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Smart Energy Panel: Ricardo SanFelice and Sue Carter (UC Santa Cruz)

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Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research with the broader community. Our third panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz to highlight crucial innovations and trends in Smart Energy. The discussion will focus on new innovative happenings on the subject of Envisioning Global Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy for the Future and Making the Power Grid Smart. Topics will include smart grids, renewables, algorithms in the context of cyber-physical systems, and renewable energy solutions at the food/water/energy nexus. Topics will focus on both urban and rural/developing systems. The panel will take place on May 3, 2018, from 11:30am-1: 30 pm. The discussion will start promptly at 12 pm, to allow people to arrive and network before. This event will be hosted at the UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus in Santa Clara, CA. Lunch will be provided.

Speaker bios:


Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz


Ricardo Sanfelice is Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. After academic stops at UC Santa Barbara, MIT, École de Mines de Paris, and the University of Arizona, he joined the Baskin School of Engineering in 2014 where he leads the Hybrid Systems Lab at UCSC. His research focus is on automation and control for systems with nonlinear hybrid dynamics, cyber-physical systems, and feedback systems emerging in robotics, aerospace, power systems, and biology. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed articles in journals, conferences, and book collections, in addition to the book Hybrid Dynamical Systems published by Princeton University Press, and a U.S. Patent on robust power conversion. He is the recipient of the 2013 SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize, the National Science Foundation CAREER award, the Air Force Young Investigator Research Award, and the 2010 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. Currently, he is Director of the Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center, the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems, and Associate Editor for Automatica, Elsevier.


Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz


Sue Carter is a professor in the Physics Department and Associate Vice Provost of the Division of Graduate Studies at UC Santa Cruz. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Sue has served as a board member of the UC Energy Institute and the California Solar Energy Collaborative. Also, she was Vice Chair, Chair-elect, and Chair of the American Physical Society Group for Energy Research and Applications, and ran its energy workshop in 2015. Sue started several companies related to climate action technology and education. She directs the UC Santa Cruz Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development, bringing experience on transitioning sustainability projects developed on campus to technologies that serve the public. Sue supports the UC system’s carbon neutrality goals not only by being a climate champion but by organizing the Carbon Slam in 2016.




What is the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum?


The Silicon Valley Forum series will share the innovative, cross-disciplinary research of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. We will focus on topics like designing sustainable energy, water, transportation systems, fostering civic engagement in the digital era, improving the human experience through advances in robotics and automation, and modernizing healthcare delivery. These talks will be held on the first Thursday of every month.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?


Parking is available on-site at the UC Santa Cruz, Santa Clara Campus, 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?


For questions regarding the Silicon Valley Forum Series, please contact our Development Coordinator Emily Sawicki at esawicki@berkeley.edu