YINS Distinguished Lecture, 10/14/15: "Social Network Analysis for Prediction and Influence of User Behavior in a Smart Electrical Grid"

YINS Distinguished Lecture, 10/14/15: "Social Network Analysis for Prediction and Influence of User Behavior in a Smart Electrical Grid"

Talk Summary: 

As smart grid technologies become more pervasive in society, smart grid users must properly adopt and use the technology to get the full benefit of the technology. We demonstrate how social network models can be used to simulate these behaviors and the impact of social influence. We use these models to analyze how the individual users will act and how we can influence them to act in a socially beneficial manner.

Speaker: 
Arye Nehorai
Eugene and Martha Lohman Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP), Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis
Bio: 

Arye Nehorai received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1976 and 1979, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1983. 
After graduation Professor Nehorai worked at Systems Control Technology in Palo Alto, California. From 1985 to 1995 he was a faculty member in the Electrical Engineering Department of Yale University, where he became Associate Professor in 1989. In 1995 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) as a Full Professor. From 2000 to 2001 he was Chair of the department’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Division, which is now a new department. He held a joint professorship with the ECE and Bioengineering Departments at UIC. In 2006 he assumed the Chairman position of the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). He is the inaugural holder of the Eugene and Martha Lohman Professorship of Electrical Engineering and the Director of the Center for Sensor Signal and Information Processing (CSSIP) at WUSTL since 2006. He is also Professor, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) and Professor (courtesy appointment), Department of Biomedical Engineering at WUSTL.