IEEE Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) Power Electronics student chapter, IEEE JMI student branch and the Department of Electrical Engineering, JMI jointly organised a panel discussion on the topic 'Power Electronics- Reliability, Artificial Intelligence are future research directions'. The event was organised recently the occasion of Power Electronics Day celebrated across the globe.
The panelists included professors of power electronics and green energy area, such as Frede Blaabjerg - fellow IEEE and professor Huai Wang from Aalborg University, Denmark; Saad Mekhilef, fellow IEEE and professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia;, Rajesh Kumar, professor from MNIT Jaipur; Sreenivas Karanki, head, IEEE PELS India Committee, IIT Bhubaneswar and Ahteshamul Haque, faculty advisor IEEE PELS student branch and branch counsellor, JMI.
Munna Khan, professor and head, Department of Electrical Engineering JMI welcomed the panelist and appreciated Haque for organising the event on a very emerging topic. On his part, Haque said that the event has participants from eight different countries and 25 institutes from India and abroad. The event was organised in virtual mode.
Experts shed some light on the future, application, practicality and challenges in the field of power electronics and AI. After the introduction of the panelists, Blaabjerg took forward the discussion. A number of topics were discussed, such as the need to electrify the system and how unavoidable the use of power electronics is in the modern world due to new kinds of loads emerging. “It’s not a matter of choice, it’s a necessity at this time,” said Mekhilef.
Usages, reliability and limitations related to power electronics and AI were also discussed. Application of AI and machine learning in accurately forecasting the amount of power generated, parameter identification, condition monitoring of photovoltaic plants, the use of expandable AI to predict the temperature inside the router, carbonisation of energy supply and the increase in electric vehicles and inverters were a few of the applications that were discussed in detail by all the panelists.
Towards the end it was concluded that the use of AI with power electronics will play a crucial role to achieve the decarbonisation goal globally.
The session ended with a vote of thanks proposed by the host, Mohd Zaid.