University of California, Riverside

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

A Talk on "Energy Effciency Enhancement Techniques in Energy Generation, Storage, and Consumption Systems"

A Talk on "Energy Effciency Enhancement Techniques in Energy Generation, Storage,....

A Talk on "Energy Effciency Enhancement Techniques in Energy Generation, Storage, and Consumption Systems"

February 11, 2015 - 10:00 am
Bourns Hall A275



Power and energy consumption pose serious economic, societal, and environmental concerns in various scales of information processing applications and cyber-physical systems, ranging from battery-powered embedded systems,  handheld smartphones, desktop computers and household appliances, to data centers. A joint optimization framework is necessary for energy efficiency enhancement in all the sides of energy generation, energy storage, and energy consumption.

In this talk, I will first present my work on energy efficiency enhancement in photovoltaic (PV) energy generation and hybrid electrical energy storage systems, including (i) modeling, optimal control, and reconfiguration for combatting partial shading and PV cell faults in a PV system, (ii) optimal design and control of hybrid electrical energy storage systems which can exploit the benefits of its constituent energy storage elements, and (iii) joint optimization and control. Finally I will present our work on near-threshold computing for emerging devices, which will be highly useful for future embedded computing and sensor applications.


Yanzhi Wang graduated with Ph.D. degree from Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Southern California in Aug. 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Massoud Pedram. He graduated with B.S. degree from Tsinghua University in July 2009. Now he is a postdoctoral research associate and part-time lecturer at USC. His research interests include control and optimization of energy generation and energy storage systems, green and sustainable computing, and extremely low-power near-threshold computing and emerging technologies. He has published ~130 papers in major conferences and journals, including three best paper or top paper awards, multiple best paper nominations and popular papers.




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