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

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  • 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
26
Tue
Photonics North 2020
May 26 @ 08:00 – May 28 @ 17:00

On behalf of the conference organizing committee,
we invite you to the virtual Photonics North Conference on May 26-28,
2020.  In the midst of a global crisis,
we look forward to meeting with all of you, our colleagues, as we carry on with
the work of advancing optical science and engineering. Join us for outstanding
plenary talks from inspirational thought leaders. Join us for the very best
work from respected and established researchers. Join us for talks from
emerging researchers, presenting what is surely the opening work of brilliant,
burgeoning careers.

Photonics and optics are finally seeing widespread adoption and significant growth into new markets. Photonic devices are being applied to sensing, communications, and even quantum computing. High speed fiber optics and highly integrated subsystems are essential to the rollout of 5G systems. There has never been a better time for research, development, and training in photonics and Photonics North is essential for developing and promoting the ecosystem.

 

Conference Chairs

Gord Harling
President and CEO, CMC Microsystems       

P. Scott Carney
The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester​     

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.

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