Smart Grid Edge Analytics Workshop

Smart Grid Edge Analytics Workshop

National Science Foundation, Smart Grid Big Data Spoke

The National Science Foundation-sponsored Workshop on “Smart Grid Edge Analytics” will take place at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 4-5, 2019. The workshop is organized by The Georgia Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Texas A&M University, Temple University, and the South Big Data Innovation Hub.

The workshop will bring together key experts from academia, industry, and Government to exchange the latest developments on data analytics “at the edge of the grid”. The Workshop will provide fast-paced tutorials on Data Analytics and Smart Grid Analytics, and the technical sessions will include “Distribution Grid Analytics”, “Smart Meter and Customer Analytics”, “DER Integration Analytics”, and “Beyond the Grid: Smart Cities, EV, and Smart Building Analytics”.

Organizing Committee

Prof. Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Institute of Technology
Prof. Mladen Kezunovic, Texas A&M University
Prof. Zoran Obradovic, Temple University
Renata Rawlings-Goss, South Big Data Innovation Hub

Preliminary Program

June 4: Tutorials

Time              Topic and Presenter
1:00     Welcome and Set Up
1:10      Introduction to Data Science, Zoran Obradovic, Temple University
2:00     Visual Data Analytics, Polo Chau, Georgia Tech
2:30     Short Break
2:40     Critical Infrastructure Data Analytics,  Aditya Prakash, Virginia Tech               
3:20     Smart Grid Data Analytics Applications, Mladen Kezunovic, Texas A&M University
3:50     Short Break
4:00     DER Integration Analytics, Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Tech
5:00     Networking Social
6:30      End of First Day

June 5: Main Session

7:30      Breakfast and Networking
8:20      Welcome, Mary Ann Weitnauer, Senior Associate Chair,  ECE, Georgia Tech
8:35      Meeting Objectives, Santiago Grijalva, Professor, Georgia Tech
8:50      Keynote
              David Pope, Director Utilities, SAS
              Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operational Technology and Markets, CenterPoint Energy
9:40     Session 1: Distribution Grid Analytics
              Ajay Madwesh, Advanced Analytics, Deloitte
              Ratanak Heng, Manager, Grid Analytics, Exelon Utilities
              Brian Smith, Data Scientist, EPB
10:50   Break
11:10    Session 2: Smart Meter & Customer Analytics
              Soorya Kuloor, President & CEO, Symbiant Analytics
              Tao Hong, Professor, UNC Charlotte
              Claude Godin, Director, Analytics, DNV GL
12:20   Networking Lunch

1:20     Special Talk
             Renata Rawlings-Goss, Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub

1:40     Session 3: Distributed Energy Resources
              Kyle Bradbury, Director, Energy Analytics Lab, Duke University
              Matt Lave, Senior Researcher, Sandia National Laboratory
              Yingchen Zhang, Group Manager Sensing and Predictive Analytics, NREL

2:50     Break
3:10     Session 4: Beyond the Grid
              Chris McClurg, Director of Product, Building IQ
              Rajit Gadh, Professor, Director SMERC, UCLA
              Robert Rallo, Group Manager, Data Sciences, PNNL
4:20     Summary and Wrap Up
              Mladen Kezunovic, Professor, Texas A&M University
4:30     Networking
5:00     Adjourn


Georgia Tech Global Learning Center,
800 Spring St NW,
Atlanta, GA 30308
Directions and Parking

Workshop Registration

Workshop Registration Link


A workshop group rate is available at the Georgia Tech hotel, which is adjacent to the Global Learning Center. We encourage you to register soon. To register at the Georgia Tech Hotel, please call or e-mail: Leigh King at (404) 838-2089,

Other hotel options include: 
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown (2 blocks away)
Regency Suites Hotel (6 blocks away)

Student Travel Grant 

The Workshop will provide travel support for a limited number of students from US Universities to travel to the workshop.  At this time all the available Student Travel Grants have been awarded!!


Related Sites and Activities

National Science Foundation CISE
South Big Data Hub
Georgia Tech Advanced Computational Electricity Systems (ACES)
Texas A&M Smart Grid Center
Tempe University Center for Data Analytics and Bioinformatics