Dr. Junjian Qi is an Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing China in July 2013, supervised by Prof. Shengwei Mei. In Feb.–Aug. 2012, he worked with Prof. Ian Dobson at Iowa State University on cascading failures. From Sept. 2013 to Jan. 2015 he worked with Prof. Kai Sun as a Research Associate at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. During Jan. 2015–Jul. 2017 he was a Postdoctoral Appointee working with Dr. Jianhui Wang at the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory.                                                     Google Scholar   ResearchGate   Linkedin   CV 
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Research Interests
Cascading failure, cybersecurity, distributed energy resources, state estimation, synchrophasors, power system stability and control, model reduction, demand response, electric vehicles

Education

• Ph.D.    Tsinghua University    Beijing China    July 2013
• B.E.    Shandong University    Jinan China    June 2008

Experience

Assistant Professor    University of Central Florida    Aug. 2017–present
Joint Appointed Argonne Staff    University of Chicago    Dec. 2016–Jul. 2017
Postdoctoral Appointee    Argonne National Laboratory    Jan. 2015–Jul. 2017
Research Associate    University of Tennessee, Knoxville    Sept. 2013–Jan. 2015
Visiting Scholar    Iowa State University    Feb.–Aug. 2012

Academic Affiliations
  • AAAS Member, 2017–present
  • IEEE Member, 2012–present
  • IEEE Power and Energy Society Member, 2014–present
  • SIAM Member, 2014–present
Professional Activities
  • Secretary, IEEE Task Force "Voltage Control for Smart Grids", 2016–present
  • Member, IEEE Cascading Failure Working Group, 2014–present
  • TPC Member, 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm)
  • TPC Member, Fifth International Symposium on Control, Automation, Industrial Informatics and Smart Grid (ICAIS'17)
  • Active reviewer for Proc. IEEE, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, IEEE Trans. Smart Grid, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, IEEE
    Trans. Control System Technology, IEEE Trans. Sustainable Energy, IEEE Trans. Industrial Informatics, IEEE Trans. Reliability, IEEE Trans. Control of Network Systems, IEEE Power Engineering Letters, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, European Transactions on Electrical Power, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Electric Power Component and Systems, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, Physica A, Engineering Optimization, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Recent Patent on Engineering, PLoS ONE, 2015 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016 American Control Conference, 2016 IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC), and 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.

Honors & Awards
  • Argonne Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance Award (4 out of 315), 2016
  • Best Conference Paper in IEEE PES General Meeting, 2014
News
  • Apr. 2017: I will start working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida in August 2017.
Open Positions
I have multiple fully funded Ph.D. positions at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Central Florida for fall 2018. The research areas will be power system stability and control, power grid cybersecurity, distributed energy resources, demand response, or resilience. The candidate should have a strong background in power systems, control, or mathematics. If you are interested, please contact me at Junjian.Qi@ucf.edu.