Assistant Dean of SSE in CUHK(SZ)
Associate Professor
Director, Energy Markets and Energy Finance Lab, Shenzhen Finance Institute

Education Background

PhD (The University of Queensland, Australia)
B.E. (Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)

Research Fields

Smart Grid,  Electricity Market,   Energy Economics,   Data Mining,  Artificial Intelligence.


  • Dec 2019 Datsets are released: Super Resolution Perception Dataset (SRPD) SRPSE dataset Textile Mill Load Dataset(TMLD)


Professor Junhua Zhao received his Bachelor and PhD degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China and The University of Queensland, Australia in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He joined CUHKSZ in 2015. Before joining CUHKSZ, He was a Senior Lecturer and also acted as the Principal Research Scientist of Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks, the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has 11 years of experience in the power industry in Australia. His research area includes smart grid, electricity market, energy economics, data mining and artificial intelligence. He published more than 190 research papers, including more than 90 papers in SCI, and 50 papers in IEEE Transactions. His published papers have been cited more than 6,000 times at home and abroad, with an H-index of 40 (based on Google Scholar statistics).

In 2017, Professor Zhao was rewarded 'Young Scientist of the Future' by ADC Forum because of his outstanding contribution to the Australian energy system research. In 2016, he was awarded the 'Best Reviewer' from the top journal IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He received the IEEE PES General Meeting best paper award in 2014, Science and Technology Progress Award (2nd prize) from Hunan Provincial government, China in 2013, and four times of ‘F5000’ Top Articles Award from Ministry of Science and Technology, China.

He has rich practical experience in the power and energy industry, and his research results have had a significant impact on industry circles. He deeply participated in the rule design and market construction of China's first electricity spot market. The three software products involved in the development have been applied in large energy companies such as Con Edison, Hong Kong Electric Company, Guangdong Energy Group Corporation Ltd, China Datang Corporation Ltd, China National Offshore Oil Corporation and other large energy companies. He has led or participated in more than 30 important research and industrial projects, which include the 'Smart Grid, Smart City' trial program funded by Australian government, two flagship cluster programs funded by Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), and one Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) project.

Professor Zhao is the external experts of ‘Australian National Outlook’, the co-chair of the IEEE Special Interest Group (SiG) on Active Distribution Grids and Microgrids as well as the Secretary of the Asia Pacific Working Group of the IEEE PES SBLC (Smart Building, Load and Customer). And he is a member of a Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) working group. Besides, he is a member of the ‘Interfaces of Grid Users/ Focus on EV and Local Storage’ working group, Smart Grid Australia (SGA) working group, 'Cyber Physical Security of the Smart Grid' group and ‘Critical Infrastructure Program for Modelling and Analysis’(CIPMA) expert group. He is the editorial board members of JOURNAL OF MODERN POWER SYSTEM AND CLEAN ENERGY, ELECTRIC POWER COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS and POWER SYSTEM PROTECTION AND CONTROL. And he is the expert reviewer of Australian Research Council (ARC), National Natural Science Foundation of China Reviewer and Hong Kong Research Grants Committee (RGC). Also, he is the reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Applied Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.