Systems & Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges 2013

Workshop Location

University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ - 85721

Workshop Dates

March 21 - 23, 2013

Plenary Speakers

Roger Angel
Regents’ Professor of Optical Sciences and Astronomy
The University of Arizona and REhnu Inc
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Ross Baldick
Professor and Leland Barclay Fellow, Electrical & Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
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Bert Bras
Professor, The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
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Ian A. Hiskens
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan
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Steven Low
Professor, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Electrical Engineering
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Panos M. Pardalos
Distinguished Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida
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Workshop Overview

Energy is one of the top three national priorities. Building energy infrastructures with high efficiency and renewable energy sources is an important yet challenging task for a sustainable future. Smart grid is a term referring to the nation’s next generation electrical power systems. As smart grid gains increasing interests, research communities, government agencies and industries are getting actively involved in various aspects of smart grids.

System and optimization models have always been playing an important role in power systems. Some of the classical problems include unit commitment, optimal power flow, and generation expansion. In smart grids, technologies need to be developed for integration of large-scale renewable energy, demand-side control, wide area sensing and monitoring, and advanced control for reliability and stability. These unprecedented technologies inspired new problems and topics in system and optimization research to address these challenges.

The main objective of the proposed 3-day workshop is to bring together researchers and decision makers, and practitioners from academic, government, and industry to share their research works, new ideas and requirements for advancing the knowledge and progress for building smart grids. Participants are encouraged to transform research ideas into practices and to identify challenges emerging from applications. This workshop also provides unique networking opportunities for participants from various backgrounds.

Steering Committee

Neng Fan
Discrete Mathematics and Complex Systems
Sandia National Lab

Feng Pan
Risk Analysis and Decision Support Systems
Los Alamos National Lab

Panos Pardalos
Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida

Steffen Rebennack
Division of Economics and Business
Colorado School of Mines

Young-Jun Son
Systems and Industrial Engineering
University of Arizona

Contact us

Should you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact:

    Feng Pan

    Young-Jun Son