Hongbo Sun

Hongbo Sun
  • Biography

    Prior to Joining MERL in 2010, Hongbo was a principal applications Engineer at Oracle, and a technical architect at SPL WorldGroup.He is a registered Professional Engineer and has more than 20 years' experience in technical consulting, product development and research on electrical transmission and distribution system planning, analysis, operation, and automation.

  • Awards

    •  AWARD   MERL Researchers Won IEEE ICC Best Paper Award.
      Date: May 22, 2019
      Awarded to: Siriramya Bhamidipati, Kyeong Jin Kim, Hongbo Sun, Philip Orlik
      MERL Contacts: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim; Hongbo Sun
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Information Security
      Brief
      • MERL researchers, Kyeong Jin Kim, Hongbo Sun, Philip Orlik, along with lead author and former MERL intern Siriramya Bhamidipati were awarded the Smart Grid Symposium Best Paper Award at this year's International Conference on Communications (ICC) held in Shanghai, China. There paper titled "GPS Spoofing Detection and Mitigation in PMUs Using Distributed Multiple Directional Antennas," described a technique to rapidly detect and mitigate GPS timing attacks/errors via hardware (antennas) and signal processing (Kalman Filtering)
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  • MERL Publications

    •  Bhamidipati, S., Kim, K.J., Sun, H., Orlik, P.V., "Artificial Intelligence-Based Distributed Belief Propagation and Recurrent Neural Network Algorithm for Wide-Area Monitoring Systems", IEEE Network, May 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-058 PDF
      • @article{Bhamidipati2020may,
      • author = {Bhamidipati, Sriramya and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Sun, Hongbo and Orlik, Philip V.},
      • title = {Artificial Intelligence-Based Distributed Belief Propagation and Recurrent Neural Network Algorithm for Wide-Area Monitoring Systems},
      • journal = {IEEE Network},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-058}
      • }
    •  Poudel, S., Sun, H., Nikovski, D.N., Zhang, J., "Distributed Average Consensus Algorithm for Damage Assessment of Power Distribution system", IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), DOI: 10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087643, February 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-013 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Poudel2020feb,
      • author = {Poudel, Shiva and Sun, Hongbo and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Zhang, Jinyun},
      • title = {Distributed Average Consensus Algorithm for Damage Assessment of Power Distribution system},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = feb,
      • doi = {10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087643},
      • issn = {2472-8152},
      • isbn = {978-1-7281-3103-0},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-013}
      • }
    •  Xu, H., Sun, H., Nikovski, D.N., Kitamura, S., Mori, K., Hashimoto, H., "Deep Reinforcement Learning for Joint Bidding and Pricing of Load Serving Entity", IEEE Transactions on smart grids, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2019.2903756, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 6366-6375, January 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-003 PDF
      • @article{Xu2020jan,
      • author = {Xu, Hanchen and Sun, Hongbo and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Kitamura, Shoichi and Mori, Kazuyuki and Hashimoto, Hiroyuki},
      • title = {Deep Reinforcement Learning for Joint Bidding and Pricing of Load Serving Entity},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on smart grids},
      • year = 2020,
      • volume = 10,
      • number = 6,
      • pages = {6366--6375},
      • month = jan,
      • doi = {10.1109/TSG.2019.2903756},
      • issn = {1949-3061},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-003}
      • }
    •  Bhamidipati, S., Kim, K.J., Sun, H., Orlik, P.V., Zhang, J., "Joint BP and RNN for Resilient GPS Timing Against Spoofing Attacks" in Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Han S., Ye L., Meng W., Eds., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-22971-9_17, vol. 287 of Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Springer, Cham, November 2019.
      BibTeX TR2019-131 PDF
      • @incollection{Bhamidipati2019nov,
      • author = {Bhamidipati, Sriramya and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Sun, Hongbo and Orlik, Philip V. and Zhang, Jinyun},
      • title = {Joint BP and RNN for Resilient GPS Timing Against Spoofing Attacks},
      • booktitle = {Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering},
      • year = 2019,
      • editor = {Han S., Ye L., Meng W.},
      • volume = 287,
      • series = {Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences},
      • month = nov,
      • publisher = {Springer, Cham},
      • doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-22971-9_17},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-131}
      • }
    •  Poudel, S., Sun, H., Nikovski, D.N., Zhang, J., "Resilient Restoration of Power Distribution System Based on Minimum Spanning Forest", IEEE PES General Meeting, DOI: 10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973730, August 2019, pp. 1-5.
      BibTeX TR2019-081 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Poudel2019aug,
      • author = {Poudel, Shiva and Sun, Hongbo and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Zhang, Jinyun},
      • title = {Resilient Restoration of Power Distribution System Based on Minimum Spanning Forest},
      • booktitle = {IEEE PES General Meeting},
      • year = 2019,
      • pages = {1--5},
      • month = aug,
      • doi = {10.1109/PESGM40551.2019.8973730},
      • issn = {1944-9925},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2019-081}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Power Electronic Converter Based Synchronizer for Generators"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Shah, Shahil
      Patent No.: 10,566,797
      Issue Date: Feb 18, 2020
    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Distributed Synchronization of Micro-grids with Multiple Points of Interconnection"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Shah, Shahil
      Patent No.: 10,566,793
      Issue Date: Feb 18, 2020
    • Title: "Battery Energy Storage Systems based Fast Synchronization Machine for Power Grids"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Gang
      Patent No.: 10,505,369
      Issue Date: Dec 10, 2019
    • Title: "System and Method for Decentralized Energy Production"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Keerthisinghe, Chanaka
      Patent No.: 10,504,195
      Issue Date: Dec 10, 2019
    • Title: "Energy Production and Frequency Regulation Co-Optimization for Power Generation Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 10,418,822
      Issue Date: Sep 17, 2019
    • Title: "A Fully Distributed Filtering For Load-Based Dynamic State Estimation"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Minot, Ariana
      Patent No.: 10,355,483
      Issue Date: Jul 16, 2019
    • Title: "Dynamic State Estimation of Power Distribution System"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Feng, Guangyu
      Patent No.: 10,211,634
      Issue Date: Feb 19, 2019
    • Title: "Automatic Power Generation Control in Micro-Grids"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Zhao
      Patent No.: 10,148,089
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2018
    • Title: "Distributed Reactive Power Control in Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 10,096,998
      Issue Date: Oct 9, 2018
    • Title: "Method for Predicting a Voltage Collapse in a Micro-Grid Connected to a Power Distribution Network"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Zhao
      Patent No.: 9,971,371
      Issue Date: May 15, 2018
    • Title: "Distributed Estimation and Detection of Anomalies in Control Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Minot, Ariana
      Patent No.: 9,961,089
      Issue Date: May 1, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Operating an Electric Power System with Distributed Generation and Demand Responsive Resources Based on Distribution Locational Marginal Prices"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Zhang, Bowen
      Patent No.: 9,960,604
      Issue Date: May 1, 2018
    • Title: "Dynamic and Adaptive Configurable Power Distribution System"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Yishen
      Patent No.: 9,876,356
      Issue Date: Jan 23, 2018
    • Title: "Method for Analyzing Faults in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,835,673
      Issue Date: Dec 5, 2017
    • Title: "Decoupled Three-Phase Power Flow Analysis Method for Unbalanced Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Dubey, Anamika
      Patent No.: 9,640,994
      Issue Date: May 2, 2017
    • Title: "State Estimation for Power System Using Hybrid Measurements"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Wang, Zhenhua
      Patent No.: 9,627,886
      Issue Date: Apr 18, 2017
    • Title: "Method for Determining Power Consumption of Loads in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,488,682
      Issue Date: Nov 8, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Fault Location Analysis of Ungrounded Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Tan, Zhenyu
      Patent No.: 9,476,931
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Locating Multi-Phase Faults in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Dubey, Anamika
      Patent No.: 9,476,930
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Locating of Single-Phase-to-Ground Faults of Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,316,679
      Issue Date: Apr 19, 2016
    • Title: "Method for Locating Faults in Ungrounded Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 9,279,847
      Issue Date: Mar 8, 2016
    • Title: "Hybrid Three-Phase Power Flow Analysis Method for Ungrounded Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 8,965,593
      Issue Date: Feb 24, 2015
    • Title: "Power Flow Analysis for Balanced Power Distribution Systems"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo
      Patent No.: 8,326,594
      Issue Date: Dec 4, 2012
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