Institute Lecture by Professor H. Vincent Poor

The lecture will be held in the Seminar Hall on Tuesday January 08, 2019 at 5:30 PM.


Topic: "Smart Grid: Energy Meets Information"

Smart grid involves the imposition of a cyber layer of sensors, communication networks, and controls, atop the physical layer of the electric power grid, in order to improve the efficiency, reliability and security of the grid, and to enable the integration of renewable energy sources and greater consumer participation in grid management. The resulting cyber-physical nature of the power delivery system opens the door for the application of a number of tools from the information sciences in this setting, including optimization, game theory & control; communications, networking & information theory; and statistical inference, machine learning & signal processing. This talk will provide an overview of this area, illustrated with examples from recent research in the field.

About the Speaker: Professor H. Vincent Poor

H. Vincent Poor is the Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, where he has been on the faculty since 1990. From 1977 until 1990, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, and during 2006 to 2016, he served as Dean of Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. He has also held visiting appointments at several other universities, including most recently at Berkeley and Cambridge. His research interests are primarily in the areas of information theory and signal processing, with applications in wireless networks, energy systems and related fields. Among his publications in these areas is the recent book Information Theoretic Security and Privacy of Information Systems. (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Dr. Poor is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society, and other national and international academies. Recent recognition of his work includes the 2017 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and honorary doctorates and professorships from several universities, including a D.Sc. honoris causa from Syracuse University in 2017.