Power devices & systems; neural network based analysis of power system reliability, power system contingency planning during earthquakes.
Sc.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1974, MIT, Cambridge, MA.
Professor Cheng came to USC in 1974. A Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE), he is an active participant in numerous IEEE technical working groups, serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the Mexican Institute of Electical Research, and is a member of the United States National Committee, Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques a Haute Tension. Professor Cheng is also a member of the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kapp Nu honorary societies, is Chairman of the IEEE Working Group on Clearances and Creepages in High-Voltage DC Converter Stations. In 1976, he was voted Outstanding Electrical Engineering Faculty Member at USC, and in 1981 he received the Faculty Service Award of the USC School of Engineering. Professor Cheng was the 1979 U.S. delegate to the U.S.-Japan Seminar on Electrical Conduction and Breakdown in Dielectrics, and in 1980 he served on the U.S-U.S.S.R. Committee on Cooperation in EHV/UHV AC and DC Transmission! . The holder of two U.S. patents in the power engineering area, he has received three IEEE Power Engineering Society awards for outstanding technical papers, including the 1987 IEEE Power Egineering Society Prize Paper Award.