Publications

  • Journal Papers

Academic Journals:

1. Lin Zhao* and Wei Zhang, “A Unified Stochastic Hybrid System Approach to Aggregated Load Modeling for Demand Response”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol 63, Issue 12, December 2018
2. Jianzhe Liu*, Wei Zhang, and Giorgio Rizzoni, “Robust Stability Analysis of DC Microgrids with Constant Power Loads”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 33, Issue 1, pp. 851-860, January 2018
3. Lin. Zhao*, Wei Zhang, He Hao and Karanjit Kalsi, “A Geometric Approach to Aggregate Flexibility Modeling of Thermostatically Controlled Loads”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 32, Issue 6, pp. 4721-4731, November 2017
4. Hua Chen* and Wei Zhang, “On Weak Topology for Optimal Control of Switched Nonlinear Systems”, Automatica, Vol 81, pp. 409-415, July 2017
5. Jianzhe Liu*, Hua Chen*, Wei Zhang, Benjamin Yurkovich and Giorgio Rizzoni, “Energy Management Problems Under Uncertainties for Grid-Connected Microgrids: a Chance Constrained Programming Approach””, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol 8, Issue 6, November 2017
6. Chin-Yao Chang*, Punit Tulpule, Giorgio Rizzoni, Wei Zhang, and Xinyu Du, “A probabilistic approach for prognosis of battery pack aging”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 347, pp. 57-68, April, 2017
7. Luis Herrera, Wei Zhang, Jin Wang, “Stability Analysis and Controller Design of DC Microgrids with Constant Power Loads”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 881-888, March 2017
8. Yueyun Lu* and Wei Zhang, “A Piecewise Smooth Control-Lyapunov Function Framework for Switching Stabilization”, Automatica, vol. 76, pp. 258-265, Feb. 2017
9. Hua Chen*, Krishna Kalyanam, Wei Zhang, and David Casbeer, “Intruder Isolation on a General Road Network under Delayed Information”, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 222-234, January, 2017
10. Yueyun Lu* and Wei Zhang, “On Switching Stabilizability for Continuous-Time Switched Linear Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 3515-3520, November, 2016
11. Zhengyuan Zhou, Wei Zhang, Jerry Ding, Haomiao Huang, Dusan M. Stipanovic, and Claire J. Tomlin, “Cooperative Pursuit with Voronoi Partitions”, Automatica, vol. 72, pp. 64-72, October, 2016
12. Chin-Yao Chang* and Wei Zhang, “Distributed Control of Inverter-Based Lossy Microgrids for Power Sharing and Frequency Regulation Under Voltage Constraints”, Automatica, vol. 66, pp. 85-95, April, 2016
13. Sen Li*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, and Karanjit Kalsi, “Market-based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads—Part I: A Mechanism Design Formulation”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 1170 – 1178, March, 2016
14. Sen Li*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, and Karanjit Kalsi, “Market-based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads—Part II: Unknown Parameters and Case Studies”, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 1179 - 1187, March, 2016
15. Haomiao Huang, Jerry Ding, Wei Zhang, Claire Tomlin, “Automation-Assisted Capture-the-Flag: A Differential Game Approach”, IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1014 – 1028, May 2015
16. Marco Brocanelli, Sen Li*, Xiaorui Wang, and Wei Zhang, ““Maximizing the Revenues of Data Centers in Regulation Market by Coordinating with Electric Vehicles”, Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, vol. 6, pp. 26-38, June, 2015 
17. Sen Li*, Marco Brocanelli, Wei Zhang, and Xiaorui Wang, “Integrated Power Management of Data Centers and Electric Vehicles for Energy and Regulation Market Participation”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 2283 - 2294, Sept. 2014
18. Lin Zhao*, Wei Zhang, Jianghai Hu, Alessandro Abate, and Claire Tomlin, “On the Optimal Solutions of the Infinite-Horizon Linear Sensor Scheduling Problem”, in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 10, pp. 2825 - 2830, Oct. 2014
19. Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, Chin-Yao Chang*, and Karanjit Kalsi, “Aggregated Modeling and Control of Air Conditioning Loads for Demand Response”, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol 28, No. 4, Nov. 2013
20. Chao Yang, Junfeng Wu, Wei Zhang, and Ling Shi, “Schedule Communication for Decentralized State Estimation”, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol 61, No. 10, pp. 2525-2535, May, 2013
21. Michael Vitus, Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Jianghai Hu and Claire Tomlin, “Efficient Sensor Scheduling for Linear Dynamical Systems”, Automatica, Vol 48, No. 10, pp. 2482–2493, Oct. 2012 (The first two authors contributed equally)
22. Wei Zhang, Jianghai Hu, and Alessandro Abate, “Infinite Horizon Switched LQR Problems in Discrete Time: A Suboptimal Algorithm With Performance Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 57, No 7, pp. 1815-1821, Jul. 2012
23. Maximilian Balandat, Wei Zhang and Alessandro Abate, “Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR”, Systems and Control Letters, Vol 6, No. 4, pp. 464-471, Apr., 2012
24. Wei Zhang, Maryam Kamgarpour, Dengfeng Sun and Claire Tomlin, “A Hierarchical Flight Planning Framework for Air Traffic Management”, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 100, no. 1, pp. 179-194, Jan. 2012
25. Jerry Ding, Jeremy H. Gillula, Haomiao Huang, Michael P. Vitus, Wei Zhang, and Claire J. Tomlin, “Hybrid Systems in Robotics”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (the first five authors contribute equally), vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 33-43, Sept. 2011
26. Jianghai Hu, Jinglai Shen and Wei Zhang, “Generating Functions of Switched Linear Systems: Analysis, Computation, and Stability Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 1059 – 1074, May 2011
27. Wei Zhang, Jianghai Hu and Jianming Lian, “Quadratic Optimal Control of Stochastic Switched Linear Systems”, Systems and Control Letters, vol. 59, no. 11, pp. 736-744, Nov. 2010
28. Jianghai Hu and Wei Zhang, “Symmetry of Solutions to the Optimal Exit Time Control Problem”, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol 48, no. 8, pp. 5488-5509, 2010
29. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “An ODE Comparison Theorem with Application in the Optimal Exit Time Control Problem”, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 164-170, Jan. 2010
30. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “On The Value Functions of the Discrete-Time Switched LQR Problem”, IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 2669-2674, Nov. 2009
31. Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Jianghai Hu and Michael Vitus, “Exponential Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems”, Automatica, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2526-2536, Nov. 2009
32. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Optimal Solutions to a Class of Power Management Problems in Mobile Robots”, Automatica, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 989-996, Apr. 2009
33. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Dynamic Buffer Management Using Optimal Control of Hybrid Systems”, Automatica, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 1831-1840, Jul. 2008
34. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 692-705, Apr. 2008

Conference Papers:

1. Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate and Jianghai Hu, “Stabilization of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Control Lyapunov Function Approach”, Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2009), Springer-Verlag, vol. 4981 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 584-597, San Francisco, Apr. 2009
2. Maia M. Donahue, Wei Zhang, Marietta L. Harrison, Jianghai Hu and Ann E. Rundell, “Employing Optimization and Sensitivity Analyses Tools to Generate and Analyze Mathematical Models of T Cell Signaling Events”, Proceedings of Data Mining, Systems Analysis and Optimization in Biomedicine, Gainesville, FL, O. Seref and O. E. Kundakcioglu and P. Pardalos, eds., vol. 953, no. 1, American Institute of Physics, pp 43-63, Mar. 2007
3. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “On Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems”, Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 2008), vol. 4981 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, pp. 584-597, St. Louis, MO, Apr. 2008
4. Hua Chen*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, Antonio J. Conejo, “Robust distributed volt/var control of distribution systems”, the IEEE 56th Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, December, 2017
5. Jianzhe Liu*, Wei Zhang, and Giorgio Rizzoni, “Robust Stability Analysis of DC Microgrids with Constant Power Loads”, the 2017 American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, May, 2017
6. Lin Zhao*, He Hao and Wei Zhang, “Extracting Flexibility of Heterogeneous Deferrable Loads via Polytopic Projection Approximation”, the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV, December 2016
7. Sen Li*, Lin Zhao*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian and Karanjit Kalsi, “Social Optima in Non-Cooperative Mean Field Games”, 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV, December 2016.
8. Chinyao Chang* and Wei Zhang, “On Near and Exact Optimal Power Flow Solutions for Microgrid Applications”, the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV, December 2016
9. Yueyun. Lu*, Chinyao Chang*, Wei Zhang, Laurantiu. D. Marinovici and Antonio. Conejo, “On Resilience Analysis and Quantification for Wide-Area Control of Power Systems”, the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), Las Vegas, NV, December 2016.
10. Sen Li*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, and Karanjit Kalsi, “On Reverse Stackelberg Game and Optimal Mean Field Control for a Large Population of Thermostatically Controlled Loads”, Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference, July, 2016
11. Lin Zhao* and Wei Zhang, “A Geometric Approach to Virtual Battery Modeling of Thermostatically Controlled Loads”, Proceedings of the 2016 American Control Conference, July, 2016
12. Lin Zhao* and Wei Zhang, “A Stochastic Hybrid System Approach to Aggregated Load Modeling for Demand Response”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 2015
13. Yueyun Lu* and Wei Zhang, “Converse Control-Lyapunov Function Theorems for Continuous-Time Switched Linear Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, December 2015
14. Chin-Yao Chang* and Wei Zhang, “On Distributed Control of Voltage Source Inverters in Island AC Microgrids”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Chicago, IL, July 2015
15. Sen Li*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, and Karanjit Kalsi, “On Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads With User Preference”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, December 2014
16. Christian Moya*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, and Karanjit Kalsi, “Hierarchical Framework for Demand-Side Frequency Control”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Portland, WA, June 2014
17. Hua Chen*, Wei Zhang, K. Kalyanam, and David Casbeer, “Continuous-Time Intruder Isolation Using Unattended Ground Sensors on a General Graph”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Portland, WA, June 2014
18. Jianzhe Liu*, Sen Li*, Wei Zhang, Johanna Mathieu, and Giorgio Rizzoni, “Planning and Control of Electric Vehicles Using Dynamic Energy Capacity Models”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, December, 2013
19. Matteo Muratori, Chin-Yao Chang*, Giorgio Rizzoni and Wei Zhang, “Dynamic Energy Management of a Residential Energy Eco-System”, ASME 2013 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, California, USA, October, 2013
20. Matteo Muratori, Chin-Yao Chang*, E. Serra, Giorgio Rizzoni and Wei Zhang "Impact of electricity price structures on residential demand response." Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS), Guilin, China, 2013.
21. Marco Brocanelli, Sen Li*, Xiaorui Wang and Wei Zhang, “Joint Management of Data Centers and Electric Vehicles for Maximized Regulation Profits”, the fourth IEEE International Green Computing Conference (IGCC 2013), Arlington, VA, June, 2013
22. Di Guo, Wei Zhang, Gangfeng Yan, and Zhiyun Lin, “Decentralized Control of Aggregated Loads for Demand Response”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Washington DC, June, 2013
23. Chin-Yao Chang*, Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, Karanjit Kalsi, “Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions”, IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), Washington DC, Feb., 2013
24. Wei Zhang, Jianming Lian, Chin-Yao Chang*, Karanjit Kalsi, and Yannan Sun, “Reduced Order Modeling of Aggregated Thermostatic Loads With Demand Response”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, HI, Dec. 2012
25. Michael Vitus, Wei Zhang, and Claire Tomlin, “A Hierarchical Method for Stochastic Motion Planning in Uncertain Environments”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Algarve, Portugal, Oct. 2012
26. Wei Zhang, Chin-Yao Chang* and Chao Xu, “Demand Dynamics Aggregation Using Hybrid Systems”, 50th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, Oct., 2012
27. Chao Yang, Junfeng Wu, Wei Zhang, and Ling Shi, “Communication Topology Design Under Limited Bandwidth”, 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Melbourne, Australia, July, 2012
28. Wei Zhang, Karanjit Kalsi, Jason Fuller, Marcelo Elizondo, David Chassin, “Aggregate Model for Heterogeneous Thermostatically Controlled Loads with Demand Response”, in IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July, 2012
29. Ebony Mayhorn, Karanjit Kalsi, Marcelo Elizondo, Wei Zhang, Shuai Lu, Nader Samaan, Karen Butler-Purry, “Optimal Control of Distributed Energy Resources using Model Predictive Control”, in IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July, 2012
30. Selina Pan, Haomiao Huang, Wei Zhang, Jerry Ding, Dusan M. Stipanovic, and Claire J. Tomlin, “Pursuit, Evasion, and Defense in the Plane”, in IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012 (first four authors contribute equally)
31. Haomiao Huang, Wei Zhang, Jerry Ding, Dusan Stipanovic, and Claire Tomlin, “Guaranteed Decentralized Pursuit-Evasion in the Plane with Multiple Pursuers”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, Dec. 2011 (the first two authors contribute equally)
32. Maryam Kamgarpour, Wei Zhang, and Claire Tomlin, “Modeling and Optimization of Terminal Airspace and Aircraft Arrival Subject To Weather Uncertainties”, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Portland, OR, Aug. 2011
33. Wei Zhang, Maryam Kamgarpour, Dengfeng Sun and Claire Tomlin, “Decentralized Flight Path Planning for Air Traffic Management”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jun. 2011
34. 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”, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, May 2011 (the first three authors contribute equally)
35. Maximilian Balandat, Wei Zhang and Alessandro Abate, “On Infinite Horizon Constrained Switched LQR Problems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 2010
36. Wei Zhang, Michael Vitus, Jianghai Hu, Alessandro Abate and Claire Tomlin, “On the Optimal Solutions of the Infinite-horizon Sensor Scheduling Problem”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 2010
37. Michael Vitus, Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Jianghai Hu and Claire Tomlin, “On Efficient Sensor Scheduling with Error Bounds”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 2010
38. Jianming Lian, Wei Zhang, Jianghai Hu and Stanishlaw Zak, “Variable neural adaptive robust output feedback control of uncertain systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Baltimore, MD, Jun. 2010
39. Michael Vitus, Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Jianghai Hu and Claire Tomlin, “On Efficient Sensor Scheduling for Linear Dynamical Systems”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, Jun. 2010
40. Jianghai Hu, Jinglai Shen and Wei Zhang, “A Generating Function Approach to the Stability of Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems”, 13th ACM International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, Stockholm, Sweden, Apr. 2010
41. Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate, Michael Vitus and Jianghai Hu, “On Piecewise Control-Lyapunov Functions of Switched Linear Systems, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Shanghai, China, Dec. 2009
42. Wei Zhang, Alessandro Abate and Jianghai Hu, “Efficient Suboptimal Solutions of Switched LQR Problems”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, S.t Louis, MO, Jun. 2009
43. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “On the Value Functions of the Optimal Quadratic Regulation Problem for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, Dec. 2008
44. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Optimal Quadratic Regulation for Discrete-Time Switched Linear Systems: A Numerical Approach”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, Jun. 2008 (Best Presentation in Session)
45. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “A Case Study of Optimal Multi-agent Coordination under Tree Formation Constraints”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2007
46. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Low Power Management for Autonomous Mobile Robots Using Optimal Control”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2007
47. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Optimal Buffer Management Using Hybrid Systems”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, LA, Dec. 2007
48. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Optimal Power Modes Scheduling Using Hybrid Systems”, IEEE Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York City, NY, Jul. 2007
49. Wei Zhang and Jianghai Hu, “Symmetry of the Solutions to the Generalized Optimal Sojourn Time Control Problem”, Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, CA, Dec. 2006
50. Wei Zhang, Sen-Ching Cheung, and Minghua Chen, “Hiding Privacy Information in Video Surveillance System”, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Genova, Italy, Sept. 2005

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