Energy and Complexity is the research group of Paul Hines (paul.hines [at] uvm.edu), Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Vermont. In collaboration with Prof. Mads Almassalkhi we are part of The Energy Systems LAboratory (TESLA) at UVM. The mission of our group is to understand the complexity of electricity and to use that understanding to make energy systems work better (cleaner, more reliable and less costly) through innovative research. Our group works in close collaboration with the Vermont Complex Systems Center, the UVM Smart Grid IGERT program, and the eEnergy Vermont Smart Grid project.
- The UVM IGERT Program on Smart Grid: Technology, Human Behavior, and Policy has several openings for Ph.D. student fellows, particularly for students with a background in Math, Physics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering. This is a fascinating program that provides students with opportunities to collaborate with Sandia National Laboratories, Vermont's electricity industry, and the Vermont Complex Systems Center. If you are interested (and qualify---the program is limited to US citizens and residents), please apply through the program website.
- Goodarz Ghanavati just completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, and is headed for a new position at National Grid. Congratulations Dr. Ghanavati!
- For those trying to figure out where Paul has gone off to, I'm currently on Sabbatical at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. Give me a ring if you're in the neighborhood.