• Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Xin Chen

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Electrical Engineering — 2022
  • M.S., Tsinghua University, Electrical Engineering — 2017
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, Engineering Physics & Economics — 2015

Research Interests

    • Scalable Learning-Assisted Control and Optimization; 
    • Distributed Algorithms
    • Power and Energy Systems
    • Human-Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Grid Decarbonization

Selected Publications

  • Xin Chen, Guannan Qu, Yujie Tang, Steven Low, Na Li, “Reinforcement Learning for Selective Key Applications in Power Systems: Recent Advances and Future Challenges”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 2935-2958, July 2022.
  • Xin Chen, Yujie Tang, Na Li, “Improve Single-Point Zeroth-Order Optimization Using High-Pass and Low-Pass Filters”, 39th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Baltimore, MD, USA, 2022.
  • Xin Chen, Yingying Li, Jun Shimada, and Na Li, “Online Learning and Distributed Control for Residential Demand Response”, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 4843-4853, Nov. 2021.
  • Xin Chen, Jorge I. Poveda, Na Li, “Safe Model-Free Optimal Voltage Control via Continuous-Time Zeroth-Order Methods”, 60th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Austin, Texas, USA, 2021. (Outstanding Student Paper Award)
  • Xin Chen, Changhong Zhao, and Na Li, “Distributed Automatic Load-frequency Control with Optimality in Power Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 307-318, March 2021.
  • Xin Chen, Emiliano Dall’Anese, Changhong Zhao and Na Li, “Aggregate Power Flexibility in Unbalanced Distribution Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 258-269, Jan. 2020.