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  • Smart Hub: Expert ACMV Recommendations for COV-19

    In April 2020, The Super Low Energy Building (SLEB) Smart Hub, a portal for accessing and examining the latest green technologies with building proprietors, professionals, researchers, and policymakers, incorporated SinBerBEST's  Air Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) consummate recommendations aimed at minimizing the further spread of COVID-19 in Singapore. This document is targeted at the commercial, institutional and residential buildings that are open during the Circuit Breaker period.

  • Baihong Received 2019 - 2020 Lofti A. Zadeh Prize

    Baihong Received 2019 - 2020 Lofti A. Zadeh Prize

    Baihong Jin, a graduating PhD student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) department at University of California, Berkeley, was recognized for his notable contributions to soft computing and its application with the Lofti A. Zadeh Prize. Every year, the EECS Student Awards Committee selects department award winners, many of them are based on recommendations from EECS students, faculty and staff. 

  • Wired Magazine: Feature on Professor Spanos

    In April 2020, Wired, a monthly American magazine that concentrates on how developing technologies impact culture, the economy, and politics, spotlighted Prof. Spanos and his work to “cut office energy use by half—with the help of artificial intelligence” in Singapore.

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Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) US Provisional Patent Application No. 62/626,175 underwent Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing on 04.Feb.2019 as PCT/SG2019/050066. The patent application describes a plug-load management solution consisting of smart electrical outlet/socket devices and related systems/services proposed and implemented by SinBerBEST researchers. The inventors are Dr. Krishnanand K. R., Dr. Hoang Duc Chinh, Manish Gupta, A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda and Prof. Costas Spanos.

IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems (ICSETS) is a new international conference which is planned to bring together professionals and executives in the energy sector, electrical power companies, manufacturing industries, research institutes and educational bodies to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to sustainable energy technologies. The 1st ICSETS will be organized in Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India early 2019. SinBerBEST NUS Lead-PI A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda, postdoctoral researcher Dr.

The team POWER@NUS, comprising of PhD students (Jaydeep Saha, Rohit Chandra, Sandeep Kolluri, Binita Sen, Palak Jain and Kamala Srinivasa Rao) and researchers (Rajesh Sapkota, Prathamesh, Md Waseem and Santosh Janaki Raman) from Electrical Machines and Drives Lab, ECE department, mentored by Associate Professor S K Panda and Dr. Eddy Blokken (SERIS), participated in the Empower a Billion Lives competition organised by IEEE. The team submitted their proposal online and were selected for the South-Asia regional round at PEDES 2018, IIT Chennai.

The University of California President Janet Napolitano visited BEARS on Tuesday 18th February 2019. Her visit to BEARS was part of a series of government and university meetings across Asia to expand University of California’s research and education partnerships.

On December 16 2018, at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Professors Rong Su, Costas Spanos, and Xie Lihua spoke at the workshop on Smart Buildings: A Status Quo Check. Co-organised by Prof Rong Su, the workshop was held to report and showcase several recent technical progresses related to smart buildings at both individual and program levels, and some visionary discussions on the roles of IoT and formal design methods.

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