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  • 12/2017: Dr. Zhang received a 3-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office. The project titled “Coordinated Ramping Product and Regulation Reserve Procurements in California Independent System Operator and Midcontinent Independent System Operator Using Multi-Scale Probabilistic Solar Power Forecasts” will be collaborated with Johns Hopkins University, NREL, IBM, California ISO (CAISO), and Midcontinent ISO (MISO). https://energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-forecasting-2

  • 12/2017: Dr. Zhang received a 3-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office. The project titled “Solar Uncertainty Management and Mitigation for Exceptional Reliability in Grid Operations” will be collaborated with NREL, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), and MDA. https://energy.gov/eere/solar/solar-forecasting-2

  • 12/2017: Siyuan received UTD Undergraduate Research Scholar Award. Congratulations!

  • 12/2017: Cong received the Best Student Paper Award from the 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Big Data Computing, Applications and Technologies (BDCAT 2017). Congratulations! (Download Paper) (UTD News)

  • 11/2017: Dr. Zhang and Cong received the 2017-2018 SAS-IIF Research Award from the International Institute of Forecasters. (Link)

  • 10/2017: Cong received NSF Travel Award for the ACM/IEEE BDCAT 2017 Conference. Congratulations!

  • 10/2017: Dr. Zhang received a 1-year grant from Oncor Electric Delivery on big data driven load forecasting.

  • 10/2017: Our paper titled “A Data-Driven Methodology for Probabilistic Wind Power Ramp Forecasting” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

  • 09/2017: Our paper titled “Characterizing Time Series Data Diversity for Wind Forecasting” was accepted to BDCAT 2017.

  • 08/2017: UTD news release on our best paper award. (link)

  • 07/2017: Our paper titled “A Methodology for Quantifying Reliability Benefits from Improved Solar Power Forecasting in Multi-Timescale Power System Operations” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

  • 07/2017: Our paper titled “Statistical Representation of Wind Power Ramps Using a Generalized Gaussian Mixture Model” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

  • 05/2017: Our paper titled “Surrogate based Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Lithium-ion Battery Thermal Management System in Electric Vehicles” was accepted to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization journal.

  • 05/2017: Our paper titled “Short-term Global Horizontal Irradiance Forecasting Based on Sky Imaging and Pattern Recognition” led by Cong Feng won the best paper award from the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, congrats Cong!

  • 04/2017: Our paper titled “CompSim: Cross Sectional Modeling of Geometrical Complex and Inhomogeneous Slender Structures” was accepted to SoftwareX journal.

  • 04/2017: Our paper titled “Characterizing and Analyzing Ramping Events in Wind Power, Solar Power, Load, and Netload” was accepted to Renewable Energy journal.

  • 01/2017: Our paper titled “Ramp Forecasting Performance from Improved Short-Term Wind Power Forecasting Over Multiple Spatial and Temporal Scales” was accepted to Energy journal.

  • 01/2017: Our paper titled “A Data-Driven Multi-Model Methodology with Deep Feature Selection for Short-Term Wind Forecasting” was accepted to Applied Energy journal.

  • 12/2016: Our paper titled “Wind-Friendly Flexible Ramping Product Design in Multi-Timescale Power System Operations” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

  • 12/2016: Dr. Zhang gave talks at Dalian University of Technology, Tsinghua University, and North China Electric Power University.

  • 11/2016: Our paper titled “Stochastic Multi-timescale Power System Operations with Variable Wind Generation” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

  • 09/2016: Dr. Zhang chaired a session on “Intelligent Grid” at the North American Power Symposium (NAPS).

  • 08/2016: Dr. Zhang gave a talk on “Data-Driven Multi-Model Blending for Renewable Energy Forecasting” at Cork Institute of Technology.

  • 08/2016: Dr. Zhang chaired a session on “Metamodel-Based Design Optimization” at the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference and the Computer and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE).

  • 08/2016: Mucun, Chih-Lun, Guoshun, Yuanzhi, Ziyan, and Xiaobang joined the group.

  • 07/2016: Host Dr. Qiang (Kevin) Guo from NGC Transmission Equipment (America), Inc.

  • 06/2016: Our paper titled “A Data-Driven Method to Characterize Turbulence-Caused Uncertainty in Wind Power Generation” was accepted to Energy journal.

  • 06/2016: Our paper titled “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Large Wind Turbines - Technical, Economic, and Design Challenges” was accepted to Energy Conversion and Management journal.

  • 05/2016: Ahmed, Meredith, and Steven joined the group for summer internship.

  • 05/2016: Chandra received the teaching assistant award from the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science. Congratulations!!!

  • 05/2016: Host Dr. Zechun Hu from Tsinghua University.

  • 05/2016: Dr. Zhang joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at UT-Dallas as an affiliated Assistant Professor.

  • 04/2016: Our paper titled “Market Suitability and Performance Trade-offs Offered by Commercial Wind Turbines across Differing Wind Regimes” was accepted to Energies journal.

  • 04/2016: Our paper titled “Integrated Layout and Support Structure Optimization for Offshore Wind Farm Design” was accepted to TORQUE 2016.

  • 04/2016: Host three students from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Peixiang Tang, Tianqi Lv, and Kaimin Zhuo).

  • 03/2016: Our paper titled “Wind Energy” was published as a chapter in the book titled “Alternative Energy Sources and Technologies: Process Design and Operations”.

  • 03/2016: Our paper titled “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Tunnel Boring Machine Considering Both Structure and Control Parameters under Complex Geological Conditions” was accepted to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

  • 03/2016: Dr. Zhang received a 3-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Grid Modernization Initiative. The project titled “Providing Ramping Service with Wind to Enhance Power System Operational Flexibility” will be collaborated with NREL, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), MISO, and ERCOT. http://energy.gov/doe-grid-modernization-laboratory-consortium-gmlc-awards

  • 03/2016: Dr. Zhang received a 3-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Grid Modernization Initiative. The project titled “WindView: An Open Platform for Wind Energy Forecast Visualization” will be collaborated with NREL, Western Area Power Administration Electric Power Training Center, Argonne National Laboratory, ERCOT, NYISO. http://energy.gov/doe-grid-modernization-laboratory-consortium-gmlc-awards

  • 03/2016: Dr. Mingjian Cui joined the group.

  • 02/2016: Dr. Zhang received a 1-year grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the DOE SunShot Initiative. The project titled “Watt-Sun: A Multi-Scale, Multi-Model, Machine-Learning Solar Forecasting Technology” will be collaborated with NREL, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Northeastern University, University of Arizona, and ISO New England.

  • 02/2016: Chandra and Ebenesh joined the group.

  • 02/2016: Dr. Mao Li joined the group.

  • 01/2016: Our paper titled “Probability Density Function Characterization for Aggregated Large-Scale Wind Power based on Weibull Mixtures” was accepted to Energies journal.

  • 01/2016: Zhenke joined the group.

  • 12/2015: Dr. Zhang gave two talks at Dalian University of Technology: “Wind Energy Systems Design and Optimization Under Uncertainty” and “Hybrid and Uncertainty-based Surrogate Modeling for Complex Engineering Systems”.

  • 10/2015: Two papers were presented at the 5th International Workshop on Integration of Solar Power into Power Systems, Brussels, Belgium.

  • 09/2015: Yulin, Cong, and Abhijit joined the group.

  • 09/2015: Our paper titled “Baseline and Target Values for Regional and Point PV Power Forecasts: Toward Improved Solar Forecasting” was accepted to Solar Energy journal.

  • 09/2015: Our paper titled “An Optimized Swinging Door Algorithm for Identifying Wind Ramping Events” was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

  • 08/2015: Our paper titled “Unrestricted wind farm layout optimization (UWFLO): Investigating key factors influencing the maximum power generation” published at the Renewable Energy journal in 2012 won the best paper award from the journal.

  • 07/2015: Our paper titled “An Assessment of the Impact of Stochastic Day-Ahead SCUC on Economic and Reliability Metrics at Multiple Timescales” won the best paper award from the IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.