Events

Mar
4
Wed
AI in Modern Power and Energy Systems @ Room 4359, Mackenzie Building
Mar 4 @ 18:00 – 19:30

Driven by global environmental emission issues and tighter requirements for system resilience and reliability, electricity production is shifting from a centralized paradigm to a decentralized one. In this context, renewable energy sources (RES) and electric vehicles (EVs) have proliferated over the past decade, exhibiting a steadily increasing trend. Thus, today, a large number of wind turbines, photovoltaic (PV) panels, and EVs are connected to medium- (1-69 kV) and low-voltage (=1 kV) grids, with traditional integrated bulk power systems becoming decentralized in the presence of active distribution networks, where the flow of power is bidirectional between generators and “prosumers”. Such systems are typified by high penetration of metering infrastructures, generating a large volume of data, providing the opportunity to harness the power of big data using data-driven techniques.

This seminar discusses the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in modern power and energy systems, in particular electrical distribution networks. Real-world examples of the use of AI for energy storage systems optimization and control will be provided and discussed.

Key Focus

Scan to RSVP
  • What are modern power systems control and optimization issues?
  • How data-driven techniques can help?
  • What is the state-of-the-art?
  • What is the path forward?

Admission is FREE! Everyone is welcome! 

Registration is required!

RSVP: https://forms.gle/BR5hULmPG3MvKjaJ9

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi

Dr. Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the Senior Director of Technology at BluWave-ai. Concurrently, he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. He has more than 8 years of experience in designing mission-critical grid solutions for industry and academia, including technical leadership of a $6M international consortium in electric grid modernization, and smart grids projects with Hatch and Canadian Solar. Mostafa has (co)authored several articles in high-impact journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and holds patents on intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids. Mostafa has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21 researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in microgrids. Mostafa obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT. During the course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research, and teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Waterloo Doctoral Thesis Completion Award and Ottawa’s Forty Under 40.

Mar
5
Thu
11 Annual IEEE WIE Wine and Cheese
Mar 5 @ 17:30 – 21:00
11 Annual IEEE WIE Wine and Cheese

A fantastic opportunity for the Ottawa STEM
community to unlock leadership through diversity and network with like
minded people.

About this Event

Looking to make meaningful connections within your community? Well, look no further.

Introducing IEEE Women in Engineering 11th annual Wine and
Cheese. A fantastic opportunity for professionals to practice their
networking skills and build a network with students and academia from
the Ottawa community.

With an evening filled of interesting speakers, ice-breakers, and
of course wine and cheese (and other foods!), there’s no better time
and place to start networking!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

With this year’s theme being “Unlocking Leadership Through
Diversity”, we are showcasing amazing leaders in our community and
putting our focus on how their diversity has moved industry and academia
forward. We believe that the creativity and intellect of all members of
society – regardless of gender, background, etc., are essential to
accelerate progress towards a sustainable future with innovative
technology.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.celebratewie.ca/, or email us at celebratewie@gmail.com.

BUY THEM ONLINE (both uOttawa and Carleton) AT https://www.celebratewie.ca/tickets/

Side note: Make sure to use https NOT http website!

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Vous cherchez à établir des liens significatifs au sein de votre communauté? Eh bien, ne cherchez plus.

La 11 ième annuelle soirée Vin et Fromage (organisée par IEEE
Women In Engineering) est une excellente opportunité pour les
professionnels d’établir des connexions avec des étudiantes en
provenance de partout en Ottawa.

Ce sera une soirée remplie de discours intéressants, de
brise-glaces, et bien sûr, du vin et fromage — y a-t-il un meilleur
endroit pour commencer à faire du réseautage?

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez visiter notre site web
(https://www.celebratewie.ca/) ou bien envoyez-nous un courriel au
celebratewie@gmail.com.

Obtenez vos billets en ligne, ou bien visitez votre branche
étudiante IEEE pour vous en acheter avec argent comptant! L’achat d’un
billet comprend une boisson gratuite (n’oubliez pas votre carte
d’identité).

En ligne: https://www.celebratewie.ca/tickets/

May
27
Wed
Online Talk: AI in Modern Power and Energy Systems (Part II)
May 27 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Online Talk: AI in Modern Power and Energy Systems (Part II)

This seminar discusses the use of AI in modern power and energy systems, in particular electrical distribution networks.

About this Event

Driven by global environmental emission issues and tighter
requirements for system resilience and reliability, electricity
production is shifting from a centralized paradigm to a decentralized
one. In this context, renewable energy sources (RES) and electric
vehicles (EVs) have proliferated over the past decade, exhibiting a
steadily increasing trend. Thus, today, a large number of wind turbines,
photovoltaic (PV) panels, and EVs are connected to medium- (1-69 kV)
and low-voltage (=1 kV) grids, with traditional integrated bulk power
systems becoming decentralized in the presence of active distribution
networks, where the flow of power is bidirectional between generators
and “prosumers”. Such systems are typified by a high penetration of
metering infrastructures, generating a large volume of data, providing
the opportunity to harness the power of big data using data-driven
techniques.

This seminar discusses the use of artificial
intelligence (AI) in modern power and energy systems, in particular
electrical distribution networks. Real-world examples of the use of AI
for energy storage systems optimization and control will be provided and
discussed.

Key Focus

  • What are modern power systems control and optimization issues?
  • How data-driven techniques can help?
  • What is the state-of-the-art?
  • What is the path forward?

Admission is FREE! Everyone is welcome! Registration is required!

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr.
Mostafa Farrokhabadi is the Senior Director of Technology at
BluWave-ai. Concurrently, he serves as Associate Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Smart Grid. He has more than 8 years of experience in
designing mission critical grid solutions for industry and academia,
including technical leadership of a $6M international consortium in
electric grid modernization, and smart grids projects with Hatch and
Canadian Solar. Mostafa has (co)authored several articles in high-impact
journals, conference proceedings, and magazines, and holds patents on
intelligent control and optimization of renewable-penetrated grids.
Mostafa has also led the award-winning IEEE Power and Energy Society
Task Force on microgrid stability, an international coalition of 21
researchers from 14 institutions investigating stability issues in
microgrids. Mostafa obtained his PhD in Electrical and Computer
Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He has also studied and
performed research in Sweden at KTH and Germany at KIT. During the
course of his career, Mostafa has received multiple business, research,
and teaching awards, including the prestigious University of Waterloo
Doctoral Thesis Completion Award and Ottawa’s Forty Under 40.

Jun
2
Tue
IEEE WIE ILC 2020 Virtual Series @ Online
Jun 2 @ 12:00 – Jun 24 @ 14:00
IEEE WIE ILC 2020 Virtual Series @ Online

The virtual series of IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) 2020.

The IEEE WIE ILC Virtual Series will take place throughout June 2020,
offering 1-hour sessions, live panel discussions, virtual networking
opportunities, and an on-demand library for you to browse when it’s
convenient for you. Registration is free!

Visit http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/virtual2020/ for more information.

#IEEEWIE

Jul
15
Wed
Resource Management for Massive Connectivity in Future Wireless Networks
Jul 15 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Resource Management for Massive Connectivity in Future Wireless Networks

Registration is required. A link to the event will be sent to those registered closer to the event date.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/resource-management-for-massive-connectivity-in-future-wireless-networks-tickets-111059596242

About this Event

Future wireless networks (beyond 5G/sixth-generation (6G) networks)
are envisioned to support 3D communication by integrating terrestrial
and aerial networks. The objective is to provide connectivity to a large
number of devices (known as massive connectivity), to support
substantial traffic demands, and expand coverage. However, effective
resource management in future wireless networks is a challenge because
of massive resource-constrained devices, diverse quality-of-service
(QoS) requirements, and a high density of heterogeneous devices. In this
seminar, I will present my recent research progress which is focused on
communication networking aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT), with
emphasis on algorithm design, network architecture development, and
system-level performance analysis. I will provide a brief discussion on
my three most significant contributions which focuses on the design of
novel algorithms and communication protocols for IoT networks, that have
both (i) enhanced network performance, in terms of spectrum efficiency,
coverage, and energy efficiency, and (ii) satisfied a wide range of IoT
devices’ requirements and constraints. I will then share long-term goal
of my research program which is to develop efficient and low complexity
resource management schemes to tackle the challenges of seamless
connectivity of heterogeneous devices anytime and anywhere. Finally, I
will present my short-term objectives in the next five years which are
to develop resource management schemes for massive connectivity in
future terrestrial networks, aerial networks, and self-sustainable
networks (SSNs) while considering different objectives and constraints,
including network scalability, reliability, latency, efficiency
(spectral usage and energy consumption), and complexity.

BIOGRAPHY

Waleed
Ejaz (S’12-M’14-SM’16) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Applied Science & Engineering at Thompson Rivers University,
Kamloops, BC, Canada. He is also the founding director of Next
Generation Wireless Networks (NEWNET) research laboratory. Previously,
he held academic and research positions at Ryerson University, Carleton
University, and Queen’s University in Canada. He received the B.Sc. and
M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Engineering
and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan and the National University of
Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, and the Ph.D. degree in
Information and Communication Engineering from Sejong University,
Republic of Korea, in 2014. He has co-authored over 90 papers in
prestigious journals and conferences, and 3 books. His current research
interests include Internet of Things (IoT), energy harvesting, 5G and
beyond networks, and mobile edge computing. He is an Associate Editor of
the IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Canadian Journal of Electrical
and Computer Engineering, and the IEEE ACCESS. Dr. Ejaz completed
certificate courses on “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” from
the Chang School at Ryerson University. He is a registered Professional
Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Ejaz
is a senior member of IEEE, member of ACM, and ACM distinguished
speaker.

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