Xiaozhe Wang

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Contact Information
Address: 

McConnell Engineering Building, Room 693

Phone: 
514-398-1749
Email address: 
xiaozhe.wang2 [at] mcgill.ca
Department: 
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Biography: 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University. Before joining McGill, I was a postdoctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology working with Prof. Konstantin Turitsyn. I received my Ph.D. degree from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering  at Cornell University in January 2015 with a minor in Applied Mathematics. My advisor was Prof. Hsiao-Dong Chiang. I received my M.Eng. degree from the same school at Cornell University in 2011 and B.S. degree from the Department of Information Science & Electronic Engineering at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2010.

Courses: 

ECSE 361: Power Engineering

Research areas: 
Power Engineering
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Peter Silvester Award at McGill University
Jacobs Fellowship at Cornell University
Outstanding Graduates of Zhejiang University
Outstanding Graduation Thesis of Zhejiang University
Chinese National Scholarship
First-class Excellent Student Scholarship of Zhejiang University
Fung Scholarship by Li & Fung Group
International Exchange Award of Zhejiang University

Selected publications: 
Areas of interest: 

My research interests are in the general areas of power system stability and control, nonlinear systems and computations.  My Ph.D. research has focused on nonlinear analysis, theoretical development, system modelling, and numerical implementation for long-term stability analysis of power systems including power grids with renewable energies. In the long run, my research goal is to develop analytical tools, effective algorithms, and practical implementations within theoretical frameworks to conduct stability analysis and design control to maintain/enhance the modern power grids integrating various renewable energy sources and smart cyber assets.

In the near future, I intend to work on countermeasures against long-term instabilities, and further expand the breadth of my research to address challenges resulting from the integration of renewable energies and the development of smart grids such as cyber-physical security.