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Recherche, Développement et Innovation en Génie Electrique

Séminaire, João SOARES, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 23 Nov. 2022

Doctoral School Unit

« Sustainable Development Applications »

Evolutionary computation approaches for sustainable electric power systems

Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Wednesday 23 November 2022 14:00 – 16:00
Bât. ESPRIT, Amphi Atrium


In this talk, Joao Soares will go through some of the complex issues with the current paradigm of power systems. In reality, standard mathematical methods often simplify the formulations to make optimization problems more manageable but to the detriment of accuracy and better solutions. The application of classical tools is restricted when the models are near to real-world scenarios because of problems with scalability, execution time, memory computation needs, or even uncertainty. Computational intelligence (CI), a group of problem-solving approaches that aim to mimic the intelligence found in nature, has been effectively used to tackle challenging issues in the energy sector. The talk will examines certain CI methodologies, such as Evolutionary Computation (EC), for tackling difficult power system problems while taking into account the potential of these strategies and possible CI research fields in the energy industry. A quick glimpse of some of the tools that GECAD has been working on will be overviewed. Our platform offers a variety of EC optimization algorithms for energy dispatching and vehicle-to-grid/smart charging. These algorithms and platforms are publicly accessible and have been launched in algorithm competitions hosted globally. Further information is available at http://www.gecad.isep.ipp.pt/ERM-Competitions and http://www.gecad.isep.ipp.pt/Meta-ERM.

About the Speaker

João Soares attained his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UTAD University in 2017. He currently conducts research at GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, in the School of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Porto and has been an invited visiting professor at Ecole Centrale de Lille – L2EP since 2019. He has contributed to more than 160 publications in power systems and computational intelligence. His works have been cited over 4000 times (H-index 35 in google scholar). He has participated in several national and international research-funded projects. Joao Soares is currently chair of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) Taskforce 3 and has been contributing to bridging the gap between computational intelligence and power system engineers, with numerous efforts, in particular with dedicated algorithm competitions in international venues since 2017.

João Soares
Researcher, GECAD – Research Group on Intelligent Engineering and Computing for Advanced Innovation and Development, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Email: jan@isep.ipp.pt
url: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joao_Soares5
url2: https://scholar.google.pt/citations?user=tkYnl0YAAAAJ