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Wei Zhang

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • 2015 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210

About

Education

PhD 2009, Purdue University

Areas of interest

Control and estimation of hybrid dynamical systems, game theory, stochastic analysis, and their applications in various engineering fields, especially power systems, air transportation systems, and robotics.

Office

404 Dreese Laboratories, fax: 614.292.7596

Honors

  • 2016

    Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. .

  • 2015

    Honorable Mention for the HKN 2015 Fred H. Pumphrey Distinguished Teaching Award. .

  • 2015

    Lumley Research Awards. .

  • 2013

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow. .

Journal Articles

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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  • "A Stochastic Hybrid System Approach to Aggregated Load Modeling for Demand Response."
  • "On Switching Stabilizability for Continuous-Time Switched Linear Systems."
  • Luis Herrera; Wei Zhang; Jin Wang, Stability Analysis and Controller Design of DC Microgrids with Constant Power Loads. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • Chen, Hua;Zhang, Wei; Kalyanam, Krishnamoorthy; Casbeer, David, Intruder Isolation on a General Road Network under Partial Information. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • Zhou, Z; Zhang W;Ding J; Huang, H; Stipanovic, DM; Tomlin, CJ, "Cooperative Pursuit with Voronoi Partitions." Automatica
  • "On the Optimal Solutions of the Infinite-Horizon Linear Sensor Scheduling Problem."
  • "Distributed Control of Inverter-Based Lossy Microgrids for Power Sharing and Frequency Regulation Under Voltage Constraints."
  • "A Piecewise Smooth Control-Lyapunov Function Framework for Switching Stabilization."
  • Yang, C, Wu, JF, Zhang, W, Shi, L, "Schedule Communication for Decentralized State Estimation." IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • Liu, Jianzhe; Chen, Hua; Zhang, Wei; Yurkovich, Benjamin; Rizzoni, Giorgio, Energy Management Problems Under Uncertainties for Grid-Connected Microgrids: a Chance Constrained Programming Approach. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
  • "On Social Optima of Non-Cooperative Mean Field Games."
  • "On Weak Topology for Optimal Control of Switched Nonlinear Systems."

Presentations

  • "Hierarchical Population Control: from Mean-Field Games to Social Welfare Optimization." 2016,
  • "A Unified Framework for Inverter-based Islanded Microgrid." 2016,
  • "Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." 2016,
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2012,
  • "Control and Optimization of Hybrid Dynamical Systems." 2012,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2011,
  • "On the Value Functions of the Optimal Quadratic Regulation Problem for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2008,
  • "On Piecewise Quadratic Control-Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Systems." 2009,
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Dynamical Systems for Demand Response Modeling and Control." 2012,
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Systems for Demand Response Modeling, Analysis and Control." 2012,
  • "Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions." 2013,
  • "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." 2007,
  • "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." 2007,
  • "Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control." 2007,
  • "A Case Study of Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints." 2007,
  • "On Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2008,
  • "Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: a Numerical Approach." 2008,
  • "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." 2009,
  • "Decentralized Flight Path Planning for Air Traffic Management." 2011,
  • "Demand Dynamics Aggregation Using Hybrid Systems." 2012,
  • "Symmetry of the Solutions to the Generalized Optimal Sojourn Time Control Problem." 2006,
  • "Vehicle to Grid Half as Virtual Storage." 2012,
  • "Dynamic Characterization of PEV Fleet Capacity & Microgrid@CAR." 2013,
  • "A Differential Game Approach to Planning in Adversarial Scenarios." 2012,
  • "Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Control-Lyapunov Function Approach." 2009,
  • "A Generating Function Approach to the Stability of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2010,
  • "Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response." 2012,

Papers in Proceedings

2016

  • Li S; Zhang, W; Lian J; Kalsi K "On Reverse Stackelberg Game and Optimal Mean Field Control for a Large Population of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." in 2016 American Control Conference. (7 2016). na - na.
  • Zhao, L; Zhang, W "A Geometric Approach to Virtual Battery Modeling of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." in 2016 American Control Conference. (7 2016). na - na.

2015

2014

2013

  • Li, S; Brocanelli, M; Zhang, W; Wang, X "Data center power control for frequency regulation." in IEEE PES General Meeting. (7 2013). na - na.
  • Guo,Di; Zhang,Wei; Yan,Gangfeng; Lin,Zhiyun; Fu,Minyue Decentralized Control of Aggregated Loads for Demand Response. in American Control Conference (ACC). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6580875, (1 2013). 6601-6606 - 6601-6606.
  • Matteo Muratori; Chin-Yao Chang; Wei Zhang;Giorgio Rizzoni "Impact of electricity price structure on residential demand response." in The 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS). (7 2013). na - na.
  • "DYNAMIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF A RESIDENTIAL ENERGY ECO-SYSTEM." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. (1 2013).
  • Liu,Jianzhe; Li,Sen; Zhang,Wei; Mathieu,Johanna,L; Rizzoni,Giorgio Planning and Control of Electric Vehicles Using Dynamic Energy Capacity Models. in 52nd IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6759911, (1 2013). 379-384 - 379-384.
  • Chang, CY; Zhang, W; Lian, JM; Kalsi, K "Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions." in IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT). (2 2013). na - na.
  • Brocanelli, M; Li, S; Wang, X; Zhang, W Joint Management of Data Centers and Electric Vehicles for Maximized Regulation Profits. in the fourth IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC 2013). http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6604496, (6 2013). na - na.

2012

2011

  • Haomiao Huang, Jerry Ding, Wei Zhang and Claire Tomlin "A Differential Game Approach to Planning in Adversarial Scenarios: A Case Study on Capture-the-Flag." in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. (5 2011). 1451-1456 - 1451-1456.
  • Haomiao Huang, Wei Zhang, Jerry Ding, Dusan Stipanovic, and Claire Tomlin "Guaranteed Decentralized Pursuit-Evasion in the Plane with Multiple Pursuers." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2011). 4835-4840 - 4835-4840.
  • Wei Zhang, Maryam Kamgarpour, Dengfeng Sun and Claire Tomlin "Decentralized Flight Path Planning for Air Traffic Management." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2011). 2137-2142 - 2137-2142.
  • Maryam Kamgarpour, Wei Zhang, and Claire Tomlin "Runway Configuration Planning Using Optimal Control of Stochastic Hybrid Systems." in AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference. (8 2011). na - na.

2010

  • Vitus,Michael,P; Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai; Tomlin,Claire,J "On Sensor Scheduling of Linear Dynamical Systems with Error Bounds." in 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). (1 2010). 1318-1323 - 1318-1323.
  • Balandat,Maximilian; Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro "Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2010). 2131-2136 - 2131-2136.
  • Hu,Jianghai; Shen,Jinglai; Zhang,Wei "A Generating Function Approach to the Stability of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." in 13th ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control. (4 2010). 273-282 - 273-282.
  • Vitus,Michael,P; Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai; Tomlin,Claire,J "On Efficient Sensor Scheduling for Linear Dynamical Systems." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2010). 4833-4838 - 4833-4838.
  • Lian,Jianming; Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai; Zak,Stanislaw,H "Variable neural adaptive robust output feedback control of uncertain systems." in Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2010). 99-104 - 99-104.
  • Zhang,Wei; Vitus,Michael,P; Hu,Jianghai; Abate,Alessandro; Tomlin,Claire,J "On the Optimal Solutions of the Infinite-horizon Sensor Scheduling Problem." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta. (12 2010). 396-401 - 396-401.

2009

  • Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2009). 1084-1091 - 1084-1091.
  • Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Michael Vitus and Jianghai Hu "On Piecewise Quadratic Control-Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Systems." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2009). NA - NA.
  • Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai "Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Control-Lyapunov Function Approach." in 12th International Conference on Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control. (1 2009). 411-425 - 411-425.

2008

  • Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu "Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Numerical Approach." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2008). 4615-4620 - 4615-4620.
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "On optimal quadratic regulation for discrete-time switched linear systems." in 11th International Conference on Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control. (1 2008). 584-597 - 584-597.
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "On the Value Functions of the Optimal Quadratic Regulation Problem for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2008). 5342-5347 - 5342-5347.

2007

  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2007). 5601-5606 - 5601-5606.
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2007). 5144-5149 - 5144-5149.
  • Donahue,Maia,M; Zhang,Wei; Harrison,Marietta,L; Hu,Jianghai; Rundell,Ann,E "Employing optimization and sensitivity analyses tools to generate and analyze mathematical models of T cell signaling events." in Conference on Data Mining, Systems Analysis, and Optimization in Biomedicine. (1 2007). 43-63 - 43-63.
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai; Lu,Yung-Hsiang "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." in 26th American Control Conference. (1 2007). 3693-3698 - 3693-3698.
  • Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu "A Case Study of Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2007). NA - NA.

2006

  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Symmetry of the Solutions to the Generalized Optimal Sojourn Time Control Problem." in 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2006). 2603-2608 - 2603-2608.

2005

  • Zhang,W; Cheung,S,CS; Chen,M,H "Hiding Privacy Information in Video Surveillance System." in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2005). (1 2005). 3380-3383 - 3380-3383.

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  • "Extracting Flexibility of Heterogeneous Deferrable Loads via Polytopic Projection Approximation."
  • Yueyun Lu; Chin-Yao Chang; Wei Zhang; Laurentiu Marinovic; Antonio Conejo "On Resilience Analysis and Quantification for Wide-Area Control of Power Systems." in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.
  • Chin-Yao Chang and Wei Zhang "On Near and Exact Optimal Power Flow Solutions for Microgrid Applications." in 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control.