Lei Wu

Assistant Professor
147 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5720
Potsdam, NY 13699-5720
Phone: 315-268-3914
E-mail: lwu@clarkson.edu

Curriculum Vitae

My Family

 

u          Openings. My team is always looking for highly motivated PhD students.  An earned master degree is a must.  If you are interested in Dr. Wu’s research areas, please send your resume and statement of research to Dr. Lei Wu.


News

u          [Sep 2014] Lei’s paper was selected as a finalist in the 2014 INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment Young Researcher Prize.

u          [Apr 2014] Adit’s paper “An MILP-Based Chance-Constrained Approach to Quantify Stochastic Wind Power Ramps” has won the 2013 IEEE PES Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes.

u          [Mar 2014] Lei invited Dr. Mohammad Marwali from NYISO to give a talk for “Effect of Smart Grid Technology on the Bulk Power System” at Clarkson.

u          [Feb 2014] Lei invited Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour from Illinois Institute of Technology to give a talk for “Microgrid: A New Hub in Energy Infrastructure” at Clarkson.

u          [Sep 2013] Lei elevated to IEEE Senior Member.

u          [Aug 2013] Zhi’s three papers in IEEE Trans on Smart Grid are among the top 25 most frequently downloaded journal papers in August 2013 (1st, 2nd, and 11th).

u          [Jul 2013] Lei chaired a Panel Session on Managing Uncertainty in Power System and Market Operations I –Robust Optimization for Power System Operations, 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 2013. 

u          [Jan 2013] Lei received the NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2013.

u          [Sep 2012] Lei chaired a Paper Session on Power System Planning, Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy in Chicago, IL, September 2012.

u          [Jul 2012] Lei chaired a Panel Session on Stochastic Operational Security of Power Systems, 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting in San Diego, CA, July 2012.

u          [Jan 2012] Lei has been appointed as an Editor for the IEEE Trans on Sustainable Energy.

u          [Jan 2012] Lei chaired a Paper Session on Coordinated PEV-Grid Operations, third IEEE PES Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Washington D.C., Jan 16-19, 2012.

u          [Dec 2011] Lei received the IBM Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award.

u          [Winter 2011] Lei served on the NSF Panel review by invitation.

u          [Aug 2011] Lei invited Dr. Ali Koc from IBM Watson Research Center to give a talk for the collaborative research on “A System for Integrating Wind Power into the Grid: A Multistage Stochastic Programming Approach”.

u          [Aug 2011] Lei invited Profs. Qiaozhu Zhai and Jiang Wu from Xi’an Jiaotong University China to give a talk at ECE Clarkson University.

u          [Summer 2011] Lei served on the NSF Panel review by invitation.

u          [Jul 2011] Lei chaired a Panel Session on Power System Operation Method, 2011 IEEE PES General Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, July 24-28, 2011.

u          [May 2011] Lei receives NSF Award for his research on "Stochastic Optimization and Coordination Control of Demand Response for Enhancing the Secure and Economic Operation of Power Systems" for the period of 3 years.


Research Interests

u          Stochastic Modeling and Optimization of Large-Scale Electrical Power Systems

u          Cyber Physical Systems

u          High Penetration Renewable Energy Applications, Demand Response

u          Power System Reliability (Security and Adequacy) and Economics

u          Power Systems Operation and Planning

u          Market Power Analysis and Risk Management

Research and Development Grants and Contracts

u          Design of a Resilient Underground Microgrid in Potsdam, NY, NYSERDA, Co-PI, 2014-2015

u          Parameter Identification for Optimal Electric Vehicle Rate Structures, NYSERDA, Co-PI, 2014-2015

u          Leveraging Industry Research to Educate a Future Electric Grid Workforce, Department of Energy (DoE)/EPRI, DE-FOA-0000152, Co-PI, 2014-2018

u          CAREER: Stochastic Multiple Time-Scale Co-Optimized Resource Planning of Future Power Systems with Renewable Generation, Demand Response, and Energy Storage, NSF, ECCS1254310, PI, 2013-2018

u          Stochastic Optimization and Coordination Control of Demand Response for Enhancing the Secure and Economic Operation of Power Systems, NSF, ECCS1102064, PI, 2011-2014

u          Multi-Institutional Curriculum Development and Delivery to Create the New Smart Grid Workforce, Department of Energy (DoE)/Syracuse University, De-FOA-0000152, Co-PI, 2010-2013

u          CSoE seed grant, 2012-2013.

u          Initiative on Clean Energy & Environment, Subcontract from University of Hong Kong, 2013.

u          A Course Develop on Stochastic Optimization and Coordination Control of the Future Power Grid, IBM 2011 Smarter Planet Faculty Innovation Award, 2012-2013.

Teaching Interests

u          Power Systems Analysis

u          Power Systems Operation and Control

u          Power Systems Reliability

u          Restructured Power Markets Economics

u          Computational Intelligence in Engineering

u          Stochastic Programming and Robust Optimization

u          Optimization Methods for Large-Systems in Engineering

Courses

EE333

Power System Engineering

 

EE431

Power Transmission and Distribution

 

EE531

Power System Planning

 

EE533

Operation and Control of Electric Power Systems

 

EE534

Market Operation of Power Systems

 

 

Publications (Google Scholar Citations)

Journal:

[J39]

Shouxiang Wang, Liang Han, and Lei Wu, “Uncertainty Tracing of Distributed Generations Via Complex Affine Arithmetic Based Unbalanced Three-Phase Power Flow,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2014 (to appear).

[J38]

Zhi Chen, Lei Wu, and Mohammad Shahidehpour, Effective Load Carrying Capability Evaluation of Renewable Energy via Stochastic Long-Term Hourly-Based SCUC,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2014 (to appear).

[J37]

Jun Shu, Lei Wu, Bing Han, and Lizi Zhang, “Spatial Power Network Expansion Planning Considering Generation Expansion,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2014 (to appear).

[J36]

Saeed Kamalinia, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Lei Wu, “Stochastic Sustainable Resource Planning in Energy Markets,” Applied Energy, 2014 (to appear).

[J35]

Saeed Kamalinia, Lei Wu, and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “Stochastic Midterm Coordination of Hydro and Natural Gas Flexibilities for Wind Energy Integration,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2014 (to appear).

[J34]

Lei Wu and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “A Hybrid Model for Integrated Day-Ahead Electricity Price and Load Forecasting in Smart Grid,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, 2014 (to appear).

[J33]

Bingqian Hu, Lei Wu, and Muhammad Marwali, “On the Robust Solution to SCUC with Load and Wind Uncertainty Correlations,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, 2014 (to appear).

[J32]

Zhechong Zhao, Lei Wu, and Guohui Song, “Convergence of Volatile Power Markets with Price-Based Demand Response,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 2107-2118, Mar. 2014. (pdf)

[J31]

Jun Shu, Lei Wu, Bing Han, and Lizi Zhang, “Enhanced Multi-dimensional Power Network Planning Based on Ant Colony,” International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, doi: 10.1002/etep.1897, 2014. (pdf)

[J30]

Lei Wu, “An Improved Decomposition Framework for Accelerating LSF and BD Based Methods for Network-Constrained UC Problems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 3977-3986, Nov. 2013. (pdf)

[J29]

Yong Fu, Zuyi Li, and Lei Wu, “Modeling and Solution of the Large-Scale Security-Constrained Unit Commitment,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 3524-3533, Nov. 2013. (pdf)

[J28]

Lei Wu, “Impact of Price-Based Demand Response on Market Clearing and Locational Marginal Prices,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, Vol. 7, No. 10, pp. 1087-1095, Oct. 2013. (pdf)

[J27]

Zhi Chen and Lei Wu, “Residential Appliance DR Energy Management with Electric Privacy Protection by Online Stochastic Optimization,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid Special Issue on “Real-Time Demand Response”, 2013. (pdf)

[J26]

Zhi Chen, Lei Wu, and Zuyi Li, “Electric Demand Response Management for Distributed Large-Scale Internet Data Centers,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2012. (to appear) (pdf)

[J25]

Zhechong Zhao and Lei Wu, “Impacts of High Penetration Wind Generation and Demand Response on LMPs in Day-Ahead Market,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2013. (to appear) (pdf)

[J24]

Shouxiang Wang, Zhixin Li, Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Zuyi Li,New Metrics for Assessing the Reliability and Economics of Microgrids in Distribution System,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 2852-2861, Aug. 2013. (pdf)

[J23]

Mohammad E. Khodayar, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Lei Wu, “Enhancing the Dispatchability of Variable Wind Generation by Coordination with Pumped-Storage Hydro Units in Stochastic Power Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 2808-2818, Aug. 2013. (pdf)

[J22]

Zhi Chen, Lei Wu, and Yong Fu, “Real-Time Price-Based Demand Response Management for Residential Appliances via Stochastic Optimization and Robust Optimization,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 2012. Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 1822-1831, Dec. 2012. (pdf)

[J21]

Bamdad Falahati, Yong Fu, and Lei Wu, “Reliability Assessment of Smart Grid Considering Direct Cyber-Power Interdependencies,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 1515-1524, Sep. 2012. (pdf)

[J20]

Amin Khodaei, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Lei Wu, and Zuyi Li, “Coordination of Short-Term Operation Constraints in Multi-Area Expansion Planning,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 2242-2250, Nov. 2012. (pdf)

[J19]

Lisias V. Abreu, Mohammad E. Khodayar, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Lei Wu, “Risk-Constrained Coordination of Cascaded Hydro Units with Variable Wind Power Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 359-368, 2012. (pdf)

[J18]

Mohammad E. Khodayar, Lei Wu, and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “Hourly Coordination of Electric Vehicle Operation and Volatile Wind Power Generation in SCUC,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 1271-1279, Sep. 2012. (pdf)

[J17]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Zuyi Li, “Comparison of Scenario-Based and Interval Optimization Approaches to Stochastic SCUC,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 913-921, May 20121. (pdf)

[J16]

Jun Shu, Lei Wu, Zuyi Li, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Lizi Zhang, and Bing Han, “A New Method for Spatial Power Network Planning in Complicated Environments,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 381-389, Feb. 2012. (pdf)

[J15]

Lei Wu, “A Tighter Piecewise Linear Approximation of Quadratic Cost Curves for Unit Commitment Problems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 2581-2583, Nov. 2011. (pdf)  

[J14]

Jichun Liu, Peng Zhang, Lei Wu, and Liu Yang, “Multi-objective Optima Electricity Transaction of Interconnected Power Network Based on Improved Non-Dominated Sorting Genetic II Algorithm and Multiple Attributes Decision Making of Base Point and Entropy,” Power System Technology, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 30-34, 2011. (pdf)

[J13]

Lei Wu and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “Optimal Coordination of Stochastic Hydro and Natural Gas Supplies in Midterm Operation of Power Systems,” IET Generation Transmission and Distribution, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 577-587, May 2011. (pdf)

[J12]

Lei Wu and Mohammad Shahidehpour “Accelerating the Benders Decomposition for Network-Constrained Unit Commitment Problems,” Energy Systems, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 339-376, Aug. 2010. (pdf)

[J11]

Lei Wu and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “A Hybrid Model for Day-Ahead Price Forecasting,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1519-1530, Aug. 2010. (pdf)

[J10]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Yong Fu, “Security-Constrained Generation and Transmission Outage Scheduling with Uncertainties,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1674-1685, Aug. 2010. (pdf)

[J9]

Cong Liu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Lei Wu, “Extended Benders Decomposition for Two-Stage SCUC,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 1192-1194, May 2010. (pdf)

[J8]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Cong Liu “MIP-based Post-Contingency Corrective Action with Quick-Start Units,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1898-1899, Nov. 2009. (pdf)

[J7]

Lei Wu and Mohammad Shahidehpour, “Financial Risk Evaluation in Stochastic PBUC,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 1896-1897, Nov. 2009. (pdf)

[J6]

Jae Hyung Roh, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Lei Wu, “Market-based Generation and Transmission Planning with Uncertainties,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 1587-1598, Aug. 2009. (pdf)

[J5]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Zuyi Li, “GENCO’s Risk-Constrained Hydrothermal Scheduling,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 1847-1858, Nov. 2008. (pdf)

[J4]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Tao Li, “Cost of Reliability Analysis based on Stochastic Unit Commitment,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 1364-1374, Aug. 2008. (pdf)

[J3]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Tao Li, “GENCO’s Risk-Based Maintenance Outage Scheduling,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 127-136, Feb. 2008. (pdf)

[J2]

Lei Wu, Mohammad Shahidehpour, and Tao Li, “Stochastic Security-Constrained Unit Commitment,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 800-811, May. 2007. (pdf)

[J1]

Lei Wu, Qiaozhu Zhai, and Xiaohong Guan, “Feasible Solution Criterion of Power Generation Optimal Scheduling and its Solution,” Power System Technology, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-4, Jan. 2004. (pdf)

Conference:

[C5]

Bingqian Hu and Lei Wu, “Robust SCUC with Load and Wind Uncertain Intervals,” 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, 2014.

[C4]

Zhechong Zhao and Lei Wu, “Stability Analysis for Power Systems with Price-Based Demand Response Via Cobweb Plot,” 2013 IEEE PES General Meeting, 2013. (pdf)

[C3]

A. Martinez-Mares, C. R. Fuerte-Esquivel, Lei Wu, and T. Ortmeyer, “Wind Energy Impact in Fossil Fuel management: A Multi-Energy OPF Approach,” 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting, July 2012. (pdf)

[C2]

Yong Fu, Lei Wu and Zuyi Li, “A Hierarchically Coordinated Operation Framework for Optimally Integrating PHEVs into Power Grids,” 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC'11) in Chicago, September 2011. (pdf)

[C1]

B. Falahati, Yong Fu, Zahra Darabi, and Lei Wu, “Reliability Assessment of Power System Considering Large-Scale PHEV integration,” 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC'11) in Chicago, September 2011. (pdf)

Invited Talk:

[T7]

Clarkson Power Systems and Smart Grid Education and Research Activities, Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai, China, 2014.

[T6]

Effect of Smart Grid Technology on Power System Operation, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2014.

[T5]

Impacts of Demand Response on Power Systems with High Penetration Wind Generation, Panel on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration, 2014 IEEE PES General Meeting, Washington D.C., Jul. 2014.

[T4]

Impact of Price-Based Demand Response on Power Market Operation, 2013 IEEE PES Task Force on Reliability Impacts of Demand Response Integration (RIDRI), IEEE PES General Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Jul. 2013.

[T3]

Mathematical Optimization For Secure and Economic Operation of Emerging Power Systems, Math Department, Clarkson University, March 28, 2013.

[T2]

Stochastic Security-constrained Power System Operation, NYISO, May 11, 2011.

[T1]

Stochastic Security of Power System Operation, Advanced Energy 2010, New York State’s Premier Conference for Advanced Energy, Nov. 8-9, 2010. (pdf)

 

Research Group

Ph.D.

Zhi Chen

Ph.D.  2011 – 2014

M.S.   Polytechnic Institute of New York University, 2011

B.E.    Wuhan University, China, 2009

Thesis Title: Uncertainty Constrained Energy Efficiency Optimization In Smart Grid

First Employment: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, EE Department, Arkansas Tech University, AR

 

Zhechong Zhao

Ph.D.  2011 – 2014

M.S.    Illinois Institute of Technology, 2011

B.S.    Shanghai University of Electric Power, China, 2008,

Thesis Title: Impacts of Demand Response and Renewable Generation in Electricity Power Market

First Employment: PacifiCorp, UT

 

Bingqian Hu

Ph.D.  2012 –

M.S.    Illinois Institute of Technology, 2012

B.S.    Southwest Jiaotong University, China, 2009

 

Bingqian is working on stochastic modeling and optimization on power system operation and planning

Yamin Wang

Ph.D.  2014 –

M.S.    Tianjin University, China, 2013

B.S.     Shandong University, China, 2011

 

Yamin is working on optimization and economics of power systems.

Songming Zhu
Ph.D.  2014 –

M.S.    University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2009

B.S.    University of Northumbria, UK / Nanjing Institute of Technology, China, 2008

 

Songming is working on market operation and cybersecurity of power systems.

Chenxi Dai
Ph.D.  2014 –

M.S.    University of Texas at Austin, 2013

B.E.    Zhejiang University, China, 2011

 

Chenxi is working on stochastic/robust optimization of power systems.

Master

 

 

Aditi, Upadhyay

Master in E.E. 2012 – 2014

She received the IEEE PES Student Prize Paper Award in Honor of T. Burke Hayes in 2013

Thesis Title: An MILP Based Chance-Constrained Approach to Quantify Stochastic Wind Power Ramp and Its Application to SCUC

First Employment: NYISO

 

 

Alex, Giarratano

Master in E.E. 2011 – 2013 (Co-advisor)

Alex receives a GE Smart Grid Fellowship.

First Employment: ERCOT

O’Rourke, Benjamin Joseph

Master in E.E. 2010 – 2012

Ben receives a GE Smart Grid Fellowship.

First Employment: Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems, Vergennes, VT

Visiting Scholar

 

Alberto, Martinez Tulais

Visiting Scholar

2011 – 2012