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Dr. Kevin Tomsovic to Kick Off Fall Power and Energy Seminar Series on Aug. 30th

Center Director Dr. Kevin Tomsovic will be the first speaker of the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar Series for Fall 2019. The series will kick off on Friday, Aug. 30th at 12:20pm in MHK 404. The seminar will last from 12:20pm - 1:10pm.  The seminar will be available though ZOOM.  Details follow the bio.

Dr. Tomsovic will give a short welcome to CURENT presentation followed by a CURENT overview. He will give a presentation titled "Definitions of Resilience" during the 2nd half of the seminar.

Who; Dr. Kevin Tomosvic

What: CURENT Power and Energy Seminar

Where & When: MHK 404, Friday, Aug. 30th from 12:20pm to 1:10pm

Title: CURENT Overview and Definitions of Resilience

Abstract: This week's seminar will be two-fold. The first part will overview CURENT and discuss some efforts the Center is making to improve communications and everyone's experience in the Center. This is an "all-hands" meeting and it is hoped that everyone will attend.

In the second part, Dr. Tomsovic will overview some concepts of resilience in the power grid. Many countries are facing new challenges in operating critical infrastructures as the number of extreme weather events increases. In addition, there is concern of large-scale state sponsored cyberattacks impacting critical infrastructures. This presentation will emphasize definitions and concepts and contrasts to traditional reliability concepts.

Bio: Dr. Tomsovic is the Director of CURENT and the CTI Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Tennessee. He is also an IEEE Fellow.

He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University in 1982, and he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of Washington in 1984 and 1987, respectively. He previously was a professor at Washington State University.

Dr. Tomsovic’s areas of interest include intelligent systems and optimization methodologies applied to various power system problems, including distribution system design, electricity market analysis, equipment diagnostics and maintenance, operation of dispersed energy resources, production scheduling, and stabilization control.

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