'Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information' slated for Oct. 12 in Potsdam
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:01 am

POTSDAM -- Princeton University Professor H. Vincent Poor will speak on "Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information," Friday, Oct. 12, at 2:30 p.m. in Clarkson's Bertrand H. Snell Hall Room 213. Poor’s presentation is part of the New Horizons in Engineering Distinguished Lectureship Series at Clarkson University.

A reception will precede the lecture at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Requirements for the distribution of electric power are changing rapidly because of renewable energy resources and heightened concerns over security and reliability.

The smart grid involves the imposition of a cyber layer of sensors, communication networks, and controls, atop the physical layer of the electric power grid, in order to improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of the grid, and to enable the integration of renewable energy sources and greater consumer participation in grid management.

The resulting cyber-physical nature of the power delivery system opens the door for the application of a number of tools from the information sciences in this setting, including optimization, game theory & control; communications, networking & information theory; and statistical inference, machine learning & signal processing.

Poor's distinguished lecture will provide an overview of this area, illustrated with examples from recent research in the field.

Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1990.

For more details, please contact Distinguished Research Professor of Engineering Liya Regel, New Horizons in Engineering founder and chair, at [email protected].