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Principal Investigator

Andrew (Lu) Liu
Associate Professor Industrial Engr

Graduate Students

Veronica Bósquez Fóti
Graduate Research Assistant

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD student in Industrial Engineering, interested mainly in the operation of wholesale electricity markets. My current research focuses on improving and expanding the coordination of market clearing processes among interconnected transmission systems using distributed optimization techniques. I earned my bachelor's degree in electromechanical engineering from the Technological University of Panama (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá), and have two master's degrees in ECE from the University of Arizona and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I have worked as a power systems engineer for a distribution company and as a transmission system operator. I have also worked extensively as a consultant for entities participating in financial transmission rights markets and electricity markets in general.

Run Chen
Graduate Research Assistant

PhD Candidate

I am a PhD student in School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. I earned my Bachelor's degree in Modern Physics from University of Science and Technology of China. My research focuses on designing distributed optimization algorithms for large-scale optimization problems with applications to games, statistical machine learning and energy systems.

Chen Feng
Graduate Research Assistant

PhD Student

I am a second-year PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering. My research interests are designing blockchains and trading algorithms for the decentralized energy market.

Jong Gwang Kim
Graduate Teaching Assista

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. My research interests are in the areas of nonlinear optimization, stochastic optimization and game theory, with applications in supply chain management and resource allocation and pricing in energy market. My current research focuses on the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for equilibrium problems and nonconvex optimization.

Ruixin Wang
Scom Wh Ta/Grader - Student Clerical

PhD Student

I am a third-year PhD student in the school of Industrial Engineering. My primary research interest is in approximate dynamic programming, with an emphasize on its convergence properties and its application to the Smart Grid. I also have strong interest in game theory (especially mean field games), queueing theory and stochastic systems.

Zibo Zhao
Graduate Research Assistant

PhD Student

I have been a PhD student in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University since 2013. My research interests focus on decentralized decision-making through regret-based learning for price-driven demand response in smart grid under game frameworks. During my PhD studies, I have done internships at NEC labs, ISO New England, and Midcontinent ISO. I also obtained a Master's degree in Computer Science and Statistics in 2018, respectively.