Jianhui Wang, Ph.D.

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Jianhui Wang, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering 

Office Location: 331 Junkins

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  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology


Dr. Jianhui Wang is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Wang is the Principal Investigator on a multitude of energy- related research projects focused on smart grid, microgrids, power system operation and control, renewable integration, grid resilience and cybersecurity. He has been invited to give tutorials and keynote speeches at major conferences including IEEE ISGT, IEEE SmartGridComm, IEEE SEGE,

Dr. Wang is the Chair of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Power System Operations, Planning & Economics (PSOPE) committee. He is also the recipient of the IEEE Chicago Section 2012 Outstanding Young Engineer Award.

Dr. Wang has authored and/or co-authored more than 500 journal and conference publications, which have been cited more than 45,000 times by his peers with an h-index of 111. Dr. Wang is a 2018 -2022 Clarivate Analytics highly cited researcher for production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

Dr. Wang is the Past Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid (2015-2019) and an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer. He is also a guest editor of a Proceedings of the IEEE special issue on power grid resilience.

He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE PES Power System Operation Committee Prize Paper Award in 2015

  • 2018 Premium Award for Best Paper in IET Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory & Applications 
  • Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems in 2020 (top 1% among all papers published between 2017 and 2019)
  • IEEE PES Power System Operation, Planning and Economics Committee Prize Paper Award in 2021


  • Smart grid
  • Renewable integration
  • Grid resilience
  • Energy equity
  • Power system operation and control

Recent Publications

  •  T. Wu, J. Wang, Reliability Evaluation for Integrated Electricity-Gas Systems Considering Hydrogen, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, No.14,
    Vol.2, pp. 920-934, 2022.
  • T. Wu, J. Wang, M. Yue, On the Integration of Hydrogen Into Integrated Energy Systems: Modeling, Optimal Operation, and Reliability Assessment, IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, pp. 451-464, No. 9, 2022.
  • Y. Lin, J. Wang, M. Yue, Equity-based grid resilience: How do we get there?, The Electricity Journal 35 (5), 107135, 2022.
  • T. Zhao, J. Wang, X. Lu, Y. Du, Neural Lyapunov Control for Power System Transient Stability: A Deep Learning-Based Approach, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, No. 37, Vol. 2, pp. 955 – 966, 2022.
  • T. Zhao, J. Wang, Learning sequential distribution system restoration via graph-reinforcement learning, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Nov. 37, Vol. 2, pp. 1601 – 1611, 2022.

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