Detroit, MI 48202
October 30, 2012 3:00pm – 4:00pm, 5057 Purdy Kresge Room 110
ADVANCED MONITORING, COMMUNICATING, AND
CONTROLLING IN ENERGY GRIDS
Dr. Ali Tajer
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wayne State University
The smart grid utilizes recent advances in sensing, communication, and actuation to mitigate risks associated with the growing complexities of electric grids. There is a consensus that: (1) the industry should transform from a producer-controlled structure to a consumer-interactive one through two-way flow of information (2) the grids should become more distributed in power generation and information processing. Motivated by these needs, in this presentation we provide an overview on the fundamental problems in grid monitoring and energy management.
About the Speaker
Ali Tajer received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, and the M.A. degree in Statistics and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University. During 2010-2012 he was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University. Since August 2012 he has been an assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University. His research interests lie in the general areas of network information theory and applied statistics with applications in energy systems and wireless communication. Dr. Tajer received the Jury Award for the Excellence of Research from Columbia University in 2011.