Beijing Energy Network
Beijing Energy & EnvironmentRoundtable (BEER)
Dr. WANG Haifeng
Manager,Smarter Energy & Environmental Solutions, IBM Research China
Big Data & Air Pollution- GreenHorizon Initiative
April 15th, 2015
Networking begins at 7:30pm;
talk startspromptly at 8:00pm
** Location **
Room 10320,Floor 3, Block A
Sign post will be provided near the café
Map attached at the end
A brief introduction of Swanport Café
Swanport Cafe was established in 2013 with support from the Alibaba Foundation. Using the cafe as a platform,Swanport promotes philanthropy and environmentalism as a lifestyle by enablingdiverse and cross sector dynamics among relevant sectors and the public.
** NOTE SPECIAL FEE **
Differing slightly from usual BEN events, we are asking for30 RMB at the door, which will cover tea and snacks.
** About the Talk **
GreenHorizon is a 10-year initiative of IBM to support China in transforming itsnational energy systems and protecting the health of citizens through thecompany’s network of 12 global research labs and create an innovation ecosystem of partners from across government, private enterprise, and international organization and research institutes. IBM will leverage its big data analytics,cloud, and cognitive computation capabilities in addressing the pressing needs of China in air pollution, energy supply, and energy demand through threeprojects- air quality management, renewable energy forecast, and industrial energy efficiency management.
** Homework **
** About the Speaker **
Dr. Haifeng Wang is the IBM technical lead of IBM Environmental & Renewable Energy research. He is responsible for Environmental & Renewable Energy solutions and leading innovative projects delivery for IBM Research – China. His vast global project experiences in environmental modelling, weather forecasting, renewable energy integration,operations & management, business analytics and optimization allows him tograsp clients issues rapidly and provide IBM solutions to overcome obstacles for their business. His areas of expertise also includes developing vision& strategy, business and technology roadmaps, operations research, scheduling and dispatching optimization, etc. For example, as the co-founder and the lead of IBM HyREF solution for renewable energy forecasting, he has led team tocreate the solution, PoCed it, scaled out for 30+ clients in both China andother countries like U.S., Japan, Italy, UK, etc.
Technically, Dr. Wang’s research area coversnumerical weather predictions, pollution & chemical modelling, stochastic models, simulation, large-scaled optimization technologies, and sophisticated hybrid statistics skills, which have been applied on multiple industries, suchas energy & utilities, environmental issues to help solve industrial challenges.
Dr.Wang received a Phd, Master and BS Degrees with honor from Tsinghua Universityin China, in areas of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering. Hevisited Chinese University of Hong Kong as a visiting researcher for 5 years.He has tens of patents and over 40 international publications.
** About BEN & BEER **
The BeijingEnergy Network (BEN) is a grassroots organization with a mission of promotingknowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration in understanding and tacklingChina’s energy and environmental challenges among individuals and organizationsfrom diverse sectors such as government, finance, industry, media, advocacy,think tanks and academia.
The flagshipactivity of BEN is the Beijing Energy & Environmental Roundtable (BEER), anapproximately twice-monthly happy hour/speaker series. BEER events are free andopen to all with no RSVP necessary.
Please note,we ask that our speaker’s remarks remain off the record unless they otherwisegrant permission.