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Dr Octavian Bass

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5582, Email: o.bass@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO5.216
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5582  
Email: o.bass@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO5.216  

 

Current Teaching

  • Propagation and Antennas
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Power Systems

Background

  • 2009–present: Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering, ECU
  • 2006–2009: Lecturer, School of Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville QLD
  • 2004–2005 & 2001–2002: Research Fellow, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 2003–2004: Research Fellow, Utsunomiya University, Japan
  • 2003: Research Fellow, The University of Hull, UK
  • 1998–2001: Research Fellow, Computer Science and Automation Institute, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1996–1998: Assistant Lecturer, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania

Professional Memberships

  • IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Senior Member
  • MIEAust

Awards and Recognition

Other

  • Best Paper Award: D.I. Curiac, O. Banias, F. Dragan, C. Volosencu and O.Dranga, "Malicious Node Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks Using an Autoregression Technique," Third International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2007), Athens, Greece, June 2007.
  • Best Paper Award: J. Hamar, I. Nagy, H. Funato, S. Ogasawara, O. Dranga and Y. Nishida, "Virtual Power Electronics: Novel Software Tools for Design, Modeling and Education," The Fourth Power Conversion Conference (PCC Nagoya 2007), Nagoya, Japan, pp. 502-509, April 2007.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Renewable energy sources
  • Smart grid technologies
  • e-Learning
  • Nonlinear dynamics and chaos in power electronics

Staff Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering, Romania .
  • Master of Science, Romania, 1997 .
  • Doctor, Romania, 1971 .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • A Mobile Learning Platform for Sustainability in Power Engineering, Based on Hybrid Renewable Energy,  The Australian Power Institute Limited,  Australian Power Institute - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $105,517.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., Lachowicz, S., (2012), Fuzzy Inference System in Energy Demand Prediction. Fuzzy Inference System - Theory and Applications, 355-376, Croatia.
  • Bednarz, T., Caris, C., Bass, O., James, C., (2011), Human-computer interaction experiments in an immersive virtual reality environment for e-learning applications. Engineering Education: an Australian Perspective, 532, 5 Wates Way, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9TB, United Kingdom.

Journal Articles

  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Voltage and frequency regulation based DG unit in an autonomous microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 53(N/A), 742-751, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2013.06.002.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2013), Power flow control in grid-connected microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization under variable load conditions. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 49(1), 76-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2012.12.017.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2012), Power quality enhancement in autonomous microgrid operation using Particle Swarm Optimization. International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, 42(1), 139?149, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2012.04.007.
  • Gornisiewicz, W., Bass, O., (2011), Supporting international students to meet assessment expectations. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 17(3), 157-162.

Conference Publications

  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2012), Stability Analysis of an Autonomous Microgrid Operation Based on Particle Swarm Optimization. POWERCON 2012, 1-6, IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/PowerCon.2012.6401291.
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2012), Fuzzy-Based Adaptive Pricing Rules for a Typical Microgrid Energy Management System. APSCOM 2012 Conference Proceedings: The 9th IET International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation and Management, 6p..
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2012), Fuzzy Logic for Smart Utilisation of Storage Devices in A Typical Microgrid. Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), 6.
  • Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2011), Power Quality Improvement in Autonomous Microgrid Operation Using Particle Swarm Optimization. Smarter Grid for Sustainable and Affordable Energy Future, 5, Piscataway, N. J..
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., (2011), Upgrading a Medium Size Enterprise Power System with Wind and Solar Sources: Design, Financial and Environmental Perspectives. Proceedings of ENERGY 2011, The First International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, 7, International Academy, Research, and Industry Association.
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., Lachowicz, S., (2011), Load Demand Forecasting: Model Inputs Selection. Smarter Grid for Sustainable and Affordable Energy Future, 6, IEEE Xplore.
  • Mahmoud, T., Habibi, D., Bass, O., Lachowicz, S., (2011), Tuning Fuzzy Systems to Achieve Economic Dispatch for Microgids. Smarter Grid for Sustainable and Affordable Energy Future, 6.
  • Gornisiewicz, W., Bass, O., (2010), Supporting international students to meet assessment expectations. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 623-627, Sydney, NSW, Australia..
  • Bednarz, T., Caris, C., Bass, O., (2009), Human-Computer Interaction Experiments in an Immersive Virtual Reality Environment for e-Learning Applications. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 834 - 839, Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Optimal Power Generation In Microgrids Using Agent-based Tehnology..
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