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).
- Applied Mathematics. Numerical methods. Order reduction, low-rank representations, spectral graph theory, convex optimization, statistical inference. Partial differential & integral equations.
- Electromagnetic Field Theory. Integral equation formulations. Fast simulation methods for Maxwell's equations.
- Power Electronics. Power magnetics (inductors / transformers) design & optimization.
- Electric Power Systems. Operations, economics and policy.
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.
- fastlitz - Realistic litz wire characterization. Simulates litz wires in three-dimensions using the PEEC formulation. Computes the resistance of a wire, and the induced eddy loss when exposed to a magnetic field. Comes with a nice graphical user interface. [Associated paper] UPDATE 04/14: Removed dependencies on MATLAB Statistics Toolbox.
- pMag - Planar Magnetics Simulator. MATLAB software that implements several fast simulation techniques for planar magnetic devices. [User's Manual] [Associated paper].
- pFFT.m - MATLAB precorrected FFT. An implementation of precorrected FFT in MATLAB, with time-critical components written in C/C++ and precompiled for 64-bit Windows and Mac. Precorrected FFT accelerates surface / boundary integral equations, volume integral equations, molecular dynamics / n-body problems, to order near-linear complexity.
Listed in chronological order.
- Zhang, White, Simulation of non-linear magnetic media in periodic steady-state. In preparation.
- Zhang, White, Exact methods for Toeplitz-plus-Hankel matrix completion. In preparation.
- 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]
- Sullivan, Zhang, Simplified design method for litz wire. Paper presented at APEC 2014, Ft. Worth, TX. [Preprint]
- Zhang, White, Kassakian, Fast simulation of complicated 3D structures above lossy magnetic media. Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. [Preprint]
- Zhang, A Generalized Approach to Planar Induction Heating Magnetics. S.M. thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, 2012.
- Kassakian, Schmalensee et al., The Future of the Electric Grid -- An Interdisciplinary MIT study. Technical report, MIT Energy Initiative, 2011.
- 18.336J/6.335J: Fast Methods for Partial Differential and Integral Equations. MIT, Spring 2013
- 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics (MITx / EdX). MIT, Spring 2012
- ENEL 436: Power Electronics 2. University of Canterbury, 2010.
- ENCI 303: Elements of Simulation and Inference for Engineering Decision Making. University of Canterbury, 2008.
- MIT Energy Club, Co-President, 2012-2013
- MIT Energy Conference
- Content Co-Director, 2012
- Grid 101 Workshop Lead, 2010-2011
- MIT Graduate Student Council, Executive Committee, 2011-2012
- 2011 Graduate Orientation Program, Committee Co-Chair
- Legislative Action Sub-committee (LASC)
- ABB, Power Electronics Engineer, 2009-2010.
- Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner, Power Systems Engineering Intern, 2008-2009.
- Master of Science, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
- Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2009