Electrical Engineering

  • Name:Yan Zheng
  • Title:Professor
  • Office:1-347
  • Office Phone:34205431/4603
  • Email:yanz@sjtu.edu.cn
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Research Field

His research interests are in application of optimization theory to power systems, voltage stability, transient stability and dynamic security assessment, smart grids.


Dr. Zheng YAN received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1984, and his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1987 and 1991, respectively.

Work experience

Sept. 1991―July 1997:Institute of Systems Science, Academia Sinica (Assistant Professor, Sept. 1991-October 1994; Associate Professor (Nov. 1994-July 1997)
August 1997―Feb. 2001:Cornell University, New York, Visiting Scientist
March 2001―August 2004:The University of Hong Kong
Industry Fellow (March 2001-February 2004)
Research Associate (March 2004-Sept. 2004)
Sept. 2004―Present:Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor


Research works are supported by NSFC, State Grid, East China Grid, Shanghai Grid, Zhejiang Grid, etc.

Awards and Honors

? “Operation Planning for North-Eastern China Hydro-thermal Power System” – Second Class Award of National Education Committee of China, 1994
? “Real-time Static Security Analysis and Optimal Power Flow for North-Eastern China Power System” – Second Class Award of National Education Committee of China, 1995
? “Integrated System for Energy Management and Operator Training”— First Class Award of Beijing Science and Technology Committee, 2004


(1) Power System Transient Analysis (Undergraduate course)
(2) Modern Power System Analysis (Master student course)
(3) Large-Scale Optimization Theory and its Applications to Power Systems
(4) Power System Dynamic Modelling and Simulation (PhD student course)


Zhou, M., Yan, Zheng., Ni, Y.X., Li, G., Nie, Y. “Electricity price forecasting with confidence-interval estimation through an extended ARIMA approach,” IEE Proceedings – Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Vol.153, No.2, March 2006, pp 187- 195.
Liqun Qi, Zheng Yan, Hongxia Yin. Semismooth Refomulation and Newton’s method for the security region problem of power systems. Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2008.
Y B Jia, Z Yan. A Study on Effects of Contracts on the Stability of Dynamic Power Markets. To appear in European Transactions on Electrical Power, 2008
Zheng Yan, Niande Xiang, Boming Zhang, Shiying Wang, T. S. Chung, “A Hybrid Decoupled Approach to Optimal Power Flow,” IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, Vol.PWRS-11, No.2, May 1996, pp 947 - 953.
Deqiang Gan, Z. Qu and Zheng Yan, “Dynamic Security Assessment and Automatic Contingency Selection: Some Experimental Results,” International Journal of Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 18, No.2, Feb. 1996, pp 110 - 115.
Zheng Yan, Kochi Nara, Hongyu Zhou, “ A modified implicit Z-matrix method for power flow study of advanced distribution systems” IEE Trans. of Japan, Vol.118-B, No.5, May 1998 pp 527 - 532.
Tianshu Bi, Zheng Yan, et al., “On-line fault section estimation in power systems with radial basis function neural network,” International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, May 2002, pp 321-328.