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Title: Demand Side Energy Management in Smart Buildings
Prof. Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts
Date & Time: March 18, 2014 15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, B Block, 03rd Floor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi Building
Today buildings account for nearly 75% of total electricity usage and 40% of the total energy usage in modern economies. Consequently, techniques for reducing the energy and carbon footprint of buildings has emerged as an important research topic. Demand side energy management refers to techniques employed by smart buildings or its occupants to modulate the energy usage for various energy or grid-level optimizations. In this talk, I will argue that modeling and prediction of electrical loads is a key ingredient of any demand-side energy management technique. I will describe opportunities and challenges in modeling these loads and describe our recent work in this area in empirically characterizing and modeling common residential loads. I will also describe how better modeling can result in more effective demand side energy management and better energy efficiency improvements.
Speaker Profile:
Prashant Shenoy is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received the B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and the M.S and Ph.D degrees in Computer Science from the University of Texas, Austin. His research interests lie in distributed systems and networking, with a recent emphasis on cloud and green computing. He has been the recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Award, the IBM Faculty Development Award, the Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, and the UT Computer Science Best Dissertation Award, and several best paper awards at leading conferences. He serves on editorial boards of the ACM Transactions on the Web and the Multimedia Systems journal and will serve as the Program Chair of ACM Buildsys’13 and ACM eEnergy’14 Previously he has served as the program chair for ACM Multimedia, ACM Sigmetrics, World Wide Web, Performance, Multimedia Computing and Networking, IEEE Comsnets. He is a distinguished member of the ACM and a fellow of the IEEE.
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