J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez

Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering

J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. He is part of the Energy Systems research group housed at the Wallace Energy Systems and Renewables Facility (WESRF). He earned the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 2009 and 2012, respectively. His primary field of research is the vulnerability of electrical infrastructure, in particular, the study of cascading outages. Part of his research is developed through collaborations with Sandia National Laboratories and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, among others. He is a member of the IEEE Cascading Failures Working Group.

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Cascading outages in power grids
Complex systems and complex networks
Chaos and nonlinear dynamics
Big data and high performance computing
PMU-supported power system stability monitoring

Safdar, S., B. Hamdaoui, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and M. Guizani, "A Survey on Communication Infrastructure for Micro-grids", The 9th International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), Cagliari, Italia, 2013.
Cotilla-Sanchez, E., P. D. H. Hines, C. Barrows, S. Blumsack, and M. Patel, "Multi-Attribute Partitioning of Power Networks Based on Electrical Distance", IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, issue 4, pp. 4979 - 4987, 11/2013. Abstract
Hogan, E., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, M. Halappanavar, S. Wang, P. Mackey, P. Hines, and Z. Huang, "On Clustering Techniques for the Analysis of Electric Power Grids", 3rd International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Networking and Analytics for the Power Grid, Denver, CO, 11/2013.
Cotilla-Sanchez, E., and C. Eseonu, "Toward a Sustainable, Smarter Power Grid: In Search of Effective Peformance Measures", Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Management 2013 Annual Conference: Engineering Complexity: Managing Engineering Paradigm Shifts, Minneapolis, MN, 10/2013.
Song, J., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and T. K. A. Brekken, "Load modeling methodologies for cascading outage simulation considering power system stability", 2013 IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (Sustech), Portland, OR, IEEE, pp. 78 - 85, 08/2013. Abstract
Hines, P., I. Dobson, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and M. Eppstein, "`Dual Graph’ and `Random Chemistry’ methods for Cascading Failure Analysis", Proceedings of the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, 01/2013.
Parmer, C., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, H. K. Thornquist, and P. D. H. Hines, "Developing a dynamic model of cascading failure for high performance computing using trilinos", Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on High Performance Computing, Networking and Analytics for the Power Grid, Seattle, Washington, ACM Press, pp. 25-34, 11/2011. Abstract
Hines, P. D. H., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, B. O'Hara, and C. M. Danforth, "Estimating dynamic instability risk by measuring critical slowing down", 2011 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, Detroit, MI, IEEE, pp. 1 - 5, 07/2011. Abstract
Hines, P., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and S. Blumsack, "Topological Models and Critical Slowing down: Two Approaches to Power System Blackout Risk Analysis", 2011 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2011), Kauai, HI, IEEE, pp. 1 - 10, 01/2011. Abstract
Hines, P., E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and S. Blumsack, "Do topological models provide good information about electricity infrastructure vulnerability?", Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, vol. 20, issue 3, pp. 033122, 08/2010. Abstract
Hines, P. D. H., S. Blumsack, E. Cotilla-Sanchez, and C. Barrows, "The Topological and Electrical Structure of Power Grids", 2010 43rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Honolulu, Hawaii, IEEE, pp. 1 - 10, 01/2010. Abstract
Hines, P., K. Balasubramaniam, and E. Cotilla-Sanchez, "Cascading failures in power grids", IEEE Potentials, vol. 28, issue 5, pp. 24 - 30, 09/2009. Abstract
Blumsack, S., P. Hines, M. Patel, C. Barrows, and E. Cotilla-Sanchez, "Defining power network zones from measures of electrical distance", 2009 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES), Calgary, Canada, IEEE, pp. 1 - 8, 07/2009. Abstract