CS-ECON Seminar Series

Mechanism design and computational challenges in the smart grid

Speaker:Mathijs de Weerdt
Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Gross 318, Duke, Duke


Renewable energy sources are not as predictable and controllable as carbon-based generators. Therefore, the future electricity system requires flexible demand and more communication. This brings a collection of novel and challenging mechanism design and computational questions. In this talk, I will survey these challenges (e.g. from [3,4]), and elaborate on two of our contributions: an online scheduling mechanism under uncertain supply and demand using consensus [5], and a cooperative algorithm for congestion management under uncertainty [1,2].


Mathijs de Weerdt is an associate professor in the Algorithm Design group at the Delft University of Technology. Mathijs's PhD thesis has been completed in 2003, and he received the prestigious VENI grant from NWO to support his research into coordinated planning from 2005 to 2008. He works on multi-party intelligent decision making for logistics and energy systems. Mathijs is co-promotor of in total 11 PhD students of which four have completed their PhD thesis.

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Vincent Conitzer