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Department of Computer Science and Technology

Friday, 27 October, 2023 - 13:00 to 14:00
Srivasan Keshav - University of Cambridge
FW 11, William Gates Building. Zoom link:

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, electric vehicles (EVs), and electrical storage devices are all now available off-the-shelf. Nevertheless, choosing how many solar panels to install, how to place them, and how much storage to buy are costly--yet poorly understood—decisions. Moreover, there is little understanding of the impact of EVs on sizing. This is due to the inherent variability of all three processes: solar generation, residential load, and EV arrivals and departures. In this talk, I will outline the problem, why it is challenging, and recent breakthroughs in my research group in placement, sizing, and operation algorithms that are theoretically well-grounded yet applicable in practice. Srinivasan Keshav is the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge. His interests lie broadly at the intersection of computer science and sustainability. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and was subsequently employed at AT&T Bell Labs and Cornell University. Most recently, he was a Professor at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and a Distinguished Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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