May 2021 ACM SIGEnergy Newsletter

Content

  1. ACM BuildSys 2021 – Call For Papers
  2. ICML 2021 Workshop – Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning
  3. Advice on how to succeed in grad school [Online Event, Watch Video Recording]
  4. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets
  5. Posting additional information (contact Arun Vishwanath: arvishwa@au1.ibm.com)

1. ACM BuildSys 2021 – Call For Papers

The 8th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2021) will host a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues covering all aspects of the built environment, broadly defined. It is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize smart infrastructure systems that are driven by sophisticated sensing, computing, and control functions.

Abstract registration deadline: 9 July
Paper submission deadline: 16 July
Conference: 17-18 Nov

Please see the detailed CFP here http://buildsys.acm.org/2021/

2. ICML 2021 Workshop – Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning

The workshop invites submissions of short papers using machine learning to address problems in climate mitigation, adaptation, or modelling. The workshop is part of ICML, one of the premier conferences on machine learning.

Submission deadline: 31 May

Please visit https://www.climatechange.ai/events/icml2021.html for additional information about the workshop and the submission instructions.

3. Advice on how to succeed in grad school [Online Event, Watch Video Recording]

[on behalf of Matthew Caesar]

Graduate school can be a very different experience than undergrad — students are often exposed for the first time to independent research, publishing, giving talks and attending conferences, and much more. As such, the set of skills and efforts needed to succeed in graduate school can be quite different as well. In this panel, a team of world-renowned educators will give advice on how students can succeed in graduate school.

The panel will include Professor Jennifer Rexford (Princeton University), Professor Edmundo de Souza e Silva (UFRJ, Brazil), Professor Anja Feldmann (Max Planck Institute), and Professor David Patterson (UC Berkeley, Turing Award winner).

For more information and to view/download the discussion, please visit: https://networkingchannel.eu/advice-on-how-to-succeed-in-grad-school/

4. ACM SIGEnergy resource for energy-related data sets.

The ACM SIGEnergy website has a Resources page with a variety of data sets freely available for use by the energy community. It is available at https://energy.acm.org/resources/

We invite each of you to share any energy-related data sets, models and software that we haven’t added to this page. Please send this information directly to Omid Ardakanian at ardakanian@ualberta.ca.

5. Posting additional information

If you would like to post additional information such as academic job opportunities, Ph.D. scholarships, or a new energy systems course, then please send me the details and I will include them in the next monthly newsletter. My email address is arvishwa@au1.ibm.com.

As always, the ACM SIGEnergy website has the latest information. We welcome you to peruse it https://energy.acm.org/

Arun Vishwanath,
Communications Director, ACM SIGEnergy