Bai Cui


Researcher III-Electrical Engineering


Bai Cui is a researcher in the Energy Systems Control and Optimization group, Power Systems Engineering Center. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Georgia Tech in 2018. Prior to joining NREL in 2019, he was a postdoctoral appointee at Argonne National Laboratory.

Research Interests

Cui's general research interests are in the application of optimization and control techniques in power system analysis. Topics of recent interests include:

Integration of distributed energy resources: flexibility quantification, control strategies and market integration.

Power system resilience: real-time control and long-term restoration.

Power system steady-state analysis: optimal power flow/power flow analysis, security assessment and control.


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

B.S., Computer Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Featured Work

Enabling Grid-Aware Market Participation of Aggregate Flexible Resources, IREP (2022)

Efficient Region of Attraction Characterization for Control and Stabilization of Load Tap-Changer DynamicsIEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (2022)

Network-Cognizant Time-Coupled Aggregate Flexibility of Distribution Systems Under Uncertainties, IEEE Control Systems Letters (2021)