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Thursday, September 8 • 08:45 - 09:45
Invited Talk: Optimization and Control in the Smart Grid and Beyond
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The world's electrical energy system is transforming, evolving from a "top-down" purely physics-driven process to a digital, interconnected system with bidirectional control. This new electrical grid, broadly referred to as the smart grid, offers many opportunities for advanced optimization and AI techniques to play a transformational role. This talk will highlight some general themes and optimization problems that arise frequently in these settings, and also discuss some of our work on general stochastic control approaches in these settings. I will then close by discussing some broad themes in general-purpose optimization, inspired by the smart grid setting, but with general applicability to a wide range of problems.

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Pascal Van Hentenryck

Professor, University of Michigan
Pascal Van Hentenryck is the Seth Bonder Collegiate Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Core Faculty of the Michigan Institute of Data Science. Van Hentenryck is the designer and implementor of numerous optimization systems, including CHIP (the first CP system over finite domains), Numerica, OPL (now... Read More →

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Zico Kolter

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Zico Kolter is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, with appointments in the Computer Science Department, the Institute for Software Research (in the Societal Computing program), and affiliated appointments with the Machine Learning Department, the Robotics Institute, and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His work focuses on machine learning and optimization, with a specific... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2016 08:45 - 09:45
Grand Amphi Lascrosses building

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