How can the Internet help smarten the grid

Speaker : Catherine Rosenberg
University of Waterloo
Date: 29/09/2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: LINCS Meeting Room 40


This seminar presents the research activities on Smart Grids of the Information Systems and Sciences for Energy (ISS4E) laboratory co-founded by Professors Rosenberg and Keshav at University of Waterloo. After a brief introduction on smart grids and their similarities with the Internet, two research projects will be presented. The first is on dimensioning transformers and storage using probabilistic analysis. The second one, on demand response, proposes a solution to take advantage of the elasticity inherent to most of the major home appliances. All these projects are conducted in collaboration with Prof. Keshav and graduate students.

Biography: Catherine Rosenberg is a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Since June 2010, she holds the Canada Research Chair in the Future Internet. She started her career in ALCATEL, France and then at AT&T Bell Labs., USA. From 1988-1996, she was a faculty member at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique, Montréal, Canada. In 1996, she joined Nortel Networks in the UK where she created and headed the R&D Department in Broadband Satellite Networking. In August 1999, Dr. Rosenberg became a Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University where she co-founded in May 2002 the Center for Wireless Systems and Applications (CWSA). She joined University of Waterloo on Sept 1st, 2004 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a three-year term. Catherine Rosenberg is on the Scientific Advisory Board of France-Telecom and is a Fellow of the IEEE.