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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 Publications

    2018

    2017

    • Sun Y, AJ 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.  PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8273980
    • Li W, J Lian, DW Engel, and H Wang. 2017. "Ensemble-Based Uncertainty Quantification for Coordination and Control of Thermostatically Controlled Loads." Journal of Control and Decision 5(2):148-168.  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, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274331
    • Widergren SE, DJ Hammerstrom, Q Huang, K Kalsi, J Lian, A Makhmalbaf, TE McDermott, D Sivaraman, Y Tang, A Veeramany, and JC Woodward. 2017. Transactive Systems Simulation and Valuation Platform Trial AnalysisPNNL-26409, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • 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 150:45-54.  doi:10.1016/j.epsr.2017.05.002

    2016

    • 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, pp. 3584-3590.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2016.7798808
    • 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(2):1170-1178.  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(2):1179-1187.  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.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ACC.2016.7525463
    • Lian J, J Hansen, LD 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.  IEEE, PISCATAWAY, NJ.  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(2):1318-1328.  doi:10.1109/TIE.2015.2504050

    2015

    • Hao H, A Somani, J Lian, and TE 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, pp. 67-72.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  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, pp. 3161-3168.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2015.7402693
    • Lian J, J Hu, and SH Zak. 2015. "Variable Neural Adaptive Robust Control: A Switched System Approach." IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems 26(5):903-915.  doi:10.1109/TNNLS.2014.2327853
    • Kalsi K, J Hansen, JC Fuller, LD Marinovici, MA Elizondo, TL Williams, J Lian, and Y Sun. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive DemandPNNL-25397, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • Kalsi K, TL Williams, LD Marinovici, MA Elizondo, and J Lian. 2015. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive DemandPNNL-24906, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • Lian J, Y Sun, LD 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, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286424
    • Subbarao K, JC Fuller, K Kalsi, J Lian, and ET Mayhorn. 2015. Transactive Control and Coordination of Distributed Assets for Ancillary Services: Controls, Markets and SimulationsPNNL-24116, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • 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, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/PESGM.2015.7286216

    2014

    • Elizondo MA, LD 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, pp. 1-5.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/TDC.2014.6863364
    • Kalsi K, J Lian, LD Marinovici, MA Elizondo, W Zhang, and C Moya. 2014. Loads as a Resource: Frequency Responsive DemandPNNL-23764, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • 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, pp. 2474-2480.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  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, pp. 52-57.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  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(5):2203-2210.  doi:10.1109/TSG.2014.2317149

    2013

    • Mayhorn ET, K Kalsi, J Lian, and MA 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, pp. 2237-2244.  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers , Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410
    • Mayhorn ET, K Kalsi, J Lian, and MA 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, ed. RH Sprague, Jr., pp. 2237-2244.  IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA.  doi:10.1109/HICSS.2013.410
    • Chang CY, 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.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/ISGT.2013.6497895
    • Kalsi K, JC Fuller, FK Tuffner, J Lian, W Zhang, LD Marinovici, AR Fisher, FS Chassin, and ML Hauer. 2013. Integrated Transmission and Distribution ControlPNNL-22157, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • Kalsi K, W Zhang, J Lian, LD Marinovici, C Moya, and JE Dagle. 2013. Distributed Smart Grid Asset Control Strategies for Providing Ancillary Services PNNL-22875, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
    • Marinovici LD, J Lian, K Kalsi, P Du, and MA Elizondo. 2013. "Distributed Hierarchical Control Architecture for Transient Dynamics Improvement in Power Systems." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 28(3):3065-3074.  doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2236655
    • Stevens AJ, Y Sun, J Lian, MN Devarakonda, and G Parker. 2013. "Optimal SCR Control Using Data-Driven Models." In SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition Technical Papers, April 16, 2013, Detroit, Michigan, pp. Paper No. 2013-01-1573 .  SAE International, Warrendale, PA.  doi:10.4271/2013-01-1573
    • Zhang W, J Lian, CY Chang, and K Kalsi. 2013. "Aggregated Modeling and Control of Air Conditioning Loads for Demand Response." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 28(4):4655-4664.  doi:10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2266121

    2012

    • Lian J, LD Marinovici, K Kalsi, P Du, and MA 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, pp. 444-449.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2012.6426115
    • Zhang W, J Lian, CY 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, pp. 5592-5597.  IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.  doi:10.1109/CDC.2012.6426010

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