Lakshan Bernard

Lakshan has been a PhD student at Monash University since 2020 under the supervision of Dr Reza Razzaghi and OPTIMA CI Prof. Rob Hyndman. His project title is: “Data-Driven Exploration of Power System Strength”. His project concentrates on characterising and monitoring the system strength in modern power systems as inverter-based resources become more prominent. He is working on synthetic data produced by a power system simulator, and the next phase is to work with real sensor data. He aims to optimise the placement of a new technology of sensors (called non-fundamental Phasor Measurement Units) within a power grid to predict unstable dynamic phenomena that occur in weak grids.