Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI)

The Smarter Energy Research Institute

The inaugural SERI Conference was held at the T.J. Watson Research Center, June 11-12, with the founding utility members (DTE Energy, Alliander, and Hydro-Québec), as well as other large electric and gas utilities.

The inaugural Smarter Energy Research Institute (SERI) Conference, held June 11-12, 2013, launched the next generation of analytics for the energy and utilities industry. The founding SERI members and IBM Research staff co-led the unveiling of seven new applications across the institute's innovation tracks.

Master inventor Dean Kamen gave the keynote address about his work in bringing clean water and electricity to the developing world. Kamen also encouraged the technology and utility leaders in the audience to share their passions with the next generation of young scientists and engineers and to participate in Dean’s not-for-profit program, FIRST.

Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen

IBM's Vijay Arya and DTE Energy's Richard Mueller describe the Connectivity Models application IBM's Vijay Arya and DTE Energy's Richard Mueller describe the Connectivity Models application.
IBM's Jinjun Xiong and Alliander's  Jeroen Schuddebeurs describe the OPAMCI application IBM's Jinjun Xiong and Alliander's Jeroen Schuddebeurs describe the OPAMCI application