Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy


Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Control System Society

director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory at

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Two major players in a smart grid are renewables and flexible consumption. The former is necessitated by global concerns of sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions, and dwindling resources of fossil fuels. The latter is enabled through the feasibility of fast and large-scale communication and the growing acceptance and economic potential of flexible consumption. Introduction of these two players brings with it a host of challenges, many of which stem from the introduction of complex and uncertain dynamics at various time-scales. In order to assess the impact of these dynamics, and realize the desired goals of a smart grid, of delivering affordable and reliable power to all end-users, an end-to-end framework that is dynamic, and allows the deployment of various analysis and synthesis tools of stability, estimation, optimization, and control is needed. This framework should not only encompass the physically relevant, and traditional timescales of frequency and voltage control, but economically relevant market-based decisions for planning and economic dispatch. More importantly, this framework should address the interactions between the former active-control components that manipulate physical variables and the latter transactive-control components that manipulate economic variables. In this talk, recent results developed in the AAC laboratory at MIT related to the development of such a dynamic framework will be presented.

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  • 1947 N. 12th St
  • Temple University
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19122
  • Building: Engineering Building
  • Room Number: 301
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DR. ANURADHA ANNASWAMY of Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Anuradha Annaswamy received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 1985. She is the director of the Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory and a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. Her research interests pertain to adaptive control theory and applications to aerospace and automotive control, active control of noise in thermo-fluid systems, control of autonomous systems, co-design of control and platform architectures in cyber physical systems, and decision and control in smart grids, smart cities, and critical infrastructures. Dr. Annaswamy has received several awards including the George Axelby and Control Systems Magazine best paper awards from the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS), the Presidential Young Investigator award from NSF, the Hans Fisher Senior Fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study at the Technische Universität München in 2008, the Donald Groen Julius Prize for 2008 from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, and the Distinguished Member award from the IEEE CSS in 2016. Dr. Annaswamy is a Fellow of the IEEE and IFAC. She was an elected member of the CSS Board of Governors from 2010 – 2012; Program Chair of the 2003 American Control Conference (ACC); General Chair of the 2008 ACC; and Program Chair for the 2nd Virtual Control Conference on Smart Grid Technology. She served as the Vice-President for Conference Activities in the IEEE CSS Executive Committee for 2014-15, and will serve as the VP for Technical Activities, CSS Excomm for 2017-18.

DR. ANURADHA ANNASWAMY of Massachusetts Institute of Technology



IEEE Control System Society, Distinguished Lecture