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“Towards Computer-Aided Design of Electrical Energy Systems: Challenges and Solutions”

Title: “Towards Computer-Aided Design of Electrical Energy Systems: Challenges and Solutions”

Speaker: Professor Massimo Poncino, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

Date and Time: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Location: Engineering Hall 2430

Hosts: Professor Mohammad Al Faruque

Abstract: Electrical energy systems (EESs) include energy generation, distribution, storage, and consumption, and involve many diverse components and sub-systems to implement these tasks. In this talk we discuss fundamental concepts towards a first attempt in applying EDA design methodologies that are widely used for electronics systems design to the case of the design of EESs. CAD for EESs encompasses modeling, simulation, design and optimization and is a challenging task that mandates a multidisciplinary and heterogeneous approach. We identify similarities and differences between electrical energy systems and electronics systems in order to inherit as much as possible the profound legacy resources of EDA. The talk analyzes in deeper details the issue of representation, modeling, and simulation of EESs, tasks that naturally precede synthesis and optimization in a typical design flow.
Bio: Massimo Poncino is Full Professor of Computing Systems at Politecnico di Torino. Prior to that,
he was an Associate Professor (from 2004 to 2006) at Politecnico di Torino, Associate Professor (from 2001 to 2004) at Università di Verona, and Assistant Professor (from 1995 to 2001) at Politecnico di Torino. From 1993 to 1994 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. He holds a Dr. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering (1989) and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering, both from Politecnico di Torino (1993).His research interests include the design automation of digital systems, with emphasis on low
-power embedded systems, modeling and the simulation of systems -on- chip, and automatic synthesis of digital systems. He has coauthored more than 300 publications in the above areas, including one book on energy -efficient memory design. Massimo Poncino has served as member of Technical Program Committee of more than 50 IEEE and ACM conferences. He was the Technical Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE/ACM Symposium on Low-Power Electronics and Design and General co-Chair for the same conference in 2012. He has served in the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on CAD from 2006 to 2011, and is currently serving in the Editorial Board of IEEE Design & Test and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES). Prof. Poncino is a Senior Member of IEEE, member of the ACM SIGDA Low -Power Technical Committee, and a Member the Circuit and Systems Society.

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