Department of Electrical,
Computer & Systems Engineering
Phone: 518.276.3842 Fax: 518-276-6261
ECSE Department, JEC 6024
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY, 12180
I have been with the Department of
Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor since
Dec. 2012. Prior to joining RPI, I was a postdoc research
scholar at Duke University with Prof.
Robert Calderbank. I obtained my Ph.D. in the School
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University
under the supervision of Prof.
Kevin Tang in August 2012. I received the B.E.
degree (with honors) and the M.S. degree (with honors) in
Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in
2005 and 2007 respectively. My research areas involve
networking and systems, signal processing, and optimization.
I am a recipient of Army Research Oiffce Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award. At Rensselaer, I received School of Engineering Research Excellence Award. Please see
my CV if you want to know
more about me.
Prospective graduate students: I am looking
for highly motivated PhD students with a strong mathematical
background to join my research group for Fall 2018.
If interested, please apply
and mention my name in your application.
Postdoc/visitors: I am looking to host a
postdoc and/or visitors with background in signal
processing, optimization, power system monitoring, or
related fields. Please contact me along with your CV if you
April 2018: I received Rensselaer School of Engineering Research Excellence Award.
March 2018: Our paper
"Correction of Simultaneous Bad Measurements by
Exploiting the Low-rank Hankel Structure" is accepted
to IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory
(ISIT) 2018. Congrats to Shuai!
March 2018: Our paper "Low-rank Matrix
Recovery from Noisy, Quantized and Erroneous
Measurements" is accepted to IEEE Trans. Signal
Processing. Congrats to Pengzhi and Ren!
March 2018: Our paper "Multi-Channel
Hankel Matrix Completion through Nonconvex
Optimization" is accepted to IEEE Journal of Selected
Topics in Signal Processing. Congrats to Shuai and
January 2018: Our paper "Real-time Event
Identification through Low-dimensional Subspace
Characterization of High-dimensional Synchrophasor
Data" is accepted to IEEE Trans. Power Systems.
Congrats to Wenting!
January 2018: Paper with Junbo Zhao and
Lamine Mili is accepted to IEEE Trans. Power Systems.
December 2017: Pengzhi Gao successfully
defended his Ph.D. thesis and will be a data scientist
at Petuum. Congrats, Dr. Gao!
September 2017: Yingshuai Hao won
Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence.
Congratulations to Yingshuai!
September 2017: Our paper "Multi-Channel
Missing Data Recovery by Exploiting the Low-rank
Hankel Structures" is accepted to IEEE International
Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor
Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP) 2017. Congrats to Shuai
June 2017: Our paper "Missing Data
Recovery for High-dimensional Signals with Nonlinear
Low-dimensional Structures" is accepted to IEEE
Transactions on Signal Processing. Congrats to
March 2017: Our paper "Recent Results of
PMU Data Analytics by Exploiting Low-dimensional
Structures" is accepted to IREP2017 - 10th Bulk Power
Systems Dynamics and Control Symposium.
January 2017: Our paper "Fast Event
Identification through Subspace Characterization of
PMU Data in Power Systems" is accepted to IEEE Power
& Energy Society General Meeting 2017. Congrats to
November 2016: Our paper "Low-rank
Matrix Recovery from Quantized and Erroneous
Measurements: Accuracy-preserved Data Privatization in
Power Grids" is presented at Asilomar Conference on
Signals, Systems, and Computers 2016. Nice job,
Pengzhi and Ren.
November 2016: Our paper "Likelihood
Analysis of Cyber Data Attacks to Power Systems with
Markov Decision Processes" has been accepted to IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid. Congrats to Yingshuai!
August 2016: Ren Wang and Shuai Zhang
joined our group. Welcome!
July 2016: Our paper "Identification of
Successive Unobservable Cyber Data Attacks in Power
Systems" is accepted to IEEE Transactions on Signal
Processing. Congrats to Pengzhi!
June 2016: Sean Bayman successfully
finished the requirements for the MS degree and will
be a software engineering at Boeing. Congrats to Sean!
September 2015: Pengzhi Gao won
Rensselaer’s Founders Award of Excellence.
Congratulations to Pengzhi!
August 2015: Wenting Li joined our group.
August 2015: Three papers accepted to
IEEE GlobalSIP 2015. Congratulations to Pengzhi and
June-July 2015: I visited Air Force
Research Laboratory, Information Directorate, on
Visiting Faculty Research Program.
March 2015: Pengzhi's paper was accepted
to IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Congrats!