Jason Poon

I am currently a postdoc in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University, where I am a member of the Stanford University Power Electronics Research Lab. I hold a research affiliate position in the Energy Technologies Area at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I received my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2019.

I work at the intersection of power electronics, controls and optimization, and power systems, and with associated applications in renewable energy integration, electrified transportation, and information technology.

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The Power Electronics-Enabled Smart Grid

I delivered a lecture for the Stanford Smart Grid Seminar on Feb. 11, 2021.

Representative Papers

Real-time selective harmonic minimization using a hybrid analog/digital computing method
J. Poon, M. Sinha, S. V. Dhople, J. M. Rivas
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (Submitted)

Decentralized carrier phase-shifting for parallel-connected inverters for optimal harmonic minimization
J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, J. M. Rivas
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 5915-5925, May 2021

Minimum Distortion Point Tracking
J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, S. V. Dhople, S. R. Sanders
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 35, no. 10, pp. 11013-11025, Oct. 2020

Decentralized interleaving of parallel-connected buck converters
M. Sinha, J. Poon, B. B. Johnson, M. Rodriguez, S. V. Dhople
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 4993-5006, May 2019

Selected Awards and Honors

  • EERE Postdoctoral Research Award (2019)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion (2018)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (2016)

News

2/11/2021

Delivered a lecture titled 'The Power Electronics-Enabled Smart Grid' for the Stanford Smart Grid Seminar. A recording of the event is available here.

10/7/2020

Our latest work has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and is available on IEEE Xplore. We show how minimum distortion point tracking can significantly improve the power quality and stability of large-scale, distributed solar inverter systems.

3/5/2020

Presented an overview poster of my latest research at an NSF-sponsored workshop on power systems and machine learning in Alexandria, VA

2/18/2020

Our work on minimum distortion point tracking is available on IEEE Xplore. This work presents a new decentralized control strategy for networks of dc-dc converters that can reduce harmonic noise by more than two orders of magnitude for some applications.

2/1/2020

Elected Vice Chair of the IEEE PELS San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

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