2016 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Part 2 – The Industrial Internet of Things: The Smart City – It Takes a Community to Develop a Smart City
This two-part track will examine and discuss the disruptions and opportunities that the edge (IIoT) and operational data exchanges in the cloud (the Community System) represent. In Part 2, moderator Dave Roberts will introduce a series of 5-6 minute Executive Talks on various aspects of the "Smart City."
Volker Hartkopf, Professor of Architecture; Director, Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, Carnegie Mellon University Discussion Topic: Smart Building, Smart Campus, Smart City
Benjamin Levine, Interim Director MetroLab Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University Discussion Topic: Networks of Cities as Metro Labs for the (Data Intensive) Smart City Movement
Vivian Loftness, Professor and former Head of the School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University Discussion Topic: The Triple Bottom Line & Leveraging Federal Funding Resources to get there
Bertrand Lasternas, Senior Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University Discussion Topics: Two Recent Projects - (i) The Greenbutton/Portfolio Manager (ii) Metro21 & Traffic21
Mohammed Shahidehpour, Bodine Chair Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, Illinois Institute of Technology Discussion Topic: IIT's Smart Microgrid, Research Laboratories and Technology Park - Creating a Hub for Economic Development and Innovation
Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh Discussion Topic:The City of Pittsburgh's vision for Innovation, Sustainability and Performance
Dave Roberts is the Fellow for Smart Cities/High Penetration Renewable Energy at OSIsoft.
Carnegie Mellon University
Since 1972, Professor Hartkopf has been teaching and conducting research at Carnegie Mellon University. His work covers a broad range of activities: international initiatives, funded research and professional consulting on building systems integration, advanced technology, building performance, energy conservation, urban revitalization, third-world housing and disaster prevention.
Currently, Prof. Hartkopf is leading the Building as Power Plant (BAPP) project. The BAPP has been selected by the US Congress as the National Test-bed for Advanced Technology in Building. The project will be realized on the Carnegie Mellon Campus. The BAPP will integrate advanced energy-effective building technologies with innovative energy generation systems, such that all of the buildings energy needs for heating, cooling, ventilating and lighting, as well as equipment are met on-site, maximizing the use of renewable energies. Broader implementation of its concepts in industry and government here and abroad are expected.
MetroLab Network is a newly launched network of more than 22 city and 28 university partnerships committed to strong regional partnership and cross-regional collaboration. The Network is focused on “smart cities”— particularly solutions to improve infrastructure, city services, and other public sector priorities.
The Network was launched as part of the White House’s Smart Cities Initiative. Our founding members have memorialized their commitment in a letter to President Obama. Carnegie Mellon University and the City of Pittsburgh have been tapped to lead a new national alliance to research, develop and deploy innovative technologies to address critical challenges facing urban areas.
The Network’s mission is to bring together university researchers with city decision-makers to research, develop, and deploy “RD&D” technologically‐ and analytically‐based solutions to improve our infrastructure, services, and other public sector priorities.
Carnegie Mellon University
Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is University Professor, Paul Mellon Chair of Architecture and served a decade as Head of the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. With over 30 years of industry and government funding, she is a key member of Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in sustainability research and education, the author of eight book chapters and editor of the recent Springer Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Science’s Buildings and Infrastructure Committee, the USGBC, AIACOTE, Phipps Conservatory, and AtSite Inc. In 2013, Vivian was recognized as a LEED Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and one of 13 Stars of Building Science by the Building Research Establishment in the UK. In 2014 and 2015, she was honored as a Hanley Award nominee for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability and received the Award of Distinction from AIA Pennsylvania. Vivian Loftness has a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Architecture from MIT.
Carnegie Mellon University
Bertrand Lasternas holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Senior Researcher in the Robert L. Preger Intelligent Workplace Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Lasternas is a key investigator on the CBEI project. His efforts are central to the Intelligent Workplace and the Center for Building Performance research and academic agendas, supporting the creation of a platform that integrates energy consumption data, indoor environmental quality data, weather data, and mechanical systems control choices into high performance building solutions of significance in the US and beyond.
Illinois Institute of Technology, City of Pittsburgh
Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour is the Bodine Chair Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Director of the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation at IIT. He is also the Principal Investigator of over $60 million grants on smart grid research and development. His DOE Project on Perfect Power Systems has converted the entire IIT Campus to an islanded microgrid. He has recently initiated CSMART (Center for Smart Grid Applications, Research, and Technology) at IIT for promoting the smart grid cybersecurity research and implementation and enhancing the resilience of wireless networked communication and control systems in smart cities. He is the 2009 recipient of the honorary doctorate from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He is currently a Research Professor at King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia), Sharif University of Technology (Iran), as well as several universities in China including Tsinghua University, Xian Jiaotong University, Nanjing University, North China Electric Power University, and Hunan University. He was the recipient of the IEEE Burke Hayes Award for his research on hydrokinetics, the Edison Electric Institute’s Power Engineering Educator Award, the Innovation Award from the Association of Electrical Engineering Department Heads, and the IEEE/PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2012. He has co-authored 6 books and 450 papers on electric power system operation and planning, and served as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Dr. Shahidehpour was a member of the United Nations Commission on Microgrid Studies. His SPIKE initiative, which is established in conjunction with the Stuart School of Business at IIT, is facilitating the design and the implementation of affordable microgrids in impoverished nations. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
City of Pittsburgh
Grant Ervin serves as the Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Pittsburgh were he oversees the integration of sustainability and resilience into City services, programs and policy. Prior to joining the City of Pittsburgh, Grant served as the Regional Director for 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, a statewide smart growth and sustainable development policy organization; and as Public Policy Manager for Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group (PCRG).
Grant brings fifteen years of experience, intersecting the worlds of environmental, community & economic development and infrastructure policy to create innovative and sustainable solutions for local governments, community development organizations and state agencies.Grant has helped lead the development of a variety of innovative programs including Pittsburgh’s inclusion in the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative; the creation of the Uptown Eco-Innovation District, District Energy Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh and Neighborhood Community Information System and the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative.