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Dr. Lina He Heading link

Education Heading link

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin, Ireland                                                 Feb 2014
Advisor: Professor Chen-Ching Liu
Thesis title: System security and protection coordination of AC grids with wind power integration

Master in Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University Sci & Tech, China                                   Jun 2009
Thesis title: A novel VSC-based excitation system

Bachelor in Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University Sci & Tech, China                               Jun 2007
Thesis title:WAMS-based rotor angle stability detection

Work experience Heading link

Assistant Professor                                 University of Illinois at Chicago  (Jan 2018-present)
Senior Consultant                                    Siemens PTI, MN, USA  (Apr 2017-Dec 2018)
Project Manager and Consultant    Siemens PTI headquarters, Erlangen, Germany  (Aug 2014-Mar 2017)
Research Scholar                                    Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA (Apr 2013-Oct 2013)

Major awards and honors Heading link

  • Distinguished Senior R&D Award (IEEE Chicago Section – 2022)
  • Outstanding Engineer Award (Category: 15+ years of experience, IEEE PES Chicago Chapter – 2022)
  • Best Paper at 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting (IEEE Power & Energy Society – 2016)
  • Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE Trans. on Power Systems (IEEE Power & Energy Society – 2014)
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (University College Dublin, School of EECE – 2012/2013)
  • Outstanding Master/Bachelor Thesis (Huazhong University, College of EE – 2009/2007)
  • Top Academic Award (Huazhong University, College of EE – 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • NARI ELECTRIC Endowed Academic Award (Huazhong University, 2008)

IEEE society services Heading link

  • TCPC and Vice-Chair, IEEE PES Distribution System Operation, Planning and Economics (DSOPE) Subcommittee, 2022 – present
  • Secretary, IEEE PES Distribution System Operation, Planning and Economics (DSOPE) Subcommittee, 2019 – 2022
  • Founding Chair, IEEE PES Taskforce – Impact of IBR and DER Integration on Bulk Power System Operation, 2021 – present
  • Founding Chair, IEEE PES Taskforce – Control and Operation of DERs, 2022 – present
  • Representative of Region 4, IEEE Women in Power Committee, 2022 – present

Referee services Heading link

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2020 – 2023
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics, 2019 – present
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, 2020 – 2023
  • Associate Editor, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, 2020 – present
  • Review Panelist of NSF and DOE in 2021 and 2023
  • Reviewer of top journals and leading conferences, including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications, 2024 PSCC, 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting, 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), IEEE PES PowerTech 2017.

Conference services Heading link

Conference Organizing Committee

  • Chair at the Conference Organizing Committee for the “Ph.D. Dissertation Challenge” event, the 2023 IEEE PES Grid Edge Conference & Expo, Apr. 2023
  • Publication Chair at the Conference Organizing Committee, the 2021 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Chicago, Jun. 2021 (PEDG 2021)

Conference Panel Sessions

  • Session Chair, 2023 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Offshore Wind Developments,” Orlando, Jul. 2023
  • Session Chair, 2023 IEEE PES Grid Edge Conference & Expo, “Control and Operation of Next-generation DERs in Distribution Systems,” San Diego, Apr. 2023
  • Session Chair, 2022 IEEE PES General Meetings, “Offshore Wind Technologies and Applications,” Denver, Jul. 2022.
  • Session Chair, 2022 IEEE PES General Meetings, “Impact of IBR and DER integration on Bulk Power System Operation,” Denver, Jul. 2022.
  • Session Chair, 2022 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution (T&D), “Offshore Wind Integration,” New Orleans, Apr. 2022.
  • Session Chair, 2022 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), “DOE Perspectives and Lessons Learned and Best Experiences of Europe,” New Orleans, Apr. 2022.
  • Session Chair, 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Energy Management, Control, Protection, and Operation of Networked Microgrids,” Jul. 2021
  • Session Chair at the Lightning Talk, 2021 IEEE 12th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems, Chicago, Jun. 2021 (PEDG 2021)
  • Session Chair, 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), “Distributed Energy Resources and Utility Interactions”, Oct. 2020.
  • Session Chair, 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), “Microgrids”, Oct. 2020.
  • Session Chair, 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Managing Power Electronic based Power Systems”, Aug. 2020.
  • Session Chair, 2020 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), “Physical and Cyber Security of Power Electronic based Power Systems”, Washington DC, Feb. 2020.
  • Topic Chair, 2018 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), “Sustainable Energy Systems”, Portland, OR, Sep. 2018.
  • Session Chair, 2018 Integrated Energy and Smart Micro-grid Technology, “Renewable Energy Forecasting”, Baoding, Hebei, China, May 2018.

Invited talks Heading link

  • 2023 IEEE PES GM, “Offshore Wind Development – Challenges and Solutions,” Orlando, Jul. 2023
  • 2023 IEEE PES GM, “The Power of Diversity – Challenges and Best Practices in IEEE Regions,” Orlando, Jul. 2023
  • 2023 IEEE PES Grid Edge Tech & Expo, “Grid-forming Control of Grid-edge DERs in Distribution Grids,” San Diego, Apr. 2023
  • 2022 IEEE PES GM, “Performance of Grid-forming Control of Grid-edge DERs in Distribution Grids,” Denver, Jul. 2022.
  • 2022 IEEE PES GM, “Challenges and Solutions of Offshore Wind Integration,” Denver, Jul. 2022.
  • 2022 IEEE PES GM, “Protection and Blackstart of HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Generators,” Denver, Jul. 2022.
  • 2022 IEEE PES ISGT, “HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Integration: Protection and Blackstart,” New Orleans, Apr. 2020.
  • 2022 IEEE IEEE PES T&D, “Modeling and Control of HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Generator,” New Orleans, Apr. 2020.
  • 2022 NERC IRPWG, “Real-Time Modeling of HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Generators for Online Stability Detection,” Feb. 2022.
  • 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Modeling of HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Generators for Real-time Stability Detection,” Jul. 2021.
  • 2021 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Challenges of Future Power System Protection with Renewable Energy Integration,” Jul. 2021.
  • 2021 Academic Seminar with leading manufacturer Siemens Industry, “Decoupling grid-forming control for integration of inverter-based resources,” Apr. 2021.
  • 2021 Academic Seminar with leading utility ComEd, “Decoupling Grid-forming Control for Integration of Inverter-based Resources,” Apr. 2021.
  • 2021IEEE Green Technologies (GreenTech) Conference, “Intelligent Current Protection of Distribution Systems with Inverter-based DERs,” Apr. 2021.
  • 2020 Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Conference, “Communication-based Power System Modeling for Online Security Detection,” Oct. 2020.
  • 2020 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), “Intelligent Current Protection of Distribution Systems with Inverter-based DERs,” Oct. 2020.
  • 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Intelligent Current Protection of Distribution Systems with Inverter-based DERs,” Aug. 2020.
  • 2020 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Non-black-box Online Modeling of HVDC for Real-time Security Detection and its Protection Coordination,” Aug. 2020.
  • 2020 Applied Energy Symposium: MIT A+B, “Impacts of Photovoltaic Generation Integration on protection of Distribution systems,” Aug. 2020.
  • 2020 IEEE PES ISGT, “Non-black-box online modeling of HVDC for real-time security detection,” DC, Feb. 2020.
  • 2019 Academic Seminar at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Protection, security and restoration of power electronics based power systems,” Richland, WA, Nov. 2019.
  • 2019 Academic Seminar at Siemens Corporation, “Security and protection of power electronics based power systems,” Princeton, NY, Oct. 2019.
  • 2019 GE Symposium, “Non-blackbox data-driven online modeling of power electronics for real-time security detection,” Niskayuna, NY, Sep. 2019.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar at Illinois Institute of Technology, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Chicago, IL, Sep. 2018.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar in SC&C company, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Chicago, IL, Sep. 2018.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar at North China Electric Power University, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Beijing, China, Jun. 2018.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar at Wuhan University, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Wuhan, Hubei, China, May 2018.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Wuhan, Hubei, China, May 2018.
  • 2018 Integrated Energy and Smart Micro-grid Technology, “Smart Grid – Offshore Wind Power Integration,” Baoding, Hebei, China, May 2018.
  • 2018 Academic Seminar at Virginia Tech, “Security of Future Power Grid with Renewable Energy Integration,” Blacksburg, VA, Mar. 2018.
  • 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Conference Illinois (PECI), “Bypassing transients of pre-insertion resistor during energization of MMC-HVDC,” Urbana, IL, Feb. 2018.
  • 2017 TechX Talk at Siemens DG Headquarter, “Voltage security of the future power grid with renewable energy integration,” Minnetonka, MN, Oct. 2017.
  • The 5th East Lake International Forum, “System security and protection coordination of AC grids with wind power integration,” Wuhan, China, Dec. 2016.
  • 2016 Summer Seminar at Arizona State University, “Offshore wind power integration,” Tempe, AZ, Jul. 2016.
  • 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting on Best Paper Session of Power System Modeling and Analysis, “Effects of pre-insertion resistor on energization of compensated Lines,” Boston, MA, Jul. 2016.
  • 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Effects of HVDC connection for offshore wind turbines on AC distance protection,” Vancouver, BC, Canada, Jul. 2013;
  • 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), “Impact of LVRT capability of wind turbines on distance protection of AC grids,” Washington DC, Feb. 2013.
  • 2013 BOC Symposium at University College Dublin, “Challenges of offshore wind integration for the Irish grid,” Dublin, Ireland, Feb. 2013.
  • 2011 CIGRE Symposium “The Electric Power System of the Future”, “Protection coordination between a HVDC offshore wind system and AC grid,” Bologna, Italy, Sep. 2011
  • 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting, “Impact of AC grid faults on VSC-HVDC offshore wind network,” Detroit, MI, Jul. 2011.

Teaching experience Heading link

  • ECE 491 Power System Analysis
  • ECE 594 Modern Distributed Power Systems
  • ENGR 494 Autonomous Vehicles
  • ECE 491 Fundamentals of Power Systems

Professional organizations Heading link

  • Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, since 2021 (IEEE)
  • Senior Member of the Power Energy Society, since 2021 (PES)
  • Senior Member of the Power Electronics Society, since 2021 (PELS)