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

Workshop Program
Final Program
Speaker Bios 

June 4: Tutorials

Time              Topic and Presenter
1:00     Welcome and Set Up, Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Tech
1:10      Introduction to Data Science, Zoran Obradovic, Temple University Slides
2:00     Visual Data Analytics, Polo Chau, Georgia Tech Slides
2:30     Short Break
2:40     Critical Infrastructure Data Analytics,  Aditya Prakash, Virginia Tech Slides               
3:20     Smart Grid Data Analytics Applications, Mladen Kezunovic, Texas A&M University Slides
4:00     Short Break
4:10     DER Integration Analytics, Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Tech Slides
5:00     Networking Social (hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided)
6:30     Adjourn

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
              “Smart Grid Edge Analytics”
              David Pope, Director Utilities, SAS Slides

              “Using Grid Edge Information to Thrill Customers and Drive Asset Performance”
              Valentine Emesih, Vice President of Operational Technology and Markets, CenterPoint Energy Slides

9:30     Short Break

9:40     Session 1: Distribution Grid Analytics
             Session Chair: Zoran Obradovic, Temple University

“Applications of Advanced Analytics”
              Ajay Madwesh, Advanced Analytics, Deloitte Slides

             “Exelon Utilities Grid Analytics”
              Ratanak Heng, Manager, Grid Analytics, Exelon Utilities Slides

            “Clustering Applications: Customer Usage Archetypes:
             Brian Smith, Data Scientist, EPB Slides

10:50   Break

11:10    Session 2: Smart Meter & Customer Analytics
              Session Chair, Mladen Kezunovic, Texas A&M University

             “Analytics Use Cases using Smart Meter Data”
              Soorya Kuloor, President & CEO, Symbiant Analytics Slides

              “Data Cleaning in Smart Grid Applications”
              Tao Hong, Professor, UNC Charlotte Slides

              “Global Best Practices in Interval Load Data Analytics”
              Claude Godin, Director, Analytics, DNV GL Slides

12:20   Networking Lunch

1:30     Special Talk
             “The South Big Data Innovation Hub: Promoting, Bridging, and Building Cross-sector Data-enabled Communities”
             Renata Rawlings-Goss, Executive Director, South Big Data Innovation Hub Slides

1:50     Session 3: Distributed Energy Resources
            Session Chair: Daniel Molzahn, Georgia Institute of Technology

            “Distributed Energy Resource and Infrastructure Assessment Using Overhead Imagery”
            Kyle Bradbury, Director, Energy Analytics Lab, Duke University Slides

            “Towards High-Fidelity DER Integration”
            Matt Lave, Senior Researcher, Sandia National Laboratory Slides

            “Methods for Behind-The-Meter Solar Estimation”
            Yingchen Zhang, Group Manager Sensing and Predictive Analytics, NREL Slides

3:00     Break

3:15     Session 4: Beyond the Grid
             Session Chair, Santiago Grijalva, Georgia Institute of Technology

            “Harnessing Data Relationships with a Digital Twin”
             Chris McClurg, Director of Product, Building IQ Slides

             “Domain-Aware Analytics”
             Robert Rallo, Group Manager, Data Sciences, PNNL Slides

4:10     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: Registration Ends Thursday May 30!

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