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CORMSIS Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems

CORMSIS Seminar  Event

14:00 - 15:00
22 May 2015

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Recent Progress and Current Challenges in Optimization for the Smart Grid

Abstract:A smart grid is the combination of a traditional power distribution system with large amounts of renewable energy sources and two-way communication between suppliers and consumers. This combination is expected to deliver energy savings, cost reductions, and increased reliability and security, but smart grids introduce numerous challenges for the management of the resulting system. These include integrating large contributions from wind and solar electricity generation, managing bidirectional flows of power, and incorporating demand-response. We will present examples of how optimization is helping to meet some of these challenges, and discuss directions for future research.

Speaker information

Miguel F. Anjos,Polytechnique Montreal, Canada,Miguel F. Anjos is Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Department of Mathematics & Industrial Engineering of Polytechnique Montreal, and is the Founding Director of Polytechnique’s Institut de l’energie Trottier. Prior to joining Polytechnique, he held academic positions at the University of Waterloo and at the University of Southampton. He is Editor-in-Chief of Optimization and Engineering and serves on the editorial boards of several other scientific journals. He recently completed a 3-year term as Program Director for the SIAM Activity Group on Optimization, and currently serves on the Council of the Mathematical Optimization Society. He is also a member of the Research Review Committee of Mitacs. He received the Méritas Teaching Award from Polytechnique in 2012. He was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2009, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to mathematical optimization and its industrial applications. He will be inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in June 2015.

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