Over the past years technological advances took place in fields such as design automation, artificial intelligence/machine learning and cyber security. By these developments new design methodologies in the field of power electronics became conceivable, especially in the case of power electronic components (magnetics and semiconductor devices) and power electronics systems. Starting with a few scientific papers new design methodologies for power electronics became a focal point. The power electronic society facilitated the ideas for new design methodologies by hosting several initiatives such as Design Automation for Power Electronics Workshop (DAPE), focusing on design automation, and employment of artificial intelligence/machine learning and cyber physical security in the power electronics applications.
In order to reach a wider audience and draw attention to new design methodologies, the three mentioned initiatives have joined forces to create the IEEE Design Methodologies conference (DMC), that will be held for the first time on July 14th and 15th 2021 in Bath, UK. It is expected that this new conference will open a possibility for power electronics designers to start applying the advanced design and analysis concepts in order to reach a high performance designs. IEEE DMC will be a great opportunity to learn new methodologies and exchange ideas in this emerging field and pave the way for future actions that will enhance the design process.
In order to approach the ideas of the IEEE DMC to the wider audience, encourage their participation and inspire them to perform the research in this area, a series of web seminars will be offered by PELS. Each month a different topic from the field of the advanced design methodologies will be covered, until we meet at the DMC 2021 in Bath.
- “Advancing Layout Tools to Support High Performance/High-Frequency Electronic Design” Prof. Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer IZM, Berlin, Germany, September 24th 2020 11:30am ET – Video and Slides available
- “AI inspired control, design and cyber security of converter based power systems” Prof. Tomislav Dragicevic, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark, October 22nd 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “Towards Sustainable and Reliable Automated Design of Power Electronic Systems” Ivana Kovacevic, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, November 19th 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “An Event-Driven Cyber Security Framework for Power Electronic Systems” Subham Sahoo, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark, December 10th 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “Design Methodologies for High Frequency Multiwinding Magnetics: from Fundamental Principles to Design Tools” Minjie Chen, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, January 21st 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “Introduction of a State-of-the-Art Power Electronics Design Automation Tool in Hitachi ABB Power Grids – Challenges and Best Practices” Ralph M. Burkart, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, Baden-Dätwil, Switzerland, February 25th 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “High Performance Heat Sink Design for WBG Power Modules using Genetic Algorithms” Emre Gurpinar and Burak Ozpineci, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, TN, USA, March 25th 11am ET – Video and Slides available
- “Machine Learning Enabled Design Automation and Optimization for Electric Transportation Power Systems” Yue Cao, Oregon State University and Jana Doppa, Washington State University, USA, April 29th 1:30pm ET
- “A Mission-profile-based Reliability Assessment Software Tool for the Design of Power Electronic Systems” Ionut Vernica, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark, t.b.d.