Xichen Jiang is an Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering at Western Washington University, where he is also affiliated with the Institute for Energy Studies. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2010, 2012, and 2016, respectively. In his previous life, he has interned with Coilcraft, Proctor and Gamble, Exxon Mobil, and Viasat.
His research interests include power system reliability and cyber-physical systems. In particular, his research applies statistical and set-theoretic methods to detect and mitigate attacks or faults on the power system network. His research also involves characterizing uncertainty that results from the growing number of renewable resources penetrating into the existing power grid.