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Ning Zhou

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Admissions

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Ning Zhou received his BEng and his MS in automatic control at Beijing Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He completed his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2005. He has taught classes such as Electric Circuit Analysis, Communication Theory, Sensors and Measurement Instruments, Digital Signal Processing, and Algorithms and Data Structures.

Zhou has a large body of scholarly publications, including 30 journal papers, 68 technical conference papers and 15 technical reports, with over 1,900 citations. He has also been the principal investigator for projects supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the U.S. Department of Energy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Bonneville Power Administration and Battelle.

Zhou is also a member of the IEEE PES technical professional society, serving as the session chair for the general meeting from 2011-18. He is a peer reviewer for major IEEE PES transactions and was awarded the Outstanding Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems in 2016.

Zhou is passionate about creating resiliency within power grids by creating situational awareness through his research with power grid information systems.


  • PhD, University of Wyoming
  • BEng, MS, Beijing Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Power system dynamic performance
  • Phasor measurement unit (PMU) application
  • Signal processing/system identification/control system and their application in power systems
  • Smart grid
  • Integration of renewable generation
  • Smart appliances
  • Real-time voltage security analysis


  • 2017, IEEE PES Outstanding Branch Counselor Award
  • 2017, Best Conference Papers on Power System Modeling and Analysis from 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting
  • 2016, Outstanding Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems

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