Tom Halpin

Research Student
Degrees: MSEE 2019, BSEE 2017, Drexel University
Email: tjh323  @ drexel . edu


Thomas J. Halpin is currently a MS student at Drexel majoring in Electrical Engineering. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering  from Drexel in 2017 and joined the Center for Electric Power Engineering following his graduation in 2017. His current research focuses include modeling and controlling distribution systems.

Prior to joining CEPE, Thomas was a co-op at Intenna Systems Inc. as an undergraduate student at Drexel, where he worked on in-building wireless communication systems. He also did undergraduate research in the Center for Electric Power Engineering’s RDAC laboratory.


  1. K. Miu, J.C. de Oliveira, T. J. Halpin, M. Maris, D. Ezeh, T. Lakins,” Towards a Reconfigurable Platform for Studying Networked, Multi-Converter Power Systems” 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Seville, Spain, 2020. (to appear May 17-21, 2020).

  2. Thomas Halpin, “A Hardware and Software Interfaced Microgrid Energy Management System,” M.S. Thesis, November 2019.

  3. N. S. Coleman, T. J. Halpin and K. N. Miu, “Online Determination of Time Intervals for Statically Secure Distribution System Control,” 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, Italy, 2018. doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351780

  4. Rivas Rey, Xaime, Halpin, Thomas, Hadgekar, Shantanu, Miu, Karen, & Dandekar, Kapil R. (2018). Cybersecurity Analysis of an IEEE 802.15.4 based Wireless Sensor Network for Smart Grid Power Monitoring on a Naval Vessel. ASNE Technology Systems and Ships (TSS).

Drexel University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering