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Event Scheduled for Dec 16, 2011

Event: Smart Building Smart Grid Seminar Series - Smart Grid Research at IBM - presented by Dr. Jeffrey S. Katz, IBM, Chief Technology Officer

Location: Information Technologies Engineering Building (ITEB), room 119

Time: 10:00 am

Details of Event:
Smart Building Smart Grid Seminar Series
Friday Dec. 16 at 10 am, ITEB 119
Smart Grid Research at IBM
Dr. Jeffrey S. Katz
Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Utilities industry
Member, IBM Academy of Technology

Abstract. This talk will cover some of the IBM view of smart grid. It will discuss why there is even a smart grid topic, and IBM's leadership role in it. There will be pragmatic issues of interest to researchers, such as cyber security and utility variability due to state by state deregulation policies. Some research topics directly from the computer science point of view will be mentioned. Finally, a few specific projects chosen from the many projects in flight will be presented. The wrap-up will touch on some conferences and standards work of interest.

Biography. Jeffrey S. Katz is the Chief Technology Officer of the Energy and Utilities industry at IBM. He is involved with the application, development, and innovation of IBM products, services, technology and research for electric power companies and related organizations. Jeff has contributed to the industryís framework, Solution Architecture For Energy (SAFE), the industry groupís strategic growth case, the IBM Innovation Jam workshops, the IBM Intelligent Utility Network initiative, and is the primary industry liaison with IBM Research. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. He led the IBM internal Innovation Jam brainstorming project for Nuclear Power and was an invited speaker to the IBM European Sector Technical Institute, the follow-on Energy and Utilities University, and the Technical Leadership Exchange.
Prior to IBM he was the Manager of the Computer Science department at the U.S. Corporate Research Center of ABB, and then of ALSTOM. Before that he was with ABB Power Generation, managing development of computer systems for nuclear and fossil power plants. He has extensive experience in research and development, computerization of power generation systems, real-time computing, computer systems, electronic communications, process control systems, and computer based enterprise engineering tools, scientific computing, and robotics.
He is an author on six patents, in tele-medicine, robotics and computer vision, and intelligent electric power distribution. He has a Commercial General Radiotelephone license from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He is a member of IEEE and Sigma Xi. Jeff has organized or taught several volunteer activities around robotics for education, including FIRST and FIRST Lego League. Jeff is also a long time amateur (ham) radio operator. He was a Region 1 finalist in the Johns Hopkins National Search for Computing Applications to Assist Persons with Disabilities.

Target Audience: Open to All

Sponsored By: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Pamphlet/Flyer: View file here

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