Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering

Prof A Yusuff

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Electrical and Mining Engineering
Associate Professor
Tel: +27 (0)11 471 3052


  • Adedayo Yusuff   (DTech, Tshwane  University of Technology, Pretoria, South   Africa)   is a researcher in Electrical Engineering. He is currently an Associate   Professor at the University of South Africa (Unisa)
  • Prof Yusuff has lectured as a Lecturer and a Senior   Lecturer at Ladkoe Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and Tshwane  University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa, respectively
  • He joined UNISA in 2016 as an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Mining Engineering
  • He has an extensive experience in the industry in the areas of signal processing and control, network optimisation, and machine  translation

Currently teaching

  • IPR 4701
  • DPJ 391U

Fields of academic interests

  • Signal decomposition, and segmentation, Feature extraction and selection, and pattern classification.
  • Fault diagnosis and prognosis of electrical devices and components.
  • Application of Computational Intelligence and Evolutionary schemes in power system: Neural Network and Fuzzy Logical, Particle Swarm Optimisation, Genetic Algorithm.
  • Online parameter characterisation and optimisation of networks
  • Aggregation and Integration of electric power generation devices based on renewable energy sources to electric power system.

Field of Specialisation

Prof  Yusuff specialises in Application of Computational Intelligence Schemes for   Control and Protection of Advanced Electrical Power Grid; Adaptive Electric   Power Transmission Network, and Integration of Generation Devices based on Renewable   Energy Sources to Electric Power Grid. He has been involved in research   projects in South Africa and Nigeria. He is a recipient of Tertiary Education Support Fund (TESP) from Eskom. He published more than 35 papers in peer   reviewed conferences and accredited journals.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

TESP ESKOM fundinng


  • The dynamic behavior of distance protection relays on series compensated lines;
  • Impact of transmission line’s mutual coupling on impedance relay protection settings
  • Optimal operation of electrical power systems with hydroelectric stations
  • Adaptive shifting of residential load
  • Impact of renewable energy integration on small signal stability of a power system
  • Assessment of network flexibility for an optimal operation.
  • Identification of faulty modules in a large scale photovoltaic installation.
  • Development of energy management interface for renewable energy based  installation

 Note: Please refer to the research areas for other topics or projects and discuss with Prof. Yusuff