Qun Zhou (QZ) Sun

Director of Smart Infrastructure Data Analytics Laboratory
University of Central Florida
Email: qun.zhou@ucf.edu
Office: HEC 358
Ph: 407-823-3284

– Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCF
– Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCF

Professional Activities:
– Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
– Technical Committee Program Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Smart Buildings, Loads, and Customer Systems (SBLC) Committee

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 2007

Team Members

Samy Faddel

Postdoctoral Fellow

Education: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Florida International University, 2019
Research: Grid-interactive buildings, building flexibility analysis, and demand response


Muhammad Rehan

Postdoctoral Fellow (co-advised with Dr. Zhihua Qu)

Education: Ph.D., Engineering Physics, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 2018
Research: Building fault detection, diagnostics and prognostics through probabilistic data analytics, work order correlation and root cause identification


Guanyu Tian

Ph.D. Student, Electrical Engineering

Education: M.S., Electrical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2016
Research: Commercial building modeling and optimization, demand response


Hossein Panamtash

Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering

Education: B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Tehran, 2017
Research: Solar power forecasting, solar system integration and optimization


Xipeng Jin

Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering

Education: B.S., Physics, Capital Normal University, 2019
Research: Modeling and optimization of commercial buildings


Nasrin Bayat

Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering (co-advised with Dr. Zhihua Qu)

Education: M.S. Electrical Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, 2017
Research: Demand response, data analytics and optimization of smart grids


SIDAL Alumni

Lei Wang, M.S., 2019, currently with Florida State University.

Rahul Birari, M.S., 2017, currently with Software Motor Company.