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Yan Li

Assistant Professor


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

314 Electrical Engineering East


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence; Power and Energy Systems; Security and Privacy




  • Ph D, Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, 2013
  • Ph D, Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2019



  • Yan Li, 2021, Cyber-Physical Microgrids, Springer, pp. 200

Journal Articles

  • Shuyang Ma, Yan Li, Liang Du, Jianzhong Wu, Yue Zhou, Yichen Zhang and Tao Xu, 2021, "Programmable intrusion detection for distributed energy resources in cyber–physical networked microgrids", Applied Energy, 306, (1)
  • Zhiyu Wei, Ke Peng, Chuanliang Xiao, Yan Li, Xueshen Zhao and Guangzeng Yao, 2021, "Coordinated hierarchical voltage control for flexible DC distribution systems"
  • Qicong Sun, Yan Li and Jason Philhower, 2021, "Data-driven resilience analysis of power grids", Global Energy Interconnection, 4, (1)
  • J.J. Chen, B.X. Qi, Ke Peng, Yan Li and Y.L. Zhao, 2020, "Conditional value-at-credibility for random fuzzy wind power in demand response integrated multi-period economic emission dispatch"
  • Yichen Zhang, Yan Li, Kevin Tomsovic, Seddik Djouadi and Meng Yue, 2020, "Review on Set-Theoretic Methods for Safety Veri?cation and Control of Power System"
  • Shengyi Wang, Liang Du, Yan Li and Rui Fan, , "Stochastically Stable Synchronous Learning for EV Aggregators Considering Their Age of Information", IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification
  • Ke Peng, Yan Li, Zhiyu Wei, Xueshen Zhao and Guangzeng Yao, , "Coordinated Hierarchical Voltage Control for Flexible DC Distribution Systems", Electric Power Systems Research

Conference Proceedings

  • Boyu Wang, Yan Li and Jing Yang, 2020, "LSTM-based Quick Event Detection in Power Systems", State College, United States
  • Yan Li, Daning Huang, Yichen Zhang and Taofeek Orekan, , "Resilience analysis of cyber-physical networked microgrids with communication latency", United States
  • Yan Li, Zihao Xu, Kenneth B Bowes, Lingyu Ren and Wei Zeng, , "Reinforcement Learning-Enabled Seamless Microgrids Interconnection", IEEE, United States
  • Yan Li, Yichen Zhang, Dongbo Zhao and Liang Du, , "Scalable distributed reachability analysis for cyber-physical networked microgrids with communication latency", IEEE, United States
  • Yan Li, Xinyuan Jiang and Liang Du, , "Identifying hopf bifurcations of networked microgrids induced by the integration of EV charging stations", IEEE, United States
  • Yan Li and Liang Du, , "Programmable and reconfigurable cyber-physical networked microgrids through software-defined networking", IEEE, United States
  • Shuyang Ma, Yan Li, Hang Jing and Lixian Yan, , "Quantum computation of renewable energy systems", United States
  • Shengyi Wang, Liang Du and Yan Li, , "Decentralized volt/var control of EV charging station inverters for voltage regulation", IEEE, United States

Research Projects

Honors and Awards


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