Posted May 10, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mitch Costley has been selected to attend the Lindau Meeting of Nobel Laureates, which will take place July 1-6 in Lindau, Germany. Mr. Costley is a Ph.D. student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech and is advised by ECE Associate Professor Santiago Grijalva.
In his work, Mr. Costley seeks to design the infrastructure necessary to support large-scale green electricity power network integration. His current focus is to develop behaviors that each member of the power system (homes, buildings, generators, etc.) should follow to ensure that the whole system is secure and reliable since the problem of monitoring and control from a central location, as is done today, is becoming overwhelming.
Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually to have open and informal meetings with doctoral students and young researchers. The Laureates lecture on specific topics and then participate in less formal, small group discussions with the students and researchers. The U.S. delegation attending this meeting consists of U.S. doctoral students whose current research is funded by either NSF or the U.S. Department of Energy or by Mars, Inc. (which sponsors students under separate eligibility criteria) or who attend an Oak Ridge Associated Universities institution.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.