Shanshan Liu


Dr. Shanshan Liu is a Country Manager at Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). She is responsible for technical services and business development strategies for all EPRI members in China, to further strengthen and expand EPRI’s global R&D collaboration. Dr. Shanshan Liu joined EPRI in 2009, leading R&D in the Grid Operations and Planning program of the Power Delivery & Utilization Sector. In this role, she has made significant contribution in developing technologies and tools to enable better decision makings for power system restoration, reactive power management, and energy forecasting. Dr. Liu has successfully increased program membership and strengthened member engagement, expanding the collaboration to international members.

Dr. Liu serves as Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University, teaching Power & Energy courses. She helps structure the curriculum to expand the Power & Energy program at SJSU. Prior to joining EPRI, Dr. Liu worked as a Research Assistant in University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, performing research on dynamic data driven applications in power systems.

Dr. Liu is internationally recognized for her work and contributions to electric power system’s research. She is a member of IEEE and a member of CIGRE C2 Restoration WG. She has served as invited speaker, technical committee, and panel session chair for numerous international conferences. She is a reviewer of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, European Transactions on Electrical Power, and Proceedings of the IEEE. Dr. Liu has published over 20 papers and co-authored two books “Power System Coherency and Model Reduction” and “Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics”.

Dr. Liu received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, graduating with honors. She holds a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.