Hao Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UIUC. She received a BE degree from Tsinghua University in 2006, and MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and 2012, all in Electrical Engineering. She worked as a postdoc research associate on power grid modeling and validation at the UIUC Information Trust Institute before joining the ECE faculty in 2014. Her current research interests include power grid monitoring, distribution system operations and control, and energy data analytics. She received the NSF CAREER Award in 2017, the Siebel Energy Institute Seed Grant and the US AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship in 2016. She is currently a member of the steering committee of the IEEE Smart Grid representing the IEEE Signal Processing Society.