WN@tL: Smart Buildings: “Are They Smarter Than Alexa?”

December 20 - 7:00PM - 8:15PM
UW Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall, Room 1111, Madison, WI 53706
Cost: Free


Raj Gopal, R&D scientist in sustainable energy and the smart grid

About the talk

This talk will address demand response to real-time pricing and automatic fault detection and diagnosis in large office buildings. During this Q&A session, a well-known guest speaker will briefly critique Gopal’s assertions, and Gopal will respond with a rebuttal, followed by questions from the audience.

About the speaker

Raj Gopal has been a Wisconsinite for more than 40 years, and his professional experience includes working as a scientist for a leading building-automation systems company and as a demand-side management engineer for two large electric-power utilities. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at UW–Milwaukee and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Gopal has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron [Ohio] and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He holds patents in thermal energy storage and solar energy and has several publications to his credit.

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