IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecture

30 July 2018 @ 11:00 – 12:00
Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC
Macleod Bldg
2356 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Title: Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids
Presented by:  Prof. Ying-Jun Angela Zhang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date and time:  Monday, July 30, at 11 am

Location:  Room 418, Macleod Building, UBC, 2356 Main Mall, Vancouver

Abstract: The recent surge in electric vehicle adoption worldwide brings both challenges and opportunities to the electricity power grid. In this talk, we will first introduce our recent work on coordinated electric vehicle charging when the knowledge of future events is unknown. We will then show how the battery systems in electric vehicles can contribute to stabilizing the grid frequency. 

Biography:  Ying-Jun Angela Zhang received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in 2004. Since 2005, she has been with Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests include mainly wireless communications systems and smart power systems, in particular optimization techniques for such systems.  She serves as the Chair of the Executive Editor Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Previously, she served many years as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Security and Communications Networks (Wiley), and a Feature Topic in the IEEE Communications Magazine. She has served  on the organizing committee of major IEEE conferences including ICC, GLOBECOM, SmartGridComm, VTC, CCNC, ICCC, and MASS. She is now the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technical Committee on Smart Grid. She was a Co-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee and the IEEE Communication Society GOLD Coordinator. She was the co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc APB Outstanding Paper Award, the 2013 IEEE SmartGridComm Best Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award on Wireless Communications. She was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. As the only winner from engineering science, she has won the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2006, conferred by the Hong Kong Institution of Science. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IET and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc.