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Colloquium Series

Once every week while school is in session, EECS invites a distinguished researcher or practitioner in a computer science or electrical and computer engineering-related field to present their ideas and/or work. Talks are generally targeted to electrical engineering and computer science graduate students. This colloquium series is free and open to everyone.

Upcoming Colloquia

Advanced controls and hybrid-enabled high voltage systems for the DOE SuperTruck program at Daimler

Monday, December 1, 2014 - 4:00pm to 4:50pm
KEC 1003
Speaker Information
Jennifer Vining
Daimler Trucks, Portland

How often do you stop to ask yourself how complicated the control system is in your car? Or even yet take a serious look at the engineering behind these commonplace wonders? This is a question that engineers at Daimler ponder every day. The technology behind today's transportation options increases in complexity every year. This talk will cover these topics with a focus on the advanced controls and hybrid-enabled high voltage systems for the Dept. of Energy SuperTruck program at Daimler as well as high voltage design for manufacturability.

Speaker Bio
Speaker Biography: 

Dr. Vining received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas - Austin in and both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, minoring in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. While in Austin, Jennifer worked for IBM and the Applied Research Laboratories: UT Austin before moving to Madison for graduate school. Upon finishing her Masters, she worked in Warwick, UK at Ocean Power Technologies. Her work in the UK and various other marine renewables consulting positions served to complement her research in the area of modeling and design of electric drives and controls for marine renewables, leading to her Ph.D. dissertation "A Doubly-Fed Linear Generation for Ocean Wave Energy Conversion". Dr. Vining now works on hybrid powertrain development at Daimler within the Dept. of Energy SuperTruck program.

Past Colloquia

Jinsub Kim
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
M. Zubair Shafiq
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Sriraam Natarajan
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Munawar Ha z
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Rakesh Bobba
Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Jason Gu
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 8:45am to 9:45am
Julia Rubin
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Adriana Kovashka
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am
Attila Yavuz
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:45am to 10:00am