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


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

  • 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)
  • 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 Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 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
  • 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 spring 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.