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- Interviews and communications in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy to enable a more resilient, secure and smarter infrastructure that would localize impacts and enable a speedier restoration of the services, Oct.-Nov. 2012
- Professor Amin on the Power Outages during Summer 2012, June-July 2012
- "Powering Progress: Smart Infrastructure and The Future of Cities" at TEDxUMN, April 21,2012
- Three interviews with the Government Technology Magazine, 1st part on "Envisioning the Smart Grid", 2nd part on "10 Big Questions About the Smart Grid", 3rd part on "Educating the Smart Grid Workforce"
- "Living In The Dark: Why The U.S. Needs To Upgrade The Grid," Forbes, Op-Ed on 11 July 2012
- "Building New American Prosperity through Smarter and More Secure Infrastructure," IEEE, Today's Engineer, July 2012
- IEEE Smart Grid interview on the university microgrids, and how can be to their communities and the value these early implementations can provide to the overall industry
- "Power Grid Wobbles as Outages Sweep Mid-Atlantic," Live interview on the Takeaway for the Public Radio International (PRI), BBC, WNYC and WGBH, 3 July 2012
- "Trees, above-ground wires biggest culprits in power outages," USA Today, Money section, page 3, 9 July 2012
- "Electric Forecast Calls for Increasing Blackouts," interview with Pacific Standard, 13 July 2012
- Brief interview after giving a keynote address, on Enabling a Stronger and Smarter Energy Infrastructure, at the Smart Grid Summit in Miami, February 2, 2011 (9.25 minutes)
- "Adding Smarts To The Electrical Grid," NPR's Science Friday, January 14, 2011, (12 minutes, 31 seconds)
- "Because our power grid can power the future," University of Minnesota and "A smarter way of looking at power," which was selected by the Wall Street Journal as the best academic commercial, November 19th, 2010 (0.5 minutes)
- "University of Minnesota graduate students study major disasters," CNN, July 20, 2010 (2.5 minutes)
CNN.com reports about University of Minnesota Master of Science in Security Technologies program. Through a multi-disciplinary, systems approach, the MSST program integrates fields of systems risk analysis, engineering (hardware and software), emerging technologies, economics, human factors, law, food and bio safety, and public policy to teach and investigate security technologies and address current issues and emerging challenges. The program was created by Prof. Massoud Amin.
- "Driven to Discover: The Research Series," (6.5 minutes)
In a Featured Researcher segment, we spend a day with Professor Massoud Amin and watch him carry out each role of his life with dignity and respect.
- "Toward Resilient, Smart and Self-healing Interdependent Infrastructures," Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense & Security, Monterey, CA. May 19-21, 2010 (56 minutes)
- "Greener, Resilient, Secure and Smart Power Grid and Energy Infrastructure," recorded on April 21, 2010 (1 hour and 1 minute)
Recent developments and policies, combined with potential for technological innovations and business opportunities, have attracted a high level of interest in smart power grids and energy infrastructure. The potential for a highly distributed system with a high penetration of renewable sources poses opportunities and challenges: 1) How do we retrofit and engineer a stable, resilient grid with large numbers of such unpredictable power sources? and 2) What roles will increased efficiency, energy storage, advanced power electronics, power quality, electrification of transportation, novel control algorithms, smart grid and cyber security, and policies and technologies play in transforming the power grid? This talk will focus on how the smart grid relates to all of us.
- "Seeking energy solutions with a smarter power grid," recorded on December 1, 2009 (5.5 minutes)
Professor Amin explains how a smart power grid would help America become more energy efficient, self-sufficient for power and more secure from threats abroad. A smart grid would also make our use of electricity more intuitive and easier to distribute. Through the use of sensors, the grid could be more responsive which helps to control costs and blackouts.
- "Smart Grids: Toward a Smarter, More Secure, and Greener Power & Energy Infrastructure,"presentation at the 6th MIT Pan-Arab Conference Global Energy Challenges & Opportunities, Abu Dhabi, November 9, 2009 (40 minutes)
- "Toward a Smarter, More Secure, and Greener Power and Energy Infrastructure," presentation at PopTech 2009, Camden ME, October 2009 (21 minutes and 35 seconds)
- "Toward a Stronger, More Secure and Smarter Grid," Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium, University of Minnesota, October 8, 2009 (1 hour and 7 minutes)
- "Technology's Impact on World Economies," Professor Amin interviewed by Mr. Mukhtar Thakur, MOT Class of 1997. Broadcast on the PBS station TPT Channel 17 in Minnesota at 9 p.m. on September 16, 2007 (recorded on April 7, 2007) (28 minutes)
- "Pivotal Security and Energy Technologies," Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Colloquium, February 9, 2006 (60 minutes)
- "Natural Wonders of Minnesota," a brief segment from the University of Minnesota Foundation, featuring 8 endowed chairs at the university and their contributions to Minnesota and beyond, May 2005 (2 minutes and 47 seconds)