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Joint with: Magnetics (MAG) and Reliability (R) Societies


1st Topic: Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

2nd Topic: Data-Driven Modeling, Control and Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems



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  • Date: 15 Sep 2015
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 36th and Chestnut Street
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • United States 19104
  • Building: Sheraton University City

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Philadelphia Section - Administrative Office Phone: 484-270-5136 11 Bala Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 E: sec.philadelphia@ieee.org | W: www.ieeephiladelphia.org

  • Starts 31 August 2015 12:05 PM
  • Ends 15 September 2015 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  Speakers

Domenic Vitello of University of Pennsylvania

Topic:

Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

This talk, and the book on which it is based, recounts how the engineers of the Sellers family innovated new technologies, built influential companies, and shaped the industrialization of Philadelphia and other cities across the U.S. and the world. Starting in the age of European imperialism, as Pennsylvania millers and mechanics built an industrial colony, the talk follows the Sellers and their colleagues across the nineteenth and early twentieth century, through the eras of coal and railroads, steel and electricity, all the way to the deindustrialization of Philadelphia

Biography:

Domenic Vitiello is associate professor of city planning and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where his teaching and research focus in part on the history of industrial cities and infrastructure.

Address:Pennsylvania, United States

Rahul Mangharam of University of Pennsylvania

Topic:

Data-Driven Modeling, Control and Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Energy systems are experiencing a gradual but substantial change in moving away from being non-interactive and manually-controlled systems to utilizing tight integration of both cyber (computation, communications, and control) and physical representations guided by first principles, at all scales and levels. Control-oriented predictive models of an energy system’s dynamics and energy consumption are needed for understanding and improving the overall energy efficiency and operating costs. However, learning dynamical models using grey/white box approaches is very cost and time prohibitive since it often requires significant financial investments in retrofitting the system with several sensors and hiring domain experts for building the model. In this talk, I will discuss the use of data-driven methods for making model capture easy and efficient for cyber-physical energy systems. This is done through, (a) reducing the need for sensor retrofits required for estimating the parameters of first principle based models, and (b) relying more on readily available data rather than domain experts for building control-oriented models. I will present two methodologies, i) Model-IQ, which analyzes the end-to-end trade off between sensor placement, data quality, model accuracy and control performance using an uncertainty propagation algorithm; and ii) DR-Advisor, a recommender system for the buildings facilities manager which provides building power consumption prediction and control action recommendations for reliably meeting the required load curtailment and maximizing the economic reward.

Biography:

Rahul Mangharam is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Systems Engineering and Dept. of Computer & Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs mLAB: Real-Time and Embedded Systems Lab and xLAB: Experience Design and Technology Lab at Penn. His interests are in real-time scheduling algorithms for networked embedded systems with applications in medical devices, energy efficient buildings, automotive systems and industrial wireless control networks. Rahul received the 2014 IEEE Benjamin Franklin Key Award from the IEEE Philadelphia Section, 2013 NSF CAREER Award, 2012 Intel Early Faculty Career Award and was selected by the National Academy of Engineering for the 2012 US Frontiers of Engineering. He was the Stephen J. Angelo Term Chair Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2013.

Madhur Behl is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on problems of modeling, control, operation and implementation of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). He specializes in machine learning, real-time and embedded systems, control systems and automation, statistics and robotics. Applications of his work include data-driven and control-oriented modeling for energy-efficient building operation, model-based control design for peak power reduction and large scale demand response for buildings across a campus. Madhur is the winner of the best demo award at BuildSys, 2012 (International Conference on Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Built Environments). In 2011, he won the World Embedded Software Contest held in Seoul by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy. He is also the recipient of the 2011 Richard K. Dentel Memorial Prize awarded by the University of Pennsylvania for research in urban transportation.

Address:Pennsylvania, United States

Domenic Vitello of University of Pennsylvania

Topic:

Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Biography:

Address:Pennsylvania, United States

Rahul Mangharam of University of Pennsylvania

Topic:

Data-Driven Modeling, Control and Tools for Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Biography:

Address:Pennsylvania, United States





Agenda

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Time: Dinner is at 6 pm. Program starts at 7 pm. Location: Sheraton University City, 36th and Chestnut, Philadelphia Cost of dinner is $25.00 (students $15.00); meeting only is free (Dinner is mostly subsidized by section) Indoor parking is at location and paid by section. Bring ticket to be stamped.

Note: In the event of bad weather please call the Sheraton after 1pm the day of the meeting at (215) 387-8000. Ask the front desk if the meeting has been canceled.



Please note: Meeting only is free (Real cost of dinner is higher, which is mostly subsidized by section. CEU: Two (2) PDH for Pennsylvania and New Jersey Professional Engineer continuing education requirements. Certificates will be emailed one to two weeks after the meeting.