Friday, April 10, 2015 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Buildings consume about 40% of the total energy in most countries contributing to a significant amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and global warming. Therefore, reducing energy consumption in buildings, making buildings more energy efficient and operating buildings in more energy efficient manner are important tasks. Analytics can play an important role in identifying energy saving opportunities in buildings by modeling and analyzing how energy is consumed in buildings and optimizing energy consuming operations of buildings.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
Victor Zavala (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Energy networks are becoming increasingly decentralized and exhibit new forms of coupling. For instance, during the polar vortex of 2014, sustained low temperatures in the Midwest region of the U.S. resulted in unusually high gas demands from buildings in urban areas. This led to shortages of natural gas that propagated to California, Massachusetts, and Texas. The gas shortages forced power plant shutdowns totaling 35 GW. At a value of lost load of 5,000 USD/MWh, such shortages represent economic losses of 175 million USD per hour.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 10:40am - 11:10am
Bonita Saunders (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
Government researchers are often asked about the amount of freedom they have to pursue their own research. The answer can vary from one agency to another, and within an agency, from one division or person to another. Rather than providing a definitive answer to this question, the author will offer some helpful suggestions for maximizing research freedom based on her twenty five years of experience at NIST, including more than fourteen years managing the development of graphs and visualizations for the NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions Project.
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tony Lelievre (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees)
No Abstract
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Robert Skeel (Purdue University)
No Abstract
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 2:00pm - 2:40pm
David Wales (University of Cambridge)
Coarse-graining the potential energy surface into the basins of
attraction of local minima, provides a computational framework for
investigating structure, dynamics and thermodynamics in molecular
science. Steps between local minima form the basis for global
optimisation via basin-hopping and for calculating thermodynamic
properties using the superposition approach and basin-sampling. To treat
global dynamics we must include transition states of the potential
energy surface, which link local minima via steepest-descent paths. We
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 9:30am - 10:20am
Satish Narayanan (United Technologies Corporation)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Brent Griffith (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
EnergyPlus is the US Department of Energy’s flagship software tool for forward modeling of energy-related performance of buildings. This presentation will provide an overview of the project with an emphasis on numerical challenges. The talk will summarize a Request For Information and Funding Opportunity Announcement that DOE is planning related to an effort to reengineer the software with help from the private sector.
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