallel State Estimation Assessment with Practical Data." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES), July 27-31, 2014. Vancouver, BC.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672742
  • Huang Z, R Diao, S Jin, and Y Chen. 2014. "Predictive Dynamic Security Assessment through Advanced Computing." In IEEE PES General Meeting, Conference & Exposition, July 27-31, 2014, National Harbor, MD, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2014.6938850
  • Wong PC, Z Huang, Y Chen, PS Mackey, and S Jin. 2014. "Visual Analytics for Power Grid Contingency Analysis." IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 34(1):42-51.  doi:10.1109/MCG.2014.17

2013

  • Rice MJ, Z Huang, Y Chen, CH Allwardt, and PS Mackey. 2013. "Alleviating Contingency Violations through Visual Analytics and Suggested Actions." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES 2013), July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, BC.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672738
  • Chen Y, S Jin, MJ Rice, and Z Huang. 2013. "Parallel State Estimation Assessment with Practical Data." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES), July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, BC, Canada, pp. 1-5.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672742
  • Huang Z, Y Chen, and D Chavarría-Miranda. 2013. "High-Performance Computing for Real-Time Grid Analysis and Operation." In High Performance Computing in Power and Energy Systems. Power Systems, ed. SK Khaitan and A Gupta, pp. 151-188.  Springer, Berlin, Germany. 
  • Jin S, Z Huang, R Diao, D Wu, and Y Chen. 2013. "Parallel Implementation of Power System Dynamic Simulation." In IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting, July 21-25, 2013, Vancouver, BC, pp. 1-5.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672565
  • Palmer BJ, WA Perkins, KA Glass, Y Chen, S Jin, and CD Callahan, II. 2013. "GridPACK Toolkit for Developing Power Grid Simulations on High Performance Computing Platforms." In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Networking, and Analytics for the Power Grid (HiPCNA-PG '13), November 17-21, 2013, Denver, Colorado, p. Article No. 3.  ACM, New York, NY.  doi:10.1145/2536780.2536782

2012

  • Chen Y, Z Huang, and MA Elizondo. 2012. "Value of Faster Computation for Power Grid Operation." In The 8th Power Plant and Power System Control Symposium, September 2-5, 2012, Toulouse, France, vol. 8, no. Part 1, ed. M Fadel and S Caux, pp. 242-247.  International Federation of Automatic Control, Laxenburg, Austria.  doi:10.3182/20120902-4-fr-2032.00044
  • Chen Y, Z Huang, and MJ Rice. 2012. "Evaluation of Counter-Based Dynamic Load Balancing Schemes for Massive Contingency Analysis on Over 10,000 Cores." In SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking and Analysis (SCC 2012), November 10-16, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 341-346.  IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA.  doi:10.1109/SC.Companion.2012.53
  • Chen Y, Z Huang, Y Liu, MJ Rice, and S Jin. 2012. " Computational Challenges for Power System Operation." In Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), January 4-7, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, ed. RH Sprague, Jr., pp. 2141-2150.  IEEE Computing Society, Los Alamitos, CA.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2012.171
  • Elizondo MA, Y Chen, and Z Huang. 2012. "Reliability Value of Fast State Estimation on Power Systems." In IEEE Power & Energy Society Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D), May 7-10, 2012, Orlando, Florida.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2012.6281657
  • Halappanavar M, Y Chen, RD Adolf, DJ Haglin, Z Huang, and MJ Rice. 2012. "Towards Efficient N - x Contingency Selection Using Group Betweenness Centrality." In SC Companion: High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SCC 2012), November 10-16, 2012, Salt Lake City, UT, pp. 273 - 282.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/SC.Companion.2012.45
  • Huang Z, and Y Chen. 2012. "High-Performance Computing for Advanced Smart Grid Applications." Chapter 3, Section 3.13 in Smart Grids: Infrastructure, Technology, and Solutions. Electric Power and Energy Engineering, ed. S Borlase.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 
  • Jin S, Y Chen, MJ Rice, Y Liu, and I Gorton. 2012. "A Testbed for Deploying Distributed State Estimation in Power Grid." In 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 22-26, 2012, San Diego, California, pp. 1-7.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2012.6345456
  • Liu Y, W Jiang, S Jin, MJ Rice, and Y Chen. 2012. "Distributing Power Grid State Estimation on HPC Clusters A System Architecture Prototype." In IEEE 26th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium Workshops & PhD Forum (IPDPSW 2012), May 21-25, 2012, Shanghai, China, pp. 1467-1476.  IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA.  doi:10.1109/IPDPSW.2012.183
  • Vaiman M, K Bell, Y Chen, B Chowdhury, I Dobson, P Hines, M Papic, S Miller, and P Zhang. 2012. "Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Methodologies and Challenges." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 27(2):631-641. 

2011

  • Chen Y, JC Fuller, R Diao, N Zhou, Z Huang, and FK Tuffner. 2011. "The Influence of Topology Changes on Inter-area Oscillation Modes and Mode Shapes." In 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039904
  • Chen Y, Z Huang, and N Zhou. 2011. "An Advanced Framework for Improving Situational Awareness in Electric Power Grid Operation." In Proceedings of the 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), August 28-September 2, 2011, MIlan, Italy, vol. 18, pp. 12162-12170.  International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Laxenburg, Austria.  doi:10.3182/20110828-6-IT-1002.03381
  • Adolf RD, DJ Haglin, M Halappanavar, Y Chen, and Z Huang. 2011. "Techniques for Improving Filters in Power Grid Contingency Analysis." In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition (MLDM), August 30-September 3, 2011, New York. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6871, ed. P Perner, pp. 599-611.  Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany.  doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23199-5_44
  • Diao R, Z Huang, N Zhou, Y Chen, FK Tuffner, JC Fuller, S Jin, and JE Dagle. 2011. "Deriving Optimal Operational Rules for Mitigating Inter-area Oscillations." In IEEE/PES Power Systems Conference & Exposition (PSCE 2011), March 20-23, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCE.2011.5772564
  • Huang Z, Y Chen, FL Greitzer, and R Eubank. 2011. "Contingency Visualization for Real-Time Decision Support in Grid Operation." In IEEE 2011 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039887
  • Liu Y, I Gorton, Y Chen, and S Jin. 2011. "Designing a Distributed Systems Architecture Testbed for Real-Time Power Grid Systems." In The 23rd International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2011), July 7-9, 2011, Miami, Florida, pp. 268-271.  Knowledge Systems Institute, Skokie, IL. 
  • Mackey PS, JT Feo, PC Wong, and Y Chen. 2011. "A Highly Parallel Implementation of K-Means for Multithreaded Architecture." In Proceedings of the 19th High Performance Computing Symposia (HPC 2011): SCS Spring Simulation Multiconference (SpringSim 2011), April 3-7, 2011, Boston, MA.  Society for Computer Simulation International, San Diego, CA. 
  • Makarov YV, NA Samaan, R Diao, M Kumbale, Y Chen, R Singh, I Green, and MP Morgan. 2011. "Assessment of Critical Events Corridors through Multivariate Cascading Outages Analysis." In IEEE 2011 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039900
  • Papic M, K Bell, Y Chen, I Dobson, L Fonte, E Haq, P Hines, D Kirschen, X Luo, S Miller, NA Samaan, M Vaiman, M Varghese, and P Zhang. 2011. "Survey of Tools for Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages." In IEEE 2011 Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039371
  • Papic M, K Bell, Y Chen, I Dobson, L Fonte, E Haq, P Hines, D Kirschen, X Luo, S Miller, NA Samaan, M Vaiman, M Varghese, and P Zhang. 2011. "Survey of tools for risk assessment of cascading outages." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011. Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039371
  • Vaiman M, K Bell, Y Chen, B Chowdhury, I Dobson, P Hines, M Papic, S Miller, and P Zhang. 2011. "Risk Assessment of Cascading Outages: Part I - Overview of Methodologies." In Proceedings of the IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, July 24-29, 2011, Detroit, Michigan.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2011.6039405

2010

  • Chen Y, Z Huang, and D Chavarría-Miranda. 2010. "Performance Evaluation of Counter-Based Dynamic Load Balancing Schemes for Massive Contingency Analysis with Different Computing Environments ." In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589536
  • Chen Y, Z Huang, PC Wong, PS Mackey, CH Allwardt, J Ma, and FL Greitzer. 2010. "An Advanced Decision Support Tool for Electricity Infrastructure Operations." In Critical Infrastructure Protection IV, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 342, no. 2010, ed. T. Moore and S. Shenoi, pp. 245-260.  Springer, New York, NY.  doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16806-2_17
  • Huang Z, N Zhou, FK Tuffner, Y Chen, DJ Trudnowski, R Diao, JC Fuller, WA Mittelstadt, JF Hauer, and JE Dagle. 2010. MANGO – Modal Analysis for Grid Operation: A Method for Damping Improvement through Operating Point AdjustmentPNNL-19890, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Huang Z, N Zhou, FK Tuffner, Y Chen, DJ Trudnowski, W Mittelstadt, JF Hauer, and JE Dagle. 2010. "Improving Small Signal Stability through Operating Point Adjustment." In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2010.5589519
  • Jin S, Z Huang, Y Chen, D Chavarría-Miranda, JT Feo, and PC Wong. 2010. "A Novel Application of Parallel Betweenness Centrality to Power Grid Contingency Analysis." In IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing (IPDPS 2010), pp. 1-7.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/IPDPS.2010.5470400
  • Ma J, Y Chen, Z Huang, and PC Wong. 2010. "Using State Estimation Residuals to Detect Abnormal SCADA Data ." In 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2010.5484686
  • Ma J, Y Chen, Z Huang, and PC Wong. 2010. "Using State Estimation Residuals to Detect Abnormal SCADA Data." In 2010 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, pp. 1-7.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2010.5484686

2009

  • Chen Y, S Jin, D Chavarría-Miranda, and Z Huang. 2009. "Application of Cray XMT for Power Grid Contingency Selection." In Proceedings of the Cray User Group Meeting: Compute the Future.  Cray User Group, Inc., Corvallis, OR. 
  • Gorton I, Z Huang, Y Chen, BK Kalahar, S Jin, D Chavarría-Miranda, DJ Baxter, and JT Feo. 2009. "A High-Performance Hybrid Computing Approach to Massive Contingency Analysis in the Power Grid." In 5th IEEE International Conference on e-Science (e-Science 2009), December 9-11, 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 277-283.  IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA.  doi:10.1109/e-Science.2009.46
  • Huang Z, Y Chen, and J Nieplocha. 2009. "Massive Contingency Analysis with High Performance Computing." In Proceedings of IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES 2009), July 26-30, 2009, Calgary, Canada.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275421
  • Schneider KP, Y Chen, DW Engel, and DP Chassin. 2009. "A Taxonomy of North American Radial Distribution Feeders." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES '09), July 26-30, 2009, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PES.2009.5275900
  • Schneider KP, DP Chassin, Y Chen, and JC Fuller. 2009. "Distribution Power Flow for Smart Grid Technologies." In IEEE/PES Power System Conference and Exhibition (PSCE 2009), March 15-18, 2009, Seattle, WA.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PSCE.2009.4840078
  • Schneider KP, JC Fuller, FK Tuffner, and Y Chen. 2009. Modern Grid Strategy: Enhanced GridLAB-D Capabilities Final Report PNNL-18864, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

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