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Opportunities in Power Systems: Optimization, Power Electronics and Understanding Customers

Baosen Zhang


The power system is undergoing a tremendous transformation, driven by the advance of new types of resources and society’s desire of cleaner energy portfolios. In particular, new resources such as rooftop solar, electrical vehicles and demand response are appearing at the edge of the electrical grid. In this talk, I will show how we can control, optimize, and model these new devices. I will also present how technology is enabling individual customers to influence the system in unprecedented ways, and the new opportunities and challenges this provides.


Baosen Zhang joined the University of Washington as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering in March of 2015. Previously he was a postdoc at Stanford University. He completed his PhD from University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Toronto in 2008. His research interest is in power systems, broadly defined.

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Baosen Zhang
University of Washington
EEB 105
19 May 2015, 10:30am until 11:30am