Wenyuan Tang 汤文渊

Postdoctoral Scholar

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
Email: tangwenyuan [at] berkeley.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Stanford University
Email: wenyuant [at] stanford.edu

I am a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University, working with Prof. Kameshwar Poolla, Prof. Pravin Varaiya, and Prof. Ram Rajagopal. I received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, working with Prof. Rahul Jain.


Education

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, August 2015
M.A., Applied Mathematics, May 2014
M.S., Electrical Engineering, August 2010

Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, July 2008


Research

The goal of my research is to understand the interactions between power systems and electricity markets, and to improve the system efficiency through innovative market design. Three fields underlie this interdisciplinary research: control and optimization serve as the mathematical tools for power system operations; economic theory governs the rationale behind electricity market design; and data science enables new optimization approaches and empirical insights.

Data-Driven Approach to Power Systems and Markets

Wenyuan Tang, Ram Rajagopal, Kameshwar Poolla, and Pravin Varaiya, "Impact of virtual bidding on financial and economic efficiency of wholesale electricity markets", submitted.
Ziyu He and Wenyuan Tang, "Deep neural network-based method for economic dispatch in microgrid", submitted.
Wenyuan Tang, Ram Rajagopal, Kameshwar Poolla and Pravin Varaiya, "Model and data analysis of two-settlement electricity market with virtual bidding", 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2016.
Chenye Wu, Wenyuan Tang, Kameshwar Poolla, and Ram Rajagopal, "Predictability, constancy and contingency in electric load profiles", 7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, November 2016.

Game-Theoretic Analysis and Design of Market Mechanisms

Strategic behavior in economic dispatch
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Pricing mechanisms for economic dispatch: a game-theoretic perspective", submitted.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Dynamic economic dispatch game: the value of storage", IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, September 2016.
Wenyuan Tang, Junjie Qin, Rahul Jain, and Ram Rajagopal, "Pricing sequential forward power contracts", 6th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, November 2015.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Dynamic economic dispatch among strategic generators with storage systems", 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, October 2014.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Game-theoretic analysis of the nodal pricing mechanism for electricity markets", 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2013.

Wind power aggregation
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Aggregating correlated wind power with full surplus extraction", accepted, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Market mechanisms for buying random wind", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, October 2015.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Buying random yet correlated wind power", 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, November 2014.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Stochastic resource auctions for renewable energy integration", 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, September 2011.

Stochastic dynamic pricing
Wenyuan Tang, Rahul Jain, and Ram Rajagopal, "Stochastic dynamic pricing: utilizing demand response in an adaptive manner", Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2014.

Hierarchical Mechanism Design
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Hierarchical auction mechanisms for network resource allocation", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, December 2012.
Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Hierarchical auctions for network resource allocation", 2nd International ICST Conference on Game Theory for Networks, April 2011.

Control and Optimization for Smart Grids

Jianxiao Wang, Haiwang Zhong, Wenyuan Tang, Ram Rajagopal, Qing Xia, and Chongqing Kang, "Tri-level expansion planning for transmission networks and distributed energy resources considering transmission cost allocation", submitted, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
Jianxiao Wang, Haiwang Zhong, Wenyuan Tang, Ram Rajagopal, Qing Xia, and Chongqing Kang, "Optimal bidding strategy for microgrids in joint energy and ancillary service markets considering flexible ramping products", submitted, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.
Jianxiao Wang, Haiwang Zhong, Wenyuan Tang, Ram Rajagopal, Qing Xia, and Chongqing Kang, "Robust bidding strategy for microgrids in joint energy, reserve and regulation markets", accepted (poster abstract), 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.

Last updated: April 17, 2017