Dr Huadong Mo

School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Cyber
+61 2 5114 5183

LOCATION

Room 101, Building 20,
School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT)

  • ABOUT
  • PUBLICATIONS

Dr Huadong Mo received the B.E. degree in automation from University of Science and Technology of China, China in 2012; and the Ph.D. degree in systems engineering and engineering management from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong in 2016. He was a research associate at the Reliability and Risk Engineering Lab, Institute of Energy Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland from 2016 to 2019. He is currently a Lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales at Canberra, Australia. His research aims to enhance better resilience, performance and security of complex systems, which primarily lies in the emerging field of energy systems, cyber-physical systems and manufacture systems, leveraging the capacity to collect and analyze data to reveal patterns of system evolution against disturbance.

***Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available for PhD students who achieved High Distinction (H1) in their undergraduate program and/or have completed a Masters by Research.

Several types of scholarships are available (International Postgraduate Research Scholarships & China Scholarship Council (CSC) Sponsored Studies); however, admission and scholarship applications are highly competitive. Undergraduate Students (Top 15%) or Master Students  (Top 20%) on Automation, Statistics, Mathematics, Electrical Electronic or Computer Science are highly preferred, but students on other subjects with similar competence are also welcome. A self-assessment tool is available to get a general feel for your competitiveness. You need to meet the English language requirements (refer to UNSW Canberra: TOEFL (IBT) 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking) and IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subset)). In addition, during your PhD study, possible PhD exchange with other top universities is encouraged, e.g. ETH Zurich, Université Paris Saclay, CityU of HK, NTNU, TsingHua University and NUS, and attending international conferences is also sponsored.

If you are eligible and interested in working with me on the following (or closely related) topics or keywords, please send me your CV, academic transcripts, the result of the self-assessment, and a research proposal consisting of Research Motivation, Research Problems, Research Objectives, a brief Review of the most relevant Literature, Proposed Methodology (discussing your proposed approach to answer the RP&ROs including the type of data you need and how you will get them, techniques, etc.) and Expected Outcome.

For more information, please refer to the following links on how and when to apply for a research degree. If you want to know more about my research, please refer to my Google Scholar and ResearchGate.

Research Topics:

  • Real-Time Power Management of Energy Systems with Communication Network
  • Vulnerability Analysis and Resilience Increase of Cyber-Physical-Social Systems
  • Cyber Risk Analysis for Internet of Things
  • Online Diagnosis and Prognosis of Critical Components/Infrastructure Systems
  • Development of Data Mining Techniques to Model Underlying Behavior 

Research Keywords:

  • Optimal Power Flow, Grid Expansion Planning, Renewable Energy/Load Forecast
  • Networked Control System, Load Frequency Control, Event trigger
  • Reliability, Availability, Maintenance (Conditional or Predictive), Safety
  • Resilience, Pre- and Post-Disaster Emergency Response, Humanitarian Logistics
  • Data-Driven Modelling, Stochastic Programming
  • Cyber-Physical Security, Markov Decision Process
  • Industry 4.0 based Manufacturing System, SCADA Data, Online Monitoring
  • Available Datasets/Topics for Machine Learning Techniques in Industrial Engineering Fields: Supply Chain Demand Forecast, Operation and Maintenance of Photovoltaic Power Plants, Mining of Global Terrorism Database, Remaining Life Prediction of Cutlery, Prediction of the Correlation Among Funds, Gun Violence Data, Opinion and Emotion Recognition of User in the Automotive Industry , Detection of Fake News in Internet, Classification Prediction of Wind Turbine Blade Icing, Prognosis of Wind Turbine Blade Cracking Failure, Failure Prediction of the Wind Turbine Anemometer Icing

Students:

  • Marthaler Konrad (Master of ETHZ, co-supervise with Dr. Sansavini Giovanni
  • Mubeenah Sanni (PhD candidate of UNSW, co-supervise with A/Prof Daoyi Dong and A/Prof Hemanshu Pota)

Others:

  • IEEE Member
  • Fudan Scholar 2019 (1/50 winners)
  • Alumni Achievement 2019, City University of Hong Kong
  • Certificate of FULT Program 2019
  • Technical Committee of ESREL 2019 in Hannover, Germany
  • Program Committee of ICRMS 2018 in Shanghai, China
  • Wolfgang Kroger, Huadong Mo. Handing complex critical infrastructure towards increased resilience. The 11th International Conference on Reliability, Maintainability and Safety, 2016, Hangzhou, China. (keynote)
  • Reviewer for international journals: Reliability Engineering & System Safety, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, European Journal of Operational Research, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Journal of the Operational Research Society, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Journal of Applied Statistics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Risk Analysis, International Journal of Production Research, PLOS ONE
  • Outstanding Paper Award, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Singapore
  • Outstanding Reviewer of European Journal of Operational Research 2018
  • Outstanding Reviewer of Reliability Engineering & System Safety, 2015 and 2017
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award for Research Degree Students 2013-15 at City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Student helper at a few international conferences
  • Outstanding Graduates of University of Science and Technology of China, 2012

Grants Experience:

  • 2013~2016 Involved in the project ‘Development of bi-level Weibull model for two-level failure data’ funded by Boeing, directed by Prof Min Xie, 46,800 HKD, 2/4
  • 2016~now Involved in the project ‘Safety, reliability, and disruption management of high speed rail and metro systems’ funded by University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, directed by Prof Kwok Leung TSUI, 40,000,000 HKD, 43/70
  • 2015~2018 Involved in the project ‘Development of a framework for reliability modelling/simulation of human-machine systems’ funded by Beijing Kenway Technologies Co., Ltd., directed by Prof Min Xie, 300,000 HKD, 3/5
  • 2015~2018 Involved in the project ‘Reliability analysis and maintenance of multi-state repairable systems’ funded by University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, directed by Prof Min Xie, 695,854 HKD, 3/7
  • 2013~2017 Involved in the project ‘Advanced reliability and maintenance modeling of highly reliable systems’ funded by Asia Pacific Research Committee, directed by Prof Min Xie, 400,000 HKD, 2/5
  • 2014~2017 Involved in the project ‘The vulnerabilities of future interdependent energy network’ funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, directed by Prof Giovanni Sansavini, 660,000 CHF, 4/10
  • 2017~2020 Involved in the project ‘Risk assessment in bulk energy grids’ funded by Swiss Competence Centers in Energy Research (SCCER) FURIES, directed by Prof Giovanni Sansavini, 243,800 CHF (for co-PI over 48 months), 2/5
  • 2019~2020 Involved (PI) in the project ‘Risk, reliability and optimization of energy systems’ funded by Special Research Grants of UNSW, 49,485 AUD

Journal articles

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2021, 'Hidden Markov model-based smith predictor for the mitigation of the impact of communication delays in wide-area power systems', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 89, pp. 19 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.07.026

Wu Z; Mo H; Xiong J; Xie M, 2020, 'Adaptive Event-Triggered Observer-Based Output Feedback L∞ Load Frequency Control for Networked Power Systems', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 16, pp. 3952 - 3962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2942637

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2019, 'Impact of aging and performance degradation on the operational costs of distributed generation systems', Renewable Energy, vol. 143, pp. 426 - 439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.04.111

Mo H; Sansavini G; Xie M, 2018, 'Performance-based maintenance of gas turbines for reliable control of degraded power systems', Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol. 103, pp. 398 - 412, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2017.10.021

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2018, 'Real-time coordination of distributed energy resources for frequency control in microgrids with unreliable communication', International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, vol. 96, pp. 86 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2017.09.029

Fang Z; Mo H; Wang Y; Xie M, 2017, 'Performance and reliability improvement of cyber-physical systems subject to degraded communication networks through robust optimization', Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 114, pp. 166 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cie.2017.09.047

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2017, 'Dynamic defense resource allocation for minimizing unsupplied demand in cyber-physical systems against uncertain attacks', IEEE Transactions on Reliability, vol. 66, pp. 1253 - 1265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TR.2017.2759328

Mo H; Wang W; Xie M; Xiong J, 2017, 'Modeling and analysis of the reliability of digital networked control systems considering networked degradations', IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 14, pp. 1491 - 1503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TASE.2015.2443132

Mo HD; Li YF; Zio E, 2016, 'A system-of-systems framework for the reliability analysis of distributed generation systems accounting for the impact of degraded communication networks', Applied Energy, vol. 183, pp. 805 - 822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.09.041

Mo H; Xie M, 2016, 'A Dynamic Approach to Performance Analysis and Reliability Improvement of Control Systems with Degraded Components', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, vol. 46, pp. 1404 - 1414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSMC.2015.2504045

Mo H; Xie M; Levitin G, 2015, 'Optimal resource distribution between protection and redundancy considering the time and uncertainties of attacks', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 243, pp. 200 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2014.12.006

Yu H; Yang J; Mo H, 2014, 'Reliability analysis of repairable multi-state system with common bus performance sharing', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 132, pp. 90 - 96, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2014.07.017

Peng R; Guo L; Levitin G; Mo H; Wang W, 2014, 'Maintenance versus individual and overarching protections for parallel systems', Quality Technology and Quantitative Management, vol. 11, pp. 353 - 362, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/16843703.2014.11673350

Peng R; Mo H; Xie M; Levitin G, 2013, 'Optimal structure of multi-state systems with multi-fault coverage', Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 119, pp. 18 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2013.05.007

Conference Papers

Chakrabortty R; Rahman MHF; Mo H; Ryan M, 2019, 'Digital Twin-based Cyber Physical System for Sustainable Project Scheduling with Degradation Identification', Macau, China, presented at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), Macau, China, 15 December 2019 - 18 December 2019

Chakrabortty RK; Rahman HF; Mo H; Ryan MJ, 2019, 'Digital Twin-based Cyber Physical System for Sustainable Project Scheduling', in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 820 - 824, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEM44572.2019.8978712

Wu Z; Mo H; Xiong J, 2019, 'Reliability Assessment for Multi-area Load Frequency Control Systems with Degraded Components', in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 1130 - 1134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607807

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2018, 'Predicting communication delays in open networks for frequency control of smart grids', in 2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2018, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCON.2018.8398803

Fang ZH; Mo HD; Wang Y, 2018, 'Reliability analysis of cyber-physical systems considering cyber-attacks', in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 364 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2017.8289913

Mo HD; Sansavini G, 2018, 'Robust management of distributed energy resources for frequency control in microgrids with unreliable communication', in Safety and Reliability - Safe Societies in a Changing World - Proceedings of the 28th International European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2018, pp. 2077 - 2086

Mo HD; Sansavini G, 2017, 'Performance-based maintenance on degraded control systems', in Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications - Proceedings of the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2017, CRC Press, pp. 461 - 469, presented at The 2nd International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/9781315210469-61

Mo H; Sansavini G, 2016, 'Optimal resource allocation for microgrid survivability against cyber-attacks', Grenoble, France, presented at The 10th International Conference on Mathematical Methods in Reliability, Grenoble, France, 03 July 2016 - 06 July 2017

Mo H; Xie M; Xing L, 2016, 'Combinatorial competing failure analysis considering random propagation time', in Proceedings - Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RAMS.2016.7448080

Mo H; Liu B; Xiao X, 2016, 'Importance measures for control systems with degrading components', in IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, pp. 772 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2015.7385752

Mo H; Xie M; Wang L; He Y, 2015, 'Analysis of performance-depleting maintenance on degraded control systems', in Proceedings of 2015 the 1st International Conference on Reliability Systems Engineering, ICRSE 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICRSE.2015.7366516

Mo H; Xie M, 2015, 'Modeling and reliability analysis of digital networked systems subject to degraded communication networks', in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, pp. 295 - 303, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19216-1_28

Mo HD; Liu Y; Xie M; Tong JJ, 2015, 'Reliability evaluation of power installation in NPP cooling system based on the Reliability Block Diagram', in Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, pp. 1651 - 1657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b19094-215

Mo HD; Fang ZH; Wang Y; Xie M, 2015, 'Reliability analysis and improvement of networked control system subject to degraded communication networks', in Proceedings - CIE 45: 2015 International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering

Mo H; Xie M, 2013, 'Modelling and analysis of transmission delays and packet dropouts on the reliability of digital networked control systems', in Proceedings - 2013 Chinese Automation Congress, CAC 2013, pp. 187 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CAC.2013.6775726

Peng R; Mo H; Tannous O; Xie M, 2012, 'Optimal system structure with different imperfect fault coverage', in 62nd IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2012, pp. 2966 - 2973