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Prof. Kevin Tomsovic at the Wilson Lecture Series - ECE fall 2021

Analysis and Simulation for Modern Power Grids

Power system analysis has long relied on large scale computer modeling of well-understood physical models and generally agreed upon simplifications, such as, the separation of transmission and distribution, ZIP models for aggregate loads, and so on. Recent trends in the grid, such as, increasing numbers of inverter based resources, requires a rethinking of the models and these underlying assumptions. Beyond the increase in power electronic interfaced devices, the growing importance of the communication network; a more actively controlled distribution system and new performance requirements for reliability and resilience requires new approaches. This talk will review some of our research in CURENT using both software and hardware simulation as well as analytic methods for this changing system.

Bio of professor Kevin Tomsovic

Kevin Tomsovic is currently CTI Professor in the Dept. of EECS at University of Tennessee, and director of CURENT, a National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Engineering Research Center. He received his BS degree from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, in 1982, and his MS and Ph.D. degrees from University of Washington, Seattle, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, all in electrical engineering. He has held positions at Washington State University, National Cheng Kung University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Royal Institute of Technology, and Kumamoto University. He was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation in the Electrical and Communications Systems division of the Engineering directorate from 2004-2006. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. His research focuses on control and computational methods for the electric power grid.

 

IEEE Weekly Board Meeting

IEEE UMN holds its weekly board meetings on Sundays at 9:30am via Zoom. All are welcome to join as the committee plans, discusses, and organizes events and networking opportunities. This is a great way to become involved in the decisions that IEEE makes! 

Link for the Zoom meeting: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94707068539

SASE Labs Kickoff

If you are looking at gaining technical experience and building up your resume, join SASE Labs at their kickoff event. Learn about projects they are planning to work on, meet other SASE members and grab a bite to eat. 

Game Night - Hosted by IEEE

IEEE will be hosting a game night on Thursday, October 14. Join in for games, and free food, and socialize with folks in ECE!

Big 10+ International Students Connect

Join us on Thursday, October 14th from 4:00-5:30pm CST/5:00-6:30pm EST for a virtual career networking opportunity with international peers across the Big 10+ network. This informal event will give you the opportunity to have career conversations in small breakout rooms to explore career interests and make connections in your career journey. We are also inviting several Big 10+ International Alumni to join the event to help facilitate networking conversations. Event registration via Zoom is required. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

Registration: tinyurl.com/Big10INTLconnect

The event is organized by Hire Big 10+ and Big 10 Academic Alliance. Email Jane Sitter with any questions about this event, sitt0036@umn.edu.

IEEE Weekly Board Meeting

IEEE UMN holds its weekly board meetings on Sundays at 9:30am via Zoom. All are welcome to join as the committee plans, discusses, and organizes events and networking opportunities. This is a great way to become involved in the decisions that IEEE makes! 

Link for the Zoom meeting: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94707068539

Pizza night with Banner Engineering - hosted by IEEE

IEEE will be hosting a tech talk by Banner Engineering, a leader in industrial automation and wireless technologies. Grab a slice of pizza and chat with electrical and software engineers from the company. 

Professor Dave Doty at the Wilson Lecture Series - ECE Fall 2021 Colloquium

Crystals that think about how they're growing

Biology offers inspiring examples of molecules that can process information to regulate the machinery of life, yet lacks design principles for manufacturing them. Much of synthetic biology relies on "alien technology": evolved proteins that, had evolution not furnished them, we would not know how to design.

DNA nanotechnology offers a different approach, enabling design of smart molecular systems from first principles. We report the design and experimental validation of a self-assembling DNA tile set containing 355 single-stranded tiles, reprogrammable by tile selection to implement a wide variety of 6-bit algorithms, including copying, sorting, recognizing palindromes and multiples of 3, random walking, obtaining an unbiased choice from a biased random source, electing a leader, simulating Turing-universal cellular automata, and serving as a period 63 counter. The system is quite reliable: averaged across the 21 implemented circuits, the per-tile error rate is less than 1 in 3000.

Bio of professor Dave Doty

David Doty is an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. He is broadly interested in problems at the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, and computation. This does not mean the traditional "computation in service of natural science" (e.g., bioinformatics, computational chemistry, or molecular dynamics simulation). Rather, certain molecular systems — such as a test tube of reacting chemicals, a genetic regulatory network, or a growing crystal — can be interpreted as doing computation themselves... natural science in service of computation. He seeks to understand the fundamental logical and physical limits to computation by such means.

IEEE Weekly Board Meeting

IEEE UMN holds its weekly board meetings on Sundays at 9:30am via Zoom. All are welcome to join as the committee plans, discusses, and organizes events and networking opportunities. This is a great way to become involved in the decisions that IEEE makes! 

Link for the Zoom meeting: https://umn.zoom.us/j/94707068539

Annual Fall BBQ hosted by IEEE & SASE

IEEE and SASE are hosting their annual fall BBQ. Swing by any time for hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, soda, and company.