Carnegie Mellon professor to visit campus for talk on sustainable electric energy

Marija IlicMarija D. Ilić, professor of electrical and computer engineering and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, will be on campus next week to give a talk titled “Dynamic Monitoring and Decision Systems for Sustainable Electric Energy Service.”

The talk will focus on the premise that a physical electric power grid and its cyber system (together forming a “smart grid”) can play a key role in matching the characteristics of system users to the objectives of the overall electric energy system. Designing such a system is not easily executed, however, because user objectives often conflict with the objectives of the overall system (reliability, efficiency, security). Thus, a Dynamic Monitoring and Decision System (DyMonDS) is required to manage these characteristics by integrating feedback control, adapting, learning and making data-driven decisions. In her talk, Ilić will present the framework for a DyMonDS system.

Presented by the Great Lakes Energy Institute, the event will take place Monday, Feb. 11, in Nord Hall 310 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. For more information and registration, visit

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