Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems

2nd Annual Steering Committee Retreat

RCN-SEES: Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems

2nd Annual Steering Committee Retreat
August 27-30, 2015
Tremont Lodge & Resort
7726 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Townsend, Tennessee

DAY 1: Thursday, 8/27/2015

Thursday arrivals:

  • Julia Day Arriving Nashville at 10:55am (Will be with Dr. Chen in Knoxville)
  • Khee Poh Lam Arriving Knoxville at 3:27pm
  • Shalini Ramesh Arriving Knoxville at 3:27pm
  • Derrick D’Souza Arriving Knoxville at 12:54pm
  • Yimin Zhu Arriving Knoxville at 3:27pm
  • Bill Tolone Driving in, do not know arrival time
  • Rick Feiock (Not arriving until Friday, Arrives Knoxville 11:20am on Friday)

DAY 2: Friday, 8/28/2015

7:45 am Breakfast (On your own) Items available to order from Tremont or Miss Lilly’s café across the street.
8:10 am Carpool departure from Tremont Lodge to UT Knoxville
9:00 -11:30am Overview & Tour NSF-DOE Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electrical Energy Transmission Networks
9:10-9:45am Welcome, center overview & discussion
9:45-10:00am Introduction of CURENT education programs
10-10:15am Break
10:15am Building & Power Systems Lab Tours (FNET)
11:00am Power Electronics Lab - Hosted by Dr. Chien-fei Chen and Dr. Kevin Tomsovic, CURENT Director
11:30-12:45pm LUNCH at CURENT - CURENT faculty invited and exchange of research ideas can be discussed
1:00pm Carpool departure from Knoxville to Tremont Lodge
2:15-2:30pm SHBE-RCN Steering Committee Meeting - Welcome and opening remarks by Dr. Tao
2:30-3:00pm Theme 1 – Update - Yong Tao - University of North Texas 3:00pm Coffee break
3:15-3:45pm Theme 2 – Update - William Tolone - University of North Carolina Charlotte
3:45-4:15pm Theme 3 – Update - Richard Feiock – Florida State University
4:30-5:00pm Day 1 discussion & wrap-up
6:00pm Dinner: Barbeque by the fire-pit at Tremont Lodge & Resort Covered by RCN SHBE

DAY 3: Saturday, 8/29/2015

8:00-8:30am Breakfast (On your own) Items available to order from Tremont or Miss Lilly’s café across the street.
8:30-9:00am Re-cap and Overview - Led by Dr. Yong Tao
9:00-9:30am Theme 4 – Update - Yimin Zhu – Louisiana State University
9:30-10:00am Theme 5 – Update - Khee Poh Lam – Carnegie Melon University 10:00 -10:15 Coffee break
10:15-10:45am Theme 6 – Update - Chien-Fei Chen – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
10:45-11:15pm Open Discussion
11:30-1:00pm LUNCH – Tremont Lodge will cater lunch at the lodge/resort. “Taste of the Southwest” Buffet.
1:00-2:00pm Open Discussion & Summary - Meeting schedules - Action Items - Road map for next 3 years
2:00-2:30pm Wrap up discussion & dismiss
5:00pm Dinner (on your own)


Departures on Saturday:

  • Derrick D’Souza Departing Knoxville at 5:00pm Saturday
  • Khee Poh Lam Departing Knoxville at 7:50pm Saturday
  • Shalini Ramesh Departing Knoxville at 7:50pm Saturday

DAY 4: Sunday, 8/30/2015

Departures on Sunday:

  • Julia Day Departing Nashville at 2:20pm Sunday
  • Yimin Zhu Departing Knoxville at 3:27pm Sunday
  • Yong Tao Departing Knoxville at 7:21pm Sunday
  • Rick Feiock Departing Knoxville at 3:30am Sunday
  • Bill Tolone Driving, do not know departure time
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