Wenyuan Tang 汤文渊 USC Annenberg FellowStochastic Systems & Learning Laboratory (S _{2}L_{2})Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering University of Southern California Email: wenyuan [at] usc [dot] edu |

*I will join Berkeley and Stanford as a joint postdoc in the coming academic year. Please check out my new webpage (coming soon).*

I am a PhD student in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California, under the supervision of Prof. Rahul Jain. My research is focused on network economics and game theory, with applications to the electricity market design. My dissertation is titled "The smart grid network: pricing, markets and incentives".

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

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Visiting Scholar, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Host: Prof. Ram Rajagopal), January-June 2015

Research

My work lies in a two-level model of the smart grid market. On the upper level is the primary market which mimics the wholesale electricity market. The primary market, coordinated by the independent system operator (ISO), involves generators or aggregators on the supply side, and distributors on the demand side. On the lower level, there are two secondary markets. The secondary market I, when it exists, involves an aggregator who buys power from a group of generators and sells it to the primary market. The secondary market II mimics the retail electricity market, which involves a distributor who buys power from the primary market and sells it to a group of users.

*Primary Market: Economic Dispatch and Market Power*

Wenyuan Tang, Junjie Qin, Rahul Jain and Ram Rajagopal, "Pricing sequential forward power contracts", Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, November 2015.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Pricing mechanisms for economic dispatch: a game-theoretic perspective", under review, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, March 2015.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Dynamic economic dispatch and the value of energy storage", under 2nd round revision, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Dynamic economic dispatch among strategic generators with storage systems", Proceedings of the 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", Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December 2013.

*Secondary Market I: Buying Random Wind*

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Market mechanisms for buying random wind", to appear, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Buying random yet correlated wind power", Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications, November 2014.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Stochastic resource auctions for renewable energy integration", Proceedings of the 49th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, September 2011.

*Secondary Market II: Stochastic Dynamic Pricing*

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

My earlier work on hierarchical mechanism design can potentially shed insights into the integration of the smart grid market.

*Hierarchical Mechanism Design*

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Hierarchical auction mechanisms for network resource allocation", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, special issue on Economics of Communication Networks and Systems, December 2012.

Wenyuan Tang and Rahul Jain, "Hierarchical auctions for network resource allocation", Proceedings of the 2nd International ICST Conference on Game Theory for Networks, April 2011.

Teaching

Semester | Course ID | Course Title | Instructor | Capacity |

Spring 2014 | EE 512 | Stochastic Processes | Rahul Jain | Teaching Assistant |

Fall 2012 | EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks | Ali Zahid | Teaching Assistant |

Spring 2010 | EE 465 | Probabilistic Methods in Computer Systems Modeling | Michael Neely | Grader |

Spring 2010 | EE 301 | Introduction to Linear Systems | Michael Enright | Grader |

Fall 2009 | EE 301 | Introduction to Linear Systems | Michael Enright | Grader |

Fall 2009 | EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks | Ali Zahid | Grader |

Spring 2009 | EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks | Cauligi Raghavendra | Grader |

Courses

Course ID | Course Title | Instructor |

EE 450 | Introduction to Computer Networks | Ali Zahid |

EE 464 | Probability Theory for Engineers | Keith Chugg |

EE 483 | Introduction to Digital Signal Processing | Richard Leahy |

EE 532 | Wireless Internet and Pervasive Computing | Kai Hwang |

EE 555 | Broadband Network Architectures | John Silvester |

CS 571 | Web Technologies | Marco Papa |

EE 550 | Design and Analysis of Computer Communication Networks | Michael Neely |

EE 599 | Network Economics and Game Theory | Rahul Jain |

EE 562a | Random Processes in Engineering | Robert Scholtz |

MATH 425a | Fundamental Concepts of Analysis | Robert Sacker |

EE 556 | Stochastic Systems and Finance | Rahul Jain |

EE 649 | Stochastic Network Optimization | Michael Neely |

IOM 674 | Queueing and Stochastic Networks | Amy Ward |

MATH 525a | Real Analysis | Igor Kukavica |

ECON 503 | Microeconomic Theory I | Juan Carrillo |

MATH 525b | Real Analysis | Gary Rosen |

ECON 603 | Microeconomic Theory II | Michael Magill |

MATH 507a | Theory of Probability | Kenneth Alexander |

MATH 507b | Theory of Probability | Richard Arratia |

MATH 541a | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | Larry Goldstein |

MATH 530a | Stochastic Calculus and Mathematical Finance | Jin Ma |

ISE 599 | Computational Stochastic Optimization | Suvrajeet Sen |

Honors

SmartGridComm 2014 Student Travel Grant, IEEE Communications Society, November 2014

Best Honorable Mention Poster Award, University of Southern California, October 2013

Annenberg Graduate Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2010-2014

Academic Achievement Award, University of Southern California, April 2010

EE MS Honors Scholarship, University of Southern California, November 2009

Last updated: July 20, 2015