Yan Xu received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from South China University of Technology and Ph.D. degree from University of Newcastle, in 2008, 2011, and 2013, respectively. He conducted PhD research at Hong Kong Polytechnic University between 2009 and 2011. He was a Research Fellow at Center for Intelligent Electricity Networks in University of Newcastle from 2013 to 2014. He currently holds the University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering.