PhD Students & Postdocs

Yuexin Bian (2021/09-)

Yuexin is a third-year PhD student in ECE department. Her research interests broadly lie in optimization and control, with applications in power system. Before starting at UC San Diego, she completed her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, China.

Jie Feng (2021/09-), UC-National Lab Graduate Fellow

Jie is a third-year PhD student PhD student in ECE department. Jie is currently working on stability constrained reinforcement learning for voltage and frequency control problems in power systems. Before UCSD, Jie obtained bachelor in Automation Engineering from the Chu Kochen Honor College, Zhejiang University.

Luke Bhan (2022/09-), DOE CSGF Fellow

Luke is a second-year PhD student in ECE department. He is currently working on machine learning and control of dynamical systems, especially for systems governed by partial differential equations (PDEs). Before UCSD, Luke got his bachelors in Physics, Applied Math, and BS/MS in Computer Science, all from Vanderbilt University.

Yufan Zhang (2023/01-)

Yufan is currently a postdoc researcher at UCSD. Her research interests include demand response, energy forecasting, and decision-making under uncertainty. Currently, Yufan works on value-oriented forecasting, that integrates forecasting and decision making in power and energy systems. Before UCSD, Yufan her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China in 2022. 

Visiting Faculty

Akın Taşcıkaraoğlu (2024/02-2025/02)

Prof. Akın Taşcıkaraoğlu received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul in 2006, 2008, and 2013, respectively. From 2012 to 2017, he was a researcher in Yildiz Technical University and from 2014 to 2015, he was also a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. Later, he joined the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Mugla, Turkey in 2017 where he obtained the title of Associate Professor in 2020. Prof. Akın Taşcıkaraoğlu is an Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Access, IET Renewable Power Generation, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering Computer Sciences and Elsevier e-Prime. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief of Mugla Journal of Science and Technology, Guest Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy, Grid and Networks Journal and General Chair of 6th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST2023). He is also the Co-Editor of the book entitled Pathways to a Smarter Power System (Academic Press, 2019). His research interests include among others electric vehicles, forecasting, renewable energy, and demand response.

Undergraduates & Master's Students