April 6, 2023- Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Modeling, Control, and Operation of Power Systems for Decarbonizing the Electric Grid
Moderated by: Ali Abedi, Associate Vice President for Research
Speaker: Reinaldo Tonkoski, Assistant Professor, Haskell Power Professorship, University of Maine
Reinaldo Tonkoski (SMIEEE) is the Robert N. Haskell Power Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maine – Orono. A 2011 Ph.D. graduate from Concordia University, Dr. Tonkoski has authored over one hundred technical publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and is currently an Editor of IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Access. He was a Peer Reviewer for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity Energy Storage Program (2016-2018), providing critical assistance in guiding the execution of approximately $50M in annual energy storage research, and a consultant for the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation project related to voltage regulation (2017-2019). His research interests include grid integration of sustainable energy technologies, power electronics, and control systems. He was with CanmetENERGY, Natural Resources Canada, from 2009-2010 and a Visiting Professor at Sandia National Laboratories (2019-2020) where he worked on projects related to the grid integration of renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.