Electrical Engineering

  • Name:Yan Zheng
  • Title:Professor
  • Office:1-325
  • Office Phone:34205431
  • Email:yanz@sjtu.edu.cn
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Research Field

His research interests are in optimal operation of smart grids, state estimation, voltage stability, dynamic security assessment, electricity markets.


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, Tenured Professor


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

Awards and Honors

(1)“Operation Planning for North-Eastern China Hydro-thermal Power System” – Second Class Award of National Education Committee of China, 1994
(2)“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
(3)“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)


H. Ma, R. Jiang and Z. Yan, “Distributionally Robust Co-Optimization of Power Dispatch and Do-Not-Exceed Limits,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. doi: 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2941635.
C. Huang, Z. Yan, S. Chen, L. Yang and X. Li, “Two-stage market clearing approach to mitigate generator collusion in Eastern China electricity market via system dynamics method,” in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, vol. 13, no. 15, pp. 3346-3353, 2019.
C. Zhu, Y. Zhang, Z. Yan and J. Zhu, "Markov chain-based wind power time series modelling method considering the influence of the state duration on the state transition probability," in IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 2051-2061, 2019.
D. Shu, Y. Wei, V. Dinavahi, K. Wang, Z. Yan and X. Li, “Co-Simulation of Shifted-Frequency/Dynamic Phasor and Electromagnetic Transient Models of Hybrid LCC-MMC DC Grids on Integrated CPU-GPUs,” in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. doi: 10.1109/TIE.2019.2937044.
Y. Li, D. Shu, F. Shi, Z. Yan and Y. Zhu, “A Multi-rate Co-simulation of Combined Phasor-Domain and Time-Domain Models for Large-scale Wind Farms,” in IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. doi: 10.1109/TEC.2019.2936574.
H. Ma, Z. Yan, M. Li, D. Han, et al., “Benefit evaluation of the deep peak-regulation market in the northeast china grid,” in CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems. doi: 10.17775/CSEEJPES.2015.01330.
X. Xu, Z. Yan, M. Shahidehpour, Z. Li, M. Yan and X. Kong, “Data-Driven Risk-Averse Two-Stage Optimal Stochastic Scheduling of Energy and Reserve with Correlated Wind Power,” in IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2019.2894693.
Xu X, Yan Z, Shahidehpour M, et al. “Maximum loadability of islanded microgrids with renewable energy generation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2018.
X. Xu, Zheng Yan, S. Xu, “Estimating wind speed probability distribution by diffusion-based kernel density method,” Electric Power Systems Research, vol.121, pp.28-37, 2015.
W. Zhao, Zheng Yan, and X. Fang, “Application of an improved BHESS-BR method to the small signal stability analysis of power systems,” International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, vol.25, no.4, pp.661-677, 2015.
D. Han, Zheng Yan, Y. Song, L. Yang, and Y. Hong, “A robust optimization approach to evaluate the impact of smart grid technologies on generation plans,” Proc. of 2014 International Conference on Power System Technology (POWERCON), Chengdu, China, Oct. 2014.
D. Han, and Zheng Yan, “Measuring Technological Progress of Smart Grid Based on Production Function Approach,” Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2014, Article ID 861820, 9 pages, 2014.
W. Jiang, Zheng Yan, D. Feng, and Z. Hu, “Wind speed forecasting using autoregressive moving average/generalized autoregressive conditional heteroscedasticity model,” European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol.2, no.5, pp.662-673, 2012.
W. Jiang, Zheng Yan, and Z. Hu, “A Novel Improved Particle Swarm Optimization Approach for Dynamic Economic Dispatch Incorporating Wind Power,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol.39, no.5, pp.461-477, 2011.
W. Jiang, Zheng Yan, and D. Feng, “A review on reliability assessment for wind power,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol.13, no.9, pp.2485-2494, 2009.
H. Huang, Zheng Yan, F. F. Wu, and Y. Hou, “Cost and risk management for a local distribution company in purchasing electricity,” European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol.20, no.8, pp.1101-1113, 2010.
H. Huang, and Zheng Yan, “Present situation and future prospect of hydropower in China,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol.13, no. 6, pp.1652-1656, 2009.
X. Wang, Zheng Yan, Q. Ruan, and W. Wang, “A kernel-based clustering approach to finding communities in multi-machine power systems,” European transactions on electrical power, vol.19, no.8, pp.1131-1139, 2009.
X. Wang, Zheng Yan, and L. Li, “An adaptive scheme for distributed dynamic security assessment of large scale power systems,” WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and Systems, vol.2, no.8, pp.247-256, 2009.
Y. Jia, and Zheng Yan, “A Study on Effects of Contracts on the Stability of Dynamic Power Markets,” European Transactions on Electrical Power, vol.19, pp.56-71, 2009.
B. M. Zhang, S. X. Chen, Zheng Yan, Advanced Electric Power Network Analysis. CENGAGE Learning Asia Press, Nov. 2010.


Associate Editor: CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
Associate Editor: Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy