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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Lixuan Lu
BES, MES, PhD (Western)

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ERC 4084

905.721.8668 ext. 5526
905.721.3370 (fax)

lixuan.lu@ontariotechu.ca


Research topics

  • Networked control systems
  • Nuclear reactor instrumentation and control
  • Risk-informed maintenance
  • Probabilistic safety assessment
  • Reliability

Education

  • PhD (Electrical and Computer Engineering), University of Western Ontario, 2005
  • MES (Automatic Control), Beijing Institute of Technology, 2001
  • BES (Automatic Control), Beijing Institute of Technology, 1998

Courses

Undergraduate

  • ENGR4660U/G: Risk Analysis Methods;
  • ENGR3140U: Computer Architecture;
  • ENGR3740U: Scientific Instrumentation;
  • ENGR4730U: Reactor Control;
  • ENGR2450U: Digital Systems;
  • ENGR2360U: Electric Power Systems; and
  • ENGR2790U: Electric Circuits;

Graduate courses taught

  • NUCL5050G: Applied Risk Analysis; and
  • NUCL5270G: Control, Instrumentation and Electrical Systems in CANDU based Nuclear Power Plants.

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Journal Publications

    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2005, “The Unavailability, Spurious Operation and Cost Analysis for Standby K-out-of-N Systems”,Accepted, Reliability Engineering and System Safety.
    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2004, “Joint Failure Importance for Noncoherent Systems”, Under Revision, IEEE Transactions on Reliability.
    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2004, “Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants: An Overview”, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, vol. 41, no. 3, pp 323-330.
    • L. Lu and Y. Zhang, 2001, “Design and Implementation of a Servo-Control Card Using 80C196Kc”, Computer Automated Measurement and Control, (in Chinese), vol. 6, pp 28-30.

    Conference Publications

    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2005, “Unavailability, Spurious Operation and Cost Analysis of Periodically Tested and Maintained Standby K-out-of-n Systems”, 13th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Beijing, China, May 16-20.
    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2004, “A Risk-informed On-line Test and Maintenance Framework for Redundant Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants”, 12th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Virginia, USA, Apr. 25-29.
    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2003, “Maintenance Strategy for Digital I&C Systems in NPPs Based on PSA: A Literature Survey”, 24th Annual Canadian Nuclear Society Conference and 28th Annual CNS/CNA Student Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 8-11.
    • L. Lu and J. Jiang, 2003, “Probabilistic Safety Assessment for Instrumentation and Control Systems in Nuclear Power Plants: a Literature Survey”, 11th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Tokyo, Japan, Apr. 20-23.

    Technical Reports

    • L. Lu and Y. Zhang, 2001, “Two Special Problems in Using 80C196Kc”, Microprocessor and Embedded Systems Application, (Letter, in Chinese), vol. 4.