Industry Panel 6

Industry Panel 6 Trustworthy and Resilient Energy Infrastructure
Organizer Daisuke Mashima, Illinois at Singapore Pte. Ltd
Date and Time Friday, 25-05-2018, 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm  
Location  MR325

Electrical grids around the world are undergoing a fundamental transformation. While many of them today are still closed systems centered around big utility companies, soon they will become much more open ones that integrate distributed energy resources, use advanced sensing & control technologies for decentralized supply-demand balancing, and rely on competitive markets to coordinate different players. The future internet-of-energy will also enable tight coupling across multiple energy sectors. For example, the electrical grids and the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) systems can be jointly optimized. Such information-physical-social changes promise a future that we can rely more on renewable energy while keeping our energy cost in check. However, how to ensure the trustworthiness and resilience of the resulting internet-of-energy plexus under different forms of disturbances and attacks presents major challenges.
This special session will feature invited talks and invited papers that discuss about the key challenges and promising solutions for making our future energy infrastructure trustworthy and resilient.


Daisuke Mashima is a research scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center in Singapore. He is also a research affiliate of University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. His research focus is cybersecurity in smart grid and cyber-physical systems. Previously, he was a member of the research staff at Fujitsu Laboratories of America, where he worked on research about smart energy and smart home technologies, especially in information security and privacy aspects. One of his papers discussing smart meter network security won the best paper award at IEEE SmartGridComm 2014, and the outcome of the smart home project won the silver prize at ACM MobiCom 2015 App Contest. While working at Fujitsu, he also served as an editor of the spec document of OpenADR 2.0b.

Binbin Chen is a Senior Research Scientist at Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC). His research focuses on improving the design of complex interconnected systems (e.g., cyberphysical systems and IoT systems), so that such systems can become more efficient and more secure, yet still remain as simple as they can. Prior to joining ADSC, he obtained his PhD from National University of Singapore (NUS) and his Bachelor from Peking University, both in Computer Science. His research has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award in ACM SIGCOMM conference 2010. His research has been funded by Energy Market Authority (EMA) of Singapore, Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Building & Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore, and Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium.

Speaker summary: Panel Speakers:

  • Zbigniew Kalbarczyk, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, [Moderator]
  • Hideo Ishii, Waseda University
  • Gary Ang, DNV GL, Singapore
  • Chee-wooi Ten, Michigan Technological University
  • Yunhe Hou, University of Hong Kong

Zbigniew Kalbarczyk‘s research interests include design and validation of reliable and secure computing systems. The research focuses on development of methods and tools for designing and experimental assessment of reliable and secure systems. His projects encompass design and implementation of a software middleware for reliable networked computing (the ARMOR middleware), operating system level transparent error detection and recovery (the Reliability Microkernel, RMK), hardware (processor) level support for reliability and security (the Reliability and Security Engine, RSE) error detection and recovery, formal verification of techniques for detection of accidental errors and malicious attacks (the Symbolic Program-Level Fault Injection and Error Detection Framework, SymPLFIED) and experimental system/application validation using fault/error injection (the NFTAPE fault injection framework).

Hideo Ishii joined Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in 1988. He was a visiting scientist in Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1989 to 1991. He received Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1996. From 2010, he has been engaged in some major smart grid related National projects in Japan as an organizer. He is now a Professor with Advanced Collaborative Research Organization for Smart Society (ACROSS) at Waseda University. His current activity is in Electric Energy System, especially regarding Demand Response (DR) and integration of distributed energy resources (DER) including renewable energy. He has been leading DR standards in Japan.

Gary Ang is a senior consultant and the lead for Intelligent Network & Communication (INC) Team in DNV GL Singapore. Gary has close to 15 years of experience in SCADA/EMS/DMS design and implementation. He is currently overseeing services such as SCADA/EMS/ADMS consultancy, operational technology cyber security, utility digital transformation and protocol conformance testing.  He is the SCADA/EMS/ADMS consulting manager for Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Taiwan Power Company and Sarawak Energy Berhad. He is also involved in several cyber security test and review projects in the region. Prior to joining DNVGL, he has lead and managed several large scale power system projects in Asia Pacific. Gary specialized in project management, business development, SCADA/EMS/ADMS design & implementation, software engineering, cyber security and digitalization. He is a certified PMP and CISSP. He has a background of computer science and electrical engineering.

Chee-Wooi Ten is an Associate Professor in Michigan Tech University. He received a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, in Ames, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Prior to completing his Master’s degree, he had a summer internship with MidAmerican in Des Moines, working as an energy management system (EMS) analyst. Ten was an Application Engineer with Siemens Energy Management and Information System (SEMIS) in Singapore from 2002 to 2006. He received a PhD in 2009 from University College Dublin (UCD), National University of Ireland. His primary research interests are (1) cybersecurity for power grids, and (2) software prototype and power-automation applications on SCADA systems. He has been with Michigan Tech since January 2010 and is currently an Associate Professor. Chee-Wooi has recently served as editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and the Elsevier Journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN).

Yunhe Hou  received the B.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, from 2005 to 2007, and a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA, and the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, from 2008 to 2009. He was also a Visiting Scientist at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2010. Since 2017, he has been a Guest Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He joined the faculty of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2009, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Dr. Hou is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy.