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About the Smart Grid Seminar

Bits & Watts’ Smart Grid Seminar provides experts from academia, startups, research institutes, and large corporations to familiarize seminar participants with challenges and advances in grid data analytics, economics, market design, battery storage, electrified transportation, power electronics, renewable energy. The seminar is open to both students, as a credit bearing course, and to the broader community.  Thus it serves as both a vehicle to educate and to convene interested parties. 

This seminar is offered quarterly as a 1 unit seminar course, (CEE 272T/EE292T) for interested students. The speakers are renowned scholars from academic institutions or industry experts in power and energy systems. They discuss exciting new ideas and technologies that are changing the electricity industry. We believe they bring novel insights and fruitful discussions to Stanford. The hour-long seminars, which include ample time for discussion, are held at 1:30 pm five Thursdays each quarter.

The Smart Grid Seminar organizing team is comprised of: Prof. Ram Rajagopal (Faculty Lead), Civil & Environmental Engineering; Liang Min, Managing Director, Bits & Watts Initiative; Chin-Woo Tan, Director, Stanford Smart Grid Lab; and Mohammad Rasouli, joint Post Doc with Stanford MS&E and CEE. 

The Stanford Smart Grid Seminar is supported by the Bits & Watts Initiative of Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy,  TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Department of Electrical Engineering.