Richard Y Zhang

I am a PhD student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, advised by Prof. Jacob K. White and Prof. John G. Kassakian. I am a member of the Computational Prototyping Group (CPG), the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronics Systems (LEES), and the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE).

Research Interests

Open-Source Software

Please email me if you find a bug in my code. All of the software below are released under the BSD 2-Clause License. Feel free to use the code however you like, but remember that there are no warranties, expressed or implied.


Listed in chronological order.

  1. Zhang, White, Simulation of non-linear magnetic media in periodic steady-state. In preparation.
  2. Zhang, White, Exact methods for Toeplitz-plus-Hankel matrix completion. In preparation.
  3. Zhang, Sullivan, White, Kassakian, Characterization of realistic litz wires using fast simulations. Paper presented at APEC 2014, Ft. Worth, TX. Outstanding Presentation Award. [Preprint] [Presentation]
  4. Sullivan, Zhang, Simplified design method for litz wire. Paper presented at APEC 2014, Ft. Worth, TX. [Preprint]
  5. Zhang, White, Kassakian, Fast simulation of complicated 3D structures above lossy magnetic media. Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. [Preprint]
  6. Zhang, A Generalized Approach to Planar Induction Heating Magnetics. S.M. thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 2012.
  7. Kassakian, Schmalensee et al., The Future of the Electric Grid -- An Interdisciplinary MIT study. Technical report, MIT Energy Initiative, 2011.

Teaching Assistantships

Community Service

Industry Experience