The Illinois Lecture Series: Making the Power Grid Resilient

Speakers Include:

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.
 Event Summary:

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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