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Major Smart Grid Technical Conference Held at ADSC

12/21/2010

The Advanced Digital Sciences Center (ADSC) and the Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC) of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) co-hosted a major symposium on "Information Technology for Smart Grid Systems" in Singapore on Thursday, December 9.

The one-day workshop focused on the technology development, technology transition, and awareness that are seen as essential for developing the next generation of "smart" power grid systems. It brought together representatives from industry, government, and academia to leverage key strengths of each community and engage in dialogue in pursuit of common smart-grid goals, including cyber security, energy efficiency, and customer satisfaction.

The Symposium was ADSC's inaugural smart grid event, and reflects ADSC researchers' significant technical expertise and strong collaborative connections in the smart grid area. ADSC intends to establish itself as a leading force in smart grid research in Singapore. Its growing importance in the field is reflected by the diverse set of over 100 participants who attended from prestigious institutions around the globe.

The Symposium opened with remarks from Ilesanmi Adesida, who is the Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Ashwin Khambadkone, who is the Programme Director of EPGC and an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the National University of Singapore. Also attending were William H. Sanders, Director of the Coordinated Science Laboratory at Illinois, and Andreas Cangellaris, Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois.

Additional Symposium speakers came from ADSC; the City University of Hong Kong; the Energy Market Authority (EMA), Singapore; IBM T.J. Watson Research Center; the Institute for Infocomm Research; Nanyang Technological University; National Instruments; the National University of Singapore; and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid Center (TCIPG) at Illinois.

Slides for many of the Symposium talks are available via the Symposium agenda page.

Images from the Symposium:

Dean Adesida
Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of Engineering at the University of Illinois, opens the Symposium

Ashwin Khambadkone
Ashwin Khambadkone, Programme Director of EPGC, makes opening remarks

audience
Symposium attendees prepare for a session

Sim Jim Ho
Sim Jim Ho of the Energy Market Authority, Singapore, presents a talk

David Nicol
Prof. David Nicol of the University of Illinois addresses the crowd