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Jianming Lian

Jianming Lian

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 372-4504

Biography

Jianming (Jamie) Lian received the B.S. degree with the highest honor from University of Science and Technology of China in 2004. After that, he received the M.S. and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. From 2010 to 2011, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Center for Advanced Power Systems in Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, where he was involved in various projects related to the development of future all-electric ship supported by ONR. He is currently a staff engineer in the Advanced Controls group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). His research interests mainly focus on the application of distributed optimization and control to large-scale complex systems. At PNNL, he has been serving as a project manager, PI/Co-PI and key technical contributor for many research projects in the areas of power grid, building system, and transportation system. In particular, he has been extensively working on the development of the theoretical foundation for the new market-based framework to engage and integrate various distributed energy resources (DERs) into the future distribution management system. He has published more than 45 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, one book chapter and many technical reports, and has also filed 4 patents.

Research Interests

  • Main research interests lie in the interdisciplinary area of autonomous system, distributed control, distributed optimization, microeconomics and game theory. The current focus is to apply these interdisciplinary principles to practical applications including
    • Residential/Industrial/Commercial demand response
    • Market-based (transactive) coordination and control
    • Power system stability analysis and real-time control
    • Power electronics and energy conversion
    • Connected and automated vehicles

    Education and Credentials

    • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA - 2009
    • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA - 2007
    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui China - 2004

    Affiliations and Professional Service

    • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2009-present
    • Member, IEEE Control Systems Society, 2009-present
    • Member, IEEE Power & Energy Society, 2010-present

    Awards and Recognitions

    • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, August 2014
    • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, March 2014
    • Outstanding Performance Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, February 2013
    • Andrews Fellowship, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, August 2004-July 2006
    • Guo Moruo Scholarship, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui China, May 2004 (Granted to the top student in each department)

    PNNL Patents

    PNNL Publications

    2019

    • Huang S., J. Lian, H. Hao, and S. Katipamula. 2019. "Transactive Control Design for Commercial Buildings to Provide Demand Response." IFAC-PapersOnLine 51, no. 34:151-156. PNNL-SA-134436. doi:10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.01.058
    • Lian J., T. Yang, and Y. Yuan. 2019. "Special section on Control of Complex Networked Systems (CCNS): Recent Results and Future Trends." Annual Reviews in Control 47. PNNL-SA-142256. doi:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2019.04.005
    • Wang P., S. Mou, J. Lian, and W. Ren. 2019. "Solving a system of linear equations: From centralized to distributed methods." Annual Reviews in Control 47. PNNL-SA-141094. doi:10.1016/j.arcontrol.2019.04.008

    2018

    • Fan R., M.A. Elizondo, H. Kirkham, J. Lian, F. Wilches-Bernal, and D. Schoenwald. 2018. "Oscillation Damping Control Using Multiple High Voltage DC Transmission Lines: Controllability Exploration." In IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D 2018), April 16-19, 2018, Denver, Co, 1-9. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-128302. doi:10.1109/TDC.2018.8440281
    • Hao H., D. Wu, J. Lian, and T. Yang. 2018. "Optimal Coordination of Building Loads and Energy Storage for Power Grid and End User Services." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 9, no. 5:4335-4345. PNNL-SA-118868. doi:10.1109/TSG.2017.2655083
    • Kundu S., J. Hansen, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2018. "Assessment of Optimal Flexibility in Ensemble of Frequency Responsive Loads." In IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, October 23-27, 2017, Dresden, Germany, 399-404. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-126289. doi:10.1109/SmartGridComm.2017.8340742
    • Lian J., H. Ren, Y. Sun, and D.J. Hammerstrom. 2018. "Performance Evaluation for Transactive Energy Systems using Double-Auction Market." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 34, no. 5:4128 - 4137. PNNL-SA-128928. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2875919
    • Lian J., Q. Zhang, L.D. Marinovici, R. Fan, and J. Hansen. 2018. "Wide-area Demand-side Control for Inter-area Oscillation Mitigation in Power Systems." In IEEE/PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition (T&D 2018), April 16-19 2018, Denver, CO, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-128554. doi:10.1109/TDC.2018.8440257
    • Lian J., W. Zhang, Y. Sun, L.D. Marinovici, K. Kalsi, and S.E. Widergren. 2018. Transactive Systemart I: Theoretical Underpinnings of Payoff Functions, Control Decisions, Information Privacy, and Solution Concepts. PNNL-27235 Part 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. doi:10.2172/1422302.Transactive Systemart I: Theoretical Underpinnings of Payoff Functions, Control Decisions, Information Privacy, and Solution Concepts
    • Lian J., Y. Tang, J.C. Fuller, K. Kalsi, and N. Wang. 2018. "Behind-the-meter Transctive Control Approach for Home Energy Management System." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2018), August 5-10, 2018, Portland, OR, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-130957. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585855
    • Nandanoori S., S. Kundu, D.L. Vrabie, K. Kalsi, and J. Lian. 2018. "Prioritized Threshold Allocation for Distributed Frequency Response." In 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), 237-244. PNNL-SA-132273. doi:10.1109/CCTA.2018.8511411
    • Nudell T.R., A.M. Annaswamy, J. Lian, K. Kalsi, and D. D'Achiardi. 2018. "Electricity Markets in the United States: A Brief History, Current Operations, and Trends." In Smart Grid Control: Opportunities and Research Challenges, edited by Stoustrup J., Annaswamy A., Chakrabortty A., Qu Z. pp. 3-27. PNNL-SA-127149. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-98310-3_1
    • Ramachandran T., K. Dvijotham, K. Kalsi, and J. Lian. 2018. "Integration of Retail and Wholesale Markets: Modeling Framework and Stability Analysis." In 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM). PNNL-SA-130537. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585854
    • Wang P., Y. Gao, N. Yu, W. Ren, J. Lian, and D. Wu. 2018. "Communication-efficient Distributed Solutions to a System of Linear Equations with Laplacian Sparse Structure." In 2018 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 3367-3372. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-133154. doi:10.1109/CDC.2018.8619387

    2017

    • Chen H., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and A. Conejo. 2017. "Robust Distributed Volt/VAR Control of Power Distribution Systems." In IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017), December 12-15, 2017, Melbourne, Australia, 6321-6326. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-124711. doi:10.1109/CDC.2017.8264612
    • Li W., J. Lian, D.W. Engel, and H. Wang. 2017. "Ensemble-Based Uncertainty Quantification for Coordination and Control of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." Journal of Control and Decision 5, no. 2:148-168. PNNL-SA-123683. doi:10.1080/23307706.2017.1353931
    • Lian J., D. Wu, K. Kalsi, and H. Chen. 2017. "Theoretical Framework for Integrating Distributed Energy Resources into Distribution Systems." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122233. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274331
    • Lian J., S. Wang, M.A. Elizondo, J. Hansen, D. Schoenwald, R. Huang, and R. Fan, et al. 2017. Universal Wide-area Damping Control for Mitigating Inter-area Oscillations in Power Systems. PNNL-27351. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Universal Wide-area Damping Control for Mitigating Inter-area Oscillations in Power Systems
    • Sun Y., A.J. Stevens, J. Lian, and S. Lu. 2017. "Calibrating Physical Parameters in House Models Using Aggregate AC Power Demand." In IEEE Power & Energy General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois. PNNL-SA-122198. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8273980
    • Widergren S.E., D.J. Hammerstrom, Q. Huang, K. Kalsi, J. Lian, A. Makhmalbaf, and T.E. McDermott, et al. 2017. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial Analysis. PNNL-26409. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial Analysis
    • Wu D., J. Lian, Y. Sun, T. Yang, and J. Hansen. 2017. "Hierarchical Control Framework for Integrated Coordination Between Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response." Electric Power Systems Research 150. PNNL-SA-116222. doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2017.05.002

    2016

    • Li S., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2016. "Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads-Part I: A Mechanism Design Formulation." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 31, no. 2:1170-1178. PNNL-SA-104887. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2432057
    • Li S., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2016. "Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads-Part II: Unknown Parameters and Case Studies." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 31, no. 2:1179-1187. PNNL-SA-104858. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2015.2432060
    • Li S., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2016. "On Reverse Stackelberg Game and Optimal Mean Field Control for a Large Population of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." In 2016 American Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-109052. doi:10.1109/ACC.2016.7525463
    • Li S., W. Zhang, L. Zhao, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2016. "On Social Optima of Non-Cooperative Mean Field Games." In IEEE 55th Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2016), December 12-14, 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, 3584-3590. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-116713. doi:10.1109/CDC.2016.7798808
    • Lian J., J. Hansen, L.D. Marinovici, and K. Kalsi. 2016. "Hierarchical Decentralized Control Strategy for Demand-Side Primary Frequency Response." In IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM 2016), July 17-21, 2016, Boston, MA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-114374. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741267
    • Yang T., D. Wu, Y. Sun, and J. Lian. 2016. "Minimum-Time Consensus-Based Approach for Power System Applications." IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 63, no. 2:1318-1328. PNNL-SA-107198. doi:10.1109/TIE.2015.2504050

    2015

    • Hao H., A. Somani, J. Lian, and T.E. Carroll. 2015. "Generalized Aggregation and Coordination of Residential Loads in a Smart Community." In IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm 2015), November 2-5, 2015, Miami, Florida, 67-72. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-110406. doi:10.1109/SmartGridComm.2015.7436278
    • Hao H., J. Lian, K. Kalsi, and J. Stoustrup. 2015. "Distributed Flexibility Characterization and Resource Allocation Strategies for Multi-zone Commercial Buildings in the Smart Grid." In 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 15-18, 2015, Osaka, Japan, 3161-3168. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-109049. doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402693
    • Kalsi K., J. Hansen, J.C. Fuller, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, T.L. Williams, and J. Lian, et al. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-25397. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand
    • Kalsi K., T.L. Williams, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, and J. Lian. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-24906. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand
    • Lian J., J. Hu, and S.H. Zak. 2015. "Variable Neural Adaptive Robust Control: A Switched System Approach." IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 26, no. 5:903-915. PNNL-SA-90777. doi:10.1109/TNNLS.2014.2327853
    • Lian J., Y. Sun, L.D. Marinovici, and K. Kalsi. 2015. "Improved Controller Design of Grid Friendly™ Appliances for Primary Frequency Response." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 26-30, 2015, Denver, Colorado, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-106860. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286424
    • Subbarao K., J.C. Fuller, K. Kalsi, J. Lian, and E.T. Mayhorn. 2015. Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services: Controls, Markets and Simulations. PNNL-24116. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services: Controls, Markets and Simulations
    • Yang T., D. Wu, Y. Sun, and J. Lian. 2015. "Impacts of Time Delays on Distributed Algorithms for Economic Dispatch." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 26-30, 2015, Denver, Colorado, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-106877. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286216

    2014

    • Elizondo M.A., L.D. Marinovici, J. Lian, K. Kalsi, and P. Du. 2014. "Mitigation of Remedial Action Schemes by Decentralized Robust Governor Control." In IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, April 14-17, 2014, Chicago Illinois, 1-5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-90761. doi:10.1109/TDC.2014.6863364
    • Kalsi K., J. Lian, L.D. Marinovici, M.A. Elizondo, W. Zhang, and C. Moya. 2014. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand. PNNL-23764. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive Demand
    • Li S., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2014. "On Market-Based Coordination of Thermostatically Controlled Loads With User Preference." In IEEE 53rd Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2014), December 15-17, 2013, Los Angeles, California, 2474-2480. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-101666. doi:10.1109/CDC.2014.7039766
    • Moya C., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2014. "A Hierarchical Framework for Demand-Side Frequency Control." In American Control Conference (ACC 2014), June 4-6, 2014, Portland, Oregon, 52-57. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-98607. doi:10.1109/ACC.2014.6859304
    • Xu Z., R. Diao, S. Lu, J. Lian, and Y. Zhang. 2014. "Modeling of Electric Water Heaters for Demand Response: A Baseline PDE Model." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 5, no. 5:2203-2210. PNNL-SA-95788. doi:10.1109/TSG.2014.2317149

    2013

    • Chang C., W. Zhang, J. Lian, and K. Kalsi. 2013. "Modeling and Control of Aggregated Air Conditioning Loads Under Realistic Conditions." In IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT 2013), February 24-27, 2013, Washington DC. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-91055. doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497895
    • Kalsi K., J.C. Fuller, F.K. Tuffner, J. Lian, W. Zhang, L.D. Marinovici, and A.R. Fisher, et al. 2013. Integrated Transmission and Distribution Control. PNNL-22157. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Integrated Transmission and Distribution Control
    • Kalsi K., W. Zhang, J. Lian, L.D. Marinovici, C. Moya, and J.E. Dagle. 2013. Distributed Smart Grid Asset Control Strategies for Providing Ancillary Services. PNNL-22875. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Distributed Smart Grid Asset Control Strategies for Providing Ancillary Services
    • Marinovici L.D., J. Lian, K. Kalsi, P. Du, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Distributed Hierarchical Control Architecture for Transient Dynamics Improvement in Power Systems." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 28, no. 3:3065-3074. PNNL-SA-88935. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2236655
    • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, J. Lian, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Model Predictive Control-based Optimal Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources." In 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2013), January 7-10, 2013, Wailea, Hawaii, 2237-2244. Piscataway, New Jersey:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. PNNL-SA-88538. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410
    • Mayhorn E.T., K. Kalsi, J. Lian, and M.A. Elizondo. 2013. "Model Predictive Control-based Optimal Coordination of Distributed Energy Resources." In 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 7-10, 2013, Maui, Hawaii, edited by RH Sprague, Jr., 2237-2244. Los Alamitos, California:IEEE Computer Society. PNNL-SA-92849. doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410
    • Stevens A.J., Y. Sun, J. Lian, M.N. Devarakonda, G. Parker, and G. Parker. 2013. "Optimal SCR Control Using Data-Driven Models." In SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition Technical Papers, April 16, 2013, Detroit, Michigan, Paper No. 2013-01-1573. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:SAE International. PNNL-SA-91580. doi:10.4271/2013-01-1573
    • Zhang W., J. Lian, C. Chang, and K. Kalsi. 2013. "Aggregated Modeling and Control of Air Conditioning Loads for Demand Response." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 28, no. 4:4655-4664. PNNL-SA-93151. doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2266121

    2012

    • Lian J., L.D. Marinovici, K. Kalsi, P. Du, and M.A. Elizondo. 2012. "Distributed Hierarchical Control of Multi-Area Power Systems with Improved Primary Frequency Regulation." In Proceedings of the IEEE 51st Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 10-13, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, 444-449. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-86253. doi:10.1109/CDC.2012.6426115
    • Zhang W., J. Lian, C. Chang, K. Kalsi, and Y. Sun. 2012. "Reduced-Order Modeling of Aggregated Thermostatic Loads With Demand Response." In Proceedings of the IEEE 51st Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 10-13, 2012, Maui, Hawaii, 5592-5597. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-86238. doi:10.1109/CDC.2012.6426010

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