Seminar: Power Line Communications and Applications

Visit and seminar of Dr. Andrea M. Tonello - September 17 2019, 11:00

Dr. Andrea Tonello - researcher and professor of Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems of University of Klagenfurt, Austria.


Dr. Andrea Tonello, researcher and professor of Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems "Power Line Communications and Applications" will visit CSC.

Talk summary: The introduction of renewables and the goal of increasing efficiency and reliability is revolutionizing the energy grids. Energy grids must become intelligent and be able to manage energy flows and flexibly adapt to changes in production and demand. This paradigm has fostered the creation of new business models on top of technology advances. The physical infrastructure must embed sensing, communication and processing capabilities. This talk provides an overview of relevant applications (from metering, to diagnostics, to energy management). It then covers relevant new wireless (among which long range radio), and power line communication (PLC) technologies to provide massive connectivity. New applications and recent results of PLC that enable grid diagnostics by processing high frequency signals will be presented. In this context, we also elaborate on the concept of learning the system model and discuss how top-down phenomenological approaches followed by machine learning paradigms can be merged with bottom-up physical domain approaches in different layers of PLC for smart grids.

Tuesday, September 17 2019, 11:00. Seminar room 1st floor.

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