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Jun 3

ECE Seminar (EE290) Smart Operational Planning to Accommodate Deep Penetrations of Renewable Energy Sources

Miguel Ortega-Vazquez
Senior Technical Leader, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Abstract: As the penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) deepen in power systems, there is an increased need for flexibility to accommodate the vagaries and deviations from forecasts.  In order to respond to this need, implicit and explicit approaches have been proposed. Implicit... Read More

May 31

CPSRC Seminar: Model Predictive Control for Motion Planning in Urban Environments

Laura Ferranti
Postdoctoral Researcher

Abstract: Every year more than 20 million people are involved in road accidents, mostly caused by human errors. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 million people lost their lives in these accidents.  Half of the victims are vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as... Read More

May 30

Defense: Nano-Opto-Mechanical Tools for Multiscale Biomedical Applications: From Exosomes to Rare Cells

Xiangchao (Jude) Zhu
PhD Candidate (Advisor: Ali Yanik)

Absctract:  We are living in an exciting era of a fast-paced confluence of wide-ranging research fields and emerging technological breakthroughs that are profoundly altering our biomedical practices. In particular, the marriage of micro-nanotechnology and biotechnology is propelling our... Read More