Dr. Yu Zhang

Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California, Santa Cruz

Affiliations: CITRIS and the Banatao Institute
Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center

Office: E2-547B
Tel: (831) 459-2921
Email: zhangy (at) ucsc.edu

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Short Bio

Dr. Yu Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department of the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and was a postdoc at UC Berkeley & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests span the spectrum from theory to practice, which include

  • Monitoring, learning, and management for smart power grids

  • Optimal resource allocation for cyber-physical systems

  • Robust, stochastic, and online optimization

  • Deep learning and AI.


  • 12/2023: Jing Xiong successfully defended her PhD Thesis “Deep Learning Based Load Forecasting and Monitoring for Electric Power Systems.” Congratulations!

  • 07/2023: Our paper “Power System Quasi-Steady State Estimation: An Echo State Network Approach” is accepted by the 55th Annual North American Power Symposium.

  • 06/2023: Shourya Bose is awarded the IEEE-IES Student and Young Professionals Paper Assistances (IES-SYPA).

  • 04/2023: Our paper “On LinDistFlow Model Congestion Pricing: Bounding the Changes in Power Tariffs” is accepted by International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

  • 03/2023: Our paper “Frequency Cyber-Attack Detection in Droop-Controlled Grid Forming Inverters” is accepted by PES General Meeting.