Wenyuan Tang

Assistant Professor
 Keystone Science Center 24
 Campus Box 7571


Wenyuan Tang joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University as an assistant professor in August 2017. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University from September 2015 to August 2017. His research interests include power system operation, energy economics, and data analytics for smart grids.


  • Ph.D. 2015
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Master's 2014
    Applied Mathematics
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Master's 2010
    Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • Bachelor's 2008
    Electrical Engineering
    Tsinghua University, Beijing

Research Focus

  • Power Electronics and Power Systems

Highlighted Awards

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - SmartGridComm 2014 Student Travel Grant, IEEE Communications Society
  • 2013 - Best Honorable Mention Poster Award, University of Southern California
  • 2010 - Annenberg Graduate Fellowship, University of Southern California

Recent News

Wenyuan Tang and Spyridon Pavlidis Receive NSF CAREER Award

Posted on January 31, 2022 | Filed Under: Awards

Congratulations to Dr. Tang and Dr. Pavlidis for receiving prestigious NSF CAREER Awards for their work on electricity market design and ultra-wide bandgap devices.

Tang, Zhou, and Ricketts are Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

Posted on May 7, 2021 | Filed Under: Faculty

ECE is proud to announce that Wenyuan Tang, Huiyang Zhou, and David Ricketts are the 2021 recipients of the Departmental Faculty Awards — the Bennet Faculty Fellow Award and the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award.

Solar farm in Monroe, N.C., built by Strata Solar
FREEDM researchers receive funding for work on grid resilience tools

Posted on May 23, 2019 | Filed Under: Power and Research

Researchers in the FREEDM Systems Center received a $3.1 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.

Media Mentions

Department Of Energy Announces Winners Of Solar Forecasting Prize

March 28, 2022

The five winning teams, including NC State’s Wenyuan Tang, will each receive $50,000, and had the best-performing forecasting models and strongest plans to accelerate the adoption of probabilistic forecasts.


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