Dr Paul Trodden
Lecturer

Photo of Paul TroddenDepartment of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
University of Sheffield
Amy Johnson Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Tel: +44(0)114 222 5679
Fax: +44(0)114 222 5683
Email: p.trodden@sheffield.ac.uk


Biography

Dr Paul Trodden is a Lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering (ACSE), University of Sheffield. Paul received his Master's degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in 2003. After graduating, he worked as a Systems Engineer for BAE Systems Avionics in Edinburgh. In 2005, he moved to the University of Bristol to pursue a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, under the guidance of Arthur Richards. He obtained his Doctorate in 2009, remaining at Bristol as a post-doctoral researcher before moving to the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, where he was a member of the Edinburgh Research Group in Optimization (ERGO) and the Edinburgh Optimization for Energy group.

Research interests

Dr Trodden's research interests lie broadly in control theory and optimization. More specifically,

  • distributed model predictive and optimization-based control;
  • cooperative and distributed decision-making for agents with shared constraints;
  • path-planning and trajectory optimization for vehicles and spacecraft;
  • robust model predictive control;
  • control and optimization for power and energy systems, including optimal power flow (OPF), economic dispatch, load-frequency control, and controlled islanding for the prevention of blackouts. See the on-line archive of test cases for OPF problems with local optima.

Dr Trodden is a member of the Intelligent Systems, Decision and Control Research Group.

PhD projects

For PhD opportunities, please contact me. Studentships and scholarships are available for home, EU and overseas students.

Professional activities

  • Member, EPSRC Peer Review Associate College
  • Outstanding reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2016
  • Outstanding reviewer, Automatica, 2014/15.
  • Google Scholar profile.
  • Member IEEE.

Research seminars in ACSE

The Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering (ACSE) has a varied and active seminar series that covers a wide range of topics in control, dynamics, systems and signal processing. For further information or to give a talk, email .

Teaching

I currently teach ACS342/ACS6342 Feedback Systems Design and ACS6116 Advanced Industrial Control. Module information may be found on MOLE.

arXiv preprints

Here.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

Reports

  • Bukhsh WA, Grothey A, McKinnon KIM & Trodden P (2013) Local solutions of the optimal power flow problem, ERGO preprint 13-018, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
  • Trodden P, Bukhsh WA, Grothey A & McKinnon KIM (2011) MILP islanding of power networks by bus splitting, ERGO preprint 11-016, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
  • Bukhsh WA, Grothey A, McKinnon KIM & Trodden P (2011) Local solutions of optimal power flow, ERGO preprint 11-017, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
  • Trodden P, Bukhsh WA, Grothey A & McKinnon KIM (2011) MILP formulation for islanding of power networks, ERGO preprint 11-015, School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh