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Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production Systems

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

In our times, machines, production facilities and electricity networks are becoming increasingly smarter. This smartness is closely related to the soaring availability of computing power and the broad possibilities of digital real-time interconnection. To systematically develop, manage, control and optimise these systems, a deep understanding in systems theory and cybernetics is indispensable. Experts discuss the role of cybernetics as a driving force in the development of advanced manufacturing and energy systems.

Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering; Fellow, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Professor, Department, Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

MA Matthew CARNEY

Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Bits and Atoms, MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Mechanical Engineering / Computer Science, New York University, New York, NY Web Programmer, Cuttols.com, Oakland, CA Research Assistant, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, CA Plastics Lab Technician, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, CA Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA Exchange student Maschinenbau, Fachhochschule München, Munich R&D Engineer, The Polymer Technology Group, Berkeley, CA Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA Mechanical Engineer, Makani Power, Alameda, CA Mechanical Design Engineer, Meka Robotics, San Francisco, CA Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior Designer), IDEO, Palo Alto, CA Lead Mechanical Design Engineer, Meka Robotics/ Redwood Robotics, San Francisco, CA Graduate Student Researcher, MIT, Cambridge Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
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Ph.D. Lucy Y. PAO

Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering; Fellow, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
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Ph.D. Dawn TILBURY

Professor, Department, Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 I am a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and I have a courtesy appointment in the EECS department. My research interests lie in the area of control systems, and I am a member of the Robotics Group and the Controls Group in the College of Engineering.
 My undergraduate degree is in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. I did my M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California in Berkeley, in the EECS Department in the Intelligent Machines and Robotics Laboratory. As a graduate student, I had the opportunity to be a visiting scholar at various places including: the robotics group at LAAS in Toulouse, LSS at Supelec in Paris, LIDS at MIT, and the robotics lab at Harvard.
 During my sabbatical leave in 2001-2002, I was an Academic Visitor at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Hawthorne, NY in the Performance Management Group, and a Visiting Professor at ITIA, the Institute for Industrial Technologies and Automation, in Milan, Italy. During the summer of 2003, I was a summer professor intern at DaimlerChrysler in the Advance Manufacturing Engineering group in Auburn Hills, MI. In May 2004, I taught a course (ME 360) at Shanghai JiaoTong University as part of the UM-SJTU cooperative agreement. I am an alumna of the Defense Science Study Group; see Annie Anton's web page for a description of our activities. I am also a former member of the Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Study Group.
 During my sabbatical leave in 2010-11, I was a Guest Professor in the Department of Automatic Control at Lund University in Sweden. I worked on the DIAdvisor project.
 I am now the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Andreas KUGI

Head, Automation and Control Institute, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), TU Graz PhD in Automatic Control (Dr.techn.), JKU Linz /1996 Military service in Austria venia docendi, Habilitation in Control Systems Technology and Control Theory, JKU Linz Research assistant, Associate Professor, JKU Linz Full professor for System Theory and Automatic Control, Saarland University, Germany Full professor for Complex Dynamical Systems and Head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), TU Wien
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Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10 Opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:15 RTI Talk Plenary
12:30 - 12:50 From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global Factor Plenary
12:50 - 14:10 Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production Systems Plenary
14:30 - 15:45 Complexity and the New Enlightenment Plenary
18:00 - 18:15 Best of Art and Science Culture
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:30 - 21:00 Career Lounge Social
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Digital Medicine Plenary
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
08:30 - 10:30 Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von Clustern Partner
09:00 - 10:30 Personalized Cancer Medicine Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation Cultures Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight Design Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new Enlightenment Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational Factor Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its Ecology Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting Horizons Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental Right Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of Robotics Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take Risks Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering Consumers Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation Processes Breakout
17:00 - 18:30 Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours Nonstop Plenary

27.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30 Art Meets Science and Technology – Towards a New Enlightenment Plenary
08:45 - 09:45 Open Innovation: New Enlightenment? Participation – Democratisation – New Solutions Plenary
10:15 - 11:30 ETH Zurich, this Year’s Special Guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
11:30 - 12:00 Snack Reception Social