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Peter Yun Zhang

Research area:

Electricity generation systems, Energy storage, Wind energy

Degree: Masters Student

Department: Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Supervisor: Professor Cristina Amon


Peter’s main research focus is the optimization of wind farm layouts. He is interested in incorporating wind resource uncertainty in the optimization, as well as developing models for the optimization of multiple objectives, such as noise minimization and energy maximization. On a higher level, he is interested in exploring the trade-off between “accuracy” and “precision” in wind farm layout optimization models. Accuracy refers to how closely the mathematical model resembles the physical reality, and precision refers to the tractability of the mathematical model. As a result, the optimization tools he uses span from genetic algorithms to mixed integer linear/quadratic program solvers.

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