2018 - PI World - San Francisco - Academic Symposium
Lightning Round Talks: OSIsoft Call for Collaboration – 1st Year Innovation Showcase
In rapid fire, this session will provide summaries of projects referred to as Calls for Collaboration which are projects developed and produced by summer interns with assistance from their university professors and OSIsoft mentors utilizing OSIsoft’s PI System. The sessions covers projects completed in 2017 along with those being planned for the summer of 2018.
Ashkan Negahban, Assistant Professor of Engineering Management
Pennsylvania State University
Ashkan will discuss a new collaboration between The Pennsylvania State University and OSIsoft that aims at leveraging the available big data on Penn State buildings at The Philadelphia Navy Yard to: (1) create a comprehensive, open-source database of validated data as the foundation for subsequent analysis in this project and to facilitate research on energy efficient buildings for other researchers and practitioners; (2) develop novel statistical and data visualization tools to analyze historical data, monitor real-time performance, and facilitate scheduling and fault detection; and, (3) develop agent-based simulation models to predict occupancy and energy consumption, generate expected demand-response scenarios, and enable effective load planning not only at the building level, but also at the grid level using the data provided by the Navy Yard’s network operating center.
Denis Grancanin, Associate Professor of Computer Science
In 2018, Virginia Tech will compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East as the only U.S.-based team in a competitive pool of 21 universities worldwide. The team won the Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010 with LumenHAUS. With FutureHAUS Dubai, Virginia Tech builds on 16 years of faculty-student research in solar home design, modular construction, and smart home technology. The Computer & Electrical engineering team will be using OSIsoft IoT edge computer technology with MQTT - Message Queuing Telemetry Transport along with OMF - OSIsoft Message Format to bring an array of occupancy sensor data into the PI System.
Mike Mihuc is responsible for engaging with the Academic and R&D community to facilitate installations of PI Systems, associated training and services for use by students: undergraduates, graduates, and post graduates along with faculty professors. For eight years prior to the Academic Program he worked in various capacities within OSIsoft.
Dr. Denis Gracanin received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, USA, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA. His current research interests include Internet of Things, human–computer interactions and smart built environments. He published over two hundred refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. Gracanin is a senior member of the Association for Computing Machinery and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, American Physical Society, American Society for Engineering Education, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He was a summer faculty fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division.
Penn State University
Ashkan Negahban is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Management at Pennsylvania State University, School of Graduate Professional Studies. He has a PhD and MS from Auburn University and a BS from University of Tehran (all in Industrial Engineering). His primary research interest is in the application of agent-based, discrete event, and Monte Carlo simulation in operations management. His email and web addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and http://ashkannegahban.com.
Frank Lee held the position of Customer Support Intern at OSIsoft San Leandro, CA office during the summer of 2017. During this period, Frank conceived of a project for real-time monitoring of buses on the UC Davis Campus. He was able to gain support from the university and OSIsoft partners to provide access to the bus and equipment needed to outfit the bus for real-time data collection to The PI System. One at the PI System, Frank configured geospatial and operational views with notifications of bus errors to alert depot workers and dispatchers.
Frank will receive his BS Electrical Engineering in 2019 from UC Davis and is considering a MS in Electrical Engineering.