Publications

[BC1] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, R. J. Thomas, contributed book chapter, "Power Grid Network Analysis for Smart Grid Applications", chapter 7 in Smart Grids:Clouds, Communications, Open Source, and Automation, edited by David Bakken, CRC Press, 2014.
[BC2] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, R. J. Thomas, contributed book chapter, "Electrical Centrality Measures for Power Grids", chapter 12 in Control and Optimization Theory for Electric Smart Grids, edited by M. Ilic, and A. Chakrabortty, Springer, 2012.
[BC3] A. Scaglione, Z. Wang, M. Alizadeh, contributed book chapter, "New Models for Networked Control in Smart Grid", chapter 2 in Smart Grid Communications and Networking, edited by E. Hossain, Z. Han, and Hv V. Poor, Cambridge University Press, 2011.
[J14] A. Birchfield, E. Schweitzer, M. H. Athari, et al., and Z. Wang, "Validation Metrics to Assess the Realism of Synthetic Power Grids" IEEE trans. on Power Systems, submitted Mar 2017, passed the first round of review. (IF: 3.342, top journal in the area of power system research)
[J13] M. H. Athari and Z. Wang, "Impacts of Wind Power Uncertainty on Grid Vulnerability to Cascading Overload Failures" IEEE trans. on Sustainable Energy, submitted Jan 2017, passed the first round of review. (IF: 3.727, top journal in the area of renewable generation research)
[J12] S. H. Elyas, Z. Wang, "Improved Synthetic Power Grid Modeling with Correlated Bus Type Assignments", IEEE Trans on Power Systems.(acceptd Dec 2016, available in IEEE explorer)(IF: 3.342, top journal in the area of power system research)
[J11] S. Galli, A. Scaglione and Z. Wang,"For the Grid and through the Grid: the role of power line communications in the Smart grid"in the special issue "Smart Grid: The Electric Energy System of the Future," Proceedings of the IEEE, 99(6):998-1027, 2011. (IF: 5.629, citation 653) IEEE Xplore Top 100 Downloaded Articles for five months from June to October 2011, selected by the IEEE Communication Society as one of the best readings in PLC. Receive the 2013 IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Paper Award
[J10] M. Alizadeh, X. Li, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, R. Melton, "Demand Side Management in the Smart Grid: Information Processing for the Power Switch", IEEE Signal Processing Magazine: Special Issue on Smart Grid, 2011. (IF: 6.671, citation 67)
[J9] Z. Wang, R. J. Thomas, and A. Scaglione, "Generating Statistically Correct Random Topologies for Testing Smart Grid Communication and Control Networks", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, volume 1(1):28-39, 2010. (IF: 3.190, citation 155, top journal in the area of smart grid research)
[J8] Z. Wang, R. J. Thomas, and Z. J. Haas, "Performance comparison of Bluetooth scatternet formation protocols for multi-hop networks", Wireless Networks, volume 15(2), p.209-226, 2009. (IF: 1.590, citation 21)
[J7] X. Yao, Y. Sun, Z. Wang, "Studies on the Optimal Allocation of Reactive Power Sources", Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 23(3), 1999. (IF: 3.939,citation 18)
[J6] Y. Sun, Z. Wang, X. Yao, "Study on Secondary Voltage control of Power System", Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 23(9), p.9-14, 1999. (IF:3.939, citation 66)
[J5] Y. Sun Yuanzhang Wang Zhifang< "OLTC Simulation Model and its Impact on the Stability of Voltage and Reactive Power", Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 22 (5), p.10-13, 1998. ( IF: 3.939, citation 6)
[J4] Z. Wang, Y. Sun, G. Zhang, Y. Huang, "Simulation Analysis of Nonlinear Optimal Excitation Controllers Improving the Stability of the Central-China Power System", Power System Technology, vol. 22(3), p.11-3, 1998. (IF: 3.449, citation 5)
[J3] Y. Sun, Z. Wang, "Dynamic Load Restoration Modeling and Its Impact on Voltage Stability", Automation of Electric Power Systems, vol. 21(1), p. 29-32, 1997.(IF: 3.939, citation 4)
[J2] Y. Sun, Z. Wang, Q. Lu, "The Effects of Static Var Compensator On the Voltage Stability", Proceedings of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, volume 17(6), p.373-376, 1997.
[J1] Y. Sun, Z. Yang, Z. Wang, Q. Lu, "Voltage Stability Improvement Using ASVG Nonlinear Control", Automation of Electric Power Systems, volume 20(6), p.21-26, 1996. (IF:3.939, citation 21)
[C38] M. H. Athari, Z. Wang, "Sequential Optimal Placement of Distributed Photovoltaics using Downstream Power Index", 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep 17-19, 2017. (Submitted)
[C37] S.H. Elyas, H.Alwan, H.Sadeghian, Z.Wang," Optimized Household Demand Management with Local Distributed Solar Generation", 2017 North American Symposium (NAPS),Sep 17-19, 2017.(submitted)
[C36] F. Liu, Z. Wang,"A Novel Adaptive Genetic Algorithm for Wind Farm Layout Optimization", 2017 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), Sep 17-19, 2017. (Submitted).
[C35] S. H. Elyas, Z. Wang, R. J. Thomas," On the Statistical Settings of Generation Capacities and Dispatch in a Synthetic Grid Modeling" 10th Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium (IREP 2017), Espinho, Portugal, Aug 27-Sep 1 2017. (Accepted, to appear).
[C34] M. H. Athari, Z. Wang, "Statistical Study on Transformer Parameters for the Validation of Synthetic Grid Modeling",10th Bulk Power Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium (IREP 2017), , Espinho, Portugal, Aug 27-Sep 1 2017. (Accepted, to appear)
[33] M. H. Athari, Z. Wang," Studying Cascading Overload Failures under High Penetration of wind Generation", 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting, Chicago, IL. USA, July 16-20, 2017.(Accepted to appear)
[C32] M. H. Athari, Z. Wang, S. H. Elyas, "Time-Series Analysis of Photovoltaic Distributed Generation Impacts on a Local Distributed Network" , PowerTech 2017, Manchester, UK, June 18-22, 2017.(Accepted to appear)
[C31] H. Sadeghian, M. H. Athari, Z. Wang,"Optimized Solar Photovoltaic Generation in a Real Local Distribution Network", IEEE PES 2017 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT2017) Conference, Arlington, VA USA, Apr 23-26, 2017.
[C30] Z. Wang, S. H. Elyas,"On the Scaling Property of Power Grids", HICSS 50, Big Island, HI, Jan 4-7, 2017.
[C29] S. H. Elyas, Z. Wang, "Statistical Analysis of Transmission Line Capacities for the Random Topology Power Grid Modeling", IEEE PES 2016 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2016) Conference, Minneapolis, MN USA, Sep 6-9, 2016.
[C28] M. H. Athari, Z. Wang, "Modeling the Uncertainties in Renewable Generation and Smart Grid Loads for the Study of the Grid Vulnerability" , IEEE PES 2016 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2016) Conference, Minneapolis, MN USA, Sep 6-9, 2016.
[C27] Z. Wang, S. H. Elyas, R. J. Thomas, "Generating Synthetic Power System Data with Accurate Electric Topology and Parameters", The 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2016) Coimbra, Portugal, Sep 6-9, 2016. , UPEC 2016.(Accepted,to appear).
[C26] S. H. Elyas, Z. Wang, "A Multi-objective Optimization Algorithm for Bus Type Assignments in Random Topology Power Grid Model ", HICSS'49, Kauai, HI, Jan 2016.
[C25] Z. Wang, S. H. Elyas, R. J. Thomas, "A Novel Measure to Characterize the Bus Type Assignments of Realistic Power Grids" , PowerTech 2015, Eindhoven, Netherlands, June 2015.
[C24] Z. Wang, R. J. Thomas, "On Bus Type Assignments in Random Topology Power Grid Models" , HICSS'48, Kauai, HI, Jan 2015. (HICSS'48 Best Paper Award).
[C23] Z. Wang, "Managing Microgrid Demands with Adaptive Hybrid Load Forecasting", NSF-UMN Workshop on Electric Power Curriculum, Minneapolis MN, Oct 2014.
[C22] Z. Wang, "A Fast and Adaptive Load Forecasting Model for Microgrid Demands", Darnell Energy Summit, Richmond, VA, Sep 2014.
[C21] F. Liu, Z. Wang, "Electric Load Forecasting Using Parallel RBF Neural Network" invited paper to the special session "Information Processing in the Smart Grid", 1st IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, Austin, Texas, December 2013, p.531-534.
[C20] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, "The impact of volatile generation/load profile in Smart Grid on the grid vulnerability to cascading overload failures" , special session "Smart Grid Communication and Networks", Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, CA, Dec 2012.
[C19] Z. Wang, X. Li, V. Muthukumar A. Scaglione, S. Peisert, C. McParland "Networked Loads in the Distribution Grid", Invited Paper to the special session "Information processing for smart grid" 2012 APSIPA Conference, Hollywood, CA, Dec 2012.
[C18] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, "Comparison of Grid Vulnerability Measures to Cascading Overload Failures " Invited Paper to the special session "Information processing for smart grid" 2012 APSIPA Conference, Hollywood, CA, Dec 2012.
[C17] C. Chen, S. Kishore, Z. Wang, M. Alizadeh, A. Scaglione, "A Cournot Game Analysis on Market Effects of Queuing Energy Request as Demand Response", 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2012.
[C16] M. Alizadeh, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, C. Chen, S. Kishore, "On the Market Effects of Queueing Energy Requests as an Alternative to Storing Electricity", 2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 2012.
[C15] X. Li, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, "Decentralized Data Processing and Management in Smart Grid via Gossiping", invited paper to IEEE 7th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop, Hoboken, NJ, 2012.
[C14] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, R. J. Thomas, "A Markov-Transition Model for Cascading Failures in Power Grids", HICSS'45, Jan 4-7, 2012, Maui, Hawaii.
[C13] M. Alizadeh, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, "Demand Side Management Trends in the Power Grid", IEEE 4th International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP 2011), Dec 13-16, 2011, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
[C12] S. Galli, A. Scaglione, and Z. Wang, "Power Line Communications and the Smart Grid", 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Gaithersburg, Maryland, Oct 4-6 2010.
[C11] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R.J. Thomas, "Compressing Electrical Power Grids", 1st IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm), Gaithersburg, Maryland, October 4-6, 2010.
[C10] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R.J. Thomas, "Electrical Centrality Measures for Electric Power Grid Vulnerability Analysis", invited article for the 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, December 15-17, 2010.
[C9] M. Alizadeh, A. Scaglione, and Z. Wang, "On the impact of SmartGrid metering infrastructure on load forecasting", invited article for the 48th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, p. 1628-1636, Monticello, Illinois, Sep29 - Oct 1, 2010.
[C8] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R. J. Thomas, "The Node Degree Distribution in Power Grid and Its Topology Robustness under Random and Selective Node Removals", the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Smart Grid Communications, Cape Town, South Africa, May 2010.
[C7] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R. J. Thomas, "On Modeling Random Topology Power Grids for Testing Decentralized Network Control Strategies", the 1st IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked System, NecSys'09, September 24-26, 2009
[C6] Z. Wang, A. Scaglione and R. J. Thomas, "Generating Random Topology Power Grids", the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-41, January, 2008.
[C5] S. Kirti, Z. Wang, A. Scaglione, and R. Thomas, "On the Communication Architecture for Wide-Area Real-Time Monitoring in Power Networks,"" the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-40, Big Islands, Jan 2007
[C4] C. Jaeseok, R. Thomas, Z. Wang, A. El-Keib, R. Billinton, "A study on probabilistic optimal reliability criterion determination in composite power system expansion planning", IEEE Power Engineering Society General Meeting, p.1277 - 1284, volume (2), June 12-16, 2005.
[C3] Z. Wang, Z. Haas, and R. J. Thomas, "BlueNet II - A Detailed Realization of the Algorithm and Performance Analysis", HICSS-36, Big Island, Hawaii, January 2003.
[C2] Z. Wang, R. J. Thomas, Z. Haas, "Bluenet - a New Scatternet Formation Scheme", 35th Hawaii International Conference on System Science, HICSS-35, Big Island, Hawaii, January 2002.
[C1] Y. Sun, C. Sun, Z. Wang, Q. Lu, "Voltage Security Enhancement Using ASVG Nonlinear Control", the International Conference on Energy Management and Power Delivery, IEEE EMPD-95, p. 337-341, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.