The workshop will consist of talks by participants combined with small-group and plenary discussions about future research directions. See below for a tentative programme – this will be updated regularly.

Day 1 – Thursday 28 January

NB: the Alan Turing Institute workshop will be preceded by a COST workshop on “New problems in energy optimization: the industrial perspective” on the 27th and the morning of the 28th at the same location. Everyone at the ATI meeting is welcome to attend this.

11.00–11.30     Registration

11.30–11.45     Welcome and opening remarks

11.45–13.00     Keynotes 1

Privacy-preserving use of individual smart metering data for customer services
Georges Hebrail, Senior Researcher, EDF R&D

Probabilistic forecasting and its importance for energy systems
Henrik Madsen, Professor and Head of Dynamical Systems Section, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark

13.00–13.45     Lunch

13.45–15.25     Talks 1

Nigel Goddard (Edinburgh) – Data Science for demand management
Patrick McNabb (GE-Alstom) – Big Data Applications in Wide Area Monitoring Systems
David Brayshaw (Reading) – Weather and climate information for energy system applications
Stephen Haben (Oxford) – Low Voltage Network Modelling via a Natural Selection of Household Energy Profiles
Ken McKinnon (Edinburgh) – The value of forecasts for unit commitment

15.25–15.50     Coffee break

15.50–16.30     Talks 2

Andrew ZP Smith (UCL) – Data science and energy epidemiology
Clym Stock-Williams (Uniper)Data science needs for the energy sector

16.30 – 17.30     Parallel discussions: identifying research priorities

17.30 – 18.00     Plenary discussion

19.30 – 21.00     Dinner (Ciao Roma, 64 South Bridge)


Day 2 – Friday 29 January

8.45–10.00     Keynotes 2

The Trottier Energy Futures Project: An Analytical Study of Energy Pathways for Greenhouse Gas Reductions in Canada
Miguel F. Anjos, Canada Research Chair and Director, Trottier Energy Institute, Polytechnique Montréal

A selective look a modelling challenges in energy associated with large scale
Daniel Ralph, Professor of Operations Research and Director of Centre for Risk Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

10.00–11.00     Talks 3

Cancelled: Stefan Pantea (National Grid) – Data Journey in National Grid UK, System Operator
Afzal Siddiqui (UCL) – Market Impacts of Energy Storage in a Transmission-Constrained Power System
Andrea Lodi (Polytechnique Montréal) – Big Data & Mixed-Integer (Non Linear) Programming

11.00–11.25       Coffee break

11.25–13.00       Talks 4

Jakub Maracek (IBM) – An overview of polynomial optimisation in power systems at IBM Research
John Thompson (Edinburgh) – Overview of the ADVANTAGE Research Project
Waqquas Bukhsh (Strathclyde) – Overview of the GARPUR project
Richard Gibbens (Cambridge) – Optimal control of storage for arbitrage, with applications to energy systems
Chris Dent (Durham) – Research needs in statistical modelling for energy system planning

13.00–14.00       Lunch

14.00–15.00       Parallel discussions: community building

15.00–15.30       Plenary discussion

15.30–15.45       Closing remarks