Hantao Cui


Assistant Professor

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Oklahoma State University

204 General Academic Building

Stillwater, OK 74078

Hantao Cui is an assistant professor with Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph. D. in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2018. Prior to that, he received M.S. and B.S. in electrical engineering from Southeast University in China in 2013 and 2011. He was the Chief Technologist of the CURENT Large-Scale Testbed (LTB), a winner of the 2020 R&D 100 Awards, and is the author of ANDES for power systems modeling and analysis.

Hantao Cui has been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy since 2019. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Hantao Cui’s research include:

  • Symbolic and numerical analysis in power systems
  • Cyber-physical system modeling, real-time simulation, and closed-loop control
  • Cybersecurity in transmission, distribution and microgrids
  • Microgrid and smart distribution control, distributed energy resources
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation, and real-time operating systems
  • Smart grid scheduling and operation under uncertainty

Hantao Cui publishes research papers and open-source software for research. Use the icons at the bottom of the page to checkout the most recent papers and tools.

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Aug 20, 2023 SENSL welcomes Haya Monawwar to the Ph.D. program! Hawa will work on high-performance computing for power systems.
Nov 15, 2022 Our review paper titled Fusion of Microgrid Control with Model-free Reinforcement Learning: Review and Vision is published on IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Nov 9, 2022 Our new research investigates how COVID-19 impacts the consumption of electricity in the US. Check out the paper here: Electricity consumption variation versus economic structure during COVID-19 on metropolitan statistical areas in the US on Nature Communications.
Aug 25, 2022 Our proposal "High-Performance Transient Stability Simulation of Power Systems on Modern Parallel Computing Hardware" is funded by National Science Foundation.
Aug 11, 2022 We publised a report for the NREL project on automatic generation control using distributed energy resources in cyber-physical power systems. The report is openly available here.
Jun 10, 2022 Our inter-disciplinary review on power electronics-interfaced systems and cyber-physical systems is publised by Wiley. Check it out here https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/wene.448.
May 30, 2022 Our paper titled “Disturbance Propagation in Power Grids With High Converter Penetration “ is published in the Proceedings of the IEEE. See IEEEXplore.
Mar 5, 2022 Our paper titled “Andes_gym: A Versatile Environment for Deep Reinforcement Learning in Power Systems” is accepted by the 2022 IEEE PES General Meeting and selected as Best Conference Paper. See preprint and source code.
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