Sara Sulis

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Cagliari  

Piazza d'Armi s/n, 09123 Cagliari 

Tel: +39 070 675-5875 

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Sara Sulis is assistant professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Cagliari since march 2006.

In March 2006, Dr. Sulis received the Ph.D. Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Cagliari, where she also received the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.

She is a member of IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society and of the GMEE, Associazione Italiana Gruppo Misure Elettriche ed Elettroniche.

Her research activity concerns Power Quality issues, i.e. any deviations of voltage and current characteristics from sinusoidal, symmetrical conditions and nominal frequency, in power system with special attention to harmonic pollution issue. At the same time, she is studying the metrological qualification of the measurement processes involved in the above topics and a numerical approach based on a Monte Carlo probabilistic method as an advantageous alternative to the traditional analytical methods for the evaluation of the uncertainty in measurements achieved by digitally processing sampled input data.
In last years the research work focused on distributed measurement systems applied to electric distribution grids and designed to study reliable methodologies to perform both the state estimation and harmonic state estimation of the network.

She is author and co-author of more than eighty scientific papers, published in international journals (IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, COMPEL, EPQU) and in Proceedings of International Conferences sponsored by IEEE Societies and IMEKO. She is reviewer for international journals (IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Electrical Power Quality and Utilization Journal) and for international conferences (IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), IEEE International Workshop on Applied Measurements for Power Systems (AMPS), Imeko IWADC);

Main research projects:

Principal investigator of the project "Smart State Estimation: stima dello stato in una rete elettrica intelligente" funded by the Region of Sardinia, "Bando RAS 2012", L.R. August 7, 2007, n. 7.

PRIN 2008, funded by Italian Ministry of University: "Methods, architectures and devices with metrology validation for monitoring complex electric systems under reliability and robustness assurance".
Project of the Research Unit of Cagliari: "Robustness of distributed measurement methods and systems for monitoring, control, management and protection of electric power networks".

PRIN 2006: "Monitoring electric power distribution systems in a deregulated market scenario: metrological design and development of measurement architectures capable of ensuring result reliability".
Project of the Research Unit of Cagliari: "Distributed measurement systems for the monitoring of electric distribution networks: design, setting-up, metrological characterization and optimal placement of the measurement stations".

PRIN 2004: "Innovative methodologies and processes for information quality management in sensor networks".
Project of the Research Unit of Cagliari: "Sensor networks for the monitoring and management of electric networks in the presence of distributed generation by renewable energy sources".  


Teaching (Faculty of Engineering of the University of Cagliari):

Since Academic year 2011-2012: Automatic Measurement Systems, 60 hours for "Laurea Magistrale" (Master's degree) in Electronic Engineering;

Academic years 2008-2011: Virtual Instrumentation, 40 hours curriculum in Electronic Engineering;

Academic years 2006-2011: Complements of Electrical Measurements, 30 hours for "laurea" (bachelor's degree) in Electronic Engineering;