Smart grids, Big Data Analytics in Energy
- Electric Grid Load Forecasting
- Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems
- Uncertainty forecasting
- Renewable energy forecasting
Ricardo Bessa, Ph.D. He is currently Senior Research Fellow and Center Coordinator at INESC TIK at the Center for Energy Systems and Technical Coordinator for the Horizon 2020 InteGrid project. He has worked on several international projects such as the European projects FP6 ANEMOS.plus, FP7 SuSTAINABLE, FP7 EvolvDSO, Horizon 2020 SENSIBLE and UPGRID, as well as international collaboration with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
INESC TEC works on the power system of the future by developing highly decentralized control loops and distributed intelligence capable of taking care of local decisions. This huge challenge is characterised by massive data flows and an environment of great uncertainty.
INESC TEC – it is:
- 20 years in the field of distribution networks
- One of the world’s most advanced laboratories for smart grids and electric vehicles
- 4 main research areas:
- Computer Science
- Industrial and Systems Engineering
- Networked Intelligent Systems
- Power and Energy
- 13 research centers
- 700 integrated researchers (about 350 candidates of science)
ENERGY, DATA ANALYTICS, LOAD FORECASTING
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Load Forecasting
- Demand Response
- Power system planning
- Renewable energy integration
- Reliability planning
- Risk management
Dr. Tao Hong received his B.Eng. in Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing (2005), a M.S. in Electrical Engineering (2008), a M.S. with co-majors in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering (2008), and a Ph.D. with co-majors in Operations Research and Electrical Engineering (2010) from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hong is currently the Research Director and Associate Professor at the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Hong’s major areas of expertise are in forecasting and optimization. He has applied various statistical and optimization techniques to the development of algorithms and tools for utility applications of analytics such as energy forecasting; power system planning; renewable integration; reliability planning; and risk management. He has been providing consulting and education services to over 100 organizations across all sectors of the utility industry. The long term spatial load forecasting methodology implemented in his MS thesis and the short term forecasting methodology proposed in his PhD dissertation have been commercialized and deployed to many utilities worldwide.
Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science
INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, dedicated to scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, advanced consulting and training, and pre-incubation of new technology-based companies.
As an institution operating at the interface of the academic and business worlds, bringing closer together academia, companies, public administration, and society, INESC TEC typically applies the knowledge and results generated as part of its research in technology transfer projects, seeking value creation and immediate social relevance.
The 13 R&D Centres of INESC TEC are structured in four thematic domains – Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Networked Intelligent Systems, and Power and Energy.
INESC TEC hosts over 700 integrated researchers (about 350 PhDs), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers. INESC TEC’s team also includes trainees, and technical and administrative support staff.
SUPPLY CHAIN, BUSINESS PROCESS AUTOMATISATION, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Digital transformation
- Operations management
- Strategic cost optimization as competitive advantage
- Continuous improvement programs
Konstantin is a Supply Chain Vice-President, Unilever Russia, Ukraine & Belarus.
- 18 years experience in Supply Chain Management,
- Lean & World Class Manufacturing,
- Strategic & operational Procurement
- Innovation management
- Research & Development
SUPPLY CHAIN, CHANGE MANAGEMENT, DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Yulia Gainullina is a Head of Supply Chain Digital Transformation Department, Unilever Russia, Ukraine, Belarus.
Purpose: To structure chaos
Experience: 9 years in the supply department in various roles in innovative planning, procurement, digital transformation; 4 years in an IT company as a product manager.