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Feng Pan

Feng Pan

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Dr. Feng Pan joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2014 and is currently working as a Research Scientist in the Optimization and Control Group in the Energy and Environmental Directorate. His current focus is on applying operations research techniques to solve energy and national security applications. He is leading two major projects, High Performance Power grid Optimization Project (HIPPO) and the ARPA-E Grid Optimization (GO) Competition. He has worked with National Security Directorate on several projects where developed mathematical optimization and network models in critical infrastructure and cyber security applications. Before joining PNNL, he worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2003-2014 as a Research Scientist and Project Leader on research projects in stochastic and network optimization and on various applications in smart grid and national security.

Research Interests

  • Large-Scale Optimization
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Network Interdiction
  • Electricity Market
  • Power System
  • Transportation System
  • Cyber Security

Education and Credentials

  • PhD Operations Research, University of Texas, Austin, TX 2005
  • MA Applied Mathematics, University of Texas, Austin, TX 1998
  • BS Applied Mathematics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1994

PNNL Publications


  • Oster M.R., S. Chatterjee, F. Pan, C. Bakker, A. Bhattacharya, and C.J. Perkins. 2020. "Power system resilience through defender-attacker-defender models with uncertainty: an overview." In IEEE Resilience Week (RWS 2020), October 19-23, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT, 165-172. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-153583. doi:10.1109/RWS50334.2020.9241279


  • Lin X., Z. Hou, H. Ren, and F. Pan. 2019. "Approximate Mixed-Integer Programming Solution with Machine Learning Technique and Linear Programming Relaxation." In The 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Smart Cities, 101-107. Berkeley, California:IEEE. PNNL-SA-141126. doi:10.1109/ICSGSC.2019.00-11


  • Elizondo M.A., N.A. Samaan, Y.V. Makarov, J.T. Holzer, M.R. Vallem, R. Huang, and B. Vyakaranam, et al. 2017. "Literature Survey on Operational Voltage Control and Reactive Power Management on Transmission and Sub-Transmission Networks." In IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, July 16-20, 2017, Chicago, Illinois, 1 - 5. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-122266. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274068

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas