CAP Seminar Series


Photo of Prof Shiyan HuTitle: Data Analytics for Smart Energy Cyber-Physical System Security

Speaker: Prof. Shiyan Hu, University of Southampton

Venue: MS Teams (Online), contact Fei Teng ( for access.

Date and Time: Wednesday 28 October 2020, 11:00-12:00

Abstract: The massive deployment of advanced metering infrastructures has mandated a transformative shift of the classical power grid towards a more reliable smart grid. However, such a cyber-physical power system is vulnerable to various cyberattacks. In this talk, I will describe a systematic machine learning and data analytics framework, which is based on partially observable Markov decision process, orthogonal matching pursuit, and empirical mode decomposition, to detect anomaly energy usage behavior through analyzing the massive smart meter data. I will also discuss how this framework can be used to detect energy theft. I will conclude the talk with some of the ongoing research in this direction.

Biography: Prof. Shiyan Hu received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He is the Professor in Cyber-Physical System Security at University of Southampton. His research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and CPS Security, where he has published more than 100 refereed papers, including 60+ in IEEE Transactions. Prof. Hu is an ACM Distinguished Speaker, an IEEE Systems Council Distinguished Lecturer, a recipient of U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, and a recipient of IEEE Computer Society TCSC Middle Career Researcher Award. His publications have received a few distinctions such as the 2018 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award, the 2017 Keynote Paper in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, the March 2014 Front Cover Paper in IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience, etc. He is the Chair for IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems and the Editor-In-Chief of IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications. He has served as the 2020 Editor-in-Chief Search Committee Chair for ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems, and a Guest Editor for 8 IEEE /ACM journals including Proceedings of the IEEE (PIEEE) and IEEE Transactions on Computers. He is a Fellow of IET and a Fellow of British Computer Society. More information about him is at

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