Industrial Collaboration and Training Environment

The SyGMA lab aims as fostering collaborations between industry, faculty and students at UCSD. With the displays, conference room and seperate offices, the lab is a show case for industrial software (OSIsoft, NI) and research at UCSD. Visitors can experience the data acquisition in action, while students that participate in the lab or take classes in signal processing can use the OSIsoft PI servers for data acquisition, leading to exposure of students to the OSIsoft PI system. As such, the SyGMA lab provides a training environment for partners and students to work with PMUs and become familiar with the OSIsoft software for data acquisition and data management. The location of the lab at the facilities of the SDSC building ensures data is stored at a secure location, whereas SDSC promotes joint academic and industrial proposals to fund research in the area of (smart)grid and microgrid control initiatives with the SyGMA laboratory.


Raymond de Callafon 

The Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring and Automation (SyGMA) laboratory is directed by Prof. Raymond de Callafon, a Full Professor with the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He directs the System Identification and Control Laboratory at the Dept. of MAE and the Sychrophasor Grid Monitoring and Automation Laboratory at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He is also an affiliated faculty to the Center for Magnetic Recording Research (CMRR) and the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics (CCSD). 

Current Students

Xin Zhao

Xin Zhao (to the right) is currently a graduate student with Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), University of California San Diego (UCSD). His research interests are control-oriented system identification and optimization algorithms for real-time control. During his doctorate program, he works on extensive research on modeling and control of Electrical Energy Storage and Devliery System (EESDS). In particular, his research includes system identification of EESDS through various modeling approaches, active control for mitigation of power flow fluctuations, and power scheduling for distributed EESDS. Previously, Xin graduated with a bachelor and a master degree from Department of Automotive Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Sai Akhil Reddy

Sai (left referee) is a first year graduate student in the MS/PhD program at University of California San Diego (UCSD). His research interests involve topics of: Experiment based modeling via (non-linear) parameter estimation, system identification for model approximation in robust control design and development of adaptive control and regulation algorithms. Prior to this, Sai received his bachelor degree from Indian Institute of Technology in the Department of Electrical Engineering.



The Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring and Automation (SyGMA) laboratory is located on the 2nd floor of San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego (UCSD), with the main office located at room 241E.  Parking to reach the SyGMA lab at SDSC is best at the Hopkins garage, that is adjacent to SDSC. For directions please search for SDSC on the UCSD campus map.


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Article | by Dr. Radut