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Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series: Engineering Societal Change

Reza Abhari, PhD, ETH Zurich
Friday, September 14, 2018, 3:00 pm
E001 Scott Lab
201 W. 19th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

"Agent-Based Modeling and Artificial Intelligence—A Digital Toolkit in an Interconnected World"

From communication to transportation to energy, quality of life improvements as well as economic productivity gains are dependent upon the interaction of a system of systems. A ‘bottom up’ agent-based artificial intelligence framework modeling, Enerpol, allows the analysis of possible future ‘what if’ scenarios on the scale of continents down to neighborhoods with the intention of mitigating unexpected errors. This seminar will highlight specific Enerpol use cases: gas/electricity nexus, urban planning and real estate development, transportation systems, and safety and security.

Reza Abhari
Professor of Energy Technologies
ETH Zurich

Abhari is director of ETH Zurich’s Laboratory of Energy Conversion, a multidisciplinary research center. He is a strategic advisor for a number of European, American and Japanese enterprises and is an accomplished researcher. He is a member of the Swiss National Academy of Engineering Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Awards include ASME’s R. Tom Sawyer Award, and he was elected as the Christensen Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Oxford University in 2010.


The Monte and Usha Ahuja Distinguished Lecture Series aims to attract highly accomplished and illustrious individuals, as well as those on their way to national and international renown. In addition to showcasing the work of current experts in the engineering field, this lecture series will inspire Ohio State students to achieve excellence and eminence in their own future careers in government, industry and academia.

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