MINGXI LIU portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering

Publications

  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2022). Two-Facet Scalable Cooperative Optimization of Multi-Agent Systems in the Networked Environment. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Published, 02/2022.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9701...
  • Bahar Azin, Xianfeng Yang, Nikola Markovic & Mingxi Liu (2021). Infrastructure enabled and electrified automation: Charging facility planning for cleaner smart mobility. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment. Published, 12/2021.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2021). Encrypted Decentralized Multi-Agent Optimization for Privacy Preservation in Cyber-Physical Systems. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Published, 12/2021.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9640...
  • Xiang Huo (2021). Distributed Privacy-Preserving Electric Vehicle Charging Control Based on Secret Sharing. arXiv. Published, 10/2021.
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2110.02280
  • Mahan Fakori Fard, Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, Ge Ou & Mingxi Liu (2021). Targeted Hardening of Electric Distribution System for Enhanced Resilience against Earthquakes. arXiv. Published, 10/2021.
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2111.00080
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2021). Privacy-Preserving Distributed Multi-Agent Cooperative Optimization—Paradigm Design and Privacy Analysis. IEEE Control Systems Letters. Vol. 6, 6. Published, 06/2021.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9446...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2021). Privacy-Preserving Decentralized Optimization Using Homomorphic Encryption. Proceedings of the IFAC Workshop on Cyber-Physical & Human Systems. Published, 05/2021.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2021). A Novel Cryptography-Based Privacy-Preserving Decentralized Optimization Paradigm. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. Published, 05/2021.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9468...
  • Fatemehalsadat Jafarishiadeh, Mingxi Liu & Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani (2021). Preventive Unit Commitment for Transmission Line De-icing in Changing Weather Conditions. Proceedings of the North American Power Symposium. Published, 04/2021.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9449...
  • Fang Fang, Songyuan Yu & Mingxi Liu (2020). An improved Shapley value-based profit allocation method for CHP-VPP. Energy. Vol. 213. Published, 12/2020.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2020). A Decentralized Privacy-preserving Paradigm Based on Cryptography. (pp. 1-6). arXiv. Published, 12/2020.
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/2012.09285.pdf
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2020). Decentralized Electric Vehicle Charging Control via a Novel Shrunken Primal-Multi-Dual Subgradient (SPMDS) Algorithm. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 6. Published, 12/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9304...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2020). Two-Facet Scalable Cooperative Optimization of Multi-Agent Systems in The Networked Environment. (pp. 1-16). arXiv. Published, 10/2020.
    https://arxiv.org/pdf/2010.06157.pdf
  • Kaden Plewe, Amanda S. Smith & Mingxi Liu (2020). A Supervisory Model Predictive Control Framework for Dual Temperature Setpoint Optimization. Proceedings of the American Control Conference. Published, 06/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9147...
  • Xiang Huo & Mingxi Liu (2020). Decentralized Electric Vehicle Charging Control via a Novel Shrunken Primal-Multi-Dual Subgradient (SPMDS) Algorithm. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 1-7. Published, 06/2020.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/9304...
  • Mingxi Liu (2019). Chance-Constrained SPDS-Based Decentralized Control of Distributed Energy Resources. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 1-7. Published, 12/09/2019.
  • Mingxi Liu, S. Peeters, D. S. Callaway & B. J. Claessens (2019). Trajectory Tracking with an Aggregation of Domestic Hot Water Heaters: Combining Model-Based and Model-Free Control in a Commercial Deployment. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. 1-10. Published, 09/2019.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8598...
  • Mingxi Liu & Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani (2019). Chance-Constrained Shrunken-Primal-Dual Subgradient (CC-SPDS) Approach for Decentralized Electric Vehicle Charging Control. IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT) 2019. 1520-1525. Published, 05/21/2019.
  • M.Liu, P. K. Phanivong, and D. S. Callaway (2018). Customer- and network-aware decentralized EV charging control. Power System Computation Conference. 1-7. Published, 06/11/2018.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8448...
  • M. Liu, P. K. Phanivong, and D. S. Callaway (2017). Electric vehicle charging control in residential distribution network: A decentralized realization. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 214-219. Published, 12/12/2017.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8263...
  • M. Liu, P. K. Phanivong, Y. Shi, and D. S. Callaway (2017). Decentralized charging control of electric vehicles in residential distribution network. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. 1-16. Published, 11/22/2017.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8118...
  • Y. Shi, M. Liu, and F. Fang (2017). Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems: Modeling, Optimization, and Operation. John Wiley & Sons. Published, 09/2017.
    https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Combined+Cooling%2C+He...
  • X. Liu, M. Liu and Y. Shi (2016). Event triggered model predictive control: A less conservative result. Journal of the Franklin Institute. 1-19. Published, 11/06/2016.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and H. Gao (2016). Aggregation and charging control of PHEVs in smart grid: A cyber-physical perspective. Proceedings of the IEEE. Vol. 104, 1071-1085. Published, 03/24/2016.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7440...
  • M. Liu and Y. Shi (2016). Model predictive control for thermostatically controlled appliances providing load balancing service. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Vol. 26, 2082-2093. Published, 03/22/2016.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7438...
  • M. Liu and Y. Shi (2015). Optimal control of aggregated heterogeneous thermostatically controlled loads for regulation services. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 5871-5876. Published, 12/15/2015.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7403...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and X. Liu (2015). Distributed MPC of aggregated heterogeneous thermostatically controlled loads in smart grid. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics. Vol. 63, 1120-1129. Published, 10/19/2015.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7300...
  • M. Liu, and Y. Shi (2015). Model predictive control of aggregated heterogeneous second-order thermostatically controlled loads for ancillary services. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. Vol. 31, 1963-1971. Published, 08/05/2015.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7180...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and F. Fang (2015). Load forecasting and operation strategy design for CCHP systems using forecasted loads. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Vol. 23, 1672-1684. Published, 01/08/2015.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7004...
  • M. Liu and Y. Shi (2014). Distributed model predictive control of thermostatically controlled appliances for providing balancing service. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. 4850-4855. Published, 12/15/2014.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7040...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and F. Fang (2014). Combined cooling, heating and power systems: A survey. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Vol. 35, 1-22. Published, 04/12/2014.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • M. Liu, and Y. Shi (2014). T-S fuzzy-model-based H2 and H∞ filtering for networked control systems with two-channel Markovian random delays. Digital Signal Processing. Vol. 27, 167-174. Published, 02/04/2014.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • H. Zhang, M. Liu, J. Sheng, and Y. Shi (2013). Extended LMI representatives for stability and stabilization of discrete-time Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy systems. Optimal Control, Applications and Methods. Vol. 35, 647-655. Published, 09/23/2013.
    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/o...
  • H. Zhang, Y. Shi, and M. Liu (2013). H∞ switched filtering for networked systems based on delay occurrence probabilities. ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control. Vol. 135, 061002-061002-5. Published, 08/19/2013.
    http://dynamicsystems.asmedigitalcollection.asme.o...
  • H. Zhang, Y. Shi, and M. Liu (2012). H∞ step tracking control for networked discrete-time nonlinear systems with integral and predictive actions. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. Vol. 9, 337-345. Published, 10/18/2012.
    https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6332...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and F. Fang (2012). Optimal power flow and PGU capacity of CCHP systems using a matrix modelling approach. Applied Energy. Vol. 102, 794-802. Published, 10/09/2012.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...
  • M. Liu, Y. Shi, and F. Fang (2012). A new operation strategy for CCHP systems with hybrid chillers. Applied Energy. Vol. 95, 164-173. Published, 03/14/2012.
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...

Research Statement

My research group is dedicated to advancing engineering system applications with high social impacts and public benefits. Current research aims at answering emerging challenges to decentralizing and networking control systems. We are interested in developing new control and optimization frameworks to facilitate power system decarbonization and decentralization, advance transactive energy market, and promote the security and resilience of cyber-physical systems/

 

Research Keywords

  • Smart Grid
  • Optimization
  • Energy systems
  • Electric vehicle
  • Electric Power Systems
  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Control theory

Presentations

  • Invited by Northeastern University to give a talk entitled "Coordinating Grid-Edge Resources for Grid Services: Scalability and Security". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/03/2021.
  • Invited by Northeast Petroleum University to give a talk entitled "Coordinating Grid-Edge Resources for Grid Services: Scalability and Security". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/20/2021.
  • Invited by Pacific Northwest National Lab to give a talk entitled "Coordinating Grid-Edge Resources for Grid Services: Scalability and Security". Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/18/2021.
  • Chance-Constrained SPDS-Based Decentralized Control of Distributed Energy Resources. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2019.
  • Control and Optimization in Networked Environment -- From Power and Energy Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems Invited by Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/30/2019.
  • Control and Optimization in Networked Environment -- From Power and Energy Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems Invited by Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronauutics. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/30/2019.
  • Control and Optimization in Networked Environment -- From Power and Energy Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems Invited by Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/29/2019.
  • Control and Optimization in Networked Environment -- From Power and Energy Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems Invited by Xidian University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/28/2019.
  • Control and Optimization in Networked Environment -- From Power and Energy Systems to Cyber-Physical Systems Invited by Northwestern Polytechnical University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/27/2019.
  • Power Systems Computation Conference in Dublin, Ireland . Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/11/2018.
  • Title: Decentralized and Distributed Control and Optimization in Large-Scale Power Systems Beihang University Transportation Science and Engineering Department weekly colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Title: Decentralized and Distributed Control and Optimization in Large-Scale Power Systems China State Key Laboratory of Alternate Electrical Power System with Renewable Energy Sources invited talk. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2018.
  • Title: Decentralized and Distributed Control and Optimization in Large-Scale Power Systems Shanghai Jiaotong University, Department of Automation weekly colloquium. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2018.

Research Groups

  • Mahan Fakori Fard, Graduate Student. Electrical and Computer Engineering. 05/2021 - present.
  • Md Golam Dastgir, Graduate Student. Electrical and Computer Engineering. 01/2021 - present.
  • Songyuan Yu, Visiting Student. ECE. 09/01/2019 - 08/31/2020.
  • Xiang Huo, Graduate Student. ECE. 08/26/2019 - present.

Languages

  • English, fluent.
  • Mandarin Chinese, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Canada
  • China
  • United States of America