Smart Grid Workshop, TAMU, May 8, 2018

SGBD_Logonsf_logoThe sixth annual Smart Grid Workshop (SGW) held at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station is going to be held on the 8th of May, 2018. It is the second Smart Grids Big Data (SGBD) Spoke Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) organized to support the SGBD Spoke project, a collaborative effort between Dr. Mladen Kezunovic (PI, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M; Director, TEES Smart Grid Center) and Co-PIs from Texas A&M: Drs. Dilma Da Silva (Professor, Department Head, Computer Science & Engineering), P.R. Kumar (Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering), and Le Xie (Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering). Sub-awardees on the project are Dr.  Santiago Grijalva (Professor, Georgia Tech) and Dr. Zoran Obradovic (Temple University). The workshop will be followed by leadership meetings on the 9th of May,  2018.

At the first workshop of the SGBD Spoke project held on the 18th of April, 2017, the theme was “Using Smart Grids Big Data.” More than 130 people attended the SGBD workshop, including NSF supported participants, faculty and students from Texas A&M University, and representatives from the government and non-profit organizations and industry. There were travel grant recipients, a total of 26, including 15 young faculty, researchers and postdocs and 9 graduate students. In addition to U.S. travel grant recipients, there were foreign visitors from UK, Singapore, Croatia and Brazil.

Goals and Objectives

The second Workshop will be aimed at reporting the progress of the project and refining the Working Group allocation and scope agreed after the first workshop, focusing on the tasks of future collaborations. This effort will be pursued through a Workshop agenda with the following tentative format:

Tentative Program


7:30-8:00 Registration and light breakfast
8:00-8:10 Workshop opening and welcome
8:10-8:25 NSF overview of the BD Hub and Spoke awards
8:25-8:40 Workshop goals and objectives
8:40-9:15 Invited talk
9:15-10:00 Panel #1: Data Analytics
10:00-10:15 Coffee break
10:15-11:00 Panel #2: Smart Meter Data
11:00-12:00 Breakout sessions:
– Data Processing and Management
– Data Policy


12:00-1:15 Lunch and keynote
1:15-2:15 Breakout sessions
– Geo-spatial Representation of Data and Grid Models
– Weather Data and Forecasts
2:15-2:45 Plenary session: Breakout sessions report out
2:45-3:00 Coffee break
3:00-3:45 Panel #3: Synchrophasor Data
3:45-4:30 Panel #4: Education
4:30-5:00 Closing remarks and action items

The workshop will provide ample opportunities to engage in discussion with faculty, students and a number of representatives from manufacturing and service industry, government organizations and non-profit entities.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Gold: $1,500 to sponsor free registration of TAMUS faculty, staff, and students; to be announced online,  at the opening and at the reception ceremonies;

Silver: $1,000 to sponsor offsetting costs of hosting invited and keynote speakers; to be announced online and at the lunch;

Bronze: $500 to sponsor student poster competition; to be announced online and at the reception.

Event Details

Registration information and other details will be provided later.


Gold Sponsors: