The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) organized a six-day online national workshop on ‘Nature Inspired Optimization Techniques & Microgrid Applications (NIOTMA)’ from 21 – 26 March 2022.
Prof. Vijay D. Vaidya, Executive Secretary, ISTE, New Delhi graced the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. Prof. Saroj Kanta Misra, Director, gave the welcome address. Prof. Mihir Hota, Dean Academics, shared his thoughts on the importance and relevance of intellectual dissemination through such workshops for research and development. Dr. Rama Prasad Panda, Professor of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Silicon Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar reflected on the role and applicability of scientific research in solving modern-day problems. Dr. Buddhadeva Sahoo, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Convenor of this workshop introduced the participants to the theme of the workshop.
Resource persons from diverse institutions of national and international repute stimulated the participants with their deliberations and insights. On Day1, Dr. Prakash Kumar Hota, Professor of Electrical Engineering, VSSUT Burla reflected on ‘Optimization of DG Units in MG System with PEVs Considering DR Strategy through PSO Algorithm’. Dr. Harish Sharma, Associate Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Rajasthan Technical University, deliberated on ‘Optimization Algorithms: Advances in Spider Monkey’ on the second day of the workshop. Dr. Jagdish Chand Bansal, Associate Professor of Mathematics, South Asian University, New Delhi shared his insights on ‘Nature-Inspired Optimization: Concept, Algorithms, and Challenges’ on the third day of the workshop. The fourth day had an insightful session by Dr. C N Bhende, Associate Professor of Electrical Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar where he reflected on ‘Modified Jaya Optimization Algorithm for Frequency Regulation in Wind-farm integrated power system’. On Day 5, Dr. Anupam Yadav, Assistant Professor, Mathematics, NIT, Jalandhar reflected on ‘Artificial Electric Field Algorithm and its Applications’. The sixth day of the workshop was graced by Dr. Siddharth Panda, Professor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, VSSUT, Burla where he reflected on ‘Frequency Control of a Smart Grid System with Electric Vehicles by Simplified Grey wolf Optimization Based Adaptive Fuzzy PID Controller’.
Over 175 academics and scholars from institutions of national and international repute such as Woosong University, South Korea, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia, IIT Bhubaneswar, NIT Warangal, NIT Jamshedpur, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Aliah University, Dubai, Anna University, VIT University, SRM University, K L University, KIIT University and SOA University from Bhubaneswar participated in this workshop.
Ms. Ankita Panda, Assistant Professor of Economics compered the program, Mr. Biresh Kumar Dakua, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, coordinated the workshop and Mr. Nabin Kumar Naik, Sr. Assistant Professor and HOD, Electrical Engineering proposed the vote of thanks.