Dr. Yu received his M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics and Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 2010. Before joining University of California, Riverside, Dr. Yu was a senior power system planner and project manager at Southern California Edison from 2011 to 2014.
Currently, he is an associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, CA. Dr. Yu is the recipient of the Regents Faculty Fellowship and Regents Faculty Development award from University of California. He received multiple best paper awards form IEEE Power and Energy Society Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia and the Second International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies. Dr. Yu also received three best paper finalist awards from IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting.
Dr. Yu is the director of Smart City Innovation Laboratory at UC Riverside. Dr. Yu is also a cooperating faculty member of the department of Computer Science and Statistics. He currently serves as the co-chair for IEEE Big Data Applications in Power Distribution Networks Task Force. Dr. Yu currently serves as the associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid and International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems.