Panel Session 6: Reliability Analysis of Multi-State Engineering Systems


Considering environmental conditions, components may suffer from aging, degradation, which result in a series of intermediate states between perfect functioning and complete failure in, multi-state characteristics emerge in practical engineering systems, for example, power systems. This session mainly includes the latest researches focusing on the reliability analysis methods of multi-state engineering systems to ensure the secure and reliable operation of engineering systems. This session will offer valuable insights for practitioner and researchers working in the fields of reliability management, multi-state engineering systems, etc.


Yi Ding avatar
Yi Ding China


Zhejiang University, China

Yi Ding received the B.Eng. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, both in electrical engineering. He is a professor in the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University (ZJU), China. Before he joined in ZJU, he was an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark. He also held research and teaching positions in University of Alberta, Canada and NTU. He was a consultant as Energy Economist for Asian Development Bank in 2010.

His research areas include power system planning and reliability evaluation, smart grid and complex system risk assessment. He is an editorial member of international journals of Electric Power System Research and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He is also a guest editor for the special section of IEEE Trans. on Power Systems. Dr. Ding is member of IEC working groups for micro-grid standards.


Rui Peng China


Beijing University of Technology, China

Rui Peng is currently a school professor in School of Economics & Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. Before that, He was an associate professor in Donlinks School of Economics & Management, University of Science & Technology Beijing. He obtained his Ph. D degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering department of National University of Singapore. He is an IEEE senior member and in the editorial board of Reliability Engineering and System Safety. He has published more than 50 journal papers.

Ping Jiang China

Associate Professor

National University of Defense Technology, China

Ping Jiang is an associate professor in National University of Defense Technology. He is mainly engaged in the teaching and research work of the reliability of complex systems. He has been PI of one project from National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 30 academic papers and 3 books.

Chengjin Ye China

Postdoc Researcher

Zhejiang University, China

Chengjin Ye received the B.E. (2010) and Ph. D (2015) degrees from the Zhejiang University (ZJU), China both in electrical engineering. He served as a distribution system engineer for the Economics Institute of State Grid Zhejiang Electric Power Co., Ltd. from 2015 to 2017. Since Jun. 2017, he joined the Smart Grid Operation and Optimization Laboratory (SGOOL) and has been a postdoc researcher in the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University. His research was funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the China State Key Laboratory of Control and Simulation of Power System and Generation Equipment, the State Grid Co., Ltd. of China, and the China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. He has published more than 30 articles on the IEEE Trans. Power Systems, Applied Energy and other journals. His research areas include data-driven power system planning and operation; short-circuit current limitation and grid resilience enhancement considering extreme natural disasters.

Heping Jia China

Postdoc Researcher

North China Electric Power University, China

Heping Jia received the B.E. (2014) and Ph. D (2019) degrees from North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) and Zhejiang University (ZJU), respectively, both in electrical engineering. She was a visiting scholar for one year at Texas A&M University, USA from 2017-2018. Her research of interests include reliability analysis of power systems, and complex engineering systems. She has been a reviewer of 5 international journals.