The Illinois Lecture Series: Making the Power Grid Resilient
William H. Sanders, head
of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Donald
Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering. He served as the director of
the Coordinated Science Lab at Illinois from 2008 to 2013 and as the
founding director of the Information Trust Institute. Sanders earned a
PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan.
He is an expert in dependability and security evaluation, creating
reliable and secure systems, and computer systems modeling and analysis.
Peter W. Sauer, the W.W.
Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering and a faculty member in the
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering department since 1977.
He earned a PhD in electrical engineering from Purdue University. Sauer
is an in expert large-scale interconnected grid, utility networks,
transmission lines, and big generators. Sauer was elected to the
National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors for
engineers, in 2003.
Led by the University of Illinois,
a team over 60 faculty, researchers, and students are working with
industry and government leaders to reinvent the power grid. In this talk
you’ll learn more about their efforts to create a modern power grid
that uses sensors, data, and complex computer models to make our energy
supply more secure, more reliable, and better able to meet the demands
of 21st century America.
Registration is required and space is limited. The registration fee is $25/person and includes lunch.
April 16th, 2015 | 11:30 AM | Illini Center Chicago, Illinois Room, 4th Floor, 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
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