President's Message: March 2017

Alan Mantooth

Minding the Present While Looking to the Future

It is my honor to take the reins of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) for the next two years as Society president. I want to begin by offering my thanks to outgoing President Braham Ferreira for his service for the past two years. He has done a great job and leaves the Society moving forward effectively. Read More...

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Sponsored by TC 5: Sustainable Energy Systems- "Big data gets physical"

hendrikhamannPresenter: Dr. Hendrik F. Hamann, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center 

While in the past most information on the internet was generated by humans or computers, with the emergence of the Internet of Things, vast amount of data is now being created by sensors from devices, machines etc, which are placed in the physical world. Here we present a series of example applications enabled by such sensor data and what we call “Physical Analytics”,  which provides underlying intelligence for smarter applications using a combination of physical and statistical models. READ MORE...

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Sponsored by TC 5: Sustainable Energy Systems- Design for reliability in power electronic based renewables

Frede BlaabjergPresenter: Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

In recent years, the automotive and aerospace industries have brought stringent reliability constraints on power electronic converters because of safety requirements. Today customers of many power electronic products expect up to 20 years of lifetime and they also want to have a “failure free period” and all with focus on the financials. The renewable energy sectors are also following the same trend, and more and more efforts are being devoted to improving power electronic converters to account for reliability with cost-effective and sustainable solutions. This presentation will introduce the recent progress in the reliability aspect study of power electronic converters for power electronic applications with special focus on renewables. READ MORE...

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