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Dr. Tao Hong, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Gives Final Power and Energy Seminar of Fall Semester on Nov. 20

Dr. Tao Hong, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will give the final CURENT Power and Energy Seminar (ECE 496 and 691) for the Fall Semester on Friday, November 20, from 12:20 pm to 1:10 pm. The seminar will be available via ZOOM and the link will be sent to CURENT students and faculty through email. Contact Wendy if you need a link.

Presenter: Dr. Tao Hong, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Title: "Energy Forecasting: Research and Practice"

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Abstract: Forecasting has been an essential part of the power and energy industry. Researchers and practitioners have contributed thousands of papers on forecasting electricity demand and prices, and renewable generation (e.g., wind and solar power). In this talk, Dr. Tao Hong will discuss the trends of academic research and industry practice, and offer his recommendations about publishing high-quality research papers and building a career as an energy data scientist.

Key reference: T. Hong, P. Pinson, Y. Wang, R. Weron, D. Yang and H. Zareipour, "Energy Forecasting: A Review and Outlook," in IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, vol. 7, pp. 376-388, 2020, http://doi.org/10.1109/OAJPE.2020.3029979

Bio: Dr. Tao Hong is Associate Professor, Graduate Director and Research Director of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, Director of BigDEAL (Big Data Energy Analytics Laboratory), and NCEMC Faculty Fellow of Energy Analytics at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is Director at Large of International Institute of Forecasters (IIF), Founding Chair of IIF Section on Water, Energy and Environment (SWEET), General Chair of Global Energy Forecasting Competition (gefcom.org), Past and Founding Chair of IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting, and author of the blog Energy Forecasting. Dr. Hong received his B.Eng. in Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing and his PhD with co-majors in Operations Research and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.