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Wei Zhang

  • Associate 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

  • 20160301

    Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

  • 20150401

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

  • 20150401

    Lumley Research Awards.

  • 20130501-20130701

    Air Force Summer Faculty Fellow.

Journal Articles

2015

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2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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Presentations

  • "Hierarchical Population Control: from Mean-Field Games to Social Welfare Optimization." 2016, Presented at 5th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory,
  • "A Unified Framework for Inverter-based Islanded Microgrid." 2016, Presented at ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems,
  • "Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." 2016, Presented at 2nd Workshop on Control of Complex Systems: Distributed and Hierarchical Control for Power Grids,
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2012, Presented at Pacific Northwest National Lab,
  • "Control and Optimization of Hybrid Dynamical Systems." 2012, Presented at Center for Automotive Research of OSU,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2011, Presented at Smart Grid Workshop,
  • "On the Value Functions of the Optimal Quadratic Regulation Problem for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2008, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,
  • "On Piecewise Quadratic Control-Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Systems." 2009, Presented at Proceedings of IEEE International Conference Decision and Control,
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Dynamical Systems for Demand Response Modeling and Control." 2012, Presented at Pacific Northwest National Lab,
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Systems for Demand Response Modeling, Analysis and Control." 2012, Presented at Energy System Group, Battelle,
  • "Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions." 2013, Presented at IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT),
  • "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." 2007, Presented at IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference,
  • "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,
  • "Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,
  • "A Case Study of Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,
  • "On Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2008, Presented at International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC),
  • "Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: a Numerical Approach." 2008, Presented at IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference,
  • "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." 2009, Presented at Proceedings of the American Control Conference,
  • "Decentralized Flight Path Planning for Air Traffic Management." 2011, Presented at EEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference,
  • "Demand Dynamics Aggregation Using Hybrid Systems." 2012, Presented at 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing,
  • "Symmetry of the Solutions to the Generalized Optimal Sojourn Time Control Problem." 2006, Presented at IEEE International Conference of Decision and Control,
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical Engineering,
  • "Vehicle to Grid Half as Virtual Storage." 2012, Presented at Annual review, SMART@CAR Consortium, Center for Automotive Research,
  • "Dynamic Characterization of PEV Fleet Capacity & Microgrid@CAR." 2013, Presented at Annual review, SMART@CAR Consortium, Center for Automotive Research,
  • "A Differential Game Approach to Planning in Adversarial Scenarios." 2012, Presented at Air Force Research Laboratory,
  • "Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Control-Lyapunov Function Approach." 2009, Presented at International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC),
  • "A Generating Function Approach to the Stability of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2010, Presented at International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC),
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
  • "Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response." 2012, Presented at IEEE PES General Meeting,

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).
  • Zhao, L; Zhang, W "A Geometric Approach to Virtual Battery Modeling of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." in 2016 American Control Conference. (7 2016).

2015

2014

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).
  • Li, S; Brocanelli, M; Zhang, W; Wang, X "Data center power control for frequency regulation." in IEEE PES General Meeting. (7 2013).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

2012

2011

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

2010

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Balandat,Maximilian; Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro "Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

2009

  • Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. (6 2009).
  • 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).
  • 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).

2008

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).

2007

  • 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).
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. (12 2007).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai; Lu,Yung-Hsiang "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." in 26th American Control Conference. (1 2007).

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).

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).

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  • 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.
  • 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.