John W. Simpson-Porco

John W. Simpson-Porco 

John W. Simpson-Porco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Control Systems Group
Affiliate, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

University of Waterloo

Email: jwsimpson [at] uwaterloo [dot] ca
Office: EIT 3112

Notice: I have moved to the University of Toronto, and this website is not currently being updated. Please visit my new website here.

Research Interests

  • Analysis and design of feedback control systems

  • Control, monitoring and optimization for smart grids

Recent News

  • March 2020: New pre-print on stability of distributed-averaging proportional-integral frequency control.

  • February 2020: New pre-print on low-gain integral control for nonlinear systems.

  • January 2020: I am now an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

  • December 2019: Our report on microgrid stability has won the best task force award from the IEEE PES Power System Dynamic Performance Committee.

Recent Papers

Integral Control Article Microgrid Article
Low-Gain Integral Control Pre-Print, 2020, (pdf), (bib) Microgrid Stability, IEEE TPWRS, 2020 (pdf), (bib)

Fixed Point Power Flow Article Lossy DC PF Article
Theory of Power Flow IEEE TCONS, 2017 (Part 1,Part 2), (bib1, bib2) Lossy DC Power Flow, IEEE TPWRS, 2017 (pdf), (bib)

Older News

Older Travel

  • February 2020: CCDC Invited Seminar, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.

  • February 2020: ECE Invited Seminar, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA.

  • November 2019: Keynote talk at Energy Open workshop at J. C. Willems Center, Groningen, Netherlands.

  • June 2019: Tutorial session on distributed power system control at ECC, Naples, Italy.

  • May 2019: Invited talk at Issac Newton Institute, Cambridge, UK.

  • April 2019: Invited talk at NREL's Innovative Optimization and Control Methods for Highly Distributed Autonomous Systems Workshop, Golden, CO, USA.

  • April 2019: Invited talk at Michigan Power and Energy Lab, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

  • March 2019: Invited talk at Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, John's Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA.

  • February 2019: Future Electric Power Systems and the Energy Transition, Champerey, Switzerland.

  • December 2018: IEEE Conference on Decision and Control In Miami Beach, FL, USA.

  • November 2018: INFORMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, USA.

  • August 2018: PES General Meeting in Portland, OR, USA.

  • July 2018: American Control Conference in Milwaukee, WI, USA.

  • June 2018: Biennial Conference on Systems and Control, Toronto, ON, Canada.

  • March 2018: Visit to Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

  • April 2017: Seminar at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.

  • March 2017: Seminar at Control Strategies and Hardware Topologies for the Operation of Energy Storage System in Microgrids Workshop, Santiago, Chile.

  • January 2017: CCDC Seminar at UC Santa Barbara on January 20th (Slides).

  • January 2017: LANL Grid Science Conference in Santa Fe, NM.

  • December 2016: Presentations at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control In Las Vegas, NV (Slides)..

  • September 2016: Invited paper at Allerton in Monticello, IL.

  • July 2016: American Control Conference in Boston, MA (Slides)..

  • June 2016: Invited talk at the Workshop on Communications, Computation and Control for Resilient Smart Energy Systems in Waterloo, ON.

  • May 2016: 7th Biannual Meeting on System and Control Theory at Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

  • February 2016: Invited talk at the Centre for Power and Information, University of Toronto.

  • January 2016: Invited talk at ESIF Workshop on Frontiers in Distributed Optimization & Control of Sustainable Power Systems, NREL, Golden, CO, USA.

  • December 2015: Invited talk at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • November 2015: Invited talk at University of Groningen in Groningen, Netherlands.

  • October 2015: Three month visit to Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland.

  • May 2015: SIAM Conference on Applications of Dynamical Systems in Snowbird, UT.

  • January 2015: Grid Science Winter School and Conference in Santa Fe, NM.