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Peng Zhang
Associate Professor
SUNY Empire Innovation Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Stony Brook University

Joint Appointment
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Electric power grids are critical infrastructures for modern society. My research focuses on cyber-physical grid resilience including monitoring, detecting and mitigating cyber attacks, physical disturbances and extreme events on microgrids & networked microgrids, urban distribution grids, substations and bulk power networks. My research program is dedicated to enabling innovations for different layers of grid infrastructures that will transform today's power grids into tomorrow's autonomic networks and flexible services towards self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimization, and self-protection against grid changes, renewable power injections, faults, disastrous events and cyber-attacks.

Research interests

  • Networked Microgrids.

  • Formal Methods and Reachability Analysis.

  • Smart Programmable Microgrids.

  • Software-Defined Smart Grid.

  • Cyber-Physical Resilience.

  • Quantum Information Sciences.

  • Power System Stability and Control.

  • Electromagnetic Transients Simulation.

Most recent works

  • P. Zhang, Networked Microgrids, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

  • Z. Tang, Y. Qin, Z. Jiang, W. Krawec, and P. Zhang, “Quantum-secure microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, under review, Jan. 2020.

  • Y. Zhou and P. Zhang, “Reachable power flow,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted, Feb. 2020.

  • W. Wan, M. A. Bragin, B. Yan, Y. Qin, J. Philhower, P. Zhang, and P. B. Luh, “Distributed and asynchronous active fault management for networked microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, accepted, Feb. 2020.

  • Z. Tang, J. Jiao, P. Zhang, M. Yue, C. Chen, and J. Yan, “Enabling cyber-attack-resilient load forecasting through adversarial machine learning,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, under revision, Aug. 2019.

To Prospective students in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

I particularly look for students and postdocs good at power system/microgrid stability (with software platform architecturing and programming experiences) and/or computer networking (e.g., analysis and coding with OpenFlow switches). See Positions available and email me if you are interested and qualified.

Office hours:

Thu. 3:00pm-5:00pm, Light Engineering 229
Fri. 11:00am-12:00pm, Suffolk Hall 116


Light Engineering Building, Room 229
Stony Brook University, New York, 11794-2350
Office: (631) 632-8409