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Yaoyu Li, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas at Dallas

 

Contact Info

Phone: 972-883-4698; Fax: 972-883-4658;  Office: ECS.N 3.210
Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas, EC-38, Richardson, TX 75080
 

Education

Ph. D. -  Purdue University, 2004
M. Sc. - University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 1997
B. Sc. -  Tsinghua University (China), 1992

Employment

06/2011 – present: Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Dallas

08/2010 – 05/2011: Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

07/2004 – 08/2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

12/2006 - present:  Consultant for Building Efficiency Research Group, Johnson Controls, Inc.

04/2013 - present:  Consultant for Lennox Industires, Inc.

01/2009 – 12/2009: Consultant for Eaton Corporation Innovation Center.

08/1996 – 05/2004: Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Purdue University

08/1994 – 07/1996: Graduate Research Assistant, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Canada

08/1992 – 07/1994: Assistant Research Engineer, Inner Mongolia Microcomputer Research Institute (Star Computers), Inc., Hohhot, China.

Professional Services

2016 – present: Associate Editor for IFAC Mechatronics

2012 – 2015: Associate Editor for IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

2012-2015: Conference Proceeding Associate Editor, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Division (DSCD)

2014: Organizer, ASME DSCC 2014, Session on Frontiers in Building HVAC Controls

2012 & 2015: Panelist, NSF CMMI DSDC Program

2014: Panelist, DOE BENEFIT Program

Research Interests

·        Building HVAC and Thermal Systems

·     Self Optimizing Control for Efficient Operation: Chilled-Water Plant; Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF); Air-Side Economizer; Air-source Heat Pump; CO2 Heat Pump; Ground-source Heat Pump.

·     Modelica Based Dynamic Simulation Modeling for HVAC Systems: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), Air Handling Unit (AHU), Centrifugal Chiller, Screw Chiller, Mechanical Draft Cooling Tower, Thermoelectric System.

 

·        Controls for Wind Energy

(WindSTAR: NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center – UT-Dallas Site Co-PI)

·    Extremum Seeking Control for Maximizing Wind Farm Power Yield

·    Extremum Seeking Control for Maximizing Energy Capture for Variable Speed Variable Pitch Turbines

·    Smart Actuators for Stabilizing Offshore Floating Wind Turbine

·     Individual Pitching Control (IPC) Including Wake Interaction

·    Self-optimizing Robust Control of Power Generation for Wind Turbines with Doubly-Fed Induction Generators

·    Bumpless Transfer of Inter-Region Control Switching for Improving Power Quality and Load Reduction

·        Demand Response & Smart Grid (NSF EAGER Award #1637340, Smart and Connected Community Program)

·     Centralized and Multi-agent Optimal Charging Management for Parking-lot Electric Vehicles

·     Vehicle-to-Grid Energy Management; Risk Management Strategies against Peak Price

·        Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles; Battery Modeling, Equilization and Diagnostics

·     Trip Based Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles

·     Battery Pack Worthiness of Replacement

·        Fault Diagnosis of Wind Turbine Hydraulic Pitching Systems

·        Self-Optimizing MPPT Control and Integrated Diagnostics for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

·    Sequential ESC Based Global MPPT for PV Systems under Variable Shading

·    Adaptive Extremum Seeking Control for PV MPPT

·    MPPT and Integrated Diagnostics for Multi-string PV Systems with Multi-input ESC

·        Extremum Seeking Control (ESC) under Actuation Nonlinearities and ESC Integrated Diagnostics

 Journal Papers

1.      Dong, L., Li, Y., House, J.M. and Salsbury, T.I. “Mode Switching Control of A Multi-functional Variable Refrigerant Flow System,” accepted, Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

2.      Dong, L., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I., House, J.M. and Wu, Z. “Multivariable Extremum Seeking Control for a Multi-functional Variable Refrigerant Flow System,” Science and Technology for the Built Environment, Available online, October 30, 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23744731.2017.1393257.

3.      Hu, B., Li, Y., Wang, R.-Z., Cao, F., Xing, Z. “Real -time Minimization of Power Consumption for Air-Source Transcritical CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater System,” International Journal of Refrigeration, Available online October 18, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2017.10.016.

4.      Mu, B., Li, Y., House, J.M., Salsbury, T.I. “Real-time Optimization and Sequencing of Chilled-water Plant with Parallel Chillers Based on Extremum Seeking Control,” Applied Energy, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.072.

5.      Salsbury, T.I., House, J.M., Alcala, C. and Li, Y. “An Extremum-Seeking Control Method Driven by Input-Output Correlation,” Journal of Process Control, Vol. 58, pp. 106-116, October 2017.

6.      Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “Regime-Switching Based Vehicle-to-Building Operation against Electricity Price Spikes,” Energy Economics, DOI:

 10.1016/j.eneco.2017.05.019, online available on June 7, 2017.

7.      Van Dijk, M.T., van Wingerden, J.-W., Ashuri, T. and Li, Y.Wind farm multi-objective wake redirection for optimizing power production and load,” Energy, Vol. 121, pp. 561-569, Feb. 2017.

8.      Mu, B., Li, Y., House, J.M. and Salsbury, T.I. “Experimental Evaluation of Extremum Seeking Control for Efficient Operation of Airside Economizers,” Control Engineering Practice, 50, pp. 37-47, May 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.conengprac.2016.02.008.

9.      Mu, B., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Discrimination of Steady State and Transient State of Dither Extremum Seeking Control via Sinusoidal Detection,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 76, pp. 93-100,

doi:10.1016/j.ymssp.2016.02.004.

10.  Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “A Game Theoretic Approach to Optimal Scheduling of Parking-lot Electric Vehicle Charging,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 65(6), 4068 - 4078 October 2016, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2015.2487515.

11.  Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “Optimal Management for Parking-lot Electric Vehicle Charging by Two-Stage Approximate Dynamic Programming,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. PP, No. 99, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2505298

12.  Chen, Q., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. “Bumpless Transfer Based Inter-region Controller Switching of Wind Turbines for Reducing Power and Load Fluctuation,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 23-31, January 2016, doi: 10.1109/TSTE.2015.2471104.

13.  Yang, Z. Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximizing Wind Farm Energy Capture by Nested-loop Extremum Seeking Control,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 137(12): 121010-121010-9, DS-14-1398, doi: 10.1115/1.4031593.

14.  Chen, Q., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. “Dual-Loop Self-Optimizing Robust Control of Wind Power Generation with Doubly-Fed Induction Generator,” ISA Transactions, Special Issue on Control of Renewable Energy Systems, Vol. 58, pp. 409-420, September 2015, doi:10.1016/j.isatra.2015.04.009.

15.     Yang, Z. Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Multi-model Predictive Control for Wind Turbine Operation under Meandering Wake of Upstream Turbines,” Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 45, December 2015, pp. 37-45.

16.     Hu, B., Li, Y., Mu, B., Wang, S., Seem, J.E., Cao, F. “Extremum Seeking Control for Efficient Operation of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump System,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 86, February 2016, pp. 332-346.

17.     Mu, B., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Hu, B. “A Multi-variable Newton-based Extremum Seeking Control for Condenser Water Loop Optimization of Chilled Water Plant,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Vol. 137, No. 11, 111011 (2015) (10 pages); Paper No. DS-14-1449, November 2015, doi:10.1115/1.4031051doi:10.1115/1.4031051.

18.     Li, X., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Lei, P. “Detection of Internal Resistance Change for Photovoltaic Arrays Using Extremum Seeking Control MPPT Signals,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, doi:10.1109/TCST.2015.2424857, May 2015.

19.     Hu, B., Li, Y., Cao, F. and Xing, Z. “Extremum Seeking Control of COP Optimization for Air-Source Transcritical CO2 Heat Pump Water Heater System,” Applied Energy, Vol. 147, pp. 361-372, June 2015.

20.     Dong, L., Li, Y., Mu, B., and Xiao, Y. “Self-Optimizing Control of Air-Source Heat Pump with Multivariable Extremum Seeking”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 84, pp. 180-196, June 2015.

21.     Cheng, X., Hu, X., Yang, L., Husain, I., Inoue, K., Krein, P., Lefevre, R., Li, Y., Nishi, H., Taiber, J.G., Wang, F.-Y., Zha, Y., Gao, W. and Li, Z.  “Electrified Vehicles and the Smart Grid: The ITS Perspective,” IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 1388-1404, August 2014.

22.     Li, P., Li, Y., Seem, J.E., Qiao, H., Li, X. and Winkler, J. “Recent Advances in Dynamic Modeling of HVAC Equipment – Part 2: Modelica Based Modeling,” HVAC&R Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 150-161, January 2014.

23.     Li, P., Qiao, H., Li, Y., Seem, J.E., Li, X. and Winkler, J. “Recent Advances in Dynamic Modeling of HVAC Equipment – Part 1: Equipment Modeling,” HVAC&R Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 136-149, January 2014.

24.     Li, X., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximum Power Point Control of Photovoltaic System Using Adaptive Extremum Seeking Control,” in press,  IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 2315-2322, November 2013.

25.     Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “Optimal Energy Management of Wind-Battery Hybrid Power System with Two-Scale Dynamic Programming,” IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy. Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 765-773, July 2013.

26.     Li, X., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Dynamic Modeling and Self-optimizing Operation of Chilled Water Systems Using Extremum Seeking Control,” Energy and Buildings, Vol. 58, pp. 172-182, March 2013.

27.     Ugle, R., Li, Y. and Dhingra, A. “Equalization Integrated Online Monitoring of Health Map and Worthiness of Replacement for Battery Packof Electric Vehicles,” Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 223, No. 1, pp. 293-305, February 2013.

28.     Li, P., Seem, J.E. and Li, Y. “Experimental Validation for dp/dt Assumption of Heat Exchangers in Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycles,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, No. 11, 114502 (6 pages), November 2012.

29.     Wu, X.  Li, Y., Li, F., Yang, Z. and Teng, W. Adaptive Estimation-Based Leakage Detection for a Wind Turbine Hydraulic Pitching System,” IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 907-914, October 2012.

30.     Wu, X. and Li, Y. “Self-Learning Based Centrifugal Compressor Surge Mapping with Computationally Efficient Adaptive Asymmetric Support Vector Machine,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 134, No. 5, 051008 (10 pages), September 2012

31.     Lei, Y. and Li, Y.Development and Control of Broken-Strap Monitoring System for Newspaper Flexi-Roll Machines,” International Journal of Automation and Control, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 81-103, 2012

32.     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Consistent Initialization of System of Differential-Algebraic Equations for Dynamic Simulation of Centrifugal Chillers,” Journal of Building Performance Simulation. , Vol. 5, No. 2, March 2012, pp. 115-139.

33.     Wu, X., Li, Y. and Teng, W. “Modified Hidden Semi-Markov Models for Wear Prognosis,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Vol. 226, No. 2, pp. 174-179, February 2012.

34.     Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction Including Wake Interaction,” Wind Engineering, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 715-738, December 2011.

35.     Ranjan, N. and Li, Y. “Trip Based Stochastic Prediction of Battery State of Charge for Electric Vehicles,” International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Vol. 3, No. 4,  pp. 353 – 368, 2011.

36.     Wu, X., Li, Y., Zhou, C., Gao, Q. and Teng, W.  “Life Extending Minimum-Time Path Planning for Hexapod Robot,” International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 1-6, June 2011.

37.     Lei, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Modeling and Global MPPT Control for Photovoltaic Array with Variable Shading,” IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 348-358, July 2011.

38.     Li, P., Seem, J.E. and Li, Y. A New Explicit Equation for Accurate Friction Factor Calculation of Smooth Pipes,” International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1535-1541, September 2011.

39.     Wu, X., Li, Y., Liu, S. and Perez, R.A. “Local Minimum-Time Trajectory Planning for Five-Axis Machining with and without Tool Tip Deviation,” International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 4, No.3/4, pp. 304 – 321, 2011.

40.     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Efficient Operation of Air-side Economizer Using Extremum Seeking Control,ASME Transactions - Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 132, No. 3, pp. 031009 (10 pages), May 2010.

41.     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Modelica-Based Dynamic Modeling of a Chilled-Water Cooling Coil”, HVAC & R Research, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 35-58, January 2010.

42.     Bin, Y., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Multiple Trip Information Based Spatial Domain Optimization for Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Vol. 2, No. 4,  pp. 259 – 281, 2010.

43.     Creaby, J., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximizing Wind Turbine Energy Capture Using Multi-variable Extremum Seeking Control,” Wind Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 361-387, June 2009.

44.     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Trip Based Optimal Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Advanced Traffic Modeling”, SAE International Journal on Engines, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 861-872, 2009

45.     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Optimal Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Intelligent Transportation Systems,  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 3393-3401, 2008

46.     Li, Y., Rotea, M. A., Chiu, G. T.-C., Mongeau, L. G. and Paek, I.-S. “Extremum Seeking Control of Tunable Thermoacoustic Cooler”.  IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 13, No. 4, 527- 536, July 2005.

47.     Li, Y. and Chiu, G. T.-C. “Control of Loudspeakers Using Disturbance-Observer Type Velocity Estimation”.  IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 111–117, April 2005.

48.     Li, Y., Paek, I.-S., Chiu, G. T.-C., Mongeau, L. G. and Braun, J. E.  “Reply to comments on ‘Adaptive tuning of an electrodynamically driven thermoacoustic cooler’ [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 111 (3), 1251-1258, 2002]”, Journal of Acoustical Society of America. Vol. 115, No. 3, 976-979, March 2004.

49.     Li, Y., Chiu, G. T.-C. and Mongeau, L. G. “Robust Repetitive Control: Acoustic Impedance Matching for Dual-Driver Standing Wave Tube”,  IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 869-880, November 2004.

50.     Li, Y., Minner, B. L., Chiu, G. T.-C., Mongeau, L. G. and Braun, J. E. “Adaptive Tuning of an Electrodynamically Driven Thermoacoustic Cooler”.  Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 111, No. 3, 1251-1258, March 2002.

Conference Papers

[1]      Wu, Z. and Li, Y., “Real-Time Optimization of Wind Farm Energy Capture With Delay Compensated Nested-Loop Extremum Seeking Control,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2017-5262, Tysons Corner, VA, October 11-13, 2017.

[2]      Bin, Y., Rajashekara, K., Li, Y. and Xu, H. “Cascaded Control of Output Power for PEMFC Systems,” Proceedings of the 36th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), July 26-28, 2017, Dalian, China, DOI: 10.23919/ChiCC.2017.8028827

[3]      Zhao, Z., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Input Selection for Multivariable Extremum Seeking Control with Application to Real-time Optimization of A Chilled-Water Plant,” Proceedings of 2017 American Control Conference, 62-67, Seattle, WA, May 24-26, 2017.

[4]      Xiao, Y., Li, Y., Rotea, M.A. “Multi-objective Extremum Seeking Control for Enhancement of Wind Turbine Power Capture with Load Reduction,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 753 (2016) 052025, The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/5/052025.

[5]      Van Dijk, M., van Wingerden, J.W., Ashuri, T., Li, Y., Rotea, M.A. “Yaw-

Misalignment and its Impact on Wind Turbine Loads and Wind Farm Power Output,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 753 (2016) 062013, The Science of Making Torque from Wind (TORQUE 2016), doi:10.1088/1742-6596/753/6/062013.

[6]      Dong, L., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Automatic Mode Switching for A Multi-functional Variable Refrigerant Flow System,” Proceedings of the 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Paper No. 2680, West Lafayette, IN, USA, July 11-14, 2016.

[7]      Zhao, Z., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Evaluation of an Extremum Seeking Control Based Optimization and Sequencing Strategy for a Chilled-water Plant,” Proceedings of the 4th International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, Paper No. 33682, West Lafayette, IN, USA, July 11-14, 2016.

[8]      Zhu, Y., Li, Y., Dong, L., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Distributed Extremum Seeking Control for a Variable Refrigerant Flow System,” Proceedings of the 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Paper No. 2681, West Lafayette, IN, USA, July 11-14, 2016.

[9]      Dong, L., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Self-optimizing Control and Mode Switching for Multi-functional Variable Refrigerant Flow Air Conditioning Systems via Extremum Seeking,” Proceedings of 2016 American Control Conference, 593-598, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.

[10]     Mu, B., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M. “Optimization and Sequencing of Chilledwater Plant Based on Extremum Seeking Control,” Proceedings of 2016 American Control Conference, 2373-2378, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.

[11]     Wu, Z. and Li, Y. “Stabilization of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines by Artificial Muscle based Active Mooring Line Force Control,” Proceedings of 2016 American Control Conference, 2277 – 2282, Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016.

[12]     Dong, L., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M., Extremum Seeking Controls for Efficient Operation of Multi-Functional Variable Refrigerant Flow System,” 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Paper #18045, January 23-27, 2016, Orlando, FL, USA.

[13]     Xiao, Y., Li, Y. and Rotea, M.A. “Experimental Evaluation of Extremum Seeking Based Region-2 Controller for CART3 Wind Turbine,” AIAA 2016 Sci-Tech Wind Energy Symposium, Paper No. AIAA 2016-1737, San Diego, CA, January 4-8, 2016.

[14]     Ashuri, T., Rotea, M.A., Xiao, Y., Li, Y., Ponnurangam, C.V. “Wind turbine aerodynamics performance degradation and its mitigation via Extremum seeking controls,” AIAA 2016 Sci-Tech Wind Energy Symposium, Paper No. AIAA 2016-1738, San Diego, CA, January 4-8, 2016.

[15]      Mu, B., Li, Y., Salsbury, T.I. and House, J.M., “Extremum Seeking Based Control Strategy for A Chilled-Water Plant with Parallel Chillers,” ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Invited Seesion for Building Energy Systems, DSCC2015-9949, October 28-30, 2015, Columbus, OH, USA.

[16]      Mu, B., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Hu, B. “Self-Optimizing Efficient Operation of Chiller-Tower Plant with Multi-Variable Extremum Seeking Control,” Paper No. CH-15-C014, 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference, Chicago, IL, Jan. 24-28, 2015.

[17]      Jalili, K., Li, Y. and Rotea, M.A. “Pitch and Roll Motion Control of A Floating Wind Turbine with Hybrid Actuation,” Paper No. DSCC2014-6064, Invited Session for Dynamics and Control of Wind Energy Systems, ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 22-24, 2014.

[18]      Mu, B., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Hu, B. “A Multi-Variable Newton-Based Extremum Seeking Control for a Chilled Water Plant With Variable Water and Air Flow Operation,” Paper No. DSCC2014-6343,  ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 22-24, 2014.

[19]      Hu, B., Li, Y., Mu, B., Wang, S., Seem, J.E. and Cao, F. “Extremum Seeking Control of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump System,” Paper #2472, Proceedings of the 15th    International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

[20]      Xiao, Y., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Multi-variable Extremum Seeking Control for Mini-split Air-conditioning System,” Paper #2508, Proceedings of the 15th    International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2014, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

[21]      Mu, B., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Experimental Study on Extremum Seeking Control for Efficient Operation of Air-side Economizer,” Paper #3471, Proceedings of the 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2014, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

[22]      Li, Y., Jalili, K., Yang, Z. and Seem, J.E. “Active Horizontal Vane Control for Stabilizing Platform Pitch Motion of Floating Offshore Turbines,” Paper No. 2013-0452, Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, January 13-17, 2014, National Harbor, MD.

[23]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximizing Wind Farm Energy Capture Via Nested-Loop Extremum Seeking Control, Invited Session on Wind Energy Systems and Control,” Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Munger Center, Palo Alto, CA, October 20-22, 2013.

[24]      Xiao, Y., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximum Power Point Tracking of Multi-String Photovoltaic Array via Simultaneous Perturbation Stochastic Approximation, Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Munger Center, Palo Alto, CA, October 20-22, 2013.

[25]      Mu, B. Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Discrimination of Steady State and Transient State of Extremum Seeking Control Via Sinusoidal Detection,” Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Munger Center, Palo Alto, CA, October 20-22, 2013.

[26]      Mu, B. Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Comparison of Several Self-Optimizing Control Methods for Efficient Operation for a Chilled Water Plant,” Proceedings of ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Munger Center, Palo Alto, CA, October 20-22, 2013.

[27]      Li, X., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Systems Using Adaptive Extrmum Seeking Control,” to be presented at the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conferences, December 12-15, 2011, Orlando, FL

[28]      Yang, Z. and Li, Y. Active Vertical-Vane Control for Roll Motion of Floating Offshore Wind Turbine,” Paper No. 2013-0452, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, January 7-10, 2013, Grapevine, TX.

[29]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Model Predictive Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction Including Wake Meandering Modelling,” Invited Session on Renewable Energy Systems,” Proceedings of 2012 American Control Conference, pp. 3008 – 3013, June 27-29, 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada.

[30]      Li, X., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Li, P. “Extremum Seeking Control of Cooling Tower for Self-Optimizing Efficient Operation of Chilled Water Systems,” Proceedings of 2012 American Control Conference, pp. 3396-3401, June 27-29, 2012, Montreal, QC, Canada.

[31]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction with Wake Meandering Modelling,” Proceedings of the 50th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, January 9-12, 2012, Nashville, TN

[32]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction Enhanced with Inter-Turbine Wake Modelling,” Invited Session on Energy Harvesting and Distribution, Proceedings of 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 779-786, October 31 - November 2, 2011, Arlington, VA.

[33]      Li, X., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. and Lei, P. “Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Systems Using Adaptive Extrmum Seeking Control,” Invited Session on Energy Harvesting and Distribution, Proceedings of 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 803-810, October 31 - November 2, 2011, Arlington, VA.

[34]      Lei, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. MPPT and Integrated Diagnostics for Multi-String PV System with Multi-Input ESC,Proceedings of 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 409-416, October 31 - November 2, 2011, Arlington, VA.

[35]      Zhang, L. and Li, Y.Optimal Energy Management of Hybrid Power System with Two-Scale Dynamic Programming,” Proceedings of 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, pp. 247-254, October 31 - November 2, 2011, Arlington, VA.

[36]      Chen, Q., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Bumpless Transfer Design for Wind Turbine Inter-Region Control Switching for Power Flicker Reduction,” to be presented at IEEE 2011 Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE), Pheonix, AZ, March 20, 2011

[37]      Zhang, L. and Li, Y. “Two-scale Dynamic Programming for Energy Management of Hybrid Power Systems,” to be presented at IEEE 2011 Power Systems Conference and Exposition (PSCE) and accepted by 2011 American Control Conference

[38]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Individual Pitch Control for Wind Turbine Load Reduction Including Wake Interaction,” AIAA Paper No. 2011-0820, 49th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 4-7, 2011. Also accepted by 2011 American Control Conference

[39]      Ugle, R. and Li, Y. “Battery Pack Degradation Analysis via Charge Equalization Integrated Diagnostics and Trip Based Evaluation of Energy Loss,” SAE Paper No. PFL11-0770, to be presented at 2011 SAE Congress, April 12-14, Detroit, MI.

[40]      Ranjan, N. and Li, Y. “Trip Specific Stochastic Estimation of Battery State-of-Charge for Electric Vehicles ,” SAE Paper No. PFL11-0788, to be presented at 2011 SAE Congress, April 12-14, 2011, Detroit, MI. 

[41]      Lei, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Modeling and Global MPPT Control for Photovoltaic Array with Variable Shading,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA

[42]      Chen, Q., Li, Y., Yang, Z., Seem, J.E. and Creaby, J. “Self Optimizing Robust Control for Maximizing Power Conversion for Wind Turbines with Doubly Fed Induction Generator,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA

[43]      Wu, X., Li, Y. and Consi, T. R. “Life Extension Based Posture Synthesis of A Six-Legged Symmetric Robot on Corrugated Surfaces,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA

[44]      Yang, Z., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Individual Pitch Control For Wind Turbine Load Reduction Including Wake Modeling,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA

[45]     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Dynamic Modeling and Stability Analysis for Centrifugal Chillers,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA

[46]     Li, X., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Dynamic Modeling of Mechanical Draft Counter-Flow Wet Cooling Tower with Modelica,” Proceedings of 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC’2010), September 13-15, 2010, Cambridge, MA & 2010 Purdue Compressor Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and High Performance Buildings Conferences.

[47]     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Modelica Based Dynamic Modeling and Self-Optimizing Control of Water-Cooled Centrifugal Chiller System,” 2010 Purdue Compressor Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and High Performance Buildings Conferences.

[48]     Lei, P., Li, Y., Chen, Q. and Seem, J.E. “Extremum Seeking Control Based Integration of MPPT and Degradation Detection for Photovoltaic Arrays,” Proceedings of 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 30 ~ July 2, 2010

[49]     Wu, X., Li, Y., Yang, Z. and Lu, B. “Model Based Fault Diagnosis for Wind Turbine Hydraulic Pitching Systems,” Proceedings of 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 30 ~ July 2, 2010

[50]     Bin, Y., Li, Y., Feng, N. “Nonlinear Dynamic Battery Model with Boundary and Scanning Hysteresis,” Paper No. ASME DSCC2009-2745, Proceedings of 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, October 12-14, 2009

[51]     Bin, Y., Reama, A., Cela, A., Natowicz, R., Abderrahmane, H and Li, Y. “On Fast Dynamic Programming for Power Splitting Control of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Paper No. ASME DSCC2009-2745, Proceedings of 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, October 12-14, 2009

[52]     Lu, B., Li, Y., Wu, X. and Yang, Z. “A Review of Recent Advances in Wind Turbine Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis,” Proceedings of 2009 IEEE Symposium on Power Electronics and Machines in Wind Applications, Paper No. PEMWA-125, June 24-26, 2009, Lincoln, Nebraska

[53]     Li, P., Li, Y., Seem, J.E. “Extremum Seeking Control for Efficient and Reliable Operation of Air-Side Economizers,” Proceedings of 2009 American Control Conference,  pp. 20 – 25, June 10-12, 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA

[54]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Power Management of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Enhanced with Neural Network Based Freeway Trip Modeling,” Proceedings of 2009 American Control Conference,  pp. 4601 – 4606, June 10-12, 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA

[55]     Bin, Y., Li, Y., Gong, Q. and Peng, Z.-R. “Multiple Traffic Information Based Trip Model and Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” Proceedings of 2009 American Control Conference,  pp. 4607 – 4612, June 10-12, 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA

[56]     Wu, X., Li, Y., Liu, S. and Perez, R.A. “Local Minimum Time Trajectory Planning for Five-Axis Machining with or without Deflection,” Proceedings of 2009 American Control Conference,  pp. 5564 – 5569, June 10-12, 2009, St. Louis, MO, USA

[57]     Wu, X., Li, Y., Lundell, T.D. and Guru, A.K. “Integrated Prognosis of AC Servo Motor Driven Linear Actuator Using Hidden Semi-Markov Models,” Paper No. IEMDC2009-11048, Proceedings of the 2009 International Electric Machines and Drives Conference, Miami, FL, May 3-6, 2009

[58]     Creaby, J., Li, Y. and Seem, J. E. “Maximizing Wind Turbine Energy Capture Via Extremum Seeking Control,” Proceedings of 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, October 20-22, 2008, Ann Arbor, MI. (45% contribution)

[59]     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J. E. “Efficient and Reliable Operation of Air-Side Economizers Using Extremum Seeking Control,” Proceedings of 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, October 20-22, 2008, Ann Arbor, MI.

[60]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. Computationally Efficient Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Spatial Domain Dynamic Programming,” Proceedings of 2008 ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, October 20-22, 2008, Ann Arbor, MI.

[61]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Computationally Efficient Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles via Spatial Domain Optimization”, Invited Paper in IEEE 2008 International Conference on Vehicular Electronics and Safety (ICVES) Conference, September 20-22, 2008, Columbus, OH.

[62]     Creaby, J., Li, Y. and Seem, J. E.  “Maximizing Wind Turbine Power Output via Multivariable Extremum Seeking Control,” American Wind Energy Association WindPower 2008 Annual Conference and Expo, Session 10E – Loads and Controls, Houston, TX, June 2008.

[63]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Trip Based Optimal Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Advanced Traffic Modeling Theory”, Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, pp. 3225-3230, Seattle, June11-13, 2008

[64]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. Trip Based Optimal Power Management of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle with Advanced Traffic Modeling”, SAE 2008-1316, presented at 2008 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 14-17, 2008.

[65]     Li, P., Li, Y. and Seem, J.E. “Dynamic modeling and self-optimizing control of air-side economizer Using Modelica”, Proceedings of Modelica 2008 Conference, Bielefeld, Germany, March 3-4 2008

[66]     Gong, Q., Li, Y. and Peng, Z.-R. “Nearly Globally Optimal Power Management of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Trip Modeling”, IMECE2007-41638, Proceedings of 2007 IMECE, Seattle, WA, November 11-15, 2007

[67]     Wu, X., Li, Y. and Consi, T. R. “Gait Synthesis of Hexapod Robot for Observation on Corrugated Surfaces,” Proceedings of 2007 Untethered Submersible Technology Symposium (UUST'07), August 2007, Durham, NH, USA 

[68]     Wu, X., Li, Y. and Consi, T. R. “Posture Analysis and Dynamic Control of a Symmetric Hexapod Robot on Corrugated Surfaces for Underwater Observation”, IMECE2007-41632. Proceedings of 2007 IMECE, Seattle, WA, November 11-15, 2007

[69]     Wu, X. and Li, Y. “Computationally Efficient Data-driven Surge Map Modeling for Centrifugal Air Compressors”.  Proceedings of 2007 American Control Conference, pp. 810-815, New York, July 9-13, 2007

[70]     Ji, Y., Li, Y. and Lee, J. “Orthonormal Basis Function Based Transient Modeling for Boring Tool Degradation Monitoring”. Proceedings of 2007 American Control and Conference, pp. 1852-1857, New York, July 9-13, 2007

[71]     Li, Y., Sodemann, A., Lee, J., Rucker, M., Lancaster, R. and Carnagie, J. “Data-Driven Surge Map Modeling for Centrifugal Air Compressors”. 2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo (IMECE).

[72]     Li, Y., Wu, X., Lee, J., Rucker, M., Lancaster, R. and Carnagie, J. “Robust Smith Predictor Based Position Control of Inlet Guide Vane for Centrifugal Air Compressors”.  2006 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo (IMECE).

[73]     Li, Y., Rotea, M., Chiu, G. T.-C., Mongeau, L. G. and Paek, I.-S. “Extremum Seeking Control of Tunable Thermoacoustic Cooler”.  Proceedings of 2004 American Control Conference, 2033-2038, June 2004, Boston, MA

[74]     Li, Y., Chiu, G. T.-C. and Mongeau, L. G. “Active Impedance Matching for Dual-Driver Standing Wave Tube”.  Proceedings of 2002 American Control Conference, 3771-3776, May 2002, Anchorage, Alaska

[75]     Li, Y. and Chiu, G. T.-C. “Control of Loudspeakers Using Disturbance-Observer Type Velocity Estimation for Noise and Vibrations”.  Proceedings of 2000 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Vol. 2, 913 - 919. Ann Arbor, MI. July 23-26, 2000.

Honors & Awards

  • 2007 Honda Initiation Grant: Trip Based Optimal Power Management for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Top 10 Research Expenditure in 2009-10, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Top 10 Research Expenditure in 2008-09, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Cummins Fellowship, Purdue University, 2003
  • Donnan Fellowship, Purdue University, 2002
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, 1995

Teaching

UT-Dallas

  • MECH 4310: Systems and Controls (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
  • MECH 5370: Introduction to Wind Energy (Spring 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2017)
  • MECH 4v95 / 6v98: Introduction to Wind Energy (Fall 2011; Spring 2013; Spring 2014)
  • MECH 4350: Applied Heat Transfer (Spring 2012; Spring 2013)
  • MECH 4110: Systems Laboratory (Fall 2012; Fall 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017)

UW-Milwaukee

  • ME/EE 490: Introduction to Wind Energy (Spring 2010, jointly with Dr. Nasiri)
  • ME/EE 890: Controls for Renewable Energy (Fall 2010, jointly with Dr. Nasiri)
  • ME 479: Control and Design of Mechatronic Systems (Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Summer 2011)
  • ME 474: Introduction to Control Systems (Fall 2006)
  • ME/EE 574: Intermediate Control Systems (Fall 2005)
  • ME/EE 718: Nonlinear Control Systems (Spring 2007, Fall 2010)
  • ME/EE 816: Linear Optimal and Robust Control (Spring 2006, Fall 2008, Spring 2011)
  • ME/EE 819: Adaptive Control (Fall 2007, Spring 2009)

Sponsors

  • National Science Foundation
  • Johnson Controls, Inc., Building Efficiency Research Group
  • WE Energies
  • Eaton Corporation Innovation Center
  • Southeast Wisconsin Energy Technology Research Consortium (SWETRC)
  • Honda America R&D
  • US Department of Energy
  • Toyota Motors Manufacturing in Kentucky
  • Marlow Industries, Inc.
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Milwaukee Journal & Sentinel

Collaborators

  • Dr. Timothy I. Salsbury, Dr. John M. House, and Dr. John E. Seem (Johnson Controls, Inc.)
  • Mr. Keith Mowery, Mr. Jon Douglas, Mr. Pete Hrejsa (Lennox Industries)
  • Dr. Robin McCarty (Marlow Industries)
  • Dr. Bin Lu and Mr. Michael Nowak (Eaton Corporation Innovation Center)
  • Prof. Zhong-Ren Peng (University of Florida at Gainesville)
  • Mr. Yosuke Ishikawa (Honda R&D)
  • Prof. David Yu and Prof. Adel Nasiri (UWM EE Department)
  • Dr. Thomas R. Consi (UWM Great Lakes Water Institute)
  • Prof. Jay Lee, NSF I/UCRC Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, University of Cincinnati

Visiting Scholars

  • Mr. Xinyu Fan (Ph.D. Student, Beijing Institute of Technology, November 2016 ~ October 2017)
  • Dr. Yang Zhu (Postdoctoral Researcher, August 2015 to date)
  • Mike van Dijk (Visiting Scholar, M.Sc. Student of TU-Delft)
  • Prof. Xiaoe Ruan (Visiting Scholar, Professor of Applied Mathematics, Xi’An Jiaotong University, December 2015 – February 2016)

Graduate Students

  • Yan Xiao (Ph.D., UTD-EE, co-supervised with Prof. Mario Rotea and Prof. Babak Fahimi)
  • Liujia Dong (Ph.D., UTD-ME; M.Sc., UTD-ME, December 2014)
  • Zhongyou Wu (Ph.D., UTD-ME)
  • Fenglin Zhou (Ph.D. UTD-ME)
  • Zhongfan Zhao (Ph.D., UTD-EE)
  • Wenyi Wang (Ph.D., UTD-ME)
  • Yi Zhang (Ph.D., UTD-ME)
  • Devesh Kumar (Ph.D., UTD-EE, jointly with Prof. Mario Rotea)
  • Chang Liu (Ph.D., UTD-ME, jointly with Prof. Mario Rotea)
  • Haitao Liu (Ph.D., UTD-EE)

Former Lab Researchers

  • Baojie Mu (Ph.D., December 2015, UTD-EE, now with Whirlpool, Inc.)
  • Bin Hu (Ph.D., July 2015, Xi-An Jiaotong University, co-supervised with Prof. Feng Cao, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi-An Jiaotong University)
  • Lei Zhang (Ph.D., UTD-EE, December 2014, now with Walmart Labs)
  • Quan Chen (M.Sc., May 2014, UWM-ME, now Ph.D. student, UW-Madison)
  • Xuguang Liu (M.Sc., December 2014, UTD-ME)
  • Kaveh Jalili (M.Sc., May 2014, UTD-ME, co-supervised with Prof. Mario Rotea)
  • Zhongzhou Yang (Ph.D., December 2013, now Systems Modeling and Control Engineer at EXA Corporation)
  • Xiao Li (Ph.D., December 2012, now Research & Development Engineer at ANSYS, Inc.)
  • Peng Lei (M.Sc., May 2012; Electrical Engineer, MTS Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN)
  • Pengfei Li (Ph.D., October 2011, Senior Research Scientist at United Technologies Research Center)
  • Xin Wu (Ph.D., December 2010, Assistant Professor, School of Energy, Power and Mechanical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China)
  • Edgar Bolivar Nieto (September 2010 – June 2011, Estudiante Ingeniería Mecatrónica, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, now Ph.D. student at UTD ME)
  • Tony P. Rousseau (M. Sc., May 2011, Modine R&D)
  • Nitin Ranjan (M. Sc., August 2010, Elutions, Inc., Waukesha, WI)
  • Dr. Yang Bin (Postdoc, July 2008 ~ January 2009; Visiting Scholar, April 2014- March 2015; Associate Professor at Beijing University of Technology in China)
  • Justin Creaby (M. Sc, Dec. 2008, Siemens)
  • Qiuming Gong (M. Sc. Dec. 2008, PhD Student, 2006 ~ May 2009; Ford)
  • Angela Sodemann (M. Sc. June 2006, Research Assistant Professor at Airforce Institute of Technology)
  • Yun Lei (M. Sc. December 2006, Siemens Water Technology, Waukesha, WI)
  • Eric Fritz (B. Sc. May 2006, Boston Scientific)
  • Robert Brummond (B. Sc. December 2006, Harley-Davidson Product Development Center)

 Ph. D. Research Assistantship Positions in Dr. Li’s Group at Univ. of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Li is currently looking for candidates for Graduate Research Assistantship for Ph. D. students, in the following areas.

  • Dynamic Modeling & Controls of Building HVAC Systems
  • Controls of Renewable & Alternative Energy Systems
  • Energy Management for Smart Grid, Building Demand Response & Microgrid

If you are interested in any of the above areas, please email [email protected]utdallas.edu