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JQS

(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

2015.11-present  Associate Head for Academics & Finance, Department of Automation, Tsinghua University, China.

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

2015.11-present  Program Director, Global Innovation eXchange (GIX), 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

2015.11 Natural Science Award of Chinese Association of Automation, 1st 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 11th 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 11th 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, 2nd 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, 1st Class

2011.01 2010 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Outstanding Reviewer

2010.08 Best Application Paper Award Finalist, the 6th 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, 2nd 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]   Guan, X., Zhao, Q., Jia, Q.-S., Wu, J., and Liu, T., Cyber-Physical Energy Systems, China Science Press, 2016. (in Chinese)

[B2]   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.

[B3]   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.

[B4]   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]   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]

[J2]   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]

[J3]   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]

[J4]   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]

[J5]   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]

[J6]   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]

[J7]   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]

[J8]   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]

[J9]   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]

[J10]             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]

[J11]             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]

[J12]             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]

[J13]             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]

[J14]             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]

[J15]             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]

[J16]             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]

[J17]             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]

[J18]             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]

[J19]             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]

[J20]             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]

[J21]             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]

[J22]             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]

[J23]             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]

[J24]             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]

[J25]             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]

[J26]             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]

[J27]             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]

[J28]             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]

[J29]             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]

[J30]             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]

[J31]             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]

[J32]             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]

[J33]             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]

[J34]             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]

[J35]             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]

[J36]             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]

[J37]             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]

[J38]             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]

[J39]             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]

[J40]             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]

[J41]             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]

[J42]             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]

[J43]             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]

[J44]             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]

[J45]             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., “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.

[C2]  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.

[C3]  Lang, Z., Jia, Q.-S., and Feng, X., “A three-level human movement model in the whole building scale,” the 12th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation (ICCA2016), Kathmandu, Nepal, Jun. 1-3, 2016.

[C4]  Zhang, C. and Jia, Q.-S., “A review of occupant behavior models in residential building: Sensing, modeling, and prediction,” the 28th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC2016), Yinchuan, China, May 28-30, 2016.

[C5]  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.

[C6]  Huang, Q., Jia, Q.-S., and Guan, X., “A review of EV load scheduling with wind power integration,” the 17th IFAC Symposium on System Identification (SYSID2015), Beijing, China, Oct. 19-21, 2015.

[C7]  Lang, Z. and Jia, Q.-S., “Event based parallel simulation on a sensing system for occupant distribution estimation in the whole building scale,” the 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Oct. 4-7, 2015.

[C8]  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.

[C9]  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.

[C10]            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.

[C11]            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.

[C12]            Zhang, Y. and Jia, Q.-S., “Optimal storage battery scheduling for energy-efficient buildings in a microgrid,” Proceedings of the 27th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC2015), Qingdao, China, May 23-25, 2015, pp. 5540-5545.

[C13]            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.

[C14]            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.

[C15]           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.

[C16]            Jia, Q.-S., “A brief tutorial on event-based optimization with applications in smart buildings,” Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014), June 29 – July 4, 2014, Shenyang, China, pp. 1292-1298.

[C17]            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 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2014), June 29 – July 4, 2014, Shenyang, China, pp. 794-799.

[C18]            Zhang, Y., Jia, Q.-S., and Xia, L., “Weather-forecast based optimal unit scheduling with solar power integration,” Proceedings of the 33rd Chinese Control Conference (CCC2014), Nanjing, China, July 28-30, 2014, pp. 6941-6946.

[C19]            Wu, Z., Jia, Q.-S., and Guan, X., “Event-based optimization for multi-room HVAC system,” Proceedings of the 33rd Chinese Control Conference (CCC2014), Nanjing, China, July 28-30, 2014, pp. 3927-3932.

[C20]            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.

[C21]            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.

[C22]            Lei, Y., Jia, Q.-S., and Xia, L., “Local event-based sensor activation for occupant distribution estimation in buildings,” Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC2015), Miami, FL, USA, April 7-9, 2014, pp. 338-343.

[C23]            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.

[C24]            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 1st IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Networks, and Applications (CPSNA2013), Taipei, Aug. 19-20, 2013, pp. 66-71.

[C25]            Xu, Z., Jia, Q.-S., and Guan, X., “Supply demand coordination for building energy saving,” Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2013), Madison, WI, USA, Aug. 17-20, 2013, pp. 89-94.

[C26]            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 9th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2013), Madison, WI, USA, Aug. 17-20, 2013, pp. 436-441.

[C27]            Xia, L. and Jia, Q.-S., “Policy iteration for parameterized Markov decision processes and its application,” Proceedings of the 9th Asian Control Conference (ASCC2013), Istanbul, Turkey, Jun. 23-26, 2013, pp. 1-6.

[C28]            Xia, L. and Jia, Q.-S., “Game theoretical control of service rates in closed Jackson networks,” Proceedings of the 25th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC2013), Guiyang, China, May 25-27, 2013, pp. 4559-4564.

[C29]            Jia, Q.-S., Wen, Z., and Xia, L., “Event-based sensor activation for indoor occupant distribution estimation,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics, and Vision (ICARCV2012), Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, Dec. 5-7, 2012, pp. 240-245.

[C30]            Jia, Q.-S. and Xia, L., “Approximate event-based optimization for evacuation,” the 11th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems(WODES2012), Guadalajara, Mexico, Oct. 3-5, 2012.

[C31]            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.

[C32]            Jia, Q.-S., “Event-Based Optimization with Lagged State Information,” Proceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference (CCC2012), Hefei, China, July 25-27, 2012, pp. 2055-2060.

[C33]            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 10th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA2012), Beijing, China, July 6-8, 2012, pp. 2393-2398.

[C34]            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.

[C35]            Jia, Q.-S. and Guo, Y., “Event-based evacuation in outdoor environment,” Proceedings of the 24th Chinese Control and Decision Conference (CCDC2012), Taiyuan, China, May 23-25, 2012, pp. 33-38.

[C36]            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.

[C37]            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.

[C38]            Jia, Q.-S., “On computing budget allocation for finding the simplest good enough design,” the 18th IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, Aug. 28-Sept. 2, 2011.

[C39]            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.

[C40]            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 30th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2011), Yantai, China, Jul. 22-24, 2011.

[C41]            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.

[C42]            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.

[C43]            Jia, Q.-S., “Efficient computing budget allocation for simulation-based policy improvement,” Proceedings of the 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC2011), Kaohsiung, May 15-18, 2011, pp. 920-925.

[C44]            Jia, Q.-S., Shen, J.-X., Xu, Z.-B., Guan, X., “Simulation-based policy improvement for power management in buildings,” Proceedings of the 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC2011), Kaohsiung, May 15-18, 2011, pp. 944-949.

[C45]            Li, J., Chen, X., Jia, Q.-S., and Guan, X., “Prediction-based activation in wsn tracking,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN2010), Hangzhou, China, Dec. 20-22, 2010, pp. 97-102.

[C46]            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 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2010), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dec. 15-17, 2010, pp. 5086-5091.

[C47]            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 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2010), Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Dec. 15-17, 2010, pp. 3932-3937.

[C48]            Jia, Q.-S., “A rollout method for finite-stage event-based decision processes,” the 10th International Workshop on Discrete Event Systems (WODES2010), Berlin, Germany, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2010. 257-262.

[C49]            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.

[C50]            Jia, Q.-S., “On solving optimal policies for event-based dynamic programming,” Proceedings of the 29th Chinese Control Conference (CCC2010), Beijing, China, Jul. 29-31, 2010, pp. 1511-1516.

[C51]            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 2nd International Symposium on Computational Mechanics and the 12th International Conference on the Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science, Vol. 1233, pp. 191-196, May 21, 2010.

[C52]            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 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009), Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18, 2009, pp. 4643-4648.

[C53]            Jia, Q.-S., “Improved constrained ordinal optimization for simulation-based constrained optimization,” Proceedings of the Joint 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009), Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18, 2009, pp. 2315-2320.

[C54]            Jia, Q.-S., Xie, M., and Wu, F. F., “Ordinal optimization based security dispatching in deregulated power systems,” Proceedings of the Joint 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference (CDC-CCC2009), Shanghai, China, Dec. 16-18, 2009, pp. 6817-6822.

[C55]            Jia, Q.-S., “An adaptive sampling algorithm for simulation-based optimization with descriptive complexity constraints,” Proceedings of the 1st IEEE Youth Conference on Information, Computing, and Telecommunications (YC-ICT2009), Beijing, China, Sept. 20-21, 2009, pp. 118-121.

[C56]            Jia, Q.-S., “Engine maintenance policy optimization with succinct value function representation,” Proceedings of the 7th Asian Control Conference (ASCC2009), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong, China, Aug. 27-29, 2009, pp. 1548-1553.

[C57]            Jia, Q.-S. and Guo, Y., “Discovering the knowledge hierarchy of MathWorld for web intelligence,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery, Tianjin, China, Aug. 14-16, 2009, pp. 535-539.

[C58]            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.

[C59]            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.

[C60]            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.

[C61]            Jia, Q.-S. and Zhao, Q., “How topology affects security: An upper bound of electric power network security,” Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, Seoul, Korea, Jul. 6-11, 2008, pp. 12947-12952.

[C62]            Jia, Q.-S., “Coordination of supply chains with downside-risk-averse agents,” the 11th International Symposium on Logistics, Beijing, China, Jul. 9-11, 2006.

[C63]            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.

[C64]            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.

[C65]            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.

[C66]            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]           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] 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.

[P2] 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.

[P3] 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.

[P4] 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)

2016      Junjie Wu

2014      Zhaoyu Jiang (co-advisor)

2013      Yu Yang (co-advisor)

2012      Yuanming Zhang

 

Current Master students (by starting year)

2016      Kaiyuan Xu, Zhiling Liu

2015      Chao Zhang

 

Visiting students

2016      Steven Hau (University of Southern California)

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

 

Past PhD students (by graduation year)

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: Oct. 16, 2016.