NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center Webinar Series
This series is for all project team members and will provide a forum to present research results, increase interdisciplinary and cross-cutting collaborations, and learn more about outside projects related to microgrids, commercialization, and other topics of interest to our project.
Webinar Series Facts
- Webinars will occur monthly from Noon–1PM MT on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
- Webinars can be accessed via Zoom.
- Webinars will be recorded and posted on this website afterward.
Please contact us to suggest topics or speakers.
Bio: Sihua Shao received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from South China University of Technology in 2011, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2018. He obtained the Hashimoto Prize for best doctoral dissertation. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering at New Mexico Tech. He is also a faculty hire with the New Mexico SMART Grid Center. His research areas involve wireless communication and networking with primary interest in visible light communication and positioning. His current research efforts focus on retro-reflective visible light communication, reinforcement and deep learning in intelligent reflecting surface aided wireless network, and ultra-low-power backscatter communication.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Sihua Shao, Assistant Professor, NMT, Electrical Engineering
Abstract: To support the massive connectivity and diverse energy management of different tier electricity loads, such as smart appliances, IoT sensors, and electric vehicles, etc, relying solely on radio frequency (RF) spectrum may be strained to fulfill the requirements due to the limited bandwidth, the… Read More
Dr. Wang received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University. Dr. Wang has significant industrial experience and was previously employed at Midcontinent Independent System Operator as a Senior Market R&D Engineer. Much of his work has led to scientific publications and patents, most of which have been adopted in practice. He specializes in power system operation, electricity market design, electric energy policy, renewable energy integration, and energy storage.
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Fengyu Wang, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NMSU
The combined cycle power plants (CCPP) are gaining tractions in recent years due to lower natural gas prices and higher efficiency. CCPPs can also provide flexibility to relieve variability and uncertainties introduced by rapidly growing intermittent resources. Due to complex structure, CCPPs have nonconvex and nonlinear… Read More
Dustin Allen received his M.S. in Information Science and Assurance in 2015 from Anderson School of Management and has previously been certified in Dev-Ops technologies by Redhat and Mirantis. He has been a part of the NM EPSCoR team since 2011 where he currently is a web-developer that also manages and maintains the business computing operations for the State Office.
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dustin Allen, NM EPSCoR
Python is a high-level programming language that is leveraged in a wide range of disciplines and fields. This webinar training introduces Python basics and will also familiarize those in attendance with its powerful capabilities for data analysis and visualization. It will be taught using live coding and the audience is… Read More
Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang is an Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Clarkson University. Prior to joining Clarkson in 2020, he was a Power System Engineer at GE Global Research Center located at Niskayuna, NY from 2016 to 2020. At GE, Dr. Jiang led GE Team to investigate long-duration storage for renewable grid integration, and participated in design of GE products including distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), flexible large power transformer, and converter based distributed generation. Due to his contribution to differentiating GE products, Dr. Jiang was awarded the 2018 GE Dushman Technology Excellence Award. Dr. Jiang earned his Ph.D. degree from Washington State University (WSU) in 2016. His research interests include renewable integration and energy digitalization.
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Leo Yazhou Jiang, Assistant Professor in the ECE Department at Clarkson University
The recent blackouts in Texas and California have revealed certain vulnerabilities within U.S. energy infrastructure which are not well understood. In particular: (1) a massive winter storm with frigid temperatures caused 4.5 million Texas homes and businesses to lose power for up to 4 days in February 2021; and (2) an… Read More
George "Rusty" Nail received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2019. He is currently pursuing his M.S. degree in the area of Power Systems with a Certificate in Public Utility Regulation and Economics at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. His research interests are electric energy systems, including renewable energy integration, and electric vehicles.
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: George "Rusty" Nail, Graduate Research Assistant at NMSU
Things we’ll cover in this webinar:
Dr. Hamed Nademi earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics in 2014. In the years since, he has gained experience in the private sector as a Senior Research Scientist at ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), and more recently in the academic sector as a Research Scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he led industry-sponsored projects focusing on renewable energy resources, autonomous digital power grids, and transportation electrification. Dr. Nademi’s research and teaching interests include power electronics applications in microgrids, electric vehicle charging stations, motor drives, and advanced control methods.
Date/Time: Thursday, April 29, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Hamed Nademi, Assistant Professor, NMSU Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The role of distributed real-time control in the future energy and transportation systems is imperative considering large integration of power electronics devices through rapid growth in distributed energy resources (DERs). The requirement for microgrids and electrified transport is being driven for an immediate need for… Read More
Claus Danielson joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico as an Assistant Professor in August 2020. He received his Doctorate in 2014 from the Model Predictive Control Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Masters and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Washington, respectively. For the past six years, he has been a Principal Research Scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, MA. His research interests are in motion planning and constrained control. His specialty is developing methods for exploiting structure in large-scale or complex planning, control, and optimization problems. He has applied his research to a variety of fields include autonomous vehicles, robotics, spacecraft guidance and control, heating ventilation and air conditioning, energy storage networks, adaptive optics, atomic force microscopy, and cancer treatment.
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Dr. Claus Danielson, Assistant Professor, UNM Department of Mechanical Engineering
This talk will present theoretical and algorithmic results on exploiting symmetry to reduce the computational complexity large-scale control and optimization problems. First, we will show how symmetry can be used to reduce the memory complexity of explicit solutions of optimization problems. Second, we will show how symmetry… Read More
Date/Time: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 / 12:00PM - 1:30PM MST
Presenters: Karl Benedict, University of New Mexico, Jonathan Wheeler, University of New Mexico
An increasing number of researchers and research teams are using distributed version control systems like Git to enable efficient collaboration around and sharing of analytic code, software tools, and documentation. Whether you are developing analysis code, developing a manuscript in LaTeX, building a web interface for your… Read More
- Setup - http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/setup.html
- Introducing the Shell - http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/01-intro/index.html
- Navigating Files and Directories - http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/02-filedir/index.html
- Working with Files and Directories - http://swcarpentry.github.io/shell-novice/03-create/index.html
- Git-It Download link - https://github.com/jlord/git-it-electron/releases/tag/4.4.0
Date/Time: Friday, December 18, 2020 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MST
Presenters: Olga Lavrova, New Mexico State University, Hamed Nademi, New Mexico State University, Fengyu Wang, New Mexico State University
An increasing number of researchers and research teams are using a distributed version of OPAL-RT Simulator. This training will provide an introduction to MATLAB, Simulink toolbox, and Real-time simulation using it. One week prior to the training students will receive a list of required pre-coursework which instructors will… Read More
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenters: Robert G. DelCampo, Ph.D., Executive Director, Innovation Academy and Rutledge Professor of Management, Anderson School of Management, Kathryn Renner Hansen, Director, Arrowhead Center
In this webinar, NM EPSCoR will announce the launch of its Certificate Training in Entrepreneurship in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Rainforest Innovations and Innovation Academy. Additionally, representatives from UNM Rainforest Innovations and New Mexico State University (NMSU) Arrowhead Center will… Read More
Mike Morrison is a former User Experience (UX) designer who quit his tech career to become a PhD student in Work Psychology. He says he’s trying to do two things in his career: 1) Bring User Experience design principles to science, to help disseminate knowledge faster and more efficiently 2) Understand the psychological differences between so-called ‘realists’ and ‘dreamers’. He recently released a video introducing a new way to design scientific research posters — which every field in science uses and which are notorious for their bad design. His video went viral, and now scientists across every field in science are trying out his new design — and having more fun sharing their research with other scientists. For virtual conferences, he also released another video on creating animated ‘mini-slideshows’ for sharing research online and on social media.
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 / 12:00PM - 1:00PM MDT
Presenter: Mike Morrison, Creator of the #betterposter movement
Mike’s webinar will quickly teach you the core design principles that make things engaging (posters, websites, reports, whatever). Then, he’ll show you how he’s applied these principles to scientific posters, both online and virtual, and give you some simple layouts and patterns to try in your own designs. In the end, you’ll… Read More