Disputation: Hwei-Ming Chung

Doctoral candidate Hwei-Ming Chung at the Department of informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is defending the thesis Computation and Learning Intelligence for Automated Scheduling and Inspection in Smart Grids for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor.

Picture of the candidate

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The PhD defence and trial lecture will be fully digital and streamed directly using Zoom. The host of the session will moderate the technicalities while the chair of the defence will moderate the disputation.

Ex auditorio questions: the chair of the defence will invite the audience to ask ex auditorio questions either written or oral. This can be requested by clicking 'Participants -> Raise hand'. 

Trial lecture

Main research findings

The current energy system is changing, mainly due to the rise of global energy consumption and the depletion of fossil energy sources. Therefore, promoting electric vehicles (EVs) and installing renewable energy resources are two main trends in policy making to reduce our dependency on fossil fuel resources.

With more and more installation of renewable energy resources, uncertainties associated with renewable energy generation should be addressed when operating the smart grid.

Other than the uncertainties associated with renewable energy generation, the maintenance of the generators raises a new challenge to the operator as the renewable energy generators are usually placed at locations with hazardous environments.

This dissertation introduces several automated scheduling methods and learning intelligence that can deal with the uncertainties mentioned above in smart grids.

Adjudication committee:

  • Professor Tamer Basar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA

  • Assistant Professor Elena Mocanu, University of Twente, Netherlands

  • Professor Carsten Griwodz, University of Oslo, Department of informatics Norway


  • Professor Yan Zhang, Department of Informatics, UiO
  • Professor Frank Eliassen, Department of Informatics, UiO
  • Associate Professor Sabita Maharjan, Department of Informatics, UiO

Chair of defence

  • Associate Professor Ingrid Chieh Yu, Department of Informatics, UiO

Candidate contact information: LinkedIn

Contact information to Department: Anniken R. Birkelund

Publisert 7. feb. 2022 10:04 - Sist endret 16. feb. 2022 09:30