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Research Group

Ph.D. Students:

As Ph.D. committee chair/co-chair:
  1. Mostaan Khakpoor (incoming student in Fall 2020)
  2. Fangyuan Chang, 2022 (expected)
  3. Shiwen Liao, 2022 (expected)
  4. Adetokunbo Ajao, 2022 (expected)
  5. Bowen Zhang, 2022 (expected)
  6. Zheming Liang, 2020 (expected)
  7. Hajir Pourbabak, 2019, "Distributed Control Approaches for Power Systems", (Senior Engineer at MathWorks).
  8. Tao Chen2018, "Understanding Deregulated Retail Electricity Markets in the Future: A Perspective from Machine Learning and Optimization", (Post-doctoral Researcher at Virginia Tech).
  9. Xianzhi Gong, 2016, "Modeling of Lithium-ion Battery for Electric Vehicles Application Considering the Temperature and Aging Uncertainties", (Power Electronics and Battery Controls Engineer at Ford Motor Company).
As Ph.D. committee member:
  1. Chang Liu, 2017, "Optimal Power Management based on Q-Learning and Neuro-Dynamic Programming for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles".
  2. Ramakrishnan Rajavenkitasubramony, 2018, "Inductance and Position Estimation of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine using PWM Excitation".
M.S. Thesis Students: (Name, Year of Graduation, Thesis Title, Organization of First Employment)

As M.S. committee chair:
    1. Ni Zhang2015"Economic Operation of Residential Distribution System with High Participation of Distributed Electricity Prosumers", software engineer at N.S. International, Ltd.
    2. Yi Guo2015, "Two-stage Economic Operation of Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Charging Stations Considering Dynamic Pricing and On-site Renewable Energy Generation", Ph.D. student at University of Alberta, Canada
    3. Jingwei Xiong2015"Investigate the Impacts of PEV Charging Facilities on Integrated Electric Distribution System and Electrified Transportation System", multimedia system validation engineer at Mobis North America
    4. Yu (Joy) Yan, 2015, "Investigating Bidding Strategy for Prosumer-centric Distribution Grid", R&D Engineer at DENSO International
    5. Shengyao Xu, 2015, "Economic Operation of Multiple Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) Parking Decks based on Distributed Cooperative Control and Game Theory", software engineer at Ford Motor Company
    6. Rui Ma2016, "Evaluate the Customer Behavior in Competitive EV Charging and Parking Services", software developer at Deluxe Corporation
    7. Jingwei Luo, 2017, "Investigate Centralized and Decentralized Information Infrastructure for Future Electricity Market", electrical engineer at Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd
    8. Adetokunbo Ajao, 2017, "Intelligent Home Energy Management Systems for Distributed Renewable Generators, Dispatchable Residential Loads and Distributed Energy Storage Devices", PhD student at University of Michigan-Dearborn
    9. Bowen Zhang, 2017, "Optimal Routing and Ecological Driving Systems for EVs/HEVs", PhD student at University of Michigan-Dearborn
    10. Prudhvi Raj Rongali2018, "An Integratable V-X Communication based Conventional Vehicle Fuel Optimization model for distance based Ecological Driving Scheme", R&D Electrical Engineer at Reverie
    M.S. Non-Thesis Students: (Name, Years in My Research Group, Organization of First Employment)
    1. Xuanchen Liu2013-2014, product engineer at ZF TRW
    2. Sakshi Mishra, 2014, graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University
    3. Chenxi Ye, 2014, unknown
    4. Jiaxin Tian,2014, telematics software engineer at Mobis technical center of North America
    5. Zhengshen Shu, 2016-2017
    6. Aigbe Awenlimobor, 2017
    7. Fangyuan Fang, 2017-2018
    8. Yuxin Jiang, 2018
    9. Yaling Wang, 2018
    Undergraduate Students: (>40 Students since 2013; Here is a Partial list.)
    • Zhexuan Liang
    • Wency Zhao
    • Jasjot Kaur
    • Jiaming Shen
    • Ibrahim Haidar
    • Zachary Howard
    • Rabab Alrayes
    • Kareem Khalil
    • Yan Figueiredo Andrade
    • Guilherme Rocha Pereira
    • Wei Li
    • Kevin Foust
    • Hang Dai
    • Natalia Melo
    • Mário André Matos de Oliveira
    • Maksim Sukhorukov
    • Eric Macuga
    • Balazs Juhasz
    • Philip Lee
    • Kaylee Schonsheck
    • Doris Kotori
    • Rui Ma
    • Shengyao Xu
    • Yulong Li
    • Anzhen Zhao
    • Hongyu Zhu
    • Yumeng Zhou
    • Xuke Yan
    • Nee Gulvadi
    • Rong Fu
    • Di Wang
    • Jing Zhang
    • Hongseng Wang
    • Haohan Xie
    • Jianing Guan
    • Siqiao Chen
    • Zihao Zhao
    Visiting Scholars:
    1. Dr. Qais H. Alsafasfeh (2015-2016, Dr. Alsafasfeh was an Associate Professor and Director of Energy and Oil Shale Research Center, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Tafila Technical University, Jordan)
    2. Dr. Hansang Lim (2015-2016, Dr. Lim was an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Convergence Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Korea)
    3. Dr. Hansang Lim (2019-2020, Dr. Lim is currently a Professor in the Department of Electronics Convergence Engineering, Kwangwoon University, Korea)
    4. Mr. Yunhan Peng, Chongqing University, 2017-2018.
    Research Engineers and Postdoctoral Researchers:
    1. Dr. Abdollah Kavousi-Fard, (2016-2017)
    2. Mr. Shengyao Xu, (2016)
    3. Dr. Wei Zhang (2015-2016, Dr. Zhang is now a software engineer at DENSO International America, Inc.)
    4. Dr. Zheng (Steve) Chen (Co-advisor, 2014 summer, Dr. Chen is now a full professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology, China)