The sixth annual Smart Grid Workshop (SGW) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) was held in College Station 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 was 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” that was attended by more than 130 people including NSF supported participants, faculty and students from Texas A&M University, and representatives from the government and non-profit organizations, and industry. Foreign visitors also attended from UK, Singapore, Croatia and Brazil. More information on the this first workshop can be found here.
Goals and Objectives
The second Workshop 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.
The program including some of the presentation slides can be viewed here.
The workshop provided 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 Sponsorship for registration of chairs, co-chairs, TAMUS faculty, staff, and students, and for the lunch. To be announced online, at the opening and at lunch;
- Silver: $1,000 Sponsorship for the reception. To be announced online, at the opening, and at the reception;
- Bronze: $500 Sponsorship for student registration and poster competition. To be announced online and at the opening.
These options were available using credit card or choosing invoice for check at the registration website here.