Robert Fischl


Professor Emeritus
DEGREES: PhD 1966, University of Michigan
PHONE: 215-895-2254
EMAIL: fischl @

Research keywords: power systems, power electronics, systems analysis, optimization


Dr. Fischl’s research interests are in the areas of power systems and power electronics, system analysis and design, modeling, optimization using both classical and new technologies, such as neural network and intelligent computation. He is an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to the design and understanding of power systems.

Some current projects involve power system security assessment and enhancement, transfer and voltage capability of a network, design of decision fusion systems, neural networks for power system application, voltage stability and control, load modeling, high-power high-voltage optically controlled PIN switch for custom power, power device modeling, CAD of circuits, fault tolerant circuits and robust controllers.

Sample Publications

“An Inter-Area Transmission and Voltage Limitation (TVLIM) Program,” with S. Wunderlich, T. Wu, and R. O’Connell. Paper no. 94 SM 553-8-PWRS, 1994 Summer PES meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 24-28, 1994.

“Design of a Decision Fusion Rule for Power System Security Assessment,” with J. C. Chow, Q. Zhu, M. Kam. IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 858-864, August 1993.

“Load-Flow Feasibility Region Identification in Inter-Area Real Power Import Space,” with Tong Wu. Proc. of 11th Power System Computation Conference, Avignon, France, 1993, pp. 181-188.

“On the Design of a Practical Neural Network for On-line Prediction of Voltage Drops and Line   Flows,” with H. H. Yan, J. C. Chow and R. X. Chen. Proceeding of the Expert Systems Applications in Power Systems 1993, Melbourne, Australia, January 4-8, 1993