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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. .

Chapters

2009

2008

2007

  • Maia M. Donahue, Wei Zhang, Marietta L. Harrison, Jianghai Hu and Ann E. Rundell. 2007. "Employing Optimization and Sensitivity Analyses Tools to Generate and Analyze Mathematical Models of T Cell Signaling Events." In Proceedings of Data Mining, Systems Analysis and Optimization in Biomedicine, edited by O. Seref and O. E. Kundakcioglu and P. Pardalos, 43 - 63. Gainesville: American Institute of Physics.

Journal Articles

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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Presentations

  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical Engineering, Notre Dame,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2011, Presented at Smart Grid Workshop, Columbus,
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland,
  • "Aggregate Modeling for Demand Response." 2012, Presented at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland,
  • "Control of Complex Dynamical Systems." 2011, Presented at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Columbus,
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Dynamical Systems for Demand Response Modeling and Control." 2012, Presented at Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, US|USA
  • "Aggregation of Hybrid Systems for Demand Response Modeling, Analysis and Control." 2012, Presented at Energy System Group, Battelle, Columbus, US|USA
  • "A Differential Game Approach to Planning in Adversarial Scenarios." 2012, Presented at Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, US|USA
  • "Control and Optimization of Hybrid Dynamical Systems." 2012, Presented at Center for Automotive Research of OSU,
  • "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, Cancun, MX|MEX
  • "On Piecewise Quadratic Control-Lyapunov Functions for Switched Linear Systems." 2009, Presented at Proceedings of IEEE International Conference Decision and Control, Shanghai, CN|CHN
  • "Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions." 2013, Presented at IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Washington DC, US|USA
  • "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." 2007, Presented at IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York City, US|USA
  • "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, US|USA
  • "Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, US|USA
  • "A Case Study of Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints." 2007, Presented at IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, US|USA
  • "On Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems." 2008, Presented at International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), St Louis, US|USA
  • "Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: a Numerical Approach." 2008, Presented at IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, US|USA
  • "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." 2009, Presented at Proceedings of the American Control Conference, St. Louis, US|USA
  • "On the Optimal Solutions of the Infinite-Horizon Linear Sensor Scheduling Problem." 2010, Presented at IEEE International Conference of Decision and Control, Atlanta, US|USA
  • "Decentralized Flight Path Planning for Air Traffic Management." 2011, Presented at EEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Francisco, US|USA
  • "Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response." 2012, Presented at IEEE PES General Meeting, San Diego, US|USA
  • "Demand Dynamics Aggregation Using Hybrid Systems." 2012, Presented at 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Monticello, US|USA
  • "Symmetry of the Solutions to the Generalized Optimal Sojourn Time Control Problem." 2006, Presented at IEEE International Conference of Decision and Control, San Diego, US|USA
  • "Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Control-Lyapunov Function Approach." 2009, Presented at International Workshop on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), San Francisco, US|USA
  • "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), Stockholm, SE|SWE
  • "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,
  • "Hierarchical Population Control: from Mean-Field Games to Social Welfare Optimization." 2016, Presented at 5th Midwest Workshop on Control and Game Theory, West Lafayette, US|USA
  • "A Unified Framework for Inverter-based Islanded Microgrid." 2016, Presented at ACM/IEEE 7th International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Vienna, AT|AUT
  • "Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." 2016, Presented at 2nd Workshop on Control of Complex Systems: Distributed and Hierarchical Control for Power Grids, Portland, US|USA

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

2015

2014

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). Washington DC, (2 2013). na -
  • Guo,Di; Zhang,Wei; Yan,Gangfeng; Lin,Zhiyun; Fu,Minyue Decentralized Control of Aggregated Loads for Demand Response. in American Control Conference (ACC). NEW YORK, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6580875, (1 2013). 6601 - 6606.
  • Matteo Muratori; Chin-Yao Chang; Giorgio Rizzoni;Wei Zhang "Dynamic energy management of a residential energy eco-system." in ASME Dynamic Systems Control Conference (DSCC). Stanford, (10 2013). na -
  • Li, S; Brocanelli, M; Zhang, W; Wang, X "Data center power control for frequency regulation." in IEEE PES General Meeting. Vancouver, (7 2013). na -
  • Muratori,Matteo; Chang,Chin-Yao; Rizzoni,Giorgio; Zhang,Wei "DYNAMIC ENERGY MANAGEMENT OF A RESIDENTIAL ENERGY ECO-SYSTEM." in ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC). ASME, (1 2013). NA -
  • 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). Guilin, (7 2013). na -
  • Liu, J; Li, S; Zhang, W; Mathiem, J;Rizzoni, G Planning and Control of Electric Vehicles Using Dynamic Energy Capacity Models. in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Florence, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6759911, (12 2013). 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). Arlington, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/abs_all.jsp?arnumber=6604496, (6 2013). 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. NEW YORK, (5 2011). 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. Orlando, (12 2011). 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. San Francisco, (6 2011). 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. Porland, (8 2011). na -

2010

  • Michael Vitus, Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Jianghai Hu and Claire Tomlin "On Sensor Scheduling of Linear Dynamical Systems with Error Bounds." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Atlanta, (12 2010). NA -
  • 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. Baltimore, (6 2010). 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. Baltimore, (6 2010). 99 - 104.
  • Balandat,Maximilian; Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro "Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Atlanta, (12 2010). 2131 - 2136.
  • 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. Atlanta, (12 2010). 396 - 401.
  • 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. Stockholm, (4 2010). 273 - 282.

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. Shanghai, (12 2009). NA -
  • Zhang,Wei; Abate,Alessandro; Hu,Jianghai "Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems." in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference. S.t. Louis, (6 2009). 1084 - 1091.

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. Seattle, (6 2008). 4615 - 4620.
  • 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. Cancun, (12 2008). 5342 - 5347.

2007

  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Orleans, (12 2007). 5601 - 5606.
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai; Lu,Yung-Hsiang "Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems." in 26th American Control Conference. New York City, (1 2007). 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. New Orleans, (12 2007). NA -
  • Zhang,Wei; Hu,Jianghai "Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control." in Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. New Orleans, (12 2007). 5144 - 5149.

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. San Diego, (12 2006). 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). Genova, (1 2005). 3380 - 3383.