Guneet Bedi, doctoral student in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been invited to present at the International Student Energy Summit (SES), which will take place in Merida, Mexico June 13-17, 2017.

The SES brings together 800 chosen delegates from 120 countries, and hails as the most globally diverse event for students working in the energy sector. SES has gained much recognition for its devotion to educating, empowering, and uniting students for the purpose of expanding their knowledge and gaining new perspectives on the future of sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy systems.

Guneet Bedi

Guneet Bedi

Guneet is honored to be chosen as a delegate from the United States and looks forward to joining this global initiative of changemakers who are working toward a more sustainable future.

Guneet has made a broad and deep impact on Clemson University and the surrounding community during his tenure as a graduate student. Since arriving at Clemson in January 2012, Guneet has contributed much to the graduate student body through his exemplary leadership, serving as the vice president of Clemson Indian Students’ Association (2013-2014), secretary of International Student Affairs (Graduate Student Government) (2012-2015), president of the International Student Association (2014-2015), president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Student Association (2014-2015), and president of the Graduate Student Government (2015-2016).

Guneet is a current member of Omicron Delta Kappa – a national level leadership honor society and the Student Affairs Student Advisory Board. Additionally, Guneet has established himself as an excellent researcher with an excellent publication record, with several publications in top-tier conferences and journals as the leading author.

Guneet has proved himself also to be a capable teacher and mentor with five years of experience as a teaching assistant as well as supervising undergraduate researchers and teaching in the Women in Science and Engineering summer program for middle school students.

Guneet has been a valued ambassador for Clemson University and ECE department. Most recently, he won the Clemson University 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition and represented Clemson University at the 3MT regional competition for Southern Graduate Schools where he was a finalist.

Guneet has also been recognized on numerous occasions for his outstanding research, scholarship, leadership, and service.

Anand Gramopadhye , dean College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences  said, “The invitation gives him an audience of some of the world’s most brilliant young minds in sustainable resource management. His invitation is a testament to his hard work, leadership and high quality of research, supported by Clemson’s world-class facilities. This is a wonderful opportunity for Guneet and is well deserved.”

Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate School Jason W. Osborne said, “Guneet is an exceptional scholar and leader within Clemson.  We are very proud of his accomplishments and look forward to all he will accomplish in the future.”

Daniel Noneaker, chair of the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering said, “Mr. Bedi’s contributions at the SES illustrate one aspect of his multi-faceted contributions as a graduate student. He is a highly successful researcher, a leader among the graduate student body at Clemson, and an effective advocate for strong, supportive learning community.”

At SES, Guneet has been invited to present his dissertation research from Clemson University’s Real-Time Power and Intelligent Systems (RTPIS) Laboratory in which he is working to create an intelligent computational engine with the integration of various Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

His work is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) IIP #1311260 and the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor Endowment Fund. Guneet’s work is an advanced form of “New Artificial Intelligence”, which has started revolutionizing all aspects of human life.

The purpose of his work is to help provide a solution to overcome current energy problems such as inefficient energy management, wasted energy resources, and expensive energy costs that make it difficult to meet the world’s growing energy demands and sustainability.

Guneet will deliver his presentation entitled, “IoT and Intelligent Technology for Efficient Energy Utilization” to hundreds of other students, speakers, sponsors and special guests from 120 countries around the world.

He hopes his presentation will inspire others with new ideas and a renewed enthusiasm to continue working toward a solution to globally provide access to affordable, clean and sustainable electricity.

Guneet is co-supervised by G. Kumar Venayagamoorthy, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor and Rajendra Singh, D. Houser Banks Professor of Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Automotive Engineering. Venayagamoorthy is the founder and the Director of the RTPIS Laboratory (http://rtpis.org).