A course on smartgrid networks

Anna Scaglione

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


Engineering curricula are still designed to give the impression that Power systems, Control theory on the one hand and Computing and Communication Networks on the other, are continuing to evolve in parallel tracks. The myths are that the application space is irrelevant in the study of communication and computer networks, and that controls and power applications can use communications and computations as commodities. Media transmission, cellular communications, web, database servers communications are important applications that permeate networking curricula. Why not considering power delivery as the application of interest instead? We describe here a new course that is aimed at engaging students that are interested in the kind of computer and machine to machine communications that will be found Smart Grid networks. The aim is to develop an new kind of researcher and engineer that has the tools to creatively think about Smart Grid networking solutions. The time is ripe for this change, as an increasing finding technical solutions that will help delivering sustainable energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 26 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


Other2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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