Xinyi Zhao (赵心怡)
M.S Student

Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute
Tsinghua University

Location: University Town, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
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Research Interest

I am a third-year M.S student at Tsinghua University, supervised by Prof. Hongbin Sun and Dr. Xinwei Shen. My research interest lies in the planning and operation of active distribution network. Currently, I focus on the following topics:




    [1] Xinyi Zhao, Xinwei Shen, Qinglai Guo, Hongbin Sun, Shmuel S. Oren, “A Stochastic Distribution System Planning Method Considering Regulation Services and Energy Storage Degradation”, Applied Energy, 2020. [PDF]

    [2] Haizhou Liu, Xinwei Shen, Qinglai Guo, Hongbin Sun, Mohammad Shahidehpour, Wenzhi Zhao, Xinyi Zhao, “Application of Modified Progressive Hedging to Stochastic Unit Commitment in Electricity-Gas Coupled Systems”, CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 2020. [PDF]

    [3] Zhiyong Yuan, Yiqi Zhao, Zuogang Guo, Xiyuan Ma, Jinyong Lei, Xinyi Zhao, et al., “Research Summary of Integrated Energy Systems Planning for Energy Internet”, Southern Power System Technology, 2019.


    [1] Xinyi Zhao, Xinwei Shen, Hongkun Chen, et al., “A Two-Stage Multi-Objective Planning Strategy for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Considering Power-loss Sensitivity in Distribution System”, 2nd IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, 2018. [PDF]

    [2] Xinyi Zhao, Xinwei Shen, Tian Xia, et al., “Optimal Distribution System Planning Considering Regulation Services and Degradation of ESSs”, 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, 2019. [PDF]

    [3] Yuquan Liu, Xinyi Zhao, Xinwei Shen, et al., “A Distribution System Expansion Planning Method Considering Integrated Energy Service Providers' Revenue on Energy Storage Investment”, 25th International Conference on Electricity Distribution, 2019. [PDF]


    [1] Xinyi Zhao, Linxin Yin, Shinan Song, et al., “Human Body Knee Jerk Intelligent Diagnosis and Treatment Percussion Hammer Based on Six-axis Acceleration Transducer”, Invention Granted (201710279460.6), 2017. [Abstract]

Research Experience

China Southern Grid Technology Project (ZBKJXM20180209) 2018.9 - Now

  • Wrote two research reports and a patent named “A Two-stage Multi-scene Stochastic Integer Programming Model for Integrated Energy Systems”.
  • Published a journal paper and a conference paper, the latter was presented orally in ICAE 2019 [PPT] and selected for further considerations in Applied Energy (Top 5% of all accepted papers).

Basic Disciplines Distribution Project of Shenzhen Commission (GDKJXM20161879) 2019.7 - 2019.10

  • Designed the interface of open integrated energy system planning (IESP) platform based on cloud services.

National Key Research & Development Project of China (2016YFB0901300) 2019.1 - 2019.7

  • Participated in the key technology research and demonstration project of multi-user interactive distribution systems in industrial park.
  • Published a conference paper in CIRED 2019 [Poster] to provide a solution for Guangzhou Power Grid Corp. (GPGC) in distribution network expansion.

State Grid Technology Project (201913263A) 2018.10 - 2019.1

  • Designed functions on the prototype system of urban integrated energy dispatch and control in Xiongan New Area and wrote the feasibility study report.

Research Assistant for Electrical and Power Electronics Research Center at WHU 2016.7 - 2017.10

  • Tutored by Prof. Junhua Wang, wrote several national utility model patents including “A power supply system for capsule robots”.
  • Followed up the project “Research on Wireless Power Supply Technology Based on Coupled Magnetic Resonance and Power Development of Intelligent Patrol Robots in the Substation”.

Teaching Experience


  • Tsinghua Comprehensive Scholarship (3/84) 2019.9

  • First Prize in the 10th National University Students Electrical Math Modeling Competition 2017.8

  • First Power Exploration Scholarship of Wuhan University (3/340) 2016.9

  • Second Prize in the 7th & 8th Chinese College Students Math Competition 2015.11 & 2016.11

  • China National Scholarship (Top 0.2% of all undergraduate students in China) 2015.11

  • First-class Student Scholarship & Merit Student Scholarship of Wuhan University 2015.11

  • Merit Freshmen Scholarship of Wuhan University (Top 5% of students enrolled at WHU) 2014.12


Innovative Training Program of Wuhan University 2016.5 - 2017.7

9th and 10th National University Students Electrical Math Modeling Competition 2016.5 - 2017.5

Harvard-MIT Summer Camp Sponsored by Office of International Affairs of Wuhan University 2015.7 - 2015.8

Student Association Instruction Center 2014.9 - 2016.5