I am Linlin Zhong, an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University. My research interests are directed toward the interdisciplinary study of Plasma Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence, including
AI-Driven Plasma Modeling,
Plasma Basic Data Calculation,
Reduced Order Modeling and Digital Twin,
Eco-friendly Gases in Power System, and
Computer Vision and Federated Learning in Power Maintenance.
Welcome any students who have strong interests in Plasma Engineering, High Voltage Engineering, and Artificial Intelligence to visit my lab and start your magical journey 😄.
PhD in Plasma Engineering, 2017
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
PhD in Electrical Engineering, 2017
Xi'an Jiaotong University
BSc in Electrical Engineering, 2012
Xi'an Jiaotong University
May 26 to May 28, 2023: I attended 2023 4th International Symposium on Insulation and Discharge Computation for Power Equipment (IDCOMPU 2023) held in Wuhan where I gave an invited talk entitled Particle condensation in 2T non-LTE plasmas of SF6 replacements.
May 12 to May 14, 2023: I attended 2023 IEEE 6th International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC 2023) held in Hefei where I gave an invited talk entitled Design physics-informed neural networks by neural architecture search.
Feb. 03, 2023: We published a paper on how to accelerate plasma simulation based on physics-informed neural networks (PINNs). In this work we proposed a meta-learning method, namely Meta-PINN, to reduce the training time of PINN-based 1D arc simulation. The results indicate that Meta-PINN is an effective method for accelerating the PINN-based 1D arc simulation. This is an invited paper by the special issue of Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics on Data Driven Plasma Science This paper is now available on Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics.
Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2022: I attended Frontiers in Mathematical Science held in Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum (TSIMF) and hosted by the world-famous mathematician Prof. Shing-Tung Yau. In this conference, I was invited to give a talk entitled Physics-Informed Low-Temperature Plasma Simulation and Its Acceleration Technology in a session of Applied Mathematics.
Oct. 12, 2022: I attended Online Seminar on Calculation, Verification and Application of Electron-impact Cross Sections hosted by the Key Laboratory of Plasma Dynamics. In this conference, I was invited to give a talk entitled Calculation and Basic Database Construction of Molecular Ionization Cross Sections.
Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2022: I attended 2022 National Conference on High Voltage and Discharge Plasmas held in Hefei where I gave a presentation on the meta-learning-based plasma simulation. Because of this presentation, I was honored an Outstanding Oral Report Award.
Aug. 16, 2022: We published a paper on low-temperature plasma simulation based on physics-informed neural networks (PINNs). In this work we proposed two general AI-driven frameworks for low-temperature plasma simulation: Coefficient-Subnet Physics-Informed Neural Network (CS-PINN) and Runge–Kutta Physics-Informed Neural Network (RK-PINN). Based on these two frameworks, we demonstrated preliminary applications in four cases covering plasma kinetic and fluid modeling. The Editors felt that this article is noteworthy, and have chosen it to be promoted as a Featured Article. This paper is now available on Physics of Fluids.
Jul. 31 to Aug. 05, 2022: I attended The 9th International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM2022). In this conference, I was invited by the round table forum with theme of Mathematics + Industry to give a talk entitled Application of AI Technology in Low-Temperature Plasma Simulation. Prof. Shing-Tung Yau, the world-famous mathematician, gave a opening speaking in this thematic forum.
May 27 to May 29, 2022: I attended 2022 IEEE 5th International Electrical and Energy Conference (CIEEC). In this conference, I hosted a session of Plasma Science Technology and Applications, and was invited to give a talk entitled Accelerate Plasma Simulation by Combining Deep Neural Networks and Runge-Kutta Formalism.
May 11, 2022: We published a paper in Chinese on power tower anomaly detection from Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) inspection images based on improved generative adversarial network (GAN). In this work we proposed Squeeze-and-Excitation improved fast unsupervised anomaly detection with generative adversarial network (SE-f-AnoGAN) for anomaly detection from UAV power tower inspection images. The experimental results show that the accuracy rate of overall samples is 95.74% and the recall rates of positive and negative samples reach 96.05% and 95.36% respectively. This paper is now available on Transactions of China Electrotechnical Society.
Feb. 07, 2022: I attended again Physics informed AI in Plasma Science (PiAI) Seminar hosted by Prof. Satoshi Hamaguchi in Osaka University. In this seminar, I was invited to give an online talk entitled Runge-Kutta Physics Informed Neural Network (RK-PINN) for solving plasma PDEs with transient terms.
To calculate basic data of various plasmas, including interaction potential, collision integrals, cross sections, particle compositions, thermodynamic properties, transport coefficients, diffusion coefficients, radiation coefficients, et al.
To perform magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation of thermal plasmas e.g. high-pressure arc plasma in circuit breakers using finite volume method (FVM)
To evaluate the insulating and arc quenching ability of eco-friendly SF6 replacements
Deep learning is a powerful non-linear mapping tool which can express very complex non-linear relationships. We are exploring deep-learning-driven methods for solving the governing equations in plasma modeling by constructing deep neural networks to surrogate the solution of plasma models. This could bring us new and prospective numerical tools for plasma modeling.
To apply AI technology in assisting intelligent maintenance of power system, e.g. to predict condition of power apparatus or recognize abnormal objects in transmission lines from the videos captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
I am teaching the following courses at Southeast University
High Voltage and Insulation Technology
High Voltage Theory Applications and Development
Case Teaching of High Voltage and Insulation Technology
Zhishan Young Scholar (Grade A), Southeast University.
Outstanding Oral Report Award, 2022 National Conference on High Voltage and Discharge Plasmas.
Young Scientific and Technical Talents Promotion Project, Jiangsu Association for Science and Technology.
Excellent Paper Award, 2019 Annual Academic Conference of High Voltage Technical Committee of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE).
Excellent Peer Reviewer, Journal of Global Energy Interconnection.
Outstanding Oral Report Award, 19th Asian Conference on Electrical Discharge.
Outstanding Oral Report Award, 2018 National Conference on High Voltage and Discharge Plasmas.
Outstanding Student Pacemaker, Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Outstanding Student Leader, Xi’an Jiaotong University.
Outstanding Graduates, Xi’an Jiaotong University.
National Scholarship for PhD Students, Ministry of Education, China.
China Scholarship Council (CSC) for joint-PhD Students, China Scholarship Council, China
Voith China Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
National Encouragement Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
Pengkang Scholarship, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.
Meritorious Winner in American Mathematical Contest In Modeling (MCM)
Second Prize in Chinese National Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Third Prize in Shaanxi Advanced Mathematics Contest
Second Prize in ACM Programming Contest