Energy Informatics: Bringing Bits to Energy

Prof. Frank Eliassen, who is heading the activity at University of Oslo on education and research in Energy Informatics, will hold a guest lecture at the department on Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 at 11:15 in  MH U6.A3AUD3.

Date: Friday March 24th 2017, 11:15 – 12:00
Place: Auditorium 3 (MH U6.A3AUD3), MH-bygget, Campus Tromsø
Title: ” Energy Informatics: Bringing Bits to Energy ”
Lecturer: Professor Frank Eliassen, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Energy Informatics is an emerging interdisciplinary domain that lies at the intersection of energy system, power systems, economics, computer engineering, and computer science. Energy Informatics studies information and communication technology means to more effectively manage energy resources, fossil resources as well as renewable resources. Energy Informatics includes topics such as smart (power) grids, smart meters, demand response, smart buildings, plug-in electrical vehicles, energy storage, energy policy, energy markets and market mechanisms, etcetera.

In this talk, I provide a view on Energy Informatics from the perspective of a computer scientist, focusing on how future energy systems will exploit ICT to increase integration of renewable and distributed energy sources by making energy systems smarter, and to increase energy efficiency beyond what improvements at component level can achieve. I will also provide an overview of the newly established Energy Informatics program at Dept of informatics, University of Oslo. I describe the efforts we have undertaken over the past couple of years to shape this area in teaching, in community building, and in research.

Frank Eliassen is professor at the UiO´s Department of informatics. Eliassen is an experienced researcher and project manager for several decades, in the areas of distributed systems middleware and IoT/Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) with experience from national and EU level projects. His present research activities are oriented towards service-oriented IoT/edge/fog computing and CPS middleware and programming models in application areas including Smart Cities and Smart Grids, adaptive software systems, autonomic systems (self-*), peer-to-peer systems, and cooperative micro-grids. Eliassen is heading the activity at University of Oslo on education and research in Energy Informatics. Eliassen received his degrees from the University of Tromsø.

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