I am a Ph.D candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria, under the supervision of Dr. Lin Cai. I received the B.Eng. degree in Information Engineering in 2008 and the M.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering in 2011, both from the Southeast University, Nanjing, China. Currently, my research interests are on demand response in Smart Grid.





[J1] K. Zhou and L. Cai, "A Decentralized Access Control Algorithm for PHEV Charging in Smart Grid," Energy Systems, accepted, July 2013.

[J2] K. Zhou and L. Cai, "Randomized PHEV Charging Under Distribution Grid Constraints," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, accepted, Nov. 2013. [PDF

[J3] K. Zhou and L. Cai, "A Dynamic Water-filling Method for Real-Time HVAC Load Control Based on Model Predictive Control," IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, accepted, July 2014.

[J4] K. Zhou, J. Pan and L. Cai, "Indirect Load Shaping for CHP Systems through Real-Time Price Signals," IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, accepted, Mar. 2015. 

Technique Report

[T1] K. Zhou and L. Cai, "A Dynamic Water-filling Method for Real-Time HVAC Load Control Based on MPC," Technical report, 2014. [PDF


[C1]  K. Zhou , J. Pan and L. Cai, "Optimal Combined Heat and Power System Scheduling in Smart Grid," IEEE INFOCOM'14 (Accepted), April. 2014, Toronto, ON, CA.

[C2]  K. Zhou , A.Hu, Y.Song, "A No-Jamming Selective Interception System of the GSM Terminals," WiCOM 2010, Sept. 2010, Chengdu, China.

[C3]  K. Zhou , C.Wan, A.Hu, Y.Song, "A Novel Efficient Group Key Management Method for Large Group Communication," 2010 International Conference on Internet Technology and Applications, Aug. 2010, Wuhan, China.



Research/Teaching Assistant in University of Victoria

CENG 255: Introduction to Computer Architecture

ELEC 260: Continuous Time Signals and Systems

ELEC 310 - Digital Signal Processing



I also review papers for journals and conferences.


Social Activities

UVIC Student Ambassador

Graduate Student Representative of E&CE

Campus Tour Guide




2014 UVIC Three Minute Thesis competition 2nd prize (Engineering and Computer Science group)

2014 IEEE Infocom Student Travel grant

2014 University of Victoria GSS student travel grant

2011 University of Victoria Graduate Student Fellowship.