Dr. Sobia Baig


“An Overview of Core Smart Grid Communication Technologies”


This talk will present an overview of the Smart Grid communication technologies, including a brief historical perspective, as well as current and future techniques for efficient and reliable communication for the grid. Smart Grid communication is a growing area of research, as the researchers turn their attention to the information and communication technologies (ICT) in addition to devising methods to ensure continued and reliable supply of power to the consumer. Wireless and wired technologies are part of the fast developing and standardized techniques proposed and implemented for Smart Grids. Each of these are further categorized into access and in-home communication technologies, and classified as wideband and narrowband technologies. Special significance will be on Narrow-band power line communication for the Smart Grids.


Sobia Baig received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan, in 1995 and the M.S. and PhD degree in electronics engineering from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute, Topi, Pakistan in 2001 and 2008 respectively. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. Her research interests include Smart Grid Communication techniques, multicarrier modulation techniques and application of wavelet based modulation techniques in the wireline Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and power line communication (PLC) networks. She is a chartered engineer and professional member of IET, IEEE, and Pakistan Engineering Council. She has contributed in IEEE Pakistan and worked as Vice-Chair IEEE Lahore Section.