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/

Mar
22
Sun
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning
Mar 22 @ 11:30 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

IEEE Ottawa Section, PHO
Chapter, CS Chapter, SP Chapter, TEMS Chapter

Jointly with Vitesse
Reskilling

The Rise & Foreseeable Future of
Artificial Intelligence:
Observations from a Commercial Pioneer

Peter MacKinnon

Synergy Technology
Management

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

359 Terry Fox Drive, Suite 200, Kanata, Ontario

11:30 – 13:30

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly in the news
with stories of promise and peril.
Political leaders have declared it a national priority, the global high
tech industry is racing AI apps to markets and policy and governance
implications of AI are in their infancy.
We will explore where this is all heading.

We will begin with some definitions and a bit of
history behind the rise of AI.  The talk
will then place AI in the context of being a potentially disruptive technology
on society. This will lead to a discussion about ethics and moral issues
regarding the development and use of aspects of AI as a dual-use
technology.  Time permitting, the role of
AI in defence and security will be used as an example for appreciating the
complexity and ethical issues brought on by AI. We will then turn to the role
of the engineer in this new world being enabled by AI.

Finally, we will review potential governance and
policy issues and options to address the rapid unchecked development and
application of AI within society at large; and, ultimately end with a
precautionary note.

 

Biography

The speaker was
a pioneer in the commercialization of AI in the 1980s and today is actively
involved in ethical and policy issues related to AI.  Peter has an extensive background on the
forefront of scientific and technological breakthroughs around disruptive
technologies and their impacts on society.
He was an early proponent in the development and promotion of Big Data
and data analytics using High Performance Computers, and was a major
contributor in creating the Internet in Canada, among other accomplishments.

Peter has a
background as a scientist, business manager, entrepreneur, domestic and
international bureaucrat, executive, diplomat, management advisor, and academic;
including most recently affiliation with both Telfer School of Management and
the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of
Engineering at Carleton University.  Peter
also blogs on AI for the Institute on Science, Society and Policy, an
interfaculty organisation at uOttawa.

 

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Event
is free, but space is limited.  All
participants must register in advance.   

Please
follow the link to register

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/226058

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For
more information, please contact: Kexing Liu kexing.liu@ieee.org

Apr
22
Wed
IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning
Apr 22 @ 12:00 – 13:30

IEEE Ottawa Seminar Series on AI and Machine Learning

IEEE Ottawa Section, PHO
Chapter, CS Chapter, SP Chapter, TEMS Chapter

Jointly with Vitesse
Reskilling

The Rise & Foreseeable Future of
Artificial Intelligence:
Observations from a Commercial Pioneer

Peter MacKinnon

Synergy Technology
Management

—————————————————————-

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

On-line Webinar

112:00 non – 13:30

—————————————————————-

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is constantly in the news
with stories of promise and peril.
Political leaders have declared it a national priority, the global high
tech industry is racing AI apps to markets and policy and governance implications
of AI are in their infancy.  We will
explore where this is all heading.

We will begin with some definitions and a bit of
history behind the rise of AI.  The talk
will then place AI in the context of being a potentially disruptive technology
on society. This will lead to a discussion about ethics and moral issues
regarding the development and use of aspects of AI as a dual-use
technology.  Time permitting, the role of
AI in defence and security will be used as an example for appreciating the complexity
and ethical issues brought on by AI. We will then turn to the role of the
engineer in this new world being enabled by AI.

Finally, we will review potential governance and
policy issues and options to address the rapid unchecked development and
application of AI within society at large; and, ultimately end with a
precautionary note.

 

Biography

The speaker was
a pioneer in the commercialization of AI in the 1980s and today is actively
involved in ethical and policy issues related to AI.  Peter has an extensive background on the
forefront of scientific and technological breakthroughs around disruptive
technologies and their impacts on society.
He was an early proponent in the development and promotion of Big Data
and data analytics using High Performance Computers, and was a major
contributor in creating the Internet in Canada, among other accomplishments.

Peter has a
background as a scientist, business manager, entrepreneur, domestic and
international bureaucrat, executive, diplomat, management advisor, and
academic; including most recently affiliation with both Telfer School of
Management and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa and the
Faculty of Engineering at Carleton University.
Peter also blogs on AI for the Institute on Science, Society and Policy,
an interfaculty organisation at uOttawa.

 

—————————————————————-

Event
is free, but space is limited.  All
participants must register in advance.   

Please
follow the link to register

https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/226058

—————————————————————-

For more information,
please contact: Kexing Liu kexing.liu@ieee.org

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.

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