Yang Weng

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Chair, U.S.-Israel International Consortium on Energy Cyber
Initiative on Cybersecurity Research and Development for Energy
U.S. Department of Energy, Israel Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority

Assistant Professor
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University

Research Interests

Power systems, machine learning, demand response, data analytics, cyber-physical systems, and convex optimization


Feb 2023: Four Students are selected for the final round of Grid Edge Technologies Dissertation Prize Challenge, IEEE PES Grid Edge Conference & Exposition, San Diego, CA

Jan 2023: Amazon Research Award, Reinforcement Learning Twin, Amazon Science, Amazon, Seattle, WA

Nov 2022: Invited Talk at Stanford Smart Grid Seminar, Stanford, CA

Nov 2022: Organized AFOSR-ASU Workshop for Disseminate Fundamental Research from Air Force to STEM Education and the Educatin for Native Americans in Arizona: Agenda, Group Picture in the Lab, and Workshop Picture

Sep 2022: Invited Talk and New Funding at Oncor Electric, TX: Deploying Machine Learning Code at the Operation Room.

Jul 2022: Best Papers, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Jan 2022: YIP Finalist with the Same Award ($450K), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)

Dec 2021: Selected as the Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

Nov 2021: PI/Chair, The International Consortium on AI-based Cybersecurity for Energy Infrastructure, Kickoff Meeting

Sep 2021: Sun Award, Arizona State University.

Jan 2021: NSF Career Award: Faithful, Reducible, and Invertible Learning in Distribution System for Power Flow.

Jan 2021: PI, Department of Energy Project on AI: Artificial Intelligence for Robust Integration of AMI and PMU Data to Significantly Boost Renewable Penetration.

Nov 2020: IEEE Senior Member

Aug 2020: Merit Award for Outstanding Service as Chair of the Task Force for Big Data Webinar Series, Analytic Methods for Power Systems (AMPS) Committee, IEEE Power and Energy Society, Certificate

Aug 2020: Best Papers, IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting

Apr 2020: Centennial Award, Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA), ASU: Link

Feb 2020: Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award, Graduate School, ASU: Link

Dec 2019: IEEE Foundation Recognition on the Service of PES Scholarship Plus Scholar Selection Committee (Certificate), IEEE Foundation

Nov 2019: Best (Excellent) Paper Award (Certificate): Our paper on "Mining Partially Labeled Data from Edge Devices to Detect and Locate High Impedance Faults" was awarded the Best (Excellent) Paper award at the IEEE Sustainable Power and Energy Conference

Oct 2019: Best Paper Award (Award Photo with Certificate): Our paper on "Optimizing EV Charging Station Placement with Social Welfare and Economic Parameters" was awarded the Best Paper (Presentation) award at the 51st IEEE North American Power Symposium

Dec 2018: Winner Award (Award Trophy): Our initiative on "DATE: Data Analytics Tools for Electric-Vehicle Solutions" was awarded the Chunhui Winner Award Cup in the International Competition on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Area: Renewable Integration

Nov 2017: Best Paper Award (Award Certificate): Our paper on "Electric Vehicle Robot-based TestBed for Future Grid's Evaluation" was awarded the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration

Oct 2016: Best Paper Award (Award Certificate): Our paper on "Data-driven outage detection and identification" ranked the first with a Gold Best Paper award at the International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems


I am looking for postdoctoral and Ph.D. students with self-motivation and strong interests in interdisciplinary research of smart grid, renewable integration, and machine learning. ASU is the lead university in the Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC), which includes 13 universities and 39 industrial members. U.S. News & World Report ranked ASU 1st among the "Most Innovative Schools" in America consistently for the past 7 years (2015-2021). Its ECEE department is ranked 27th in the U.S. in 2021. ASU locates near the City of Phoenix, AZ. Phoenix is the state capital and the 5th most populous city in the United State.

Please email me () your detailed CV. For Ph.D., Please also apply to the Ph.D. program.

Ph.D. Recruitment Flyer: English