Areas of Academic Interest
Nuclear electricity generation and transmission
Power system protection and stability
Power electronics and drives
Substation security and communication
Energy eficiency and power quality
Power system operation and control
Power engineering software and cyber-security
|1987||University of Toronto||PhD|
|1984||University of Toronto||MASc|
|1982||University of Toronto||BASc|
|ELE 846||Power Systems Protection and Control|
|ELE 800||Design Project|
|EE 8405||Power System Stability and Control|
Richard Cheung’s love for mathematics led him to power engineering, a subfield of electrical engineering that involves nuclear electricity design and power system protection and stability. Power engineering in particular, Cheung explains, heavily relies on mathematical analysis and modelling. “In power engineering, you can’t play around. The revenue a generator produces in one day is over one million dollars, so any delay involves a huge financial loss,” says Cheung. “We cannot afford to implement any model with uncertainty or errors. That’s why we need mathematics to help us get it right.”
Over his 35 year career in power engineering, Cheung has completed over 20 major industrial projects, built four special-purpose power converters for Ontario utilities and mining companies, and manufactured a solar energy converter. In addition to teaching, Cheung also works as a consultant for the power industry, including the Bruce Power, Pickering and Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations. And although he’s been teaching in the same area for over 30 years, Cheung says he’s continually finding new ways to improve his teaching methods and learning from his students. “I like when students ask me challenging questions,” says Cheung.
“In power engineering, we’re always finding new ways to improve safety and efficiency.”
- T. Mander, R. Cheung, F. Nabhani, “Power system DNP3 data object security using data sets,” Journal of Computers and Security (Elsevier), COSE431, Vol.29, No.4, 2010.
- H. Cheung, A. Hamlyn, L. Wang, C. Yang, R. Cheung, "Investigations of Impacts of Distributed Generations on Feeder Protections," 09GM1488, IEEE PES, Calgary, Canada, July 26-30, 2009.
- H. Cheung, L. Wang, A. Hamlyn, R. Cheung, “Network-Assisted Corrective Actions against Short-Term and Long-Term Voltage Instability in Power System with DGs,” 08GM1590, IEEE PES, 2008.
- C. Li, C. Yang, R. Cheung, "Key management for role hierarchy in distributed systems," Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier), Vol 30, No. 3, pp 920-936, Aug. 2007.
- G. Allen, L. Wang, T. Mander, R. Cheung, “DSP-Based Adaptive High impedance Ground Fault Subtransmission Feeder Protection,” IEEE 1424405572, LES Conf. on Power Eng., Halifax, 2006.
- Laboratory of Electric Drives and Application Research (LEDAR)