Journal and Preprints

  1. A. Jaech, B. Zhang, M. Ostendorf, and D. S. Kirschen, “Real-Time Prediction of the Duration of Distribution System Outages,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  2. Y. Shi, B. Xu, D. Wang, and B. Zhang, “Using Battery Storage for Peak Shaving and Frequency Regulation: Joint Optimization for Superlinear Gains,” IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 2882–2894, 2018.
  3. Y. Shi, B. Xu, Y. Tan, and B. Zhang, “Optimal Battery Control Under Cycle Aging Mechanisms in Pay for Performance Settings,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2018.
  4. C. Tang, Y. Wang, J. Xu, Y. Sun, and B. Zhang, “Efficient Scenario Generation of Multiple Renewable Power Plants Considering Spatial and Temporal Correlations,” To Appear in Applied Energy, 2018.
  5. Y. Chen, Y. Wang, D. Kirschen, and B. Zhang, “Model-Free Renewables Scenario Generation Using Generative Adversarial Networks,” IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 3265–3275, 2018.
  6. S. Sekar, L. Zheng, L. Ratliff, and B. Zhang, “Uncertainty in Multi-Commodity Routing Networks: When does it help?,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2018.
  7. Z. Wang, D. Kirschen, and B. Zhang, “Accurate Semidefinite Programming Models for Optimal Power Flow in Distribution Systems,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  8. J. E. Contreras-Ocana, Y. Chen, U. Siddiqi, and B. Zhang, “Non-Wire Alternatives: a Robust Approach,” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  9. B. Xu, Y. Shi, D. S. Kirschen, and B. Zhang, “Optimal Battery Participation in Frequency Regulation Markets,” To Appear In IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  10. N. Mazzi, B. Zhang, and D. S. Kirschen, “An Online Optimization Algorithm for Alleviating Contingencies in Meshed Networks,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  11. J. E. Contreras-Ocana, M. A. Ortega-Vazquez, D. Kirschen, and B. Zhang, “Tractable and Robust Modeling of Building Flexibility Using Coarse Data,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2018.
  12. Y. Chen, Y. Shi, and B. Zhang, “Optimal Control Via Neural Networks: A Convex Approach,” ArXiv, 1805.11835, 2018.
  13. B. Zhang, R. Johari, and R. Rajagopal, “Cournot Games with Uncertainty: Coalitions, Competition, and Efficiency,” Accept (with minor revisions) to IEEE Transaction on Control of Networked Systems, 2018.
  14. Y. Weng, R. Rajagopal, and B. Zhang, “A Geometric Analysis of Power System Loadability Regions,” Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Smartgrid, 2018.
  15. J. E. Contreras-Ocaña, M. A. Ortega-Vazquez, and B. Zhang, “Participation of an Energy Storage Aggregator in Electricity Markets,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Smargrid, 2017.
  16. Q. He, Y. Yang, and B. Zhang, “Information Management for Decentralized Energy Storages under Market Uncertainties,” Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Control of Networked Systems, 2017.
  17. P. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Weng, and R. Rajagopal, “A Sparse Linear Model and Significance Test for Individual Consumption Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2017.
  18. P. Li and B. Zhang, “Linear Estimation of Treatment Effects in Demand Response: An Experimental Design Approach,” Submitted to IEEE Transaction on Power Systems, 2017.
  19. P. Li, H. Wang, and B. Zhang, “A Distributed Online Pricing Strategy for Demand Response Programs,” To Appear in IEEE Transactions on Smartgrid, 2017.
  20. B. Zhang, R. Johari, and R. Rajagopal, “Competition and Coalition Formation of Renewable Power Producers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 1624–1632, May 2015.
  21. B. Zhang, A. Lam, Domı́nguez-Garcı́a Alejandro D, and D. Tse, “An optimal and distributed method for voltage regulation in power distribution systems,” Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1714–1726, 2015.
  22. B. Zhang, R. Rajagopal, and D. Tse, “Network Risk Limiting Dispatch: Optimal Control and Price of Uncertainty,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2442–2456, Sep. 2014.
  23. J. Lavaei, D. Tse, and B. Zhang, “Geometry of power flows and optimization in distribution networks,” Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 572–583, 2014.
  24. B. Zhang and D. Tse, “Geometry of injection regions of power networks,” Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 788–797, 2013.
  25. S. B. Kuntze, B. Zhang, L. Pavel, and J. S. Aitchison, “Impact of Feedback Delay on Closed-Loop Stability in Semiconductor Optical Amplifier Control Circuits,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 27, no. 9, pp. 1095–1107, May 2009.

Conference Proceedings

  1. A. Ademola-Idowu and B. Zhang, “Optimal Design of Virtual Inertia and Damping Coefficients for Virtual Synchronous Machines,” in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2018.
  2. Y. Shi, B. Xu, Y. Tan, and B. Zhang, “A Convex Cycle-based Degradation Model for Battery Energy Storage Planning and Operation,” in Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2018.
  3. Y. Chen, P. Li, and B. Zhang, “Bayesian Renewables Scenario Generation via Deep Generative Networks,” in Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2018.
  4. H. Wang and B. Zhang, “Energy Storage Arbitrage in Real-Time Markets Via Reinforcement Learning,” in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2018.
  5. Y. Chen, X. Wang, and B. Zhang, “An Unsupervised Deep Learning Approach for Scenario Forecasts,” in Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), 2018.
  6. Y. Weng, A. Kumar, M. Saleem, and B. Zhang, “Big Data and Deep Learning Platform for Terabyte-Scale Renewable Datasets,” in Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC), 2018.
  7. J. E. Contreras-Ocana, U. Siddiqi, and B. Zhang, “Non-Wire Alternatives to Capacity Expansion,” in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2018.
  8. T. Fiez, L. J. Ratliff, C. Dowling, and B. Zhang, “Data Driven Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Parking Demand,” in Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2018.
  9. V. R. Pamula, X. Sun, S. Kim, F. ur Rahman, B. Zhang, and V. Sathe, “An All‐Digital True‐Random‐Number Generator with Integrated De‐correlation and Bias‐Correction at 3.2‐to‐86 Mb/s, 2.58 pJ/bit in 65 nm CMOS,” in Symposia on VLSI Technology and Circuits, 2018.
  10. P. Li, S. Sekar, and B. Zhang, “A Capacity-Price Game for Uncertain Renewables Resources,” in Proceedings of ACM E-Energy, 2018.
  11. P. Li and B. Zhang, “Distribution System Voltage Control under Uncertainties,” in Asilomar Conference, 2017.
  12. C. Dowling, T. Fiez, L. Ratliff, and B. Zhang, “Optimizing Curbside Parking Resources Subject to Congestion Constraints,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
  13. B. Xu, Y. Shi, D. Kirschen, and B. Zhang, “Optimal Regulation Response of Batteries Under Cycle Aging Mechanisms,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2017.
  14. Y. Chen, Y. Shi, and B. Zhang, “Modeling and Optimization of Complex Building Energy Systems with Deep Neural Networks,” in Asilomar Conference, 2017.
  15. C. Riquelme, R. Johari, and B. Zhang, “Online Active Learning Via Thresholding,” in Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2017.
  16. C. Dowling, T. Fiez, L. Ratliff, and B. Zhang, “How Much Urban Traffic is Searching for Parking?,” in submitted to ICCPS, 2017.
  17. Y. Shi, B. Xu, B. Zhang, and D. Wang, “Leveraging energy storage to optimize data center electricity cost in emerging power markets,” in ACM E-Energy 2016, 2016.
  18. H. Hosseini, S. Kannan, B. Zhang, and R. Poovendran, “Learning Temporal Dependence from Time-Series Data with Latent Variables,” in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA), 2016, pp. 253–262.
  19. P. Li and B. Zhang, “An Optimal Treatment Assignment Strategy to Evaluate Demand Response Effect,” in Proceedings of the Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing, 2016.
  20. P. Li, B. Zhang, Y. Weng, and R. Rajagopal, “Autoregressive model for individual consumption data - Sparsity recovery and significance test,” in Proc. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), 2016, pp. 1–5.
  21. P. Li and B. Zhang, “Estimating treatment effects in demand response,” in Proc. IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop (SSP), 2016, pp. 1–5.
  22. L. J. Ratliff, C. Dowling, E. Mazumdar, and B. Zhang, “To Observe or Not to Observe: Queuing Game Framework for Urban Parking,” in IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016.
  23. G. Cezar, R. Rajagopal, and B. Zhang, “Stability of interconnected DC converters,” in Proc. 54th IEEE Conf. Decision and Control (CDC), 2015, pp. 9–14.
  24. Y. Yu, B. Zhang, and R. Rajagopal, “Do wind power producers have market power and exercise it?,” in Proc. IEEE PES General Meeting | Conf. Exposition, 2014, pp. 1–5.
  25. S. Patel, R. Sevlian, B. Zhang, and R. Rajagopal, “Aggregation for load servicing,” in PES General Meeting| Conference & Exposition, 2014 IEEE, 2014, pp. 1–5.
  26. B. Zhang, R. Rajagopal, and D. Tse, “Risk limiting dispatch in congested networks,” in Decision and Control (CDC), 2013 IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on, 2013, pp. 7568–7575.
  27. J. Qin, B. Zhang, and R. Rajagopal, “Risk limiting dispatch with ramping constraints,” in Proc. IEEE Int Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm) Conf, 2013, pp. 791–796.
  28. B. Zhang, A. D. Dominguez-Garcia, and D. Tse, “A local control approach to voltage regulation in distribution networks,” in Proc. North American Power Symp. (NAPS), 2013, pp. 1–6.
  29. A. Lam, B. Zhang, and D. N. Tse, “Distributed algorithms for optimal power flow problem,” in Decision and Control (CDC), 2012 IEEE 51st Annual Conference on, 2012, pp. 430–437.
  30. J. Lavaei, D. Tse, and B. Zhang, “Geometry of power flows in tree networks,” in Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012 IEEE, 2012, pp. 1–8.
  31. R. Rajagopal, D. Tse, and B. Zhang, “Risk limiting dispatch in congested networks,” in Proc. 50th Annual Allerton Conf. Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2012, pp. 1900–1907.
  32. B. Zhang and D. Tse, “Geometry of feasible injection region of power networks,” in Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on, 2011, pp. 1508–1515.
  33. Y. Kanoria, A. Montanari, D. Tse, and B. Zhang, “Distributed storage for intermittent energy sources: Control design and performance limits,” in Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton), 2011 49th Annual Allerton Conference on, 2011, pp. 1310–1317.
  34. B. Zhang and M. D. Trott, “Reference-free audio matching for rendezvous,” in Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, 2010, pp. 3570–3573.
  35. B. Zhang, S. B. Kuntze, L. Pavel, and J. S. Aitchison, “Delay-tolerant control design for Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers,” in American Control Conference, 2008, 2008, pp. 4154–4160.

Thesis

  1. B. Zhang, “Control and Optimization of Power Systems with Renewables: Voltage Regulation and Generator Dispatch,” PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley, 2013.