About – Biography

About This Site (Updated on Jun. 4th 2019)

Hi, this site is a place for myself to share things I am passionate about. I test various novel theories, I make hardware, and I study how these theories and hardware can help everyone interact with future energy systems. In the age of specialization, some might perceive this a lack of focus. But my experience taught me that some great ideas have come from the serendipitous cross-pollination of various interests. I always remember Jobs’ commencement address “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. ” Here, you may find some works which seem unrelated to conventional power systems research. But they are all originated from my vision of future energy systems: I believe the energy systems will be integrated with medical systems, financial systems, transportation systems, and imperceptibly change the life of each individual resident. So, in here hope you can find more about my research ……

About Me (Updated on Oct. 1st 2018)

Dr. Qinran Hu received a B.S degree in electrical engineering from Chien-Shiung Wu College, Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 2010, an M.S. degree and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013 and 2015, respectively. From 2015-2018, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. In Oct. 2018, Qinran Hu joined the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

Dr. Hu has some teaching experience. From 2010 to 2015, he mentored more than 40 undergraduate students for their senior design projects based on a smart home energy management testbed prototype designed by him at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Also, he published a paper about this experience on IEEE Trans. on Education titled “A smart home test bed for undergraduate education to bridge the curriculum gap from traditional power systems to modernized smart grids.” In 2014, he received student mentor award in from CURENT Power System Research Center. Also, he served as a guest lecturer for the course: “Power System Optimization Theory and Technology” (in English) at Southeast University, China. In 2016, he was lab assistant for “PID control of a robot via the feedback from motion capture system” at Harvard. In 2017, he was the teaching fellow for the course “Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future” at Harvard (Score 4.2/5). Besides, he also served as a teaching assistant for many undergraduate and graduate courses, including power system economics, power system steady-state analysis, power system transient analysis, circuits, etc.

Dr. Hu has some industrial experience too. He did internships at ABB Cooperate Research Center (CRC), Raleigh, NC in 2013 and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN in 2015.