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.


Co-authors (alphebetical order): Yiou He, John G. Kassakian, Charles R. Sullivan, Jacob K. White

  1. Zhang, White, Toeplitz-plus-Hankel Matrix Estimation via Column Sampling for Fast Multilayer Interconnect Analysis. In review.
  2. He, Zhang, Kassakian, An energy-based method for the assessment of battery and ultracapacitor in pulse load applications. Paper presented at APEC 2015, Charlotte, NC. Outstanding Presentation Award.
  1. Zhang, White, Kassakian, Fast simulation of complicated 3D structures above lossy magnetic media. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50 (10), 7027416, Oct. 2014. [Preprint]
  2. Sullivan, Zhang, Analytical model for effects of twisting on litz-wire losses. Paper presented at COMPEL 2014, Santander, Spain.
  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]
  1. Zhang, A Generalized Approach to Planar Induction Heating Magnetics. S.M. thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 2012.
  2. 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