Dr. Ranjana Sodhi

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering

Biography

Dr. Ranjana Sodhi obtained her B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from NIT Hamirpur, in 2005. She has been active in the field of electrical engineering since 2005. In the past she had a brief stint as a Project Engineer (in voice and next generation networks group) at Wipro Technologies, Bangalore; and also got appointment as Additional Director in Central Electricity Authority (CEA), New Delhi, (IES batch 2005). She came back to academia to pursue research in the area of power systems and completed her Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur in May 2011. Dr. Sodhi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of EE at IIT Ropar. Dr. Sodhi's doctoral research work is around the emerging Synchrophasor technology and its applications towards power system state estimation and voltage stability assessment.

Areas of Research

Wide area monitoring and control systems
Application of optimization techniques to power systems
Voltage stability assessment and control
Power system state estimation
power system restructuring
Smart Grids
Power Quality issues in Microgrid
Operational & Control Issues in MG
* I'm looking for motivated and self-driven students for pursue their PhD in areas of Smart Grids and Power System with focus on its Stability & Control.

Education

Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP, India, 2010
B.Tech., National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, HP, India, 2005 (Gold Medalist)

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, July 2011-
Visiting Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Jan. 2011 - June 2011.
Tutor, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jan. 2009- Dec. 2010
Teaching Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jan. 2007 - Dec. 2008

Selected Publications/Patents

1.S C Srivastava, S N Singh, Ranjana Sodhi Praveen Tripathi, and Seethalekshmi K. Methods for Optimal PMU Placement, Machine Internal State Estimation, Voltage Stability Prediction and Adaptive Distance Relaying, North American SynchroPhasor Initiatives (NASPI) Meeting, 16-17 Oct. 2008, Charlotte, NC.
2. Ranjana Sodhi and S C Srivastava. Optimal PMU Placement to Ensure Observability of Power System, in Proc. of National Power System Conference, IIT Bombay, Dec. 2008.
3. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. Optimal PMU Placement to Ensure System Observability Under Contingencies, in Proc. of IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2009, Calgary, Canada.
4. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. An Improved Phasor Assisted State Estimation, in Proc. of IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2009, Calgary, Canada.
5. S C Srivastava and Ranjana Sodhi. Synchrophasors based Wide Area Monitoring System and its Application to Voltage Stability Assessment, in Proc. of Workshop on Threat of Voltage Instability in Power Systems (TVIPS-2009), IT BHU, Dec. 8-10, 2009.
6. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. A Transient Monitor to Reflect the Quality of Synchrophasors, in Proc. of IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2010, Minneapolis, USA.
7. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. A Phasor Assisted Hybrid State Estimator, Electric Power Components and Systems, Vol. 38, Issue 5, March 2010 , pp. 533-544.
8. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. Optimal PMU Placement Method for Complete Topological and Numerical Observability of Power System, Electric Power Systems Research, Vol. 80, Issue 9, Sep. 2010, pp. 1154-1159.
9. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh. Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Multi-Stage Optimal Placement of PMUs, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 181-190, Feb. 2011.
10. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh, "A Simple Scheme for Wide Area Detection of Impending Voltage Instability", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol.2, No. 3, pp 818-827, June 2012.
11. Ranjana Sodhi, S C Srivastava and S N Singh, "Teager Energy based Dynamic Phasor Estimation," INDICON 2012
12. Md. Imran Sharieff and Ranjana Sodhi, "PMU Measurements based Voltage Stability Assessment," National Power System Conference 2012, IT-BHU.
13. Ranjana Sodhi,"Evaluating PMU Site Performance using MultiAttribute Theory," IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2013, Nov. 10-13, Bangalore.
14. M Prasad, K Satish, K Meena and R Sodhi, "A Synchrophasor Measurement based Adaptive Underfrequency Load Shedding Scheme," IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2014, May 20-23 May, Kuala Lumpur.
15. Imran Sharieff and R Sodhi,"A Synchrophasor Assisted Voltage Stability Indicator", IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies 2014, Kuala Lumpur
16. Ranjana Sodhi and Imran Sharieff,"A PMU Placement Framework for Enhanced Wide Area Situational Awareness", IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution. 2014 (Accepted)
17. Md. Imran Sharieff, M Prasad, K Satish and Ranjana Sodhi,"Implementation and Evaluation of a Labscale Synchrophasor Model and Applications", National Power System Conference 2014, IIT Guwahati, Dec. 2014
18. M. Venkateswara Reddy and Ranjana Sodhi,"A Rule-based S-Transform and AdaBoost based Approach for Power Quality Assessment", Electric Power System Research, Vol. 134, pp. 66-79, May 2016.
19. Imran Sharieff and Ranjana Sodhi, "Synchrophasor-Assisted Detection and Control of Emergency Voltage Instability Conditions", CPRI Journal, Sep. 2016
20. Jatin Verma, Imran Sharieff and Ranjana Sodhi,"A Meticulous Approach towards Contingency Clustering in Power Systems" IEEE PIICON 2016.
21. M Venkateswara Reddy and Ranjana Sodhi, "A Modified S-Transform and Random Forests based Power Quality Assessment Framework," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation &amp; Measurement, 2017<strong><em></em></strong>

Other Information

 

S.No Projects Funding Agency Duration
1 Detection and Prevention of Impending Power System Voltage Instability  IIT Ropar 2 Years (Completed)
2 Enhancement of Power System Monitoring and Stability Assessment using Synchrophasor Technology DST, New Delhi 3 Years (Completed)

For more details visit our lab website: https://sites.google.com/iitrpr.ac.in/symarlab/