Dr. Jin Dong is a member of ORNL’s Grid Interactive Controls Group in the Electrification and Energy Infrastructures Division. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2016. During his PhD study, he was involved in several projects about power system frequency monitoring, occupancy prediction, occupancy-based control and distributed robust control for improving energy efficiency while meeting probabilistic building constraints.
Since joining ORNL in 2016, his work has focused mainly on control-oriented building energy modelling and new optimal control algorithms for improving the energy efficiency of buildings as well as actively engaging them in response to grid needs. This is especially important in power systems with high penetrations of wind and solar. He has been involved in the development of transactive building load control, adaptive building modelling and virtual storage devices projects sponsored by the DOE Solar Office and Building Technology Office (BTO). In his work, he uses methods from a variety of fields including controls, optimization, statistics, and machine learning. Towards the goal of building intelligent Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB), behave and interact with the power grid as any distributed energy resources (DERs) do, his research interests lie in the intersection of smart buildings, building-to-grid integration, optimal control and optimization, multi-agent system and game theory, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Best Paper Award in the 9th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG), June 2018
ACC Student Travel Award, American Control Conference (ACC), Boston, Massachusetts, July 2016
Travel Award for Workshop on Distributed Control and Decision Making Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 2015
ACC Student Travel Award, American Control Conference (ACC), Portland, Oregon, June 2014
Travel Award for IMA New Directions Short Course Topics in Control Theory, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2014
Min Kao Fellowship Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Tennessee, August 2010 - May 2013