Professor Stephen McArthur

Deputy Associate Principal

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

My area of expertise is intelligent system applications in power engineering, covering condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics, active network management and wider smart grid applications. My research leadership roles include Director of the EDF Energy Advanced Diagnostics Centre at Strathclyde and leader of the Smart Grid theme within the UK EPSRC Energy Networks Hub. Additionally, I am the principal investigator and leader of the EPSRC Energy Networks Grand Challenge programme entitled "The Autonomic Power System", researching the next generation of autonomous power systems. I am also the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids, which is a partnership between Strathclyde and Imperial College, London.

Within the University I am co-Director of the Institute for Energy and Environment, Academic Director of the Power and Energy Programme within the Technology and Innovation Centre and from August 2011 until June 2014 I was the Head of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. 

Publications

Machine learning model for event-based prognostics in gas circulator condition monitoring
Costello Jason J. A., West Graeme M., McArthur Stephen D. J.
IEEE Transactions on Reliability, (2017)
A data analytic approach to automatic fault diagnosis and prognosis for distribution automation
Wang Xiaoyu, McArthur Stephen D.J., Strachan Scott M., Kirkwood John D., Paisley Bruce
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2017.2707107
Design of a multi-agent system for distributed voltage regulation
Chen Minjiang, Athanasiadis Dimitrios, Al Faiya Badr, McArthur Stephen, Kockar Ivana, Lu Haowei, De Leon Francisco
2017 19th International Conference on Intelligent Systems Application to Power Systems (ISAP), (2017)
Improving the accuracy of transformer DGA diagnosis in the presence of conflicting evidence
Aizpurua Jose Ignacio, Catterson Victoria M., Stewart Brian G., McArthur Stephen D.J., Lambert Brandon, Ampofo Bismark, Pereira Gavin, Cross James G.
2017 IEEE Electrical Insulation Conference (EIC), (2017)
Determining appropriate data analytics for transformer health monitoring
Aizpurua Jose Ignacio, Catterson Victoria M., Stewart Brian G., McArthur Stephen D.J., Lambert Brandon, Ampofo Bismark, Pereira Gavin, Cross James G.
10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies, pp. 1-11, (2017)
Semi-supervised learning approach for crack detection and identification in advanced gas-cooled reactor graphite bricks
Berry Craig, West Graeme, McArthur Stephen, Rudge Anna
10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control and Human Machine Interface Technologies, (2017)

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Teaching

My teaching activities cover intelligent systems, distributed intelligence in power systems, smart grids, condition monitoring, and diagnostic systems.

Research interests

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) and intelligent system applications in power engineering
  • Condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics for equipment, plant and power networks
  • Distributed intelligence in electric power systems, active network management and Smart Grids
  • Nuclear power plant monitoring and diagnostic systems
  • Intelligent system methods: knowledge based systems; model based reasoning; machine learning
  • Multi-Agent Systems and Intelligent Agents: multi-agent methods, models, techniques and architectures for power engineering applications
  • Decision support environments

Professional activities

Royal Society of Edinburgh (External organisation)
Member
1/3/2017
Scottish Enterprise (External organisation)
Member
6/2014
ScottishPower (External organisation)
Member
2014
Bellrock Technology Ltd (External organisation)
Member
24/8/2012
15th IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications 2011
Keynote/plenary speaker
4/2011
IET (External organisation)
Member
2011

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Projects

Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Howorth, Gary
Kockar, Ivana (Principal Investigator) McArthur, Stephen (Co-investigator) Howorth, Gary (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2017 - 01-Apr-2020
EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) / R160677-103
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Jun-2016 - 31-Mar-2017
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Murphy, Patrick Gerard
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Murphy, Patrick Gerard (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2017
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Hamilton, Robert Ian
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Hamilton, Robert Ian (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2017
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | McGuckin, Patrick
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) McGuckin, Patrick (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2017
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Power Networks and Smart Grids | Makkieh, Ahmad
McArthur, Stephen (Principal Investigator) Burt, Graeme (Co-investigator) Makkieh, Ahmad (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2016 - 01-Oct-2017

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Address

Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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