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Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production Systems

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
in englischer Sprache

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 Chair

MA Matthew CARNEY

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

2000 Web Programmer, Cuttols.com, Oakland, CA
2001 Research Assistant, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, CA
2001-2002 Plastics Lab Technician, CalPoly, San Luis Obispo, CA
2001-2004 Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2002-2003 Exchange student Maschinenbau, Fachhochschule München, Munich
2005-2006 R&D Engineer, The Polymer Technology Group, Berkeley, CA
2006-2008 Master of Science Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2007-2008 Graduate Student Researcher, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2007-2008 Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2008-2009 Mechanical Engineer, Makani Power, Alameda, CA
2009-2010 Mechanical Design Engineer, Meka Robotics, San Francisco, CA
2010-2011 Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior Designer), IDEO, Palo Alto, CA
2011-2013 Lead Mechanical Design Engineer, Meka Robotics/ Redwood Robotics, San Francisco, CA
since 2013 Graduate Student Researcher, MIT, Cambridge
2013-2015 Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
since 2015 Doctor of Philosophy Media Arts and Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. Lucy Y. PAO

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

1987-1988 M.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1985-1987 B.S., Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
since 1995 Professor, Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

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

1992-1995 PhD in Automatic Control (Dr.techn.), JKU Linz
1995/1996 Military service in Austria
2000 venia docendi, Habilitation in Control Systems Technology and Control Theory, JKU Linz
1992-2002 Research assistant, Associate Professor, JKU Linz
2002-2007 Full professor for System Theory and Automatic Control, Saarland University, Germany
since 2007 Full professor for Complex Dynamical Systems and Head of the Automation and Control Institute (ACIN), TU Wien
since 2016 Head Complex Dynamical Systems, Austrian Institute of Technology

Technology Symposium

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25.08.2016

11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:30 - 12:50From Austria to Silicon Valley – Cyber Security as a Global FactorPlenary
12:50 - 14:10Cybernetics in Advanced Energy and Production SystemsPlenary
14:30 - 15:45Complexity and the New EnlightenmentPlenary
18:00 - 18:15Best of Art and ScienceCulture
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Alpbach Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:30 - 21:00Career LoungeSocial

26.08.2016

07:00 - 08:30Digital MedicinePlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:30 - 10:30Cross-sektorale Kooperationen von ClusternPartner
09:00 - 10:30Personalized Cancer MedicinePlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Innovation by Making: Paradigm Shifts and New Innovation CulturesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Silicon Austria: A Game Changer for Austria as a High-Tech Location?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Creating the Future: How to Reinvent Innovation ProcessesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: The Cycle of Innovation and its EcologyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Heavy Impact of Lightweight DesignBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Looking Into the Unknown and Shifting HorizonsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Radical Innovations: More Courage to Take RisksBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: The Acceptance of Technologies by Pupils with Migration History – a Plea for Transcultural Competence as new EnlightenmentBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Cyber Security: A Fundamental RightBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Open Access & Open Innovation – Tools for a New Enlightenment?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Realities and Futures of RoboticsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Energiewende – Empowering ConsumersBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Security of Supply as a Locational FactorBreakout
17:00 - 18:30Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary

27.08.2016

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