Mallada, Enrique

Assistant Professor
Electrical And Computer Engineering
http://mallada.ece.jhu.edu/

312 Barton Hall
(410) 516-8650
mallada@jhu.edu

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Enrique Mallada

Enrique Mallada to receive NSF CAREER Award

March 16, 2018

Mallada and his group aim to enable the integration of renewable energy sources into the existing power grid in an efficient and reliable manner through the development of a new generation of decentralized controllers, distributed algorithms, and market designs.

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Education
  • Ph.D. 2013, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Research Areas
  • Control
  • DYNAMICAL systems
  • DYNAMICS -- Mathematical models
  • Data, social, and biological networks
  • Networked dynamics and distributed systems, applications in engineering and society
  • Optimization
  • Power networks
Awards
  • 2014:  ECE Director's Research Thesis Award
  • 2013:  Center for the Mathematics of Information (CMI) Fellowship
Presentations
  • "Inverter Based Control in Low Inertia Power Systems", Decision and Control Laboratory Seminar.  Urbana Illinois, United States of America (the).  January 24, 2018
  • "Distributed Synchronization in Engineering Networks", AMS Seminar, Johns Hopkins University.  Baltimore Maryland, United States of America (the).  November 30, 2017
  • "Optimization Decomposition for Joint Economic Dispatch and Frequency Regulation", Informs Annual Meeting.  Houston Texas, United States of America (the).  October 24, 2017
  • "Necessary and Sufficient Conditions for Voltage Stability in Homogeneous Radial Networks", Informs Annual Meeting.  Houston Texas, United States of America (the).  October 22, 2017
  • "Global Performance Metrics for Synchronization of Heterogeneously Rated Power Systems", 55th Annual Allerton Conference.  Monticello Illinois, United States of America (the).  October 5, 2017
  • "Performance Tradeoffs of Dynamically Controlled Grid Connected Inverters in Low Inertia Power Systems", PNNL Control of Complex Systems - ACC Workshop.  Seattle Washington, United States of America (the).  May 23, 2017
  • "Optimization Decomposition for Multi-timescale Markets Design and Co-Optimization", Transactive Systems Program Review Meeting.  Arlington Virginia, United States of America (the).  April 27, 2017
  • "iDroop: A dynamic droop controller to decouple power grid's steady-state and dynamic performance", BIRS Workshop: Optimization and Inference for Physical Flows on Networks.  Banff, Alberta, Canada.  March 7, 2017
  • "iDroop: A dynamic droop controller to decouple power grid's steady-state and dynamic performance", ITA Workshop.  San Diego, CA.  February 15, 2017
  • "Distributed Synchronization in Complex Engineering Networks", ARL Seminar.  Adelphi, MD.  January 31, 2017
  • "CPS Synergy: Beyond Stability: Performance, Efficiency and Disturbance Management for Smart Infrastructure Systems", 7 th Annual NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Principal Investigators' Meeting.  Washington, DC.  October 31, 2016

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Cai D, Mallada E, Wierman A (2017).  Distributed optimization decomposition for joint economic dispatch and frequency regulation.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  32.  4370-4385.
  • Mallada E, Zhao C, Low SH (2017).  Optimal load-side control for frequency regulation in smart grids.  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.  62.  6294-6309.
  • K. Dvijotham, E. Mallada, J. W. Simpson-Porco (2017).  High-Voltage Solution in Radial Power Networks: Existence, Properties, and Equivalent Algorithms.  IEEE Control Systems Letters.  1.  322-327.
  • Ashish Cherukuri, Mallada E, Jorge Cortes (2016).  Asymptotic convergence of constrained primal--dual dynamics.  Systems & Control Letters.  87.  10 - 15.
  • Gushchin A, Mallada E, Tang A (2016).  Phase-coupled oscillators with plastic coupling: Synchronization and stability.  IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering.  3.  240-256.
  • Mallada E, Freeman RA, Tang A (2016).  Distributed synchronization of heterogeneous oscillators on networks with arbitrary topology.  IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.  3.  12-23.
  • Mallada E, Meng X, Hack M, Zhang L, Tang A (2015).  Skewless network clock synchronization without discontinuity: Convergence and performance.  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON).  23.  1619--1633.
  • Wang M, Xu W, Mallada E, Tang A (2015).  Sparse recovery with graph constraints.  IEEE Transactions on Information Theory.  61.  1028-1044.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2013).  Synchronization of weakly coupled oscillators: coupling, delay and topology.  Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical.  46.  505101.
  • Paganini F, Mallada E (2009).  A unified approach to congestion control and node-based multipath routing.  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (TON).  IEEE.  17.  1413--1426.
  • Weitenberg E, Jiang Y, Zhao C, Mallada E, De~Persis C, Dorfler F  Robust Decentralized Secondary Frequency Control in Power Systems: Merits and Trade-Offs.  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • Cherukuri A, Mallada E, Steven H. Low, Jorge Cortes  The role of convexity on saddle-point dynamics: Lyapunov function and robustness.  IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
  • Zhao C, Mallada E, Low SH, Bialek JW  Distributed optimal generator and load control for power system frequency regulation.  International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems.
  • Pates R, Mallada E  Roubust Scale Free Synthesis for Frequency Regulation in Power Systems.  IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems.
Conference Proceedings
  • Oral HG, Mallada E, Gayme D (2017).  Performance of Linear Networked Dynamical Systems Over Strongly Connected Digraphs.  56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • Paganini F, Mallada E (2017).  Global performance metrics for synchronization of heterogenously rated power systems: The role of machine models and inertia.  55th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.
  • Hajiesmaili MH, Cai D, Mallada E (2017).  Understanding the Inefficiency of Security-Constrained Economic Dispatch.  56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • Jiang Y, Pates R, Mallada E (2017).  Performance tradeoffs of dynamically controlled grid-connected inverters in low inertia power systems.  56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • Pates R, Mallada E (2017).  Decentralized Robust Inverter-based Control in Power Systems.  IFAC World Congress.
  • Hajiesmaili MH, Chen M, Mallada E, Chau C (2017).  Crowd-Sourced Storage-Assisted Demand Response in Microgrids.  Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Future Energy Systems.  ACM.  91--100.
  • Zhao C, Mallada E, Low SH, Bialek JW (2016).  A Unified Framework for Frequency Control and Congestion Management.  Power Systems Computation Conference.  1--7.
  • Mallada E (2016).  iDroop: A dynamic droop controller to decouple power grid's steady-state and dynamic performance.  55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).  4957-4964.
  • Ashish Cherukuri, Mallada E, Steven H. Low, Jorge Cortes (2016).  The role of strong convexity-concavity in the convergence and robustness of the saddle-point dynamics.  54th Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.  504-510.
  • Cherukuri A, Mallada E, Cortes J (2015).  Convergence of Caratheodory solutions for primal-dual dynamics in constrained concave optimization.  SIAM conference on control and its applications.
  • Cai D, Mallada E, Wierman A (2015).  Distributed optimization decomposition for joint economic dispatch and frequency regulation.  54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).  15-22.
  • Zhao C, Mallada E, Dorfler F (2015).  Distributed frequency control for stability and economic dispatch in power networks.  American Control Conference.  2359--2364.
  • Gushchin A, Mallada E, Tang A (2015).  Synchronization of heterogeneous Kuramoto oscillators with graphs of diameter two.  Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.
  • Zhao C, Mallada E, Low SH (2015).  Distributed generator and load-side secondary frequency control in power networks.  Conference on Information Sciences and Systems.
  • Gushchin A, Mallada E, Tang A (2015).  Synchronization of heterogeneous Kuramoto oscillators with arbitrary topology.  American Control Conference.
  • Gushchin A, Mallada E, Tang A (2015).  Synchronization of phase-coupled oscillators with plastic coupling strength.  Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA).  291-300.
  • Mallada E, Zhao C, Low SH (2014).  Optimal load-side control for frequency regulation in smart grids.  52nd Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing.  731---738.
  • Mallada E, Low SH (2014).  Distributed frequency-preserving optimal load control.  IFAC World Congress.  5411--5418.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2013).  Dynamics-aware optimal power flow.  52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).
  • Mallada E, Meng X, Hack M, Zhang L, Tang A (2013).  Skewless network clock synchronization.  21st IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP).  1--10.
  • Wang M, Xu W, Mallada E, Tang A (2012).  Sparse recovery with graph constraints: Fundamental limits and measurement construction.  Proceedings of IEEE Infocom.  1871--1879.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2011).  Distributed clock synchronization: Joint frequency and phase consensus.  50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC).  6742--6747.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2011).  Improving damping of power networks: Power scheduling and impedance adaptation.  50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC).  7729--7734.
  • Xu W, Wang M, Mallada E, Tang A (2011).  Recent results on sparse recovery over graphs.  Conference Record of the Forty Fifth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR).  413--417.
  • Xu W, Mallada E, Tang A (2011).  Compressive sensing over graphs.  Proceeding of IEEE Infocom.  IEEE.  2087--2095.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2010).  Weakly pulse-coupled oscillators: Heterogeneous delays lead to homogeneous phase.  49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).  992--997.
  • Mallada E, Tang A (2010).  Synchronization of phase-coupled oscillators with arbitrary topology.  2010 American Control Conference (ACC).  1777--1782.
  • Mallada E, Paganini F (2008).  Stability of node-based multipath routing and dual congestion control.  47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC).  1398--1403.
  • Mallada E, Paganini F (2007).  Optimal congestion control with multipath routing using TCP-FAST and a variant of RIP.  NET-COOP.  205--214.
  • Paganini F, Mallada E (2006).  Congestion pricing for flow control and multipath routing in TCP/IP networks.  Congreso Latinoamericano de Investigación Operativa.
  • Nelson Z, Mallada E  An integral quadratic constraint framework for steady state optimization of linear time invariant systems.  American Control Conference.
  • Weitenberg E, Jiang Y, Zhao C, Mallada E, Dorfler F, De~Persis C  Robust decentralized frequency control: A leaky integrator approach.  17th IEEE European Control Conference (ECC).
  • Pates R, Mallada E  Damping, Inertia, and Delay Robustness Trade-offs in Power Systems.  23rd International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems.
Patents
  • Mallada Garcia E, Tang AK  "System and methods for computer clock synchronization", 2016.
  • Low SH, Mallada Garcia E, Zhao C  "Dynamic Frequency Control in Power Networks", 2016.
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