Dr Rachel Zhang
Research Associate

Dr Rachel Zhang

PhD in Electrical Engineering (University of Newcastle, Australia)

Engineering
Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications

Rui Zhang received the B.E. degree from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, in 2009, and PhD degree from The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, in 2014, both in electrical engineering.

She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication, UNSW, Sydney. She is the recipient of the 2022 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award(ARC DECRA).  Her research interests include power system operation, stability and control, data analytics and machine learning applications in power engineering.

Location
Engineering
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Fan F; Zhang R; Xu Y; Ren S, 2022, 'Robustly Coordinated Operation of an Emission-free Microgrid with Hybrid Hydrogen-battery Energy Storage', CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, vol. 8, pp. 369 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.17775/CSEEJPES.2021.04200
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ren C; Xu Y; Zhao J; Zhang R; Wan T, 2022, 'A Super-resolution Perception-based Incremental Learning Approach for Power System Voltage Stability Assessment with Incomplete PMU Measurements', CSEE JOURNAL OF POWER AND ENERGY SYSTEMS, vol. 8, pp. 76 - 85, http://dx.doi.org/10.17775/CSEEJPES.2020.05930
    Journal articles | 2022
    Xu R; Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong Z; Zhang R, 2022, 'Multi-Objective Hierarchically-Coordinated Volt/Var Control for Active Distribution Networks with Droop-Controlled PV Inverters', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 13, pp. 998 - 1011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2021.3126761
    Journal articles | 2022
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Wang Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R, 2022, 'Three-Stage Hierarchically-Coordinated Voltage/Var Control Based on PV Inverters Considering Distribution Network Voltage Stability', IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, vol. 13, pp. 868 - 881, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSTE.2021.3136722
    Journal articles | 2021
    Chi Y; Xu Y; Zhang R, 2021, 'Many-objective robust optimization for dynamic VAR planning to enhance voltage stability of a wind-energy power system', IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, vol. 36, pp. 30 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRD.2020.2982471
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ren C; Xu Y; Zhang Y; Zhang R, 2020, 'A Hybrid Randomized Learning System for Temporal-Adaptive Voltage Stability Assessment of Power Systems', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 16, pp. 3672 - 3684, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2940098
    Journal articles | 2020
    Zhang C; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R, 2020, 'Multi-Objective Adaptive Robust Voltage/VAR Control for High-PV Penetrated Distribution Networks', IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 11, pp. 5288 - 5300, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2020.3000726
    Journal articles | 2019
    Zhang Y; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R, 2019, 'A Hierarchical Self-Adaptive Data-Analytics Method for Real-Time Power System Short-Term Voltage Stability Assessment', IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 15, pp. 74 - 84, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TII.2018.2829818
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xu Y; Xie X; Dong ZY; Hill DJ; Zhang R, 2016, 'Risk-averse multi-objective generation dispatch considering transient stability under load model uncertainty', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 10, pp. 2785 - 2791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.1502
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xu Y; Yang H; Zhang R; Dong ZY; Lai M; Wong KP, 2016, 'A contingency partitioning approach for preventive-corrective security-constrained optimal power flow computation', Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 132, pp. 132 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2015.11.012
    Journal articles | 2016
    Xu Y; Zhang R; Zhao J; Dong ZY; Wang D; Yang H; Wong KP, 2016, 'Assessing Short-Term Voltage Stability of Electric Power Systems by a Hierarchical Intelligent System', IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 27, pp. 1686 - 1696, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNNLS.2015.2441706
    Journal articles | 2016
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Wong KP, 2016, 'Measurement-based dynamic load modelling using time-domain simulation and parallel-evolutionary search', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 10, pp. 3893 - 3900, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2016.0579
    Journal articles | 2015
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Xiao C; Zhang R; Wong KP, 2015, 'Optimal placement of static compensators for multi-objective voltage stability enhancement of power systems', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 9, pp. 2144 - 2151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2015.0070
    Journal articles | 2015
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Xue Y; Hill DJ, 2015, 'A Decomposition-Based Practical Approach to Transient Stability-Constrained Unit Commitment', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 30, pp. 1455 - 1464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2350476
    Journal articles | 2015
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Wong KP, 2015, 'Post-disturbance transient stability assessment of power systems by a self-adaptive intelligent system', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 9, pp. 296 - 305, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2014.0264
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Luo F; Zhang R; Wong KP, 2014, 'Parallel-differential evolution approach for optimal event-driven load shedding against voltage collapse in power systems', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 8, pp. 651 - 660, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2012.0385
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Meng K; Yao WF; Zhang R; Wong KP, 2014, 'Multi-objective dynamic VAR planning against short-term voltage instability using a decomposition-based evolutionary algorithm', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, pp. 2813 - 2822, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2310733
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Po Wong K, 2014, 'A decision tree-based on-line preventive control strategy for power system transient instability prevention', International Journal of Systems Science, vol. 45, pp. 176 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207721.2011.626906
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Wong KP; Lai M, 2014, 'Closure to discussion on 'solving preventive-corrective SCOPF by a hybrid computational strategy'', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, pp. 3124 - 3125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2359354
    Journal articles | 2014
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Wong KP; Lai M, 2014, 'Solving preventive-corrective SCOPF by a hybrid computational strategy', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 29, pp. 1345 - 1355, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2293150
    Journal articles | 2014
    Zhang R; Dong ZY; Xu Y; Wong KP; Lai M, 2014, 'Hybrid computation of corrective security-constrained optimal power flow problems', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 8, pp. 995 - 1006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2013.0384
    Journal articles | 2013
    Xu Y; Dai Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Meng K, 2013, 'Extreme learning machine-based predictor for real-time frequency stability assessment of electric power systems', Neural Computing and Applications, vol. 22, pp. 501 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00521-011-0803-3
    Journal articles | 2013
    Zhang R; Dong ZY; Xu Y; Meng K; Wong KP, 2013, 'Short-term load forecasting of Australian national electricity market by an ensemble model of extreme learning machine', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 7, pp. 391 - 397, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2012.0541
    Journal articles | 2012
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Guan L; Zhang R; Wong KP; Luo F, 2012, 'Preventive dynamic security control of power systems based on pattern discovery technique', IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 27, pp. 1236 - 1244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TPWRS.2012.2183898
    Journal articles | 2011
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Meng K; Zhang R; Wong KP, 2011, 'Real-time transient stability assessment model using extreme learning machine', IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, vol. 5, pp. 314 - 322, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/iet-gtd.2010.0355
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Kong W; Men K; Guo Z; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Jia Y, 2020, 'Automatic online partial discharge diagnosis via deep learning', in 2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2020, IEEE, presented at 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT), 17 February 2020 - 20 February 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGT45199.2020.9087778
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang C; Dong Z; Ma J; Xu Y; Zhang R, 2016, 'Robust dispatch of multiple energy resources and flexible loads in energy internet', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741405
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Kong W; Wong KP, 2016, 'A composite k-nearest neighbor model for day-ahead load forecasting with limited temperature forecasts', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741097
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Zhang W; Dong ZY; Zheng Y, 2016, 'Impact of dynamic load models on transient stability-constrained optimal power flow', in Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC, pp. 18 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APPEEC.2016.7779462
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang W; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Wang Y; Zhang R, 2016, 'An efficient approach for robust SCOPF considering load and renewable power uncertainties', in 19th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PSCC.2016.7540823
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang W; Yan X; Dong ZY; Meng K; Zhang R, 2016, 'Robust OPF considering load and renewable power uncertainties in multi-terminal HVDC grids', in Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, APPEEC, pp. 24 - 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/APPEEC.2016.7779463
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Zhang Y; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang R; Wei W, 2016, 'Mining transient stability database for rule-based preventive control of power systems', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741566
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Xie X; Zhang R; Dong ZY; Zhang Y, 2015, 'An improved hybrid approach for transient stability-constrained optimal power flow', in IET Seminar Digest, Hong Kong, presented at 10th International Conference on Advances in Power System Control, Operation & Management (APSCOM), Hong Kong, 08 November 2015 - 12 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/ic.2015.0229
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Zhang P; Wong KP, 2013, 'Voltage stability margin prediction by ensemble based extreme learning machine', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESMG.2013.6672489
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Xu Z; Zhang R; Wong KP, 2012, 'Power system transient stability-constrained optimal power flow: A comprehensive review', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344753
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Hill DJ, 2012, 'Feature selection for intelligent stability assessment of power systems', in IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344780
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Zhang R; Xu Y; Dong ZY; Meng K; Xu Z, 2011, 'Intelligent systems for power system dynamic security assessment: Review and classification', in DRPT 2011 - 2011 4th International Conference on Electric Utility Deregulation and Restructuring and Power Technologies, pp. 134 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DRPT.2011.5993876
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Xu Y; Dong ZY; Meng K; Xu Z; Zhang R; Wu AY; Wong KP, 2010, 'Earlier detection of risk of blackout by real-time dynamic security assessment based on extreme learning machines', in 2010 International Conference on Power System Technology: Technological Innovations Making Power Grid Smarter, POWERCON2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/POWERCON.2010.5666055

ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award, " Temporal-Spatial Data Analytics for Exploring Complex Stochastic Power System Stability", 2022. 

u   Recipient of Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (ARC DECRA 2022) in 2022.

u   University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS), Sep. 2011-Apr. 2013

u   1st Runner-up Paper Award, 2011 IET Younger Members Exhibition & Conference, Hong Kong, Jul. 2011.