Speaker: Sid Chi-Kin Chau, Masdar Institute
Title: Smarter Computing for Sustainability: Saving Energy by Smart Grid, Smart Buildings and Intelligent Transportation
While the wide-spread consumption of fossil fuels enables a decent standard of living, the incurred excessive greenhouse gas emissions create a crisis for our future generations. To properly address the broad nature of sustainability, a holistic perspective is required for a wide range of research topics, ranging from smart energy grid to energy-efficient buildings and electrification of transportation system. In this talk, I present a computing perspective of providing smart technologies for energy saving in such areas as smart grid, smart buildings and intelligent transportation. This talk aims to provide an overview to interdisciplinary audience of a crucial bridge between computer science and environment regarding sustainability.
Sid Chi-Kin Chau is an assistant professor with the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which was established in collaboration with MIT. His primary research area is Sustainability and Computing, which applies computing algorithms, systems and data analytics to develop sustainable systems and applications, including smart grid, smart buildings, and intelligent vehicles. He also researches in broad areas of algorithms, optimization, networking, and cyber-physical systems. Previously, He was a visiting professor with MIT, and a senior research fellow with A*STAR in Singapore. He received the Ph.D. from University of Cambridge and B.Eng. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been a TPC member for a number of international conferences in sustainable systems and applications, such as ACM eEnergy, ACM BuildSys and IEEE SmartGridComm.
Talk sponsored by: Dept. of Computer Science and School of the Environment
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