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Dr. ZHANG Zijun (張子鈞博士)

BEng(CUHK), MS(UIowa), PhD(UIowa)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG -P7318
Phone: (+852) 3442-5328
Email: zijzhang@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Data Mining
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart Systems
  • Modeling and Optimization
Dr. Zijun Zhang received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, in 2012 and 2009, respectively, and B.Eng. degree in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, in 2008.
Dr. Zhang's research focuses on data mining and computational intelligence with applications in modeling, monitoring, optimization and operations of systems in the renewable energy, energy saving, and intelligent transportation.


Awards and Achievements

  • 2019 “CityU Outstanding Supervisor Award” City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2016 “CityU The President's Award” City University of Hong Kong.


Previous Experience

  • Aug 2012 - Jun 2018, Assistant Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, City University of Hong Kong.


Research Grants

  • Renewable Energy Power Production Forecasting Based on Deep Features of Multi-dimensional Array Input Data, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2023, Zijun Zhang (PI).
  • A Collaborative Data-driven Methodology for Improving Wind Farm Operations and Maintenance, General Research Fund, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2021, Zijun Zhang (PI).
  • Robust Scheduling of Wind Farm Power Generation Considering System Reliability, France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 1 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2016, Zijun Zhang (PI).
  • Scheduling Power Production of Hybrid Power Systems with Data Mining and Computational Intelligence, Early Career Scheme, Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2016, Zijun Zhang (PI).


External Services


Professional Activity

  • 2021 - Now, Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
  • 2021 - Now, Associate Editor, IEEE Power Engineering Letters.
  • 2021 - Now, Topic Editor, Energies.
  • 2015 - Now, Associate Editor, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing.


Five Selected Publications

  • L. Wang, Z. Zhang, J. Xu, R. Liu, "Wind Turbine Blade Breakage Monitoring with Deep Autoencoders," IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 2824 - 2833, 2018.
  • H. Long, M. Eghlimi, and Z. Zhang, "Configuration Optimization and Analysis of a Large Scale PV/wind System", IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 84-93, 2017.
  • L. Wang and Z. Zhang, "Automatic Detection of Wind Turbine Blade Surface Cracks Based on UAV-taken Images", IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol. 64, No. 9, pp. 7293 - 7303, 2017.
  • L. Wang, Z. Zhang, J. Chen, "Short-Term Electricity Price Forecasting with Stacked Denoising Autoencoders," IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 2673-2681, 2017.
  • Z. Zhang, Q. Zhou, and A. Kusiak, "Optimization of Wind Power and Its Variability with a Computational Intelligence Approach," IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 228-236, 2014.


Last update date : 03 May 2021