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Flipping the Switch: Brain Science Potentials for Smart Grid Technology

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 @ 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Due to construction delays, THE LOCATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED.  PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE NEW LOCATION. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Featured Speaker: Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Ph.D., 2010 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Academy of Science – St. Louis; Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and founder, Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Brains are exquisitely good at adaptive, real-time interaction with the world. Their neural systems are highly effective at time-critical control problems because they adapt and learn. Brain inspired technologies such as the smart grid – an intelligent electricity infrastructure – could revolutionize the control of large complex infrastructures like our nation’s electric grid.

Biologically-inspired artificial neural networks (BIANNs), have the potential to provide increased responsiveness to changing power loads and component failures, improve the behavior of the power network and grid reliability, ensuring better stability and security, maximum utilization of renewable energy, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Dr. Venayagamoorthy talks about the marriage of information-age technologies with neuroscience and their promise to revolutionize how we flip on the lights in this fascinating look at the future of our nation’s power grid.

Flipping the Switch: Brain Science Potentials for Smart Grid Technology, is now being held at:

The Saint Louis Zoo River Camp

Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

PARKING for this event is: SOUTH LOT ONLY.

ENTRANCE to the ZOO for this event is through the: SOUTH ENTRANCE ONLY.

(The Zoo North Lot and Living World Entrance will be closed on Dec. 1.

FREE & OPEN to ALL. Registration not required.

For more information call 314-533-8586 or email rsvp@academyofsciencestl.org

Science Seminar Series Co-sponsored by:


Wednesday, December 1, 2010
7:30 PM-9:00 PM
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