**(Samuel)
Qing-Shan Jia **[CV]

Department of Automation, Tsinghua
University, Beijing 100084, China

Tel.: +86-10-62773006, Fax:
+86-10-62796115, Email: jiaqs@tsinghua.edu.cn

**Professional
Experiences**

2016.07-present Associate Dean, Global Innovation
eXchange (GIX), Tsinghua University, China.

2015.11-present Program Director, Global Innovation
eXchange (GIX), Tsinghua University, China.

2017.09-2018.01 Associate Head for Academics, Department of
Automation, Tsinghua University, China.

2010.12-present Associate Professor, Department of
Automation, Tsinghua University, China.

2006.08-2010.11 Assistant Professor, Department of Automation,
Tsinghua University, China.

**Visiting
Positions**

2013.03-2013.08 Visiting Associate Professor, Laboratory of
Information and Decision Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Host
by Dimitri P. Bertsekas.

2010.04-2010.06 Visiting Assistant Professor,

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering,

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Host by Xi-Ren Cao.

2006.08-2007.02 Postdoc, Division of Engineering and Applied
Sciences,

Harvard University. Host by Yu-Chi Ho.

**Education**

2006 Ph.D. in Control Science and Engineering Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

2002 B. S. in Automatic Control Tsinghua
University, Beijing, China.

**Research
Interest**

Develop optimization-based control theory and
methodology for large-scale complex systems through data-driven, statistical,
and computational analysis with applications to energy systems, manufacturing
systems, building systems, evacuation guidance systems, robotic systems,
biological systems, cyber physical systems, and Internet of Things.

**Awards,
Honors, and Societies**

2017.11 K.D. Tocher Medal of the Operational Research
Society for the Best Paper in Journal of Simulation 2015/2016, “Simulation
optimization in the era of Industrial 4.0 and the Industrial Internet,” by J.
Xu, E. Huang, L. Hsieh, L. H. Lee, Q.-S. Jia, and C.-H. Chen.

2015.11 Natural Science Award of Chinese Association of
Automation, 1^{st} Class, to project “Security Constrained Optimization
Methods for Scheduling Networked Systems with Applications to Energy and Power
Systems,” by X. Guan, Q. Zhai, J. Wu, F. Gao, Y. Xu, Q. Zhao, Q.-S. Jia, and Z.
Xu.

2015.08 Best Paper Award, the 11^{th} IEEE
International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2015), to
paper “Multi-timescale Optimization between Distributed Wind Generators and Electric
Vehicles in Microgrid,” by Q. Huang, Q.-S. Jia, and X. Guan, in Gothenburg,
Sweden.

2014.07 Best Paper in Supply Chain, the 11^{th}
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014), to paper
“Event-Based Optimization for Stochastic Matching EV Charging Load with
Uncertain Renewable Energy,” by Q. Huang, Q.-S. Jia, L. Xia, and X. Guan, in
Shenyang, China.

2014.01 2013 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Outstanding Reviewer.

2013.10 Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education
of China, 2^{nd} Class, to project “Event-based Modeling and Control of
Networked Dynamic Systems,” by Q. Zhao, Q.-S. Jia, L. Xia, X. Chen, and D.
Zheng.

2012 Excellent Young
Scholar Award of National Natural Science Foundation of China (equivalent to
NSF Career Award of USA)

2011.11 Excellent Young Scholar Award of Tsinghua
University

2011.10 Excellent Mentor Service Award of Tsinghua
University, 1^{st} Class

2011.01 2010 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Outstanding Reviewer

2010.08 Best Application Paper Award Finalist, the 6^{th}
IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2010), to paper “An
Integrated Control of Shading Blinds, Natural Ventilation and HVAC Systems for
Energy Saving and Human Comfort,” by B. Sun, P. Luh, Q.-S. Jia, Z. Jiang, F. Wang,
and C. Song, in Toronto, Canada

2009 National Natural
Science Award of China, 2^{nd} Class, to project “Theories and Methods
for the Optimization of Discrete Event Dynamic Systems,” by X.-R. Cao, Q.-C.
Zhao, X. Chen, and Q.-S. Jia

2008 Finalist for the
2008 National Best PhD Thesis Award

IEEE Senior Member of Control Systems
Society, Robotics and Automation Society

Member of ACM and INFORMS

**Publications
**

*Books*

[B1]
Cheng,
P., Jia, Q.-S., and Cao, J., Manual for Experiments of Computer Network and
Applications, Tsinghua University Press, May 2017. (in Chinese)

[B2] Guan, X., Zhao, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Wu, J., and Liu, T., Cyber-Physical Energy Systems,
China Science Press, 2016. (in Chinese)

[B3] Bertsekas, D. P., Nonlinear Programming, Athena
Scientific, 2nd Edition, 1999, translated into Chinese by Song, S., Zhang, Y.,
and **Jia, Q.-S.**, Tsinghua University
Press, 2014.

[B4] Chen, C.-H., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Lee, L. H., Editors, Stochastic Simulation Optimization for
Discrete Event Systems – Perturbation Analysis, Ordinal Optimization and
Beyond, Singapore: World Scientific, 2013. ISBN 978-9814513005.

[B5] Ho, Y.-C., Zhao, Q.-C., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, Ordinal Optimization: Soft Optimization for Hard
Problems, New York, NY: Springer, 2007. ISBN-10: 0387372326, ISBN-13:
978-0-387-37232-7.

*Refereed Journal
Papers*

[J1]
Jia,
Q.-S., Yang, Y., Xia, L., and Guan, X., “A tutorial on event-based optimization
with application in energy Internet,” Control Theory and Application, to
appear. [download]

[J2] Yang, Y., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, Deconinck, G., Guan, X., Qiu, Z., and Hu, Z., “Distributed
coordination of EV charging with renewable energy in a microgrid of buildings,”
*IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, to
appear. [download]

[J3] Zhang, Y. and Jia, Q.-S., “A simulation based policy
improvement method for joint-operation of building microgrids with distributed
solar power and battery,” *IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid*, to appear. [download]

[J4] Huang, Q., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Robust scheduling of EV charging load with uncertain
wind power integration,” *IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid*, to appear. [download]

[J5] Zhang, Y. and **Jia,
Q.-S.**, “Operational optimization for microgrid of buildings with
distributed solar power and battery,” *Asian
Journal of Control*, Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 996-1008, May 2017. [download]

[J6] Huang, Q., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “A multi-timescale and bi-level coordination approach
for matching uncertain wind supply with EV charging demand,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering*,
Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 694-704, April 2017. [download]

[J7] Xu, X., Huang, E., Hsieh, L., Lee, L. H., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Chen, C.-H.,
“Simulation optimization in the era of Industrial 4.0 and the industrial
internet,” *Journal of Simulation*,
Vol. 10, pp. 310-320, 2016. [download]

[J8] Xu, X., **Jia,
Q.-S.,** Xu, Z., Zhang, B., and Guan, X., “On joint control of heating,
ventilation, and air conditioning and natural ventilation in a meeting room for
energy saving,” *Asian Journal of Control*,
Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 1-24, Sept. 2016. [download]

[J9] Wu, Z., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Optimal control of multi-room HVAC system: An
event-based approach,” *IEEE Transactions
on Control Systems Technology*, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 662-669, Mar. 2016. [download]

[J10]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Wang, H., Lei, Y., Zhao, Q., and Guan, X., “A decentralized stay-time
based occupant distribution estimation method for buildings,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and
Engineering*, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 1482-1491, Oct. 2015. [download]

[J11]
Sun, B., Luh, P.
B., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Yan, B.,
“Event-based optimization within the Lagrangian relaxation framework for energy
savings in HVAC systems,” *IEEE
Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp.
1396-1406, Oct. 2015. [download]

[J12]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Qiu, Z., Guan, X., and
Deconinck, G., “Matching EV charging load with uncertain wind: A
simulation-based policy improvement approach,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 1425-1433, May
2015. [download]

[J13]
Xia, L. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Parameterized Markov
decision process and its application to service rate control,” *Automatica*, Vol. 54, pp. 29-35, Apr.
2015. [download]

[J14]
Xu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Supply
demand coordination for building energy saving: Explore the soft comfort,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and
Engineering*, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 656-665, Apr. 2015. [download]

[J15]
Wang, H.-T., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Song, C., Yuan, R., and
Guan, X., “Building occupant level estimation based on heterogeneous
information fusion,” *Information Sciences*,
Vol. 272, pp. 145-157, Jul. 2014. [download]

[J16]
Xia, L., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Cao, X.-R., “A tutorial
on event-based optimization – A new optimization framework,” *Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and
Applications*, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 103-132, Jun. 2014. [download]

[J17]
Sun, B., Luh, P.
B., **Jia, Q.-S.**, O’Neill, Z., and
Song, F., “Building energy doctors: An SPC and Kalman filter-based method for
system-level fault detection in HVAC systems,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 11,
No. 1, pp. 215-229, Jan. 2014. [download]

[J18]
Wang, H., Zhao,
Q., Guan, X., and **Jia, Q.-S.**,
“Reconfiguring networked infrastructures by adding wireless communication
capabilities to selected nodes,” *IEEE
Transactions on Wireless Communications*, Vol. 12, No. 9, pp. 4518-4528,
Sept. 2013. [download]

[J19]
Xu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Shen, J.,
“Smart management of multiple energy systems in automotive painting shop,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and
Engineering*, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 603-614, Jul. 2013. [download]

[J20]
Sun, B., Luh, P.
B., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Jiang, Z., Wang, F.,
and Song, C., “Building energy management: Integrated control of active and
passive heating, cooling, lighting, shading and ventilation systems,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and
Engineering*, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 588-602, Jul. 2013. [download]

[J21]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Zhou, E., and Chen, C.-H., “Efficient computing budget allocation for
finding simplest good designs,” *IIE
Transactions*, Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 736-750, Jul. 2013. [download]

[J22]
Wu, J., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Johansson, K. H., and Shi,
L., “Event-based sensor data scheduling: Trade-off between communication rate
and estimation quality,” *IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control*, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 1041-1046, Apr.
2013. [download]

[J23]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Efficient computing budget allocation for simulation-based
optimization with stochastic simulation time,” *IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control*, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp.
539-544, Feb. 2013. [download]

[J24]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Efficient computing budget allocation for simulation-based policy
improvement,” *IEEE Transactions on
Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 342-352, Apr. 2012.
[download]

[J25]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Shen, J., Xu, Z., and Guan, X., “Simulation-based policy improvement
for energy management in commercial office buildings,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 2211-2223, Dec.
2012. [download]

[J26]
Xu, Z., Guan,
X., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Wu, J., Wang, D.,
and Chen, S., “Performance analysis and comparison on storage devices for smart
building energy management,” *IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid*, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 2136-2147, Dec. 2012. [download]

[J27]
Li, L, **Jia, Q.-S.**, Wang, H., Yuan, R., and
Guan, X., “A systematic method for network topology reconfiguration with
limited link additions,” *Journal of
Network and Computer Applications*, Vol. 35, No. 6, pp. 1979-1989, Nov.
2012. [download]

[J28]
Li, L., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Wang, H.,
“Enhancing the robustness and efficiency of scale-free network with limited
link addition,” *KSII Transactions on
Internet and Information Systems*, Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 1333-1353, May 2012. [download]

[J29]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Shi, L., Mo, Y., and Sinopoli, B., “On optimal partial broadcasting of
wireless sensor networks for Kalman filtering,” *IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control*, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp.
715-721, Mar. 2012. [download]

[J30]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “On solving event-based optimization with average reward over infinite
stages,” *IEEE Transactions on Automatic
Control*, Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 2912-2917, Dec. 2011. [download]

[J31]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “An adaptive sampling algorithm for simulation-based optimization with
descriptive complexity preference,” *IEEE
Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.
720-731, Oct. 2011. [download]

[J32]
Li, J., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Chen, X.,
“Tracking a moving object via a sensor network with a partial information
broadcasting scheme,” *Information
Sciences*, Vol. 181, No. 20, pp. 4733-4753, Oct. 2011. [download]

[J33]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “On solving optimal policies for finite-stage event-based
optimization,” *IEEE Transactions on
Automatic Control*, Vol. 56, No. 9, pp. 2195-2200, Sept. 2011. [download]

[J34]
Shi, L., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Mo, Y., and Sinopoli, B.,
“Sensor scheduling over a packet-delaying network,” *Automatica*, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 1089-1092, May 2011. [download]

[J35]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “On state aggregation to approximate complex value functions in
large-scale Markov decision processes,” *IEEE
Transactions on Automatic Control*, Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 333-344, Feb. 2011.
[download]

[J36]
Guan, X., Xu,
Z., and **Jia, Q.-S.**,
“Energy-efficient buildings facilitated by microgrid,” *IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid*, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 243-252, Dec.
2010. [download]

[J37]
Shen, Z., Zhao,
Q.C., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Quantifying
heuristics in the ordinal optimization framework,” *Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications*, Vol. 20,
pp. 441-471, Dec. 2010. [download]

[J38]
Zhao, Y., Chen,
X., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., Zhang, S.,
and Jiang, Y., “Long-term scheduling for cascaded hydro energy systems with
annual water consumption and release constraints,” *IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 7,
No. 4, pp. 969-976, Oct. 2010. [download]

[J39]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “A structural property of optimal policies for multi-component
maintenance problems,” *IEEE Transactions
on Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 677-680, Jul.
2010. [download]

[J40]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Zhao, Q.-C., “Strategy optimization for controlled Markov process
with descriptive complexity constraint,” *Science
in China Series F*, Vol. 52, No. 11, pp. 1993-2005, Nov. 2009. [download]

[J41]
Shen, Z., Zhao,
Q.C., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Sun, J.,
“Universal alignment probability revisited,” *Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications*, Vol. 141, No. 2,
371-376, May 2009. [download]

[J42]
Xia, L., Zhao,
Q.C., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “A structure
property of optimal policies for maintenance problems with safety-critical
components,” *IEEE Transactions on
Automation Science and Engineering*, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 519-531, Jul. 2008.
[download]

[J43]
Zhao, Q.-C., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Cao, Y., "How much
spare capacity is necessary for the security of resource networks?" *Physica A: Statistical and Theoretical
Physics*, Vol. 373, pp. 861-873, Jan. 2007. [download]

[J44]
Ho, Y.-C., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Zhao, Q.-C., "The
equivalence between ordinal optimization in deterministic complex problems and
in stochastic simulation problems," *Discrete Event Dynamic Systems: Theory and Applications*, Vol. 16,
pp. 405-411, Sept. 2006. [download]

[J45]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Ho, Y.-C., and Zhao, Q.-C., "Comparison of selection rules for
ordinal optimization," *Mathematical
and Computer Modelling*, Vol. 43, No. 9-10, pp. 1150-1171, May 2006. [download]

[J46]
Zhao, Q.C., Ho,
Y.C., and **Jia, Q.S.**, "Vector
ordinal optimization," *Journal of
Optimization Theory and Applications*, Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 259-274, May
2005. [download]

*Refereed
Conference Papers*

[C1] Yang, Y., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Stochastic coordination of aggregated electric vehicle
charging with on-site wind power at multiple buildings,” the 56th IEEE
Conference on Decision and Control, Dec. 12-15, 2017.

[C2] Zhang, X., Yan, B., Shi, W., Malkawi, A., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Li, N.,
“Community-level geothermal heat pump system management via an
aggregation-disaggregation framework,” the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and
Control, Dec. 12-15, 2017.

[C3] Tang, J.-X., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, Liu, Z., Ding, N., Liu, X.-D., and Zhang, H., “Initial location
assignment and dynamic reassignment optimization for urban evacuation guiders,”
2017 Chinese Automation Congress, Oct. 20-22, 2017.

[C4] Wu, J. and **Jia,
Q.-S.**, “An ordinal optimization based method for selecting events,” 2017
Chinese Automation Congress, Oct. 20-22, 2017.

[C5] Xu, K., Wu, R.-B., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Design of diamond ring resonator by ordinal
optimization,” 2017 Chinese Automation Congress, Oct. 20-22, 2017.

[C6] Liu, Z., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Zhang, H., “An evacuation guider location optimization method
based on road network centrality measures,” the 13th IEEE Conference on
Automation Science and Engineering, Xi’an, China, Aug. 20-23, 2017.

[C7] Jiang, Z., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Optimization of sensor location for improving wind
power prediction accuracy,” the 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and
Engineering, Xi’an, China, Aug. 20-23, 2017.

[C8] Long, T., Tang, J.-X., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Multi-scale event-based optimization for matching
uncertain wind supply with EV charging demand,” the 13th IEEE Conference on
Automation Science and Engineering, Xi’an, China, Aug. 20-23, 2017.

[C9] Zhang, C. and **Jia,
Q.-S.**, “An occupancy distribution estimation method using the surveillance
cameras in buildings,” the 13th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and
Engineering, Xi’an, China, Aug. 20-23, 2017.

[C10]
Jiang, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Review of
wind power forecasting methods: From multi-spatial and temporal perspective,”
the 36th Chinese Control Conference, Dalian, China, Jul. 26-28, 2017.

[C11]
Yang, Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “The joint
scheduling of EV charging load with building mounted wind power using
simulation-based policy improvement,” *the
2016 International Symposium on Flexible Automation*, Cleveland, Ohio, USA,
Aug. 1-3, 2016.

[C12]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Coordinating
EV charging demand with wind supply in a bi-level energy dispatch framework,” *the 2016 American Control Conference, *Boston,
MA, USA, Jul. 6-8, 2016.

[C13]
Lang, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Feng, X., “A
three-level human movement model in the whole building scale,” *the 12 ^{th} IEEE International
Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA2016)*, Kathmandu, Nepal, Jun.
1-3, 2016.

[C14]
Zhang, C. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “A review of occupant
behavior models in residential building: Sensing, modeling, and prediction,” *the 28 ^{th} Chinese Control and
Decision Conference (CCDC2016)*, Yinchuan, China, May 28-30, 2016.

[C15]
Yang, Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Improving
the prediction accuracy of building energy consumption using location of
occupant – a case study,” *the 2016 IEEE
International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT2016)*, Taipei,
China, Mar. 14-17, 2016.

[C16]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “A review of
EV load scheduling with wind power integration,” *the 17 ^{th} IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID2015)*,
Beijing, China, Oct. 19-21, 2015.

[C17]
Lang, Z. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Event based parallel
simulation on a sensing system for occupant distribution estimation in the
whole building scale,” *the 1 ^{st}
International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems*,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Oct. 4-7, 2015.

[C18]
Wu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Local and
global event-based optimization: Performance and complexity,” *Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on
Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2015)*, Gothenburg, Sweden, Aug.
24-27, 2015, pp. 1375-1380.

[C19]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.,** and Guan, X.,
“Multi-timescale optimization between distributed wind generators and electric
vehicles in microgrid,” *Proceedings of
the 2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2015)*,
Gothenburg, Sweden, Aug. 24-27, 2015, pp. 671-676.

[C20]
Zhang, Y. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Optimal operation for
energy-efficient building micro-grid,” *Proceedings
of the 2015 Chinese Control Conference (CCC2015)*, Hangzhou, China, July
24-28, 2015, pp. 8936-8940.

[C21]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “EV charging
load scheduling with high wind power penetration: A robust shortest path
approach,” *Proceedings of the 2015
American Control Conference (ACC2015)*, Chicago, IL, USA, July 1-3, 2015,
pp. 2765-2770.

[C22]
Zhang, Y. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Optimal storage battery
scheduling for energy-efficient buildings in a microgrid,” *Proceedings of the 27 ^{th} Chinese Control and Decision
Conference (CCDC2015)*, Qingdao, China, May 23-25, 2015, pp. 5540-5545.

[C23]
Lang, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Lei, Y., and Xie, X., “A
dual-infrared sensing system for occupant distribution estimation in
buildings,” *Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE
Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2014)*, Taipei, Aug.
18-22, 2014, pp. 960-965.

[C24]
Xu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Xie, X., “A
new method to solve large-scale building energy management for energy saving,” *the 2014 IEEE Conference on Automation
Science and Engineering (CASE2014)*, Taipei, Aug. 18-22, 2014, pp. 940-945.

[C25]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Xia, L., Guan, X., and Xie,
X., “EV charging load scheduling following uncertain renewable energy supply by
stochastic matching,” *Proceedings of the
2014 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
(CASE2014)*, Taipei, Aug. 18-22, 2014, pp. 137-142.

[C26]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “A brief tutorial on event-based optimization with applications in
smart buildings,” *Proceedings of the 11 ^{th}
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014)*, June 29 –
July 4, 2014, Shenyang, China, pp. 1292-1298.

[C27]
Huang, Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Xia, L., and Guan, X.,
“Event-based optimization for stochastic matching EV charging load with
uncertain renewable energy,” *Proceedings
of the 11 ^{th} World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation
(WCICA2014)*, June 29 – July 4, 2014, Shenyang, China, pp. 794-799.

[C28]
Zhang, Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Xia, L.,
“Weather-forecast based optimal unit scheduling with solar power integration,” *Proceedings of the 33 ^{rd} Chinese
Control Conference (CCC2014)*, Nanjing, China, July 28-30, 2014, pp. 6941-6946.

[C29]
Wu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Event-based
optimization for multi-room HVAC system,” *Proceedings
of the 33 ^{rd} Chinese Control Conference (CCC2014)*, Nanjing,
China, July 28-30, 2014, pp. 3927-3932.

[C30]
Wu, D., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Chen, C.-H., “Sample
path sharing in simulation-based policy improvement,” *Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and
Automation (ICRA2014)*, Hong Kong, May 31-June 7, 2014, pp. 3291-3296.

[C31]
Weekly, K., Zou,
H., Xie, L., **Jia, Q.-S.,** and Bayen,
A. M., “Indoor occupant positioning system using active RFID deployment and
particle filters,” *Proceedings of the
2014* *IEEE International Conference on
Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems*, *(IEEE DCOSS 2014)*, Marina Del Rey, CA, USA, May 26-28, 2014, pp.
35-42.

[C32]
Lei, Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Xia, L., “Local
event-based sensor activation for occupant distribution estimation in
buildings,” *Proceedings of the 11 ^{th}
IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC2015)*,
Miami, FL, USA, April 7-9, 2014, pp. 338-343.

[C33]
Zou, H., Xie,
L., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Wang, H., “An
integrative weighted path loss and extreme learning machine approach to RFID
based indoor positioning,” *Proceedings of
the Fourth International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation
(IPIN2013)*, Montbéliard-Belfort, France, Oct. 28-31, 2013., pp. 1-5.

[C34]
Zou, H., Wang,
H., Xie, L., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “An
RFID indoor positioning system by using weighted path loss and extreme learning
machine,” *Proceedings of the 1 ^{st}
IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and
Applications*

[C35]
Xu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X., “Supply
demand coordination for building energy saving,” *Proceedings of the 9 ^{th} IEEE International Conference on
Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2013)*, Madison, WI, USA, Aug.
17-20, 2013, pp. 89-94.

[C36]
Sun, B., Luh, P.
B., **Jia, Q.-S.,** and Yan, B.,
“Event-based optimization with non-stationary uncertainties to save energy cost
of HVAC systems in buildings,” *Proceedings
of the 9 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
(CASE2013)*, Madison, WI, USA, Aug. 17-20, 2013, pp. 436-441.

[C37]
Xia, L. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Policy iteration for
parameterized Markov decision processes and its application,” *Proceedings of* *the 9 ^{th} Asian Control Conference (ASCC2013)*, Istanbul,
Turkey, Jun. 23-26, 2013, pp. 1-6.

[C38]
Xia, L. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Game theoretical control
of service rates in closed Jackson networks,” *Proceedings of the 25 ^{th} Chinese Control and Decision
Conference (CCDC2013)*, Guiyang, China, May 25-27, 2013, pp. 4559-4564.

[C39]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Wen, Z., and Xia, L., “Event-based sensor activation for indoor
occupant distribution estimation,” *Proceedings
of the 12 ^{th} International Conference on Control, Automation,
Robotics, and Vision (ICARCV2012)*, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China,
Dec. 5-7, 2012, pp. 240-245.

[C40]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Xia, L., “Approximate event-based optimization for evacuation,” *the 11 ^{th} International Workshop
on Discrete Event Systems(WODES2012)*, Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 3-5, 2012.

[C41]
Wang, H., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Lei, Y., Zhao, Q., and
Guan, X., “Estimation of occupant distribution by detecting the entrance and
leaving events of zones in building,” *Proceedings
of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration
(MFI2012)*, Hamburg, Germany, Sept. 13-15, 2012, pp. 27-32.

[C42]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Event-Based Optimization with Lagged State Information,” *Proceedings of the 31 ^{st} Chinese
Control Conference (CCC2012)*, Hefei, China, July 25-27, 2012, pp.
2055-2060.

[C43]
Xu, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., Wu, J., Wang, D.,
and Chen, S., “Optimal scheduling of storage devices for building energy
saving,” *Proceedings of the 10 ^{th}
World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2012)*, Beijing,
China, July 6-8, 2012, pp. 2393-2398.

[C44]
Wang, H.-T.,
Zhao, Q.-C., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan,
X.-H., “Efficient topology optimization for a wired networked system by adding
wireless communication,” *Proceedings of
the 2012 American Control Conference (ACC2012)*, Montréal, Canada, Jun.
27-29, 2012, pp. 448-453.

[C45]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Guo, Y., “Event-based evacuation in outdoor environment,” *Proceedings of the* *24 ^{th} Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC2012)*,
Taiyuan, China, May 23-25, 2012, pp. 33-38.

[C46]
Shen, J.-X. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Computing budget
allocation in policy improvement for building energy management,” *Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and
Systems Engineering Research Conference*, edited by G. Lim and J. W.
Herrmann, Orlando, FL, USA, May 19-23, 2012. 10 pages.

[C47]
Guo, Y. and **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Simulation-based policy
improvement for large-scale evacuation,” *The*
*2011 International Conference on
Computational Intelligence and Software Engineering (CiSE2011)*, Wuhan,
China, December 9-11, 2011.

[C48]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “On computing budget allocation for finding the simplest good enough
design,” *the 18 ^{th}*

[C49]
Su, Z.-H., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Song, C., “Ordinal
optimization-based Multi-Energy System Scheduling for Building Energy Saving,” *2011 International Conference on Intelligent
Computing*, Zhengzhou, Henan, China, August 11-14, 2011.

[C50]
Xu, X.-Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Chen, X., Guan, X.-H., and
Jiang, Z.-Y., “Analysis of energy saving potential using shadings and natural
ventilation in four major cities in China,” *the
30 ^{th} Chinese Control Conference (CCC2011)*, Yantai, China, Jul.
22-24, 2011.

[C51]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Shi, L., “On optimal partial broadcasting of wireless sensor
networks for Kalman filtering,” *Proceedings
of the 2011 American Control Conference (ACC2011)*, San Francisco, CA, USA,
Jun. 29-Jul. 1, 2011, pp. 4861-4866.

[C52]
Li, L., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Wang, H.-T., Yuan, R.,
Guan, X., “A near optimal solution for network topology reconfigurations with
limited link resources,” *Proceedings of
the 2011 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2011)*,
Taipei, Jun. 21-25, 2011, pp. 489-494.

[C53]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Efficient computing budget allocation for simulation-based policy
improvement,” *Proceedings of the 8 ^{th}
Asian Control Conference (ASCC2011)*, Kaohsiung, May 15-18, 2011, pp.
920-925.

[C54]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Shen, J.-X., Xu, Z.-B., Guan, X., “Simulation-based policy improvement
for power management in buildings,” *Proceedings
of the 8 ^{th} Asian Control Conference (ASCC2011)*, Kaohsiung, May
15-18, 2011, pp. 944-949.

[C55]
Li, J., Chen,
X., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Guan, X.,
“Prediction-based activation in wsn tracking,” *Proceedings of the 6 ^{th} International Conference on Mobile
Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN2010)*, Hangzhou, China, Dec. 20-22, 2010,
pp. 97-102.

[C56]
Wang, H.-T., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Song, C., Yuan, R., and
Guan, X., “Estimation of occupancy level in indoor environment based on
heterogeneous information fusion,” *Proceedings
of the 49 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2010)*,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dec. 15-17, 2010, pp. 5086-5091.

[C57]
Zhao, Y., Chen,
X., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Wang,
H., “Dynamic water resources planning with locational release and annual
consumption constraints,” *Proceedings of
the 49 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2010)*,
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dec. 15-17, 2010, pp. 3932-3937.

[C58]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “A rollout method for finite-stage event-based decision processes,” *the 10 ^{th} International Workshop
on Discrete Event Systems (WODES2010)*, Berlin, Germany, Aug. 30-Sept. 1,
2010. 257-262.

[C59]
Sun, B., Luh, P.
B., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Jiang, Z., Wang, F.,
and Song, C. “An integrated control of shading blinds, natural ventilation, and
HVAC systems for energy saving and human comfort,” *Proceedings of the 6th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and
Engineering (CASE2010)*, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 21-24, 2010, pp. 7-14.

[C60]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “On solving optimal policies for event-based dynamic programming,” *Proceedings of the 29 ^{th} Chinese
Control Conference (CCC2010)*, Beijing, China, Jul. 29-31, 2010, pp.
1511-1516.

[C61]
Pan, L.L., Chen,
T., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Yuan, R.X., Wang,
H.T., and Ding, R., “An occupant behavior model for building energy efficiency
and safety,” *Proceedings of the 2 ^{nd}
International Symposium on Computational Mechanics and the 12^{th}
International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational
Methods in Engineering and Science*, Vol. 1233, pp. 191-196, May 21, 2010.

[C62]
Li, J., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Chen, X.,
“Tracking moving object via a sensor network with partial information
broadcasting scheme,” *Proceedings of the
Joint 48 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28^{th}
Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009)*, Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18,
2009, pp. 4643-4648.

[C63]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Improved constrained ordinal optimization for simulation-based
constrained optimization,” *Proceedings of
the Joint 48 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28^{th}
Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009)*, Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18,
2009, pp. 2315-2320.

[C64]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Xie, M., and Wu, F. F., “Ordinal optimization based security
dispatching in deregulated power systems,” *Proceedings
of the Joint 48 ^{th} IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28^{th}
Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009)*, Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18,
2009, pp. 6817-6822.

[C65]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “An adaptive sampling algorithm for simulation-based optimization with
descriptive complexity constraints,” *Proceedings
of the 1 ^{st} IEEE Youth Conference on Information, Computing, and
Telecommunications (YC-ICT2009)*, Beijing, China, Sept. 20-21, 2009, pp.
118-121.

[C66]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Engine maintenance policy optimization with succinct value function
representation,” *Proceedings of the 7 ^{th}
Asian Control Conference (ASCC2009)*, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition
Center, Hong Kong, China, Aug. 27-29, 2009, pp. 1548-1553.

[C67]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Guo, Y., “Discovering the knowledge hierarchy of MathWorld for web
intelligence,” *Proceedings of the 6 ^{th}
International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery*, Tianjin,
China, Aug. 14-16, 2009, pp. 535-539.

[C68]
Zhao, Y., Zhao,
Q., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Cao,
X.-R., “Event-based optimization for dispatching policies in material handling
systems of general assembly lines,” *the
47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2008)*, Cancun, Mexico,
Dec. 9-11, 2008, pp. 2173-2178.

[C69]
Zhen, Z.-N., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Song, C., and Guan, X.-H.,
“An indoor localization algorithm for lighting control using RFID,” *IEEE Energy 2030: Towards A Sustainable
Energy Infrastructure*, Atlanta, GA, USA, Nov. 17-18, 2008, pp. 1-6.

[C70]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “A potential-based method for finite-stage Markov decision processes,”
*Proceedings of the 2008 American Control
Conference (ACC2008)*, Seattle, Washington, USA, Jun. 11-13, 2008, pp.
5029-5034.

[C71]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Zhao, Q., “How topology affects security: An upper bound of
electric power network security,” *Proceedings
of the 17 ^{th} IFAC World Congress*, Seoul, Korea, Jul. 6-11, 2008,
pp. 12947-12952.

[C72]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, “Coordination of supply chains with downside-risk-averse agents,” *the 11th International Symposium on Logistics*,
Beijing, China, Jul. 9-11, 2006.

[C73]
**Jia, Q.-S.**, Zhao, Q.-C., and Ho, Y.-C., “A method based on Kolmogorov complexity
to improve the efficiency of strategy optimization with limited memory space,”
In: *Proceedings of the 2006 American
Control Conference* *(ACC2006)*,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Jun. 14-16, 2006, pp. 3105-3110.

[C74]
**Jia, Q.-S.** and Zhao, Q.-C., "A svm-based method for engine maintenance
strategy optimization," In: *Proceedings
of the* *2006 IEEE International
Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2006)*, Hilton in the Walt Disney
World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 15-19, 2006, pp. 1066-1071.

[C75]
Song, C., Guan,
X., Zhao, Q., and **Jia, Q.**,
"Planning remanufacturing systems by constrained ordinal optimization
method with feasibility model," *44th
IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference
(CDC-ECC2005)*, Seville, Spain, Dec. 12-15, 2005, pp. 4676-4681.

[C76]
Xia, L., Zhao,
Q., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, "The SRLF
rule in multi-unit joint replacement maintenance problem and its optimality,"
*12th INFORMS/APS Conference*, June
23-25, 2004, Beijing, China.

*Editorial*

[E1] **Jia, Q.-S.** and Johansson, K. H., “Guest editorial: Event-based
control and optimization,” *Discrete Event
Dynamic Systems – Theory and Applications*, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 99-102, Jun.
2014.

[E2] **Jia, Q.-S.**, Zhao, Q.C., Darabi, H., Huang, G.S., Becerik-Gerber,
B., Sandberg, H., and Johansson, K.H., “Smart building technology,” *IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine*,
Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 18-20, Jun. 2014.

[E3] **Jia, Q.-S.**, “Technical committee on discrete-event systems,” *IEEE Control Systems Magazine*, Vol. 34,
No. 1, pp. 19-20, Feb. 2014.

[E4] **Jia, Q.-S.**, “IEEE control systems society outreach fund,” *IEEE Control Systems Magazine*, Vol. 34,
No. 1, pp. 18-U2, Feb. 2014.

[E5] Lee, L. H., Chew, E. P., Frazier, P. I., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Chen, C.-H., “Advances
in simulation optimization and its applications foreword,” *IIE Transactions*, Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 683-684, Jul. 2013.

*Book Chapter*

[BC1]
**Jia, Q.-S.**,
Zhang, Y., and Zhao, Q., “Controlling the Internet of Things – from Energy
Saving to Fast Evacuation in Smart Buildings,” Chapter 11, J.T. Wen and S.
Mishra, Intelligent Building Control Systems – A Survey of Modern Building
Control and Sensing Strategies, Springer, 2018, 293-310.

[BC2]
Cao, X.-R.,
Zhao, Y., **Jia, Q.-S.**, and Zhao, Q.,
“An Introduction to Event-Based Optimization: Theory and Applications,” Chapter
19, F.L. Lewis and D. Liu, *Reinforcement
Learning and Approximate Dynamic Programming for Feedback Control*, Wiley,
2012.

**Patents**

[P1] Zhang, C., Li,
H., and **Jia, Q.-S.**, A Smart Wearable
Device Showing Evacuation Guidance, Application filed, No. 201710239711.8, Apr.
13, 2017.

[P2] Yu, A., Zhang,
B., Zhang, C., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Li, X.,
and Zhou, N., A Smart Helmet for Rescue in Buildings and Its Rescue Guidance
Method, Application filed, No. 201710636773.2, Jul. 31, 2017.

[P3] Wang, H., **Jia, Q.-S.**, Guan, X., and Jiang, Z., A
Control Method for Energy Devices in Buildings based on Zonal Occupancy
Distribution, Patent No. CN 102621886 B, Nov. 6, 2013.

[P4] Jiang, Y., Wang,
F., Zhao, Q., Jiang, Z., **Jia, Q.-S.**,
Rao, P., Ma, L., Wen, J., Song, F., Mao, Z., Zhao, Y., and Sun, B., An Integrated
Control System for Indoor Environment based on Comfort Satisfaction, Patent No.
CN 202948289 U, May 22, 2013.

[P5] Qiao, L., Zhang,
H., Yang, R., Chu, Y., Guo, S., Wang, H., **Jia,
Q.**, Zhao, Q., Jiang, Y., Narayanan, S., Fire Situation Awareness and Evacuation
Support, Patent No. US 2012/0047083 A1, Feb. 23, 2012.

[P6] Qiao, L, Zhang,
H., Yang, R., Chu, Y., Guo, S., Wang, H., **Jia,
Q.-S.**, Zhao, Q., Jiang, Y., Narayanan, S., A Method and A System for Fire
Situation Evaluation and Evacuation Guidance, Patent No. CN 102058939 A, May
18, 2011.

**Courses
Taught**

For graduate students

**1.
****Performance
Evaluation and Optimization for Complex Systems (90250052)**

Textbooks

Cassandras, C. G. and Lafortune, S., Introduction to
Discrete Event Systems, second edition, Springer, 2008.

Ho, Y.-C., Zhao, Q.-C., and Jia, Q.-S., Ordinal
Optimization: Soft Optimization for Hard Problems, Springer, 2007.

Cao, X.-R., Stochastic Learning and Optimization: A
Sensitivity-Based Approach, Springer, 2007.

**2.
****Nonlinear
Programming and Network Optimization (80250463)**

Textbooks

Bertsekas, D. P., Nonlinear Programming, second
edition, Athena Scientific, 1999.

Bertsekas, D. P., Network Optimization: Continuous and
Discrete Models, Athena Scientific, 1998.

For undergraduate students

**3.
****Computer Network
with Applications (30250093)**

Textbook

Kurose, J. F. and Ross, K. W., Computer Networking – A
Top-Down Approach, sixth edition, Pearson, 2012.

**Students**

**Current PhD students (by starting
year)**

2017 Teng
Long

Jingxian Tang

2016 Junjie
Wu

2014 Zhaoyu
Jiang (co-advisor)

2013 Yu
Yang (co-advisor)

**Current Master students (by starting
year)**

2016 Kaiyuan
Xu, Zhiling Liu, Zetai Wang, Peng He, Mengze Tian

2015 Chao
Zhang, Xiaowei Meng

**Visiting students**

2016 Steven
Hau (University of Southern California)

Junqi (Alan) Wang
(City University of Hong Kong)

**Past PhD students (by graduation
year)**

2017 Yuanming
Zhang (Qingdao Sifang Co.)

2016 Zijian
Wu (co-advisor, postdoc)

Qilong Huang (co-advisor,
telecommunication company)

2015 Zhanbo
Xu (co-advisor, postdoc at University of California at Berkeley)

2014 Biao
Sun (co-advisor, now at JPMorgan Chase)

2013 Hengtao
Wang (co-advisor, now at Huadian Electric Power Research Institute)

2012 Li
Li (co-advisor, now associate professor at Shaanxi Normal University)

2011 Yanjia
Zhao (co-advisor, now at CITIC Securities Co., LTD)

2011 Jianghai
Li (co-advisor, now assistant professor at Tsinghua University)

**Past Master students (by graduation
year)**

2016 Zhenning
Lang

2014 Yulin
Lei

2013 Jianxiang
Shen (graduate with cum laude, now at State Grid Corporation of China)

2012 Ying
Guo

Zhonghua Su (now PhD student at
Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Last update: Jan. 17, 2018.