FURI | Spring 2019

Characterization of Critical Networks using Heterogeneous Data to Create a Comprehensive Characterization of a Robust Critical Network

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The objective of this project is to create a data set and tools for analyzing potential risks in critical networks. By focusing on power networks and collecting a series of heterogeneous data (e.g., topology, demand, outages), a comprehensive characterization of complex networks considering transmission and distribution has been created. Outage and network topology data for several power networks across the US and a thorough literature review on the features and metrics used to characterize the robustness of a critical network has been collected. These definitions will be applied to the available data and extended with the use of simulated data.


Student researcher

Shah, Aashney

Aashney Lalita Shah

Industrial engineering

Hometown: Tempe, AZ, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2021