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Mingxi Liu, PhD


I obtained the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 2016. I received the M.A.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Victoria in 2012 and the B.Eng. degree in Control Sciences and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 2010.

My broad research interest include network control systems; robust control and filtering; energy systems; combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) systems; power systems; smart grid; and cyber-physical systems.

Department of Mechanical Engineering                                                                                                  
University of Victoria
3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2Y2
+1 (250)-721-6293


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada, Apr. 2016
         ➣Advisor: Dr. Yang Shi
         ➣Thesis: Modeling and control of controllable electric loads in smart grid

  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Canada, May. 2012
         ➣Advisor: Dr. Yang Shi
         ➣Thesis: Energy efficient operation strategy design for the combined cooling, heating, and power system

  • Exchange, Power and Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Sept. 2008 - Jan.2009
         ➣Advisor: Dr. Shih-Chieh Lin

  • B.Eng., Control Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, Jun. 2010
         ➣Advisor: Dr. Ligang Wu
         ➣Thesis: ZigBee wireless location technology-based 3D real-time simulation

Awards and Honors

  • Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • NSERC PGS-D, 2014-2016
  • UVic Travel Grant, 2014
  • President's Research Scholarship, 2014-2015
  • Albert Hung Chao Hong Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • Melva J. Hanson Graduate Scholarship, 2013-2014
  • Nominated for Lieutenant Governor's Silver Medal for Outstanding MASc Thesis, 2013
  • Charles S. Humphrey Graduate Student Award, 2012-2013
  • University of Victoria Graduate Award, 2012-2013
  • UVic Travel Grant, 2012
  • University of Victoria Graduate Award, 2010-2011
  • China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) Scholarship for Excellent Student, 2008
  • Merit Student Scholarship, 2007
  • First place in HIT People's Scholarship, 2006-2010 (4 times)
  • HIT Specific Scholarship, 2006-2010 (5 times)


Journal reviewer for:
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
  • IEEE Transcations on Industrial Electronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
  • International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
  • International Journal of Robust & Nonlinear Control
  • Journal of Environment Informatics
  • Circuits, Systems & Signal Processing
  • Journal of Mechanical Science & Technology
  • Journal of Control Science & Technology
  • ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
  • Information Sciences

Conference reviewer for:
  • American Control Conference
  • IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
  • IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics
  • European Control Conference
  • ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
  • International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision
  • Chinese Control and Decision Conference
  • Chinese Control Conference

Committee member for:
  • Wighton Fund: Faculty of Engineering, University of Victoria, 2014