Department of Electrical, Computer
& Systems Engineering
Phone: 518.276.3842 Fax: 518-276-6261
ECSE Department, JEC 6024
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, 12180
I have been with the
Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor since
Dec. 2012. Prior to joining RPI, I was a postdoc research scholar at
Duke University with Prof. Robert
Calderbank. I obtained my Ph.D. in the School of Electrical and
Computer Engineering at Cornell University under
the supervision of Prof.
A. Kevin Tang in
August 2012. I
received the B.E. degree (with honors) and the M.S. degree (with
honors) in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in
2005 and 2007 respectively. My research areas involve networking and systems, signal
processing, and optimization. I am a recipient of ARO Young Investigator Award. Please see my CV
if you want to
know more about me.
Prospective graduate students: I am looking for highly motivated PhD students with a strong mathematical background to join my research group for Fall 2018. If interested, please apply and mention my name in your application.
Postdoc/visitors: I am looking to host a postdoc and/or visitors with background in signal processing, optimization, power system monitoring, or related fields. Please contact me along with your CV if you are interested.
January 2018: Our paper "Real-time Event Identification through Low-dimensional Subspace Characterization of High-dimensional Synchrophasor Data" is accepted to IEEE Trans. Power Systems. Congrats to Wenting!
January 2018: Paper with Junbo Zhao and Lamine Mili is accepted to IEEE Trans. Power Systems.
December 2017: Pengzhi Gao successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis and will be a data scientist at Petuum. Congrats, Dr. Gao!
September 2017: I received Young Investigator Program (YIP) award from Army Research Office.
September 2017: Yingshuai Hao won Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence. Congratulations to Yingshuai!
September 2017: Our paper
"Multi-Channel Missing Data Recovery by Exploiting the Low-rank Hankel Structures" is accepted to IEEE International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP) 2017. Congrats to Shuai and Yingshuai!
June 2017: Our paper
"Missing Data Recovery for High-dimensional Signals with Nonlinear Low-dimensional Structures" is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Congrats to Pengzhi!
March 2017: Our paper "Recent Results of PMU Data Analytics by
Exploiting Low-dimensional Structures" is accepted to IREP2017 - 10th Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium.
January 2017: Our paper "Fast Event Identification through Subspace Characterization of PMU Data in Power Systems" is accepted to IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2017. Congrats to Wenting!
November 2016: Our paper "Low-rank Matrix Recovery from Quantized and Erroneous Measurements: Accuracy-preserved Data Privatization in Power Grids" is presented at Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers 2016. Nice job, Pengzhi and Ren.
November 2016: Our paper "Likelihood Analysis of Cyber Data Attacks to Power Systems with Markov Decision Processes" has been accepted to IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Congrats to Yingshuai!
August 2016: Ren Wang and Shuai Zhang joined our group. Welcome!
July 2016: Our paper "Identification of Successive Unobservable Cyber Data Attacks in Power Systems" is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Congrats to Pengzhi!
June 2016: Sean Bayman successfully finished the requirements for the MS degree and will be a software engineering at Boeing. Congrats to Sean!
September 2015: Pengzhi Gao won Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence. Congratulations to Pengzhi!
August 2015: Wenting Li joined our group. Welcome!
August 2015: Three papers accepted to IEEE GlobalSIP 2015. Congratulations to Pengzhi and Yingshuai.
June-July 2015: I visited Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, on Visiting Faculty Research Program.
March 2015: Pengzhi's paper was accepted to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Congrats!