Wenyuan Tang

Associate Professor


Wenyuan Tang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2008, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, the M.A. degree in Applied Mathematics, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, in 2010, 2014, and 2015, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University from 2015 to 2017. His research interests include electricity markets, data analytics and machine learning, and optimization for power systems. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board. He is a recipient of the R. Ray Bennett Faculty Fellow Award in 2021, a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award in 2022, a winner of the American-Made Solar Forecasting Prize in 2022, and a winner of the Hydropower Operations Optimization Prize (Phase One and Phase Two) in 2022.


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

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Recent News

NC State Announces 2022-23 Goodnight Early Career Innovators

Posted on March 29, 2023 | Filed Under: Faculty

NC State announced its 2022-23 class of Goodnight Early Career Innovators today. This program recognizes and rewards promising NC State early-career faculty whose scholarship is in STEM or STEM education. The 25 faculty selected will receiv …

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.

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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