About me

I'm a Computational Engineer - Energy Systems with the Center for Energy, Environmental, and Economic Systems Analysis (CEEESA), Energy Systems Division at Argonne National Laboratory, IL. I also have a joint staff appointment at Computation Institute, The University of Chicago. I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Shalinee Kishore. Before that, I received the Master and Bachelor degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 2009 and 2006, respectively, both in electrical engineering.

My current research interests are in optimization, communications, and signal processing for smart electricity systems. See my current research topics

  • I am serving as the Lead Guest Editor for Hindawi Journal of Optimization, Special Issue on Optimization for Electric Power System Resilience. Welcome to submit papers! [CFP]
  • I am serving as a Chair for Special Interest Group of Cyber Security, Privacy, and Resilience for the Smart Grid, in IEEE Communication Society, Smart Grid Communications Emerging Technical Subcommittee (ETC-SG) [Link].  Welcome to join in IEEE ComSoc ETC-SG mailing list [Link].
  • Our paper "Multi-Time Step Service Restoration for Advanced Distribution Systems and Microgrids" and "Sequential Service Restoration for Unbalanced Distribution Systems and Microgrids" have been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2017
  • Our paper "Towards a Cyber Resilient and Secure Microgrid Using Software-Defined Networking" (in collaboration with IIT) has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2017.
  • Our paper "Modernizing Distribution System Restoration to Achieve Grid Resiliency against Extreme Weather Events: An Integrated Solution" has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of the IEEE, 2017.
  • Our paper "Self-Healing Attack-Resilient PMU Network for Power System Operation" (in collaboration with UIUC) has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2016.
  • Our paper "Cyber-Physical Assessment and Comparison between Centralized and Distributed Control Mode in Coordinated Substation Voltage Control" (in collaboration with Tsinghua University) was selected as one of the Best Conference Papers in 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, 2016.
  • Our poster "Towards a Secure and Resilient Industrial Control System with Software-Defined Networking" (in collaboration with IIT) won the Best Poster in Workshop on Science of Security through Software-Defined Networking (SoSSDN),  Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 2016 [link]
  • I am serving as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid from 2015.