Nazli Kazemi, an ECE doctoral student, has published an article on her work titled 'A Temperature-Compensated High-Resolution Microwave Sensor Using Artificial Neural Network' with supervisor Petr Musilek in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters. In this study, they develop and train an artificial neural network (ANN) to model the behavior of the microwave sensor and to eliminate the uncertainty caused by uncontrolled temperature variations on the sensor response. You can access the article here: https://lnkd.in/ggBHG6w Nazli had originally started working on this project as an M.Sc. student under the guidance of Mojgan Daneshmand, before Mojgan's tragic and untimely passing in January this year. This article is dedicated to Mojgan's memory and her commitment to support and uplift women in STEM. An in memorium article about Mojgan and her family is available here: https://lnkd.in/gc83Kqi
ECE Professor, Petr Musilek, has been named a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab (EFL). The Lab is a program run by The Natural Step Canada, a national non-government organization, which started in Ottawa in 2003 and is a leading member of The Natural Step International network. Dr. Musilek has already begun working on the EFL’s Energy.AI project, which will establish collaborative initiatives that apply machine learning and AI to problems of climate change within the energy and power industries. The Energy Futures Lab asks, “How can Alberta’s leadership position in today’s energy system serve as a platform for transitioning to the energy system the future needs?” Convened by a group of stakeholders including energy companies, banks, government organizations and NGOs, the Lab has a 2050 vision for Alberta’s energy future.…
ECE doctoral student Mohammed Al-Saffar and professor Petr Musilek have recently published an article in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid titled Reinforcement Learning based Distributed BESS Management for Mitigating Overvoltage Issues in Systems with High PV Penetration. High levels of penetration of distributed photovoltaic generators can cause serious overvoltage issues, especially during periods of high power generation and light loads. Although battery energy storage systems (BESS) at the PV generation sites can be used to absorb extra power during the light load periods, their capacity may not be sufficient to allow charging every time power absorption is desired. To tackle this, the authors propose a cooperative state of charge control scheme to alleviate the BESS capacity problem through Monte Carlo tree search based reinforcement learning (MCTS-RL). Their proposed intelligent method coordinates the distributed batteries…
ENTAIL students Caixiang (Stephen) Fan and Sara Ghaemi just published a systematic survey on Performance Evaluation of Blockchain Systems in IEEE Access. Working with ECE professor Petr Musilek and EECS colleague Hamzeh Khazaei (York University), they review this important aspect of this distributed ledger technology with applications ranging from cryptocurrency to energy. They categorize empirical and analytical approaches to evaluation and extract important criteria for selecting the most suitable blockchain evaluation techniques.
ECE student Sara Ghaemi just published an article on an Open Blockchain-based Serverless Platform called ChainFaaS in IEEE Access. Working with ECE professor Petr Musilek and EECS colleague Hamzeh Khazaei (York University), Sara developed an open, public, blockchain-based serverless platform (https://www.chainfaas.com/) that takes advantage of the unused computational capacity of personal computers to run serverless tasks. The open-access article can be accessed here: https://lnkd.in/gSwbnb8
This summer, ENTAIL member Alyssa D. Schatz has participated in I-Steam Pathways Environmental Education Program. Working with Petr Musilek, she researched clean energy transitions for remote Indigenous communities. She has taken a closer look at microgrids and Indigenous ownership of energy resources and mapped research innovation within this space. Through the utilization of microgrids within Indigenous clean energy projects, there is a potential to create additional meaningful space for Indigenous values. Decentralized energy can promote reconciliation, self-determination, and economic development for Indigenous communities.
ENTAIL student Elizaveta Kharlova and fellow ECE student Marcin Pietrasik have just been awarded Mitacs Accelerate internships. They will work under the supervision of professors Marek Reformat and Petr Musilek with FIND AI on advanced AI for demand forecast in fashion and apparel retailing. In particular, they will develop predictive models for numerical data and construct hybrid knowledge graphs with pictures and text.