Energy in an Information Age: What's the Connection

Strategic Energy Institute Executive Director Tim Lieuwen presented information at the "Applications of Analytics and Machine Learning in Energy Industry-Academia" workshop, September 6 on the Georgia Tech campus. A diverse group of approximately 50 participants attended the event which was hosted by the South Big Data Hub, managed by Georgia Tech's Institute for Data Engineering and Science and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Speakers provided their perspective on high-impact applications or challenges surrounding the use of data science, analytics, informatics, and machine learning in the Energy space.

Lieuwen’s presentation, "Energy in an Information Age", examined the intersection of physical and digital worlds between operating platforms, data and networked energy infrastructure. Examples of this connectivity include smart outlets that turn a device or appliance off or on from a remote location. Energy used is tracked, compiled into data and personalized data is delivered. Connected cars, activity trackers and smart thermostats are also examples of the connection between energy and data. 

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