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        Power Electronics Society Day on 19/6/2019, talk “Photovoltaic Optiverter – A Novel Hybrid MLPE Technology for Residential and Small Commercial Photovoltaic Applications”
        Jun 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 pm

        Photovoltaic Optiverter – A Novel Hybrid MLPE Technology for Residential and Small Commercial Photovoltaic Applications

        by Dmitri Vinnikov
        Seminar room: IST, anf. EA2, North Tower, day 19/06, 10h30 to 12h00

        Abstract: In this presentation a novel approach to photovoltaic (PV) module level power electronics called OPTIVERTER (PVOPT) will be introduced and discussed. Functionally, it is a hybrid of PV power optimizer and PV microinverter with such key features as shade-tolerant (or global) maximum power point tracking (MPPT), galvanic isolation, direct AC connectivity, PV module level monitoring and safety cut-off, flexibility of installation and PV power system sizing. Explanations will be provided both from the hardware and software point of view, with the main focus on the realization of the shade-tolerant MPPT, which is a new feature of the PV microinverters. The experimental results and main challenges of the proposed approach will be analyzed and discussed.

        Bio: Research Professor Dmitri Vinnikov (IEEE M’07, SM’11) received the Dipl.Eng., M.Sc., and Dr.Sc.techn. degrees in electrical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. He is currently the Head of the Power Electronics Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia) and a Guest Researcher at the Institute of Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Riga Technical University (Latvia). He is the CTO and co-founder of Ubik Solutions LLC – Estonian start-up company dedicated to innovative & smart power electronics for renewable energy systems. Moreover, he is one of the founders and leading researchers of ZEBE – Estonian Centre of Excellence for zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings and districts. He has authored or coauthored two books, five monographs and one book chapter as well as more than 200 published papers on power converter design and development and is the holder of numerous patents and utility models in this field. His research interests include applied design of power electronic converters and control systems, renewable energy conversion systems (photovoltaic and wind), impedance-source power converters, and implementation of wide bandgap power semiconductors. D. Vinnikov is a Chair of the IES/PELS Joint Societies Chapter of the IEEE Estonia Section.

        Room: room EA2
        Bldg: North Tower
        IST, Av Rovisco Pais 1
        Lisboa, Lisboa

        Robotics Research Jam Sessions – Midsummer Session 2019
        Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm

        Robotics Research Jam Sessions

        Midsummer Session 2019

        June 19-20, 2019
        School of Engineering
        University of Pisa



        June 19 – Aula F2

        14.00 Welcome 
        Lucia Pallottino, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

        14.30 Advances in Control of Human-Robot Collaboration @DIAG
        Alessandro De Luca, Sapienza Università di Roma, Roma, Italy

        15.30  From teleoperation to augmented cooperation with wearable haptics
        Domenico Prattichizzo, Università degli Studi Siena, Siena, Italy

        16.00 Haptics and Robotics: Inspiration from Mechanics at Multiple Scales
        Yon Visell, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, USA

        16.30 Coffee Break

        17.00 Soft Robot Hands for Hard World Tasks
        Mark R.Cutkosky, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

        17.30 (Soft) wearable robotics
        Van der Kooji, University of Twente, Enschede and Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands

        18.00 Man-machine interfacing by decoding spinal motor neuron behaviour
        Dario Farina, Imperial College, London, UK


        June 20 – Aula F2

        12.00 TBC
        Alin Albu-Schäffer, DLR German Aerospace Center, Germany

        12.30 Low-impedance interfaces for intuitive physical human-robot interaction  
        Clement Gosselin, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

        13.00 Engineering Humanoid Robots that Act, Learn, Collaborate and Augment Humans
        Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

        13.30 Lunch

        14.30 Haptic communication between humans and with robots
        Etienne Bourdet, Imperial College, London, UK

        15.00 Exoskeletons and Robotic Interfaces for Human Augmentation and Remote Telepresence
        Antonio Frisoli, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

        15.30 Your personal MObile Collaborative robot Assistant (MOCA): From close-proximity collaboration to remote loco-manipulation control
        Arash Ajoudani, IIT, Genoa, Italy

        16.00 Autonomous Racing – Challenges and Perspectives
        Danilo Caporale, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

        Room: Aula F2
        Bldg: Polo Etruria (F)
        Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 2
        Pisa, Toscana

        IEEE PES Veracruz – 2019 Distribution School @ City: Boca del Río
        Jun 19 @ 1:30 pm – Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

        Co-sponsored by: IEEE Veracruz Section

        IEEE Power & Energy Veracruz Section invites you to participate in the Distribution School with the course:

        Energy Distribution Systems: General information, technologies and smart networks.

        Taught by M.Sc. Guillermo Rodríguez

        IEEE Senior Life Member and PES Distiguished Lecturer

        Specialist in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Systems with more than 40 years of experience and leadership in power systems.


        The assistant has knowledge in: Generalities of distribution networks, loads, network planning, quality of service, regulation calculations, transformers, insulation coordination, lightning arrester application, short circuit, control equipment, monitoring and protection, capacitors and voltage regulators, underground networks, intelligent networks and distributed generation.

        Speaker(s): M.Sc. Guillermo Rodríguez,


        Day 1: June 19, 2019

        08:00 – 09:00 Reception and accreditation

        9:00 Start of the course day 1

        11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

        14:00 Close day 1


        Day 2: June 20, 2019

        08:30 – 09:00 Reception

        9:00 Start of the course day 2

        11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

        14:00 Close day 2


        Day 3: June 21, 2019

        08:30 – 09:00 Reception

        9:00 Start of the course day 3

        11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

        14:00 Close day 3


        ***Course costs are expressed in a flyer

        Bv. Adolfo Ruíz Cortines 486, Costa Verde
        Boca del Río, Veracruz-Llave

        Deep Sea Exploration
        Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

        The Five Deeps Expedition is the first to attempt to reach the deepest point in each of the Earth’s five oceans: the Puerto Rico Trench in the Atlantic, South Sandwich Trench in the Southern Ocean, Java Trench in the Indian Ocean, Challenger Deep in the Pacific and Molloy Deep in the Arctic.

        In this talk, Dr Alan Jamieson will reveal latest results from the Five Deep Expedition.

        Dr Alan Jamieson is a senior lecturer in deep-sea biology at Newcastle University, UK. He is the Chief Scientist on The Five Deeps Expedition.

        His research has made him a world leader in the biological exploration of the Hadal Zone (depths exceeding 6000 metres). He has designed multiple Hadal-Landers and has deployed them nearly 250 times in the ultra-deep subduction trenches of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding areas. He has participated in, and often led, 50 deep-sea expeditions covering every ocean. He has published over 80 scientific papers and sole authored the book The Hadal Zone, life in the deepest oceans, in 2015. The highlights of his work include filming the deepest fish in the world multiple times, discovering super giant amphipods in the hadal zone, having a hadal species named after him and filming in the deepest places on Earth, the Sirena Deep and Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench. His work has featured in the BBC’s Blue Planet II, and NHK’s Deep Ocean, Descent into the Mariana Trench documentaries, and his discoveries have received extensive international media coverage.

        He is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and currently sits on the council of the Challenger Society for Marine Science.

        Speaker(s): Dr Alan Jamieson,

        Room: B1.49
        Bldg: Armstrong Building
        Newcastle University
        Newcastle, England
        NE1 7RU

        Transmission & Distribution Power Systems Overview @ City: Youngstown
        Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

        A Technical Tutorial/Workshop:

        Transmission & Distribution Power Systems Overview

        By Anthony Solic, Manager of NERC Compliance, First Energy

        Speaker(s): Anthony Solic , Manger of NERC Compliance ,

        Youngstown, Ohio

        Section Executive Meeting – June 2019
        Jun 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

        The monthly executive meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month. 

        All members are invited to attend, please RVSP to ensure we have adequate space and food.

        There is a 30min window to mingle, eat and get settled. The meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm and last for about an hour.

        If you are a committee chair, please have your reports submitted to the chair and sectretary by noon on Tuesday.


        A light supper will be provided, please contact Joshua Fritz at ( if you have any questions. If you have dietary restrictions place place a note in your event registration.


        5:30 – 6:00 – Mingle and Meal

        6:00 – 7:30 – Meeting

        Room: MM305
        Bldg: McNally Main Building
        923 Robie Street
        Saint Mary’s University
        Halifax, Nova Scotia
        B3H 3C3

        Summer Coding Session #7
        Jun 19 @ 9:10 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:00 am

        Co-sponsored by: WIE Toronto

        We will be having our weekly programming session. Snacks and Codes will be served!
        We will continue our format of splitting off into groups for the first hour to help the new members catch up, the second hour will be preparation for IEEE Xtreme, and the 3rd hour will be dedicated to whatever interests the group that day (so bring your questions and ideas)!

        Room: 305
        Bldg: F
        Humber North Campus
        Etobicoke, Ontario
        M9W 5L7

        A Getting Started Guide to Eliminate Signal Integrity Problems in Your Designs
        Jun 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 1:00 am

        Interconnects are no longer transparent. If you don’t worry about signal integrity problems at the beginning of your design and eliminate them, your project has a good chance of failing. But signal integrity is a vast, sometimes complex discipline. In this presentation, we will introduce the five most important SI principles that relate to transmission lines, reflections, ground bounce and EMI. We’ll look at how to think about the root cause of these problems and how to design them out right from the beginning.

        If you are confused about signal integrity, this is the seminar for you. This seminar will change the way you think about signals and interconnects.

        Speaker(s): Karthik Radhakrishna,


        5:00 PM – Registration and networking, –  Meet-n-Greet

        5:30 PM – Food & Beverages served

        5:45 PM –EMC-S Chapter brief business meeting  

        6:00 PM – Start of Presentation  

        Room: Showboat Banquet Room
        Bldg: Best Western PLUS Longbranch
        90 Twixt Town Rd NE
        Cedar Rapids, Iowa

        IEEE-KC EXCOM Meeting
        Jun 19 @ 10:30 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:00 am

        Co-sponsored by: Art Mejia

        IEEE Kansas City Section monthly executive committee meeting

        Room: T38
        Bldg: 9300
        Burns & McDonnell
        9300 Ward Parkway
        Kansas City, Missouri

        A Leap Into The World of Quantum Computing @ City: BURNABY
        Jun 19 @ 11:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 12:30 am

        Quantum Computing is a big concept that has been achieving widespread attention in the media and even popular fiction. Even Marvel’s Iron Man and Ant-Man have referenced it extensively. So, are you fascinated by how Quantum Computing works in real life?
        Here comes your chance! IEEE Women in Engineering will be having a Talk and Tour of our very own Quantum Computing company, D-Wave, born right here in Metro Vancouver!

        About D-Wave:
        D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems, software, and services and is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our mission is to unlock the power of quantum computing for the world. We do this by delivering customer value with practical quantum applications for problems as diverse as logistics, artificial intelligence, materials sciences, drug discovery, cybersecurity, fault detection, and financial modeling. D-Wave’s systems are being used by some of the world’s most advanced organizations, including Volkswagen, DENSO, Lockheed Martin, Google, NASA Ames, USRA, USC, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. For more information,

        4:00 PM – Registration
        4:10 PM – IEEE WIE Opening and Housekeeping rules
        4:15 PM – Talk on Quantum Computing
        4:45 PM – Facility Tour
        5:30 PM – Closing of Event

        Speaker(s): Jeremy Hilton, SVP Application and Technology, Allison Macdonald, Senior Research Scientist

        3033 BETA AVENUE
        BURNABY, British Columbia
        V5G 4M9

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