CSC News

June 11, 2009

Zimmer Receives “Best Presentation Award” at FREEDM Annual Conference

Congratulations to Chris Zimmer, computer science doctoral student, who received the “Best Presentation Award” for his talk and paper entitled, “The FREEDM Architecture of Fault Tolerant Network Routing Through Software Overlays” at the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center Annual Conference May 18-19, 2009. 

The paper was co-authored by his advisor, Dr. Frank Mueller, associate professor of computer science at NC State University.

The Conference is sponsored by the FREEDM Systems Center industry consortium and IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section (ENCS).  It serves as the industry review to showcase the advances made in the areas of fundamental science (system theory, advanced storage, and post-silicon power devices) and enabling technology development technology (secured communication, distributed grid intelligence, high-frequency and high-voltage power conversion, and distributed energy storage devices).  On May 18, nationally renowned speakers addressed various aspects of smart grid and renewable energy technology.  On May 19, more than 70 technical papers were presented.  Of these 70, the Zimmer/Mueller paper was chosen to receive the “Best Presentation Award.”

FREEDM Systems Center is a multidisciplinary coalition of universities, industry, national laboratories, schools, and non-profits dedicated to systems oriented engineering research, education and outreach addressing pressing world needs for renewable electric energy. FREEDM Systems Center is led by the NC State University College of Engineering.

To read the award-winning paper, click here.

For more information on the FREEDM Systems Center, click here.

For more information on Dr. Mueller, click here.


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