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DSPT#113: AI-Driven Approaches in the Energy Sector @ Porto

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DSPT#113: AI-Driven Approaches in the Energy Sector @ Porto

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Hello DSPT community, what about a meetup in Porto? Join us at UPTEC for a DSPT meetup full of energy! We will have two talks: “Photovoltaics Asset Management: an AI approach” by João Fontes Machado; and “The revival of symbolic AI for sustainable energy systems” by Ricardo Jorge Bessa. More information below. See you there!

=== SCHEDULE ===
The preliminary agenda for the meetup is the following:
• 18:15 - 18:30: Get together;
• 18:30 - 19:10: Talk + Q&A: “Photovoltaics Asset Management: an AI approach” by João Fontes Machado;
• 19:10 - 19:50: Talk + Q&A: “The revival of symbolic AI for sustainable energy systems” by Ricardo Jorge Bessa;
• 19:50 - 21:00: Networking.

Talks Abstracts:

  • Photovoltaics Asset Management: an AI approach

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  • The revival of symbolic AI for sustainable energy systems

The energy sector is classified in the European Union AI Act as a high-risk sector. Therefore, aspects such as explainability and interpretability of AI-based decision systems are becoming fundamental requirements for AI adoption by industry. This Talk will present the evolving symbolic models’ concept and its potential to build real-time decision-making systems for human operators in control centers or market traders, and augment existing expert systems to improve existing tasks or perform new tasks by learning from data. These models are Inherently interpretable for humans and can be designed/trained in a human-in-the-loop approach.

About the speakers:

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Ricardo Bessa earned his Licenciado degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Porto (UP) in 2006, followed by an M.Sc. in Data Analysis and Decision Support Systems from UP in 2008. In 2013, he completed his Ph.D. in the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Energy Systems (MIT Portugal) at UP. He is the Coordinator of the Center for Power and Energy Systems at INESC TEC. His research interests include renewable energy forecasting, computational intelligence applied to energy systems, decision-making under risk, and smart grids. He worked on several international projects, such as the European Projects FP6 ANEMOS.plus, FP7 SuSTAINABLE, FP7 evolvDSO, Horizon 2020 UPGRID, Horizon 2020 InteGrid, H2020 Smart4RES and is the Coordinator of the AI4REALNET project. IEEE Senior Member, Associate Editor of the Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, received the Energy Systems Integration Group (ESIG) Excellence Award in 2022.
http://www.rbessa.com/

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