Chee-Wooi Ten

Chee-Wooi Ten


  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Affiliated Associate Professor, Applied Computing
  • Site Director, NSF IUCRC PSERC; CPS Center Director for ICC
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, University College Dublin
  • MSc, Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University
  • BSc, Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University


The fourth industrial revolution enables endless possibilities in today's Interdisciplinarity. In the context of resiliency, the establishment of emerging platforms catalyzes transdisciplinary research. Particularly, the coupled interdependencies of power grid and transportation can be revived by addressing the tradeoff between energy efficiency, associated safety and security, i.e, reconfigurability and sustainability. Dr. Ten's primary interests in research focus on quantifying rare events based on system risk models (stochastic graph and combinatorics) with statistical establishment in data science. He was born in Alor Setar, Malaysia. He received a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, in Ames, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. Before completing his Master's degree, he had a summer internship with MidAmerican in Des Moines, working as an energy management system (EMS) analyst. He was a SCADA Application Engineer with Siemens Energy Management and Information System (SEMIS) in Singapore from 2002 to 2006. He then received a Ph.D. in 2009 from University College Dublin (UCD), National University of Ireland. He has been with Michigan Tech since January 2010 and had been tenured in 2016. Chee-Wooi currently serves as an editor for the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and the Elsevier Journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN).

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Circuit/graph theory
  • Power grid modeling and analysis
  • Distribution emergency 
  • Cybersecurity planning for power grid
  • System dynamics and stability
  • Energy control center applications

Areas of Research Interest

Discipline: Power systems engineering

  • Security protection for power substations
  • Cyber-physical system of critical infrastructure systems
  • Anomaly detection of synchrophasor patterns
  • Future control center framework
  • Distribution management and automation
  • Smart home technologies
  • Geographic information system