Center for Energy Systems and Control (CESaC)

About

CESaC is an interdisciplinary research center aimed at research and education in electric energy systems and control, power, environment, economics and energy markets sponsored by federal agencies, industry and national laboratories. CESaC has strived and excelled in bridging the African continent and America through research, education, and the outreach program, equipping pre-college and undergraduate students with essential tools and knowledge as they pursue higher education and venture into the energy industries. The center also provides assistance relating to several facets of the energy sectors including emerging technologies, renewable energy, human capacity building, and privatization.

Vision

Our vision is engaging in research and educational activities that energize society at a global level.

People

A team of dedicated faculty and students with diverse and multi-disciplinary expertise work in the center. The goal is to and build cross-disciplinary partnerships among engineering, economics, and other related disciplines that address socioeconomic and environmental issues, new teaching pedagogy and curricula to prepare the workforce of the future. More information on team members.

Research

CESaC works to develop interdisciplinary research and education programs in power, economics, and environmental systems. Some areas of concentration include smart grid and microgrid systems, design and development of protection and control for Approach Lighting Systems (ALS) Protection for Federal Aviation Systems, aerospace automation and power management, computational intelligence and applications, multi-agents for reliable electric-ship systems, real time voltage stability with PMU, renewable energy (DG), and planning, operation, protection and control of large power systems. More information on research.

Education

Consistent with the requirements of the Howard University Graduate School and the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), our graduate program guidelines used by CESaC for students pursuing MS or Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Energy Systems and Control was developed. The guidelines reflect our multi-disciplinary approach of delivering a complete curriculum to our students. Our syllabi are modified to meet research needs and new materials are added via courseware development. More information on our degree programs.

Outreach

The Howard University Pre-College for Engineering Systems program (PCES), previously Energy Expert Systems Institute (EESI), is a six-week long summer outreach and residential program for high school students selected nationally and internationally. The change from EESI to PCES was to accommodate STEM topics such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, and fundamentals in electrical engineering and power systems. More information on PCES.

News

Martin Conquers Hackathons with Accessibility Software

Wed, February, 12 2020

Computer Engineering Freshman Devin C. Martin recently conquered at two hackathons: HackHarvard at Harvard University and HackDuke – Code for Good at Duke University. Martin came in third place for Hack Harvard, which had over 400 international participants from across five continents. For HackDuke, Martin placed first among over 300 participants from the nation's top engineering schools, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, and Yale University. The participants for each hackathon included both undergraduate and graduate students. Read More >>

Assistant Professor Su Yan Receives 2020 ACES Early Career Award

Thu, January, 30 2020

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Su Yan recently received the 2020 Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Early Career Award “for contributions to linear and nonlinear electromagnetic and multiphysics modeling and simulation methods.”Read More >>

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