Variable Speed Drives (VFD’s) 🗓 🗺

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Date: Nov 18 2019.
Time: 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: B. Miller, P.E.

Location:

1200 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, Illinois
United States 60067

Cost: Free
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Summary:

A look “under the hood” to see what makes VFD’s work, and then will discuss proper application; potential problems and solutions; and methods of control. He will demonstrate some of the concepts using an operating VFD.

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Biography:

Ben is an electrical engineer and president of B. Miller Engineering. He specializes in the design and testing of industrial electrical controls and power systems, investigating electrical accidents and fires, and providing electrical maintenance and safety training. He is a member of a number of technical and professional societies, including senior member of IEEE and a board member of the Chicago/Rockford Consultants’ Network . Ben is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois, and served on the Illinois Professional Engineering Board for 15 years.

Electric Vehicle Charging and Rural Distribution Systems 🗓 🗺

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Date: Nov 21 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Ryan Goolsby of Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative

Location:

3155 Chappel Drive
Perrysburg, Ohio
United States 43551

  • Cost: Free

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Summary:

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative:
Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, Member-owned electric utility serving more than 10,000 Members with more than 13,000 accounts spanning more than 1,800 miles of line throughout 10 northwest Ohio counties.

Electric Vehicle Charging and Rural Distribution Systems:
Rural electric distribution systems, compared to their suburban and urban counterparts, are characterized by longer, radial feeders with fewer consumers per mile. These feeders are limited in length by voltage drop more than thermal capacity. Corrective action must be taken when peak demand results in insufficient end-of-line voltage.

Today, most of the energy consumed by the transportation sector is delivered via fossil fuels. Electrification of the transportation sector has the potential to increase peak demand on feeders that have historically seen little to no load growth. Likewise, additional energy sales without a corresponding peak demand increase are possible. Both “on-peak” and “off-peak” charging of electric vehicles require consideration.

Biography:

Ryan has been with Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative since 2012. He shares responsibilities in distribution line design, system planning, overcurrent protection, power quality, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, SCADA, renewable energy interconnections, and business analytics.

Ryan is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, and holds a BSEE from the University of Toledo in Electrical Engineering. He currently serves as Treasurer for the IEEE Toledo Section and President for the Ohio Rural Electric Engineers Association.

What happens to my role in Agile? 🗓 🗺

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Date: October 10 2019.
Time: 05:40 PM to 07:45 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Eric Naiburg of scrum.org

Location:

19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
United States 18015.

Cost: Free
RSVP: Required.
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Summary:

I am often asked this question: “I am a project manager and our company is moving to agile or scrum, does that mean I will now become a scrum master?” In response, I hesitate and then give what seems to be the stereotypical consultant answer: “It depends.” The problem I have answering the question is that it really does depend.

Biography:

Eric Naiburg

Eric Naiburg is co-author of “UML for Database Design” and “UML for Mere Mortals”. Eric is currently Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Scrum.org where he is responsible for all aspects of marketing, support, outbound communications and operations for Scrum.org.  Previously he held the role of director of marketing for INetU (now ViaWest). Before INetU, Eric was program director at IBM and Rational Software responsible for application lifecycle management (ALM), DevOps and Agile solutions Eric has held product management and marketing roles with other organizations including: Ivar Jacobson Consulting, CAST Software and Logic Works Inc. (Acquired by Platinum Technologies and CA), as product manager for ERwin.

Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Fully Adaptive Radar 🗓 🗺

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Date: October 04 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Muralidhar Rangaswamy, Sensors Directorate Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, OH

Location:

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
United States 45409.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

This seminar will provide an overview of adaptive radar processing from the standpoint of bringing to bear optimally and adaptively, all available degrees of freedom on transmit and receive to address the problem of detection, tracking, and classification from a single as well as a multi-sensor perspective. The idea of closed loop radar processing will be introduced. Pertinent research challenges will be identified and ameliorating solutions will be discussed. Important issues of training data heterogeneity, computational cost, waveform optimization and design for closed loop radar detection and tracking as well as joint transmit-receive adaptive radar processing will be presented.

Biography:

Muralidhar Rangaswamy received the B.E. degree in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India in 1985 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1992. He is presently employed as the Senior Advisor for Radar Research at the RF Exploitation Branch within the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Prior to this he has held industrial and academic appointments. His research interests include radar signal processing, spectrum estimation, modeling non-Gaussian interference phenomena, and statistical communication theory. He has co-authored more than 200 refereed journal and conference record papers in the areas of his research interests. Additionally, he is a contributor to 9 books and is a co-inventor on 3 U.S. patents. He received the IEEE Warren White Radar Award in 2013, the 2013 Affiliate Societies Council-Dayton Outstanding Scientist Award and the 2005 IEEE-AESS Fred Nathanson memorial outstanding young radar engineer award. He was elected as a Fellow of the IEEE in January 2006 with the citation “for contributions to mathematical techniques for radar space-time adaptive processing”. He received the 2012 and 2005 Charles Ryan basic research award from the Sensors Directorate of AFRL.

How Ford Used Human Centered Design To Create A Game Changing Portfolio Of Electric Vehicles, Coming To You Soon 🗓 🗺

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Date: Friday, October 4th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Darren Palmer, co-Director of Ford Team Edison and Global Product Development Director, Battery Electric Vehicles, Ford Motor Company
Location: Borg Warner Auditorium Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building (IAVS)
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://umdearborn.edu/events/all-events/darren-palmer-lecture-how-ford-used-human-centered-design-create-game-changing-portfolio

Summary:

The College of Engineering and Computer Science invites you to a special lecture by Darren Palmer, co-Director of Ford Team Edison and Global Product Development Director, Battery Electric Vehicles, Ford Motor Company on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 2 pm in BorgWarner auditorium, IAVS as part of the UM-Dearborn Homecoming Celebration.

Ford Team Edison was created to accelerate battery electric vehicle development within Ford.  The mission was to determine where to play and how to win in fully electric vehicles.  Created as a fully cross functional team, all ages, backgrounds and experiences, with little hierarchy, working using new human centric methodologies.  The results are astonishing and will change the course of a 100 year old company.  Come and see what we learned, how we applied it and how you can use this in your work.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture. Limited seating. Please RSVP at myumi.ch/ovGDN.

Industrial Speaker Series: Kushal Datta 🗓 🗺

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Date: Friday, September 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Kushal Datta, Intel Corporation
Location: Borg Warner Auditorium, Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building (IAVS), Dearborn, MI 48128
Cost: none
RSVP: required
Event Details & Registration: https://umdearborn.edu/events/all-events/industrial-speaker-series-kushal-datta

Deep Neural Networks in Action – An Industry Perspective on Emergence, Adoption and Evolution of DNNs


Kushal Datta is a Senior Research Scientist in the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel Corporation. He specializes in accelerating deep learning training and inference on Intel Architecture. His noteworthy achievements include optimization of Multiscale CNN training time on Multi-Node Xeon® and INT8/VNNI quantization of the Transformer model. In his previous roles, he worked on Intel® Graph Analytics Toolkit, Genomics Analytics Toolkit-4.0 (from Broad Institute) and TileDB (a multi-dimensional array store). Dr. Datta received his PhD in ECE from University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he created a famous cycle-accurate micro-architecture simulator called Casper. His doctoral work used statistical machine learning and Casper to improve power efficiency of simultaneous multi-threading SPARCV9 very large-core microarchitectures.

Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in Nanostructures for Biomedical and Electromagnetic Applications 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 19 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Prof. Hari Srikanth of University of South Florida

Location:
9700 S. Cass Ave,
Lemont, Illinois
United States 60439.

Cost: Free
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Summary:

Magnetic nanoparticles have been building blocks in applications ranging from high density recording to spintronics and nanomedicine [1]. Magnetic anisotropies in nanoparticles arising from surfaces, shapes, and interfaces in hybrid structures are important in determining the functional response in various applications. In this talk I will first introduce the basic aspects of anisotropy and discuss resonant radio-frequency (RF) transverse susceptibility, which we have used extensively, as a powerful method to probe the effective anisotropy in magnetic materials. The tuning of anisotropy has a direct impact on the performance of functional magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical applications such as contrast enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic hyperthermia for cancer therapy. I will focus on the role of tuning surface and interfacial anisotropy with a goal to enhance specific absorption rate or heating efficiency. Strategies going beyond simple spherical structures to include exchange coupled core-shell nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanotubes, can be exploited to increase heating efficiency in magnetic hyperthermia [2], [3]. In addition to biomedical applications, composites of anisotropic nanoparticles dispersed in polymers pave the way to a range of electrically and magnetically tunable materials for RF and microwave device applications [4]. This lecture will combine insights into fundamental physics of magnetic nanostructures along with recent research advances in their application to nanomedicine and electromagnetic devices.

[1] E. A. Périgo, G. Hemery, O. Sandre, D. Ortega, E. Garaio, F. Plazaola, and F. J. Teran, “Fundamentals and advances in magnetic hyperthermia,” Appl. Phys. Rev., vol. 2, 041302, 2015.
[2] Z. Nemati, J. Alonso, H. Khurshid, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth, “Core/shell iron/iron oxide nanoparticles: Are they promising for magnetic hyperthermia?” RSC Advances, vol. 6, 38697, 2016.
[3] H. Khurshid, M.-H. Phan, P. Mukherjee, and H. Srikanth, “Tuning exchange bias in Fe/g-Fe2O3 core-shell nanoparticles: Impacts of interface and surface spins,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 104, 072407, 2014.
[4] K. Stojak, S. Pal, H. Srikanth, C. Morales, J. Dewdney, T. Weller, and J. Wang, “Polymer nanocomposites exhibiting magnetically tunable microwave properties,” Nanotechnology, vol. 22, 135602, 2011.

Biography:

Prof. Hari Srikanth

Hari Srikanth is a professor of physics at the University of South Florida (USF). He received the Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics from the Indian Institute of Science. After postdoctoral research for several years, he joined USF in 2000, where he established the Functional Materials Laboratory. His research spans a wide range of topics including magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic refrigerant materials, spin calorics, and complex oxides. He has published about 250 journal articles and given numerous invited talks. Dr. Srikanth is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Applied Physics. He has been closely involved with the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and INTERMAG conferences for more than 15 years, serving as editor, publications chair, and as a member of program committees.

CryptoCurrencies and the economy at large 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 18 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Nilesh Dudhaia of University College of Dublin.

Location:

    • 118 Library Drive
      Oakland University
      Rochester, Michigan
      United States 48309-4479

Cost: Free
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Summary:

We hear a lot of buzz about bitcoin and its impacts on markets across the globe. Today, in 2019, the question of whether or not digital money can actually become a useful and secure part of the world economy is being seriously debated. This talk is to discuss the various aspects of this “new-comer” at different levels.

Biography:

Nilesh D

Nilesh is an experienced Mechanical engineer specializing in FEA (Finite Element Analysis) techniques and methods. He has significant experience in engineering technical support roles, having spent more than 10+ years with Fortune 500 clients for complete CAE project life cycle, i.e. from project execution to project management. He had considerable expertise in multiple domains including Automotive, Construction and Agriculture machines, Industrial Products. These days he enjoys creating Automation, Scripting and Development for CAE software. He is also pursuing a masters in Engineering management at Oakland University.

Optimizing power system operations – Methods to manage the impact of renewable energy on electric grids 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 09 2019.
Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Dr. Roald of University of Wisconsin.

Location:

1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53706

Cost: Free
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Summary:

How can transmission system operators ensure secure and reliable operation of the electric grid when renewable energy generation is uncertain? How can rooftop solar PV be a resource rather than a problem when managing voltage unbalance in distribution grids? To answer these and other questions related to renewable energy integration, new tools for power systems operations are required. This presentation will discuss our research aimed at developing such new tools. In particular, we will discuss how data-driven, optimization-based methods can help manage renewable energy variability and harness the flexibility available in the grid.

Biography:

Line A. Roald is an Assistant Professor and Grainger Institute for Engineering Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to joining UW Madison, she obtained her PhD at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Her research interests include optimization, probabilistic methods and data analytics for electric power systems.

LENR Replication 🗓 🗺

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Date: Sep 04 2019.
Time: 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM (EDT)
Speaker: Bob Greenyer

Location:

56 Cory Street
Madison, Wisconsin
United States 53704

Cost: Free
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Summary:

LENR — Low Energy Nuclear Reactions — may provide the world with limitless, inexpensive, carbon-free energy.  Once called “Cold Fusion” and debunked as “Junk Science”, LENR has recently become a hot topic.  Recently, Google invested $10Million in an MIT Lab attempting duplication.  The Department of Defense and US Government has patented several devices, one of which is being commercialized by Global Energy Corporation, a spin-off of DoD Researchers.  NASA has orsders a compact Fission/Fusion reactor based on LENR technology. LENR has now progressed from fiction to fact as a number of scientists and engineers around the world work on the technology.

A number of organizations around the world are attempting to duplicate LENR reactions.  Bob Greenyer, a volunteer with the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, has studied many of the approaches and will be available to talk about the details of replication.  Bob has either been a direct part of replication efforts, or has visited replicators around the world. Come and join a discussion with Bob on replication efforts. His in-depth knowledge of the technology can help replication efforts get a fast start. Here are some of the efforts he has been involved with:

Dog-Bone:  A MFMP replicaton effort to duplicate Andrea Rossi’s LENR Reactor.
LION: An independent replication of a nickel-diamond deuterium fueled reactor.
LION-2: A duplicate of the LION Reactor.
Parkhomov: A Russian Research Lab’s replication of Andrea Rossi’s reactor.
Suhas Relkar: A High Power Ultrasonic/Electrical Discharge LENR fueled reactor.
OHMASA Gas: A Japanese Researcher’s LENR Charge-Cluster generator exhibiting LENR reaction signatures.
Mizuno: A Nickel-Deuterium Reactor with detailed plans available.

Biography:

Bob Greenyer

Bob studied manufacturing engineering at Brunel University, West London, during which time he also worked at the Electrical Engineering Department of Smithkline Beecham Pharmaceuticals (now GlaxoSmithKline Plc) at their largest UK factory which produced Augmentin and conducted primary research including that focussed on anti-bacteria and anti-viral solutions.

During his time there, he updated all of the Electrical Engineering standards documentation, developed a portable system to monitor the over 100 electrical meters on site, helped specify a factory wide modern alarm system and developed a database to track maintenance on the sites 4000 industrial electric motors.

On leaving university he launched his then new media studio and developed cutting edge websites, animations and interactive solutions for a range of industries and FTSE 100 companies. Later he worked at the highest levels of one of the worlds largest international banks, developing all of their major client and investor facing media, analysing complex data sets and presenting the resulting conclusions in words, graphs and moving images.

This skillset and operation was moved to India where it was intended that the operation would be scaled, however, a combination of the financial crisis and proceduralisation of what once was stimulating problem solving led him to explore one of his other greatest passions, the science of energy.

In 2012, he took himself to South Korea to ICCF-17 the semi-annual conference of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, where he and 4 other like-minded individuals set up the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project to try and see if a new approach to science could stimulate more engagement in a maligned and poorly understood frontier of energy research.

Since then, he has had the opportunity to converse and work with some of the leaders in this field across the world and be a part of designing, conducting and analysing a range of experiments both in house and conducted by third parties.