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Fengqi You

A New Design for Quantum Computer-Monitored Electrical Grids

By: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

With support from the Quantum Computer User Program (QCUP) at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), researchers from Cornell University have developed a new quantum computer–based artificial intelligence (AI) system for identifying and diagnosing faults in electrical power grids. The framework promises much faster response times and smarter solutions than current state-of-the-art systems and hints at the impact that quantum computers may have on daily life once the technology matures. Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering in Cornell... Read more

EV Batteries in car

Retired electric vehicle batteries could be used to store renewable energy

By: National Science Foundation

December 9, 2021 Researchers at Cornell University, partially funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, recently published a study that outlines ways to sustainably repurpose used lithium-ion electric vehicle batteries to reduce their carbon footprint. The researchers investigated how battery chemistry, reuse and recycling influence the energy output and environmental impact of lithium-ion EV batteries. The analysis, published in Science Advances, found that the carbon footprint of a lithium-ion EV battery can be reduced by up to 17% if it is reused before being recycled. Batteries with... Read more

Systems PhD student Shiang-Wan Chin

Ph.D. student’s interests in agriculture and technology lead to three-year fellowship

Shiang-Wan Chin, a systems doctoral candidate at Cornell University, has been selected as a Rockey Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) Fellow for 2021-24. “Throughout my life I've found three reoccurring themes: entrepreneurship, food security, and adventure-seeking,” said Chin, who is sponsored by Microsoft and works closely with Dr. Ranveer Chandra, Managing Director for Microsoft Research for Industry. “During my undergraduate education at the University of California, Davis built my first startup, ‘Brit’s Bites’, where I produced protein bars to solve my own problem of not... Read more


Systems' Fengqi You co-authors paper on quantum computing

Fengqi You, the Roxanne E. and Michael J. Zak Professor in Energy Systems Engineering, and DTU researchers are exploring potential applications in chemical and biomolecular design to develop better products and chemical processes to the industry with the application within formulations, catalysis, drug discovery and process operation. Read more

Faisal Alkaabneh

Systems Ph.D. alum selected as Intel Faculty Fellow

Faisal Alkaabneh Ph.D. ’20, the first graduate of Cornell Systems’ doctorate program, was selected an Intel Faculty Fellow for 2021-22. Professor Alkaabneh’s winning proposal, titled "AI-Based Tool for Social Good: Optimizing Food Allocation and Inventory Management at Food Banks", aims at developing a novel and innovative approach to using cloud computing, visualization techniques, analytics, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for social good. Read more